Enlightened, sustainability focused CEO

Are We Seeing the Emergence of the Enlightened CEO?

A very interesting article has found its way into my morning reading: Are we seeing the emergence of the enlightened CEO, asks Maxine Perella on SustainableBrands.com. Corporations, she observes, “have traditionally struggled to blend social purpose with hard-nosed business acumen, but as consumers increasingly look to brands to combat key societal issues such as climate…

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Mexico City: Sustainability Laggard’s Bright Green Future

Mexico City hopes to be turned into an example for the rest of the world by the implementation of climate policies and new systems that will transform the sprawling, polluted capital city into a green urban leader. Text by designtoimprovelife.dk. Much like Copenhagen, the award-winning Danish capital, Mexico City is gaining more and more positive…

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Copenhagen: European Green Capital 2014

Europe celebrates its ‘green capitals’, cities that show world-class leadership in environmental stewardship and sustainable development, making them particularly attractive as places in which to study, live or visit. In 2010, Stockholm was awarded first European Green Capital by the European Commission, followed by Hamburg (2011), Vitoria-Gasteiz (2012) and Nantes this year. Copenhagen is the…

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Smart and Green: Universities Must Lead The Way

Green and sustainable: Who’d be more predestined to lead the way towards sustainable futures than schools and universities? Right. But how to accomplish green goals at institutional level? As Sarah Laskow writes over at GOOD: “More than other large institutions, universities tend to be driven by values. And when they don’t follow through, they’ve got…

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A CLEAR approach to connect sustainability to business strategy

For many business leaders, nothing is clear when it comes to applying sustainability principles to their corporate business strategy. Many different concepts and definitions compete for attention, hundreds of different approaches promise to deliver the holy grail of sustainable business success. Nevertheless, some sustainability approaches are more useful – particularly to the small and medium…