Do you find that you aren’t achieving the results as a sustainability practitioner that you’d like to get? Do you want to be a more effective leader but don’t know what to change about your approach? The article, Why You’re Not a Leader, by Mike Myatt was published on Forbes earlier this year and is helpful in providing a framework by which to analyze sustainability leadership skills.
Jennifer Woofter, President of Strategic Sustainability Consulting reflects on how to be an effective sustainability leader.
Mike’s points are in bold italics followed by suggestions from Jennifer Woofter, the President of Strategic Sustainability Consulting, on how to best to apply it to sustainability.
Does sustainability need a new definition? Can a company pay a “poverty wage” and still be considered a sustainability leader? When the working poor need government assistance to help them pay for their basic needs – the taxpayer is forced to step in and effectively tops up the wages of the workers. Is this good capitalism OR so we have a major system flaw.
To learn more about what a new economic system could look like – please visit the Sustainable Economy Project
Following his keynote address at this year’s EY RiskConference in Stockholm, Michael Townsend, lead author of the report, “A Journey in Search of Capitalism 2.0“, shares his thoughts on the business case for sustainability and how we might overcome what he refers to as “corporate schizophrenia”… To watch the interview please click here or on the image below…
Michael Townsend after his keynote address at the EY Risk Conference in Stockholm
Follow this link to learn more about the Sustainable Economy Project’s foundation paper, ”A Journey in Search of Capitalism 2.0“.
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When looking at the landscape of climate change in the literal sense, we are faced with the advent of severe weather cycles, destructive storms like Hurricane Sandy and rising sea levels threatening to consume vast areas. City and state planners have their work cut out and are using technology to discover future crisis scenarios and their solutions.
At VERGE in San Francisco, techniques using digital mapping were shown by the City of Vancouver as an effective means to identify where to address climate change. They were able to use technology to map heat problem spots (heat exhaustion or heat stroke is a rising cause of death in urban areas). By being able to “see” scenarios, the City of Vancouver was able to strategically plant thousands of trees to offset temperature rise and curb overheating.
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