President of Iceland on the Economic Crisis: “We Resisted the Prevailing Consensus”

The President of Iceland talks about why Iceland recovered earlier and more effectively than every other economy that suffered from the economic crisis.  Perhaps the West needs more debate on the best path to inclusive prosperity.

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Women in CSR – Canada: Nadine Gudz, Interface, Director, Sustainability Strategy

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Welcome to the TSSS Series on Canadian Women in CSR. Learn about their journeys, discover what inspires them and explore how they’re making a difference through their careers in sustainability. Please follow the link to read about other exceptional Canadian Women in CSR.

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Nadine Gudz: Director of Sustainability Strategy at Interface

TSSS: Briefly describe your role and responsibilities, and how many years you have been in the business.

Nadine Gudz: I joined Interface in December 2007 as Director, Sustainability Strategy after years of working in environmental policy, planning and education across academic, NGO and government sectors.. I serve on the management team of Interface’s Canadian business operations as well as the Interface Americas Sustainability Council. I drive the Interface Mission Zero journey to eliminate any negative impact the company might have on the environment by 2020 through strategic partnerships, thought leadership, organizational development, education and training.

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For Mission Based Business the Best Metric to Determine Impact….is Sales

HONEST TEA PET LABELSSince 1993, when I was at the Yale School of Management, to my work with the Calvert Funds and Foundation and now with my company Honest Tea, I’ve been a part of hundreds of discussions and debates about how to evaluate the return on an impact investment.

Centuries of academic work and millions of billable hours have been dedicated to refining the metrics of financial investments so that investors have a clear picture of their return. But those of us in the social investment space continue to navigate in far murkier waters.

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Sustainable Agriculture Meets Big Business

Sustainability is infiltrating the consciousness of business. The marketing strategy of many iconic brands is changing and thankfully photo-ops with employees dressed in Earth Day T-shirts as they build a garden don’t quite cut it anymore. Rather, sustainability agendas, CSR reports, corporate sponsorships, green initiatives and memberships in a variety of public-private multi-stakeholder initiatives are becoming the norm.

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Women in CSR – Canada: Frances Edmonds, HP Canada’s Director of Environmental Programs

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Welcome to the TSSS Series on Canadian Women in CSR. Learn about their journeys, discover what inspires them and explore how they’re making a difference through their careers in sustainability. Please follow the link to read about other exceptional Canadian Women in CSR.

TSSS: Briefly describe your role and responsibilities, and how many years you have been in the business.

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Frances Edmonds: HP Canada’s Director of Environmental Programs

Frances Edmonds: HP Canada’s Director of Environmental Programs: I manage our environmental partnerships and programs in Canada, provide expertise to our customers & partners and drive business value from our extensive Living Progress (CSR) programs. Globally I help design and drive our environmental employee engagement programs.  I have been with HP for 15 years starting with managing HP Canada’s extended producer responsibility programs & then helping to establish & operate provincial industry wide programs nationwide.

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