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A Rethink for Corporate Sustainability: A Sustainability Ombudsperson?

Business is not doing enough to address environmental problems. It’s time to rethink how we can be most effective – perhaps we need a strategy that enables our CSR leaders to act as direct conduits between the firm and external interests.


My first big CSR/sustainability event was the 2010 Net Impact Conference held at the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School. I had been invited there to speak on a panel on the topic of intrapreneurship, which gave me the opportunity to sit in on a number inspiring and insightful talks. One of the sessions I attended was an interview with Aron Cramer, the CEO of BSR. As I recall, much of that hopeful, engaging discussion centered on transparency – a topic that’s close to my heart.

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What if a company’s ability to profit was tied to its ability to create well-being? (CAP2 Webinar now available)

Capitalism drives companies to increase profits: No issues there, but let’s tweak the rules to ensure more well-being



Last week TSSS and CSRwire launched a New Webinar Series, “Capitalism 2.0: A Deeper Dive”, designed to explore the future of Capitalism. Judging by the huge turnout, it would appear that people are hungry for a conversation about meaningful change towards a sustainable economy.

Click here to listen to the webinar recording

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The curses of CSR – where we are still failing and what we can do about it

In my last blog I explored the shortcomings of the current model of Capitalism with CSR thought-leader Dr. Wayne Visser. Today I look at how CSR can evolve to address these shortcomings so that the benefits can be shared more universally and without exhausting our natural resources in the process.

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Has Capitalism been an “absolute disaster”? Thought Leader Wayne Visser Explains.

We are at a crossroads – the path that we’re on will lead to our collapse and the alternative is unknown – which is a better choice?

Going in circles

At the World Economic Forum in Davos Bill Gates, made the point: (also stated in his annual letter for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation): “By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives.” He also points out that fewer people are hungry, and more people have good nutrition and that nations are being lifted out of poverty.

What was most striking to me about these statements is the juxtaposition of ‘by almost any measure’ and then his detailing measures that focus exclusively on the social and economic pillars. Something that we know is not sustainable.

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It’s time for a unifying metric that measures well-being and inclusive prosperity

Why does sustainability reporting have to be so complicated? It often feels like we’re striving for half measures or incremental improvements.  Surely we can do better.

Upward spiral

What if there was a unifying metric that allowed companies to measure their influence on well-being throughout their value chain? And only if and when companies performed to a high well-being standard would the rewards, financial and otherwise, follow.

[Join TSSS and CSRwire on March 20th 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST for a new WEBINAR SERIES, Capitalism 2.0: A Deeper Dive.  We will be joined by the author of “The Economics of Happiness”, Mark Anielsk, who will share his views on the Future of Capitalism and how well-being is emerging as the new bottom line for business.  Listen to a recording of the webinar by Clicking Here]

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