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10 Sustainable Business Stories That Shaped 2015 ... and Some Questions for 2016
10 Sustainable Business Stories That Shaped 2015 ... and Some Questions for 2016

The Next Economy / 2015 was a pivotal time when humanity turned more decisively toward building a thriving and sustainable world. On our largest shared challenge, climate change, most of the major hurdles to action — both imagined and real — started to crumble. And an unlikely group of new voices joined the fight. From the Pope to global CEOs to almost all the world’s political leaders, the most powerful people got on board. - 8 years ago

COP21: A View from Paris
COP21: A View from Paris

Organizational Change / The Conference of the Parties … COP21 … the climate conference … or just “Paris,” as in “What’s going to happen in Paris?” - 8 years ago

How Target Is Taking Sustainable Products Mainstream (and Working with Walmart)
How Target Is Taking Sustainable Products Mainstream (and Working with Walmart)

Collaboration / For years, the answer to the question “Do people really want to buy more sustainable products?” was a profound “sort of.” Surveys consistently show that we aspire to buy responsibly, and we even say we’ll pay more for environmental or socially preferable products. But purchase intent does not always translate to real sales, and companies have often struggled to make sustainable products more mainstream. - 8 years ago

The Best Quotes (and Key Themes) from the Pope's Environmental Manifesto: Part II
The Best Quotes (and Key Themes) from the Pope's Environmental Manifesto: Part II

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / Yesterday, I posted a piece about the Pope's "encyclical" on the environment, released last month. I summarized what I saw as the key themes and takeaways. I also provided the first half of my list of the best quotes from the essay. Yesterday's excerpts covered climate science (and denial), environmental ills in general, and the Pope's critique of modern technological society. - 8 years ago

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The Best Quotations (and Key Themes) From the Pope's Environmental Manifesto: Part 1
The Best Quotations (and Key Themes) From the Pope's Environmental Manifesto: Part 1

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / I doubt you missed last month’s release of Pope Francis’ powerful “encyclical” on the environment. It’s sure to be considered a very important document in the history of sustainability – perhaps a turning point in the debate on climate change. - 8 years ago

Making a 'Big Pivot' to Sustainability Will Require a Cultural Evolution
Making a 'Big Pivot' to Sustainability Will Require a Cultural Evolution

Leadership / Last year, Andrew Winston stood on the main stage at SB ’14 San Diego and called for the business world to make a “Big Pivot” — away from ecologically harmful practices and toward a sustainable future. - 8 years ago

The Top Ten Top 10s
The Top Ten Top 10s

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / As the "old year" drew to a close and the new year approached, my inbox was deluged by dozens of sustainability "Top 10" lists. Some were of the year past and some were focused on the year ahead. But they were all “Top 10,” and we probably have David Letterman to thank.Like most everyone, I like a good Top 10 list, so I read through these and selected my favorite 10 — all from sustainability leaders that I greatly respect, especially Joel Makower, with whom I worked at GreenOrder, and Andrew Winston, with whom I now work at Winston Eco-Strategies. - 9 years ago

Why Business Culture Should Be the Ultimate Aim of Sustainability Leaders
Why Business Culture Should Be the Ultimate Aim of Sustainability Leaders

Organizational Change / Business schools play a critical role in society.They support the continual evolution of our economies, the industries that shape them, the people that lead them, and the thinking behind it all.But it’s not just a role. It’s also a responsibility.In today’s hotter, scarcer, and more open world (to borrow from Andrew Winston’s The Big Pivot), that responsibility is greater than ever. More than at any other time in history, humanity is collectively aware of its impact on the planet. We know that our current actions, if left unchecked, will lead to unknown disruptions of life on earth. - 9 years ago

Winston, Desso, Coke Explore Ways to Reimagine Business on #SB14sd Day Two
Winston, Desso, Coke Explore Ways to Reimagine Business on #SB14sd Day Two

Business Case / The second day of SB '14 San Diego kicked off with a morning full of inspirational plenary presentations examining how we can reimagine business to become a positive global force.Gil Friend, Chief Sustainability Officer at City of Palo Alto, gave the opening remarks, reminding attendees of how the US transformed itself during the Second World War to respond to problems that would not wait. Friend suggested that the several social and environmental issues currently afflicting our planet represent a call to action to transform our economy just like our forebears did. - 9 years ago

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Big, Science-Based PivotGoals: A Dialogue with Jeff Gowdy (#SustyGoals 9)
Big, Science-Based PivotGoals: A Dialogue with Jeff Gowdy (#SustyGoals 9)

