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2 weeks 1 day ago

Guest blog by Kathryn Beaven, Director of Global Sustainability, DP World

Business leaders over the centuries have dreamt of long term business success. Some planned for it. Some achieved it. Most will cite a commitment to it as part of their make-up, with strategies to get there and plans to weather oncoming storms.

For that to happen, businesses today and tomorrow must also be committed to the long-term success of the communities they operate in. No business works in isolation and today’s Generation Y expect far more than our ancestors ever did.

That’s why sustainability is front of mind for many global...


3 weeks 2 days ago

Guest blog by Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets

The global tug-of-war between fossil fuels and cleaner greener renewable energy and advanced efficiency has come to a head. Reactionary politics in the USA have produced a short-term victory for its fossilized sectors the global oil industry, OPEC and Russia.

Meanwhile, the cumulative $7.1 trillion already privately invested in the growing renewable green sectors as tracked since 2007 in our Green Transition Scoreboard® continues growing. Green investors...


3 weeks 6 days ago

Guest blog by Jeff Bradford — Nashville is the 5th most charitable city in the nation, so it’s perhaps no surprise that its entrepreneurs are big on giving back to the community during the most “giving” time of the year. Here’s a sample of how businesses in Nashville are giving this holiday season:

Advance Financial is hosting a company talent show, and the company is making a donation to the winner's charity of choice will. The company is also giving employees paid time off to participate...


2 months 2 days ago

Guest blog by Hazel Henderson

Surprising most pundits, Trump seems to be a Keynesian.  The growing consensus in the US and most countries sees a better chance to shift to fiscal policies, stimulating their economies with needed infrastructure spending.  The fragility of the global economy and legacy financial systems can no longer rely on central banks and fiat currencies to restore their flagging GDP-growth recipes. Growing ranks of green, low-carbon investors, pension funds can now step in and shape infrastructure spending to foster healthier forms of growth beyond GDP.  These are in the United Nations’ (UN)...


2 months 2 weeks ago

Interview by Kelly Eisenhardt

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In a world that has long relied on business and science to make a better and healthier planet, we see traditional disciplines embracing collaboration with artists to gain new perspectives in solving the world’s problems. Impact investors have been looking for similar opportunities in the creative economy, but there have been none – until now.

Laura Callanan is the founding partner of Upstart Co-Lab, a nonprofit connecting artists, industry leaders, and investors to solve social challenges. She is the former senior deputy chairman of the National Endowment for...


3 months 3 days ago

Guest Blog by Tamara Barker, UPS 

In today’s world, the basic model for the production of goods is linear: natural resources are extracted and turned into products that are used for a limited time. While some of these products are recycled, most eventually end up in the world’s landfills. This model is becoming increasingly unsustainable and expensive for businesses. Commodity prices rose more than 150 percent between 2002 and 2010 and an additional...


3 months 3 weeks ago

Guest blog by Tina Hodges

When I was young, my parents taught me that helping other people is a part of life—if you’re fortunate enough to have, you should give to people who don’t. That’s why I believe that as business owners, it’s our responsibility to give back to our communities. But, managing corporate giving can be a full-time job, and that may mean that it’s time to create a separate entity to facilitate it.

My husband and I have been running our business together for 16 years. As the company grew, so did our passion to give back to our community. At a holiday event in 2012, the Executive Director of one of...


4 months 1 day ago

 

Guest blog by Jason Howell

The 4th annual CSR Investing Summit, “Summer in the City,” took place over the summer in New York City. Produced by S-Network Global Indexes and co-sponsored by The SRI Conference, the full-day conference featured expert practitioners and thought leaders who shared their experiences and viewpoints on how to define, manage, and measure responsible investing. Additionally, the Summit featured eight panels addressing a wide range of topics related to CSR investing including ESG as a risk mitigation tool, the state of ESG data in 2016, reputation risk, making ESG data investor grade, and the...


4 months 3 weeks ago

Guest blog by Joss Tantram

Recent years have shown us, through economic uncertainty and growing inequality, that our current systems are far from perfect. With a clearer picture of the challenges of the next few decades evolving, and an emergent global movement for delivering shared goals such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we need to both address the instabilities of our current systems and...


5 months 2 weeks ago

Guest blog by Audrey Ball

Monsanto shares the goal of advancing sustainability in business and has joined with other corporations, academics, and policymakers in the commitment to build on progress made at the 21st annual United Nations Climate Conference in Paris this past December. Two Monsanto leaders – Gabriela Burian, sustainable agriculture global...


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