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Novo Nordisk Named Global Leader in Sustainability

Corporate Knights named Danish pharmaceutical firm Novo Nordisk number one in its eighth annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations.  In selecting the 2012 Global 100,  Corporate Knights tapped into top sustainability research firms to identify the top 10 percent of 3,500 companies, then ranked these on 11 indicators representing v

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Corporate Knights named Danish pharmaceutical firm Novo Nordisk number one in its eighth annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations. In selecting the 2012 Global 100, Corporate Knights tapped into top sustainability research firms to identify the top 10 percent of 3,500 companies, then ranked these on 11 indicators representing various factors of sustainability: Energy productivity, carbon productivity, water productivity, waste productivity, leadership diversity, CEO-to-average worker pay, percent of tax paid, safety productivity, sustainability results linked to executive pay, innovation capacity and employee turnover.

Creating a Culture of Sustainable Success

I was honored to be the lead-off speaker for Georgia Tech’s
IMPACT Series.
  Sponsored by the College of Management, the IMPACT Series provides an opportunity for students alumni and the Atlanta business community to learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and notable business and non-profit leaders.  

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I was honored to be the lead-off speaker for Georgia Tech’s IMPACT Series. Sponsored by the College of Management, the IMPACT Series provides an opportunity for students alumni and the Atlanta business community to learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and notable business and non-profit leaders. The topic, Creating a Culture of Sustainable Success, addressed ideas on how to embed sustainability into an organization’s culture. While transforming culture isn’t easy – it certainly can be done when approached systemically. I presented three keys for doing so – to Lead, Engage and Align.

Technical vs. Organizational Sustainability Approaches

Conventional Approaches to Sustainability

When organizations consider sustainability, the emphasis is often on environmental aspects and technical expertise. These initiatives could be to measure the carbon footprint, design a LEED certified building, implement energy efficient systems, green the manufacturing process, enhance technology for patient care or prepare sustainability reports.

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