New Metrics / In conjunction with the publication of his new book, The Big Pivot, Andrew Winston partnered with sustainability consultant and Vanderbilt University business professor Jeff Gowdy to create the PivotGoals website, a database tracking thousands of corporate sustainability goals and targets. - 9 years ago

How CEOs Can Save the World from Global Warming
How CEOs Can Save the World from Global Warming

Leadership / The business world is waking up to the challenge of climate change.Apple CEO Tim Cook recently lashed out at a shareholder who pressed the company to stop investing in carbon reduction and renewable energy. In the most recent World Economic Forum Global Risk survey of CEOs and world leaders, three of the top six issues of “highest concern” were failure to tackle climate change, extreme weather, and water crises. - 10 years ago

Ceres Conference and Report Ask: Is Corporate Sustainability Gaining Ground or Losing Pace?
Ceres Conference and Report Ask: Is Corporate Sustainability Gaining Ground or Losing Pace?

New Metrics / “We're screwed,” agreed authors Andrew Winston and Paul Gilding in the opening plenary of last week's Ceres Conference.“But we've got huge opportunities to solve mega-challenges profitably,” Winston added. - 10 years ago

The Big Pivot: A Realist's Guide to a Climate-Challenged Present
The Big Pivot: A Realist's Guide to a Climate-Challenged Present

Organizational Change / If you’ve ever thought of dropping a book on your boss’s desk, in the hopes of sparking a Ray Anderson-type conversion, here’s a tip. Don’t use the new IPCC report: It’s gloomy, terrifying and a muddle.Try this instead: Andrew Winston’s business transformation book for the “new normal” of climate change-fueled disruption. It’s called The Big Pivot. - 10 years ago

It Just Got Easier for Companies to Invest in Nature
It Just Got Easier for Companies to Invest in Nature

New Metrics / Nature is valuable. But figuring out how valuable has been challenging. By some measures, the services that nature provides business and society — clean water, food and metals, natural defense from storms and floods, and much more — are worth many trillions of dollars. But that number is not helpful to companies trying to assess how dependent they are on natural resources, or how to value them as business inputs. - 10 years ago

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#SustyGoals 5: The Hardcore Business Case for Setting Science-Based Goals – A Dialogue with Andrew Winston
#SustyGoals 5: The Hardcore Business Case for Setting Science-Based Goals – A Dialogue with Andrew Winston

New Metrics / One of the key messages in the upcoming book The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, More Open World is the “need to set goals in companies based on science, not on what we think we can do, not bottom-up,” says author Andrew Winston. - 10 years ago

Business Resilience Comes from Working with Nature
Business Resilience Comes from Working with Nature

Products and Design / Hurricane Sandy ranks as the second-costliest hurricane in American history, causing an estimated $68 billion in damages. One year later, the most powerful storm ever recorded to hit land devastated the Philippines. - 10 years ago

10 Sustainable Business Stories Too Important to Miss
10 Sustainable Business Stories Too Important to Miss

Leadership / Somehow it’s already year-end, a time to look back and try to make sense of what’s happened. Creating any “top” list of stories from 12 months is nearly impossible. But as I’ve done for the last 4 years, I’ll attempt to summarize some of the latest stories about the big environmental and social pressures on business, and how some innovative companies are dealing with them. - 10 years ago

Celebrating the Emergence of a New Generation of Business Innovators
Celebrating the Emergence of a New Generation of Business Innovators

Product, Service & Design Innovation / When you look at the environmental and social challenges we face, it's often tough to stay optimistic. The worst predictions of climate science are coming true. Resource scarcity — especially water — is a major threat to business and the economy. Worker conditions around the world, like those that led to the unfathomable recent tragedies in Bangladesh, can seem like intractable problems. And the political system that we need to tackle big issues is mostly broken. - 10 years ago

A Vision of Real Corporate Leadership on Sustainability
A Vision of Real Corporate Leadership on Sustainability

Leadership / The basics of sustainability excellence are fairly well known by now: reduce your footprint, create products and services that help customers do the same, drive employee engagement, think value chain, track data and enable transparency, and on and on. But real leaders will go further and address the scale of the sustainability challenges we face by fundamentally remaking their - 12 years ago

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Defining and Developing Personal and Brand Leadership
Defining and Developing Personal and Brand Leadership

Leadership / This month two of us - Andrew Winston and Chris Laszlo - begin 2012 with an inquiry into how personal and brand leadership is evolving to serve both thriving businesses and a flourishing world. The question of what leadership really looks like is vital; - 12 years ago