Radical transparency is my favorite kind of transparency. My soul sings when a company can clearly share their ambitious goals to achieve truly meaningful change, and tells the public not only where they are succeeding, but also where they’re struggling. This, more than anything, gives me a boost of confidence in our collective efforts toContinue reading “Radical Transparency: Now is the time for business to tell all”
“Nothing is certain, except that the shift to more conscious, cooperative business practices will be hard, and that whatever you do, for good or ill, will matter, wherever you work.” Yvon Chouinard & Vincent Stanley The Reponsible Company (p 23)
; Toward A New Psychology of Climate Action by Per Epson Stoknes “We need a more compassionate understanding of how our paradoxical, many-voiced psyche is responding to news of the ongoing shifts in the climate.” p 7 Those of us who are wondering WHY others don’t get the message we feel like we’re sharing loud and clearContinue reading “Book Review: What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming”
“When it comes to the facts of increasing climate disruption due to our human impact on the earth, there is an ethical obligation to respond. Those who actively give voice to or just passively live out their denial actually support the ongoing human violence to the land and clean air.” – Per Epson Stoknes, What WeContinue reading
I have been reading the book The Responsible Fashion Company: Integrating Ethics and Aesthetics in the Value Chain by Francesca Romana Rinaldi and Salvo Testa (published 2015) this year, and one consumer description caught my attention that I felt the need to share: the LOHAS, or Lifestyle Of Health And Sustainability!
The saying goes that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but what about kitchens in the office? Is the office kitchen an afterthought because it’s not “the money-making room”? How do building designers, owners, and executives really view these spaces? Have you ever thought about the sheer volume of stuff that goes throughContinue reading “Designing for Waste Reduction”
As an entry point, start with the things people love…Then engage them in how the things they love can be simpler, smarter and better. Tom’s, Tesla, AirBnB…have simply designed great products and services that people love and intuitively know are better for the world, without having it laboriously spelled out. -Will Gardner, CEO of Collectively
Ten musings on what not to do in order to avoid feeling miserable in this field so near and dear to our hearts
What do climate-caused migration, ecological capacity, sustainability data management, communication, sustainable supply chain management, the psychology of consumers, and eating local for a year have in common?
If you look to things that speak your values and deliver long-term returns, you can always create a business case. You can almost always do it, and if you can’t you keep trying until you succeed. – Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA