Anna Lui

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The 'Human Dimension' – L'Oréal's Charles Duclaux on Measuring the Social Impacts of Products
The 'Human Dimension' – L'Oréal's Charles Duclaux on Measuring the Social Impacts of Products

New Metrics / PRé Sustainability has gathered industry leaders from L’Oréal, Marks & Spencer, Steelcase, BASF, BMW Group, DSM, Goodyear, Philips, AkzoNobel, Corbion, Ahold and Reckitt Benckiser for the Roundtable for Social Metrics, which has developed pioneering principles and metrics for social impact assessment. We spoke to Charles Duclaux, Head of Corporate Responsibility Reporting and Environmental Innovation at L'Oréal, about the Roundtable's new Handbook and L'Oréal's sustainability efforts at large.What can you tell us about L’Oréal’s sustainability strategy? - 5 years ago

WeSpire's Founder and CEO on Employee Engagement: Meet People Where They Are
WeSpire's Founder and CEO on Employee Engagement: Meet People Where They Are

Organizational Change / Only 30% of employees are engaged, costing $450 to $550 billion every year in lost productivity. Yet research shows that companies with strong sustainability and social responsibility programs have much higher engagement rates. - 5 years ago

Regenerating Trust, Connection, Engagement Key Keynote Themes on #SB14sd Day 4
Regenerating Trust, Connection, Engagement Key Keynote Themes on #SB14sd Day 4

Marketing and Comms / Annie Longsworth of Saatchi & Saatchi S served as MC for our last day at SB’14. Reminding cause-marketers that we do things when we want to and need to and not when we’re told to, Longsworth eloquently introduced a series of plenaries with themes of authentic stories and focused purpose. - 5 years ago

Campher Offers Unique Insights, Approaches to 'Creating a Sustainable Brand'
Campher Offers Unique Insights, Approaches to 'Creating a Sustainable Brand'

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Most sustainability initiatives are focused on improving the triple bottom line, but what about growing the business top line? - 5 years ago

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Sarda Helping Equip Dell, Master's Students to Continue to Lead for Sustainability
Sarda Helping Equip Dell, Master's Students to Continue to Lead for Sustainability

Waste Not / Bruno Sarda is Director of Sustainability Operations at Dell, where he oversees business integration, information strategy, measurement and reporting, as well as supporting advocacy, policy and objective-setting. He also manages Dell’s groundbreaking partnership with TGEN (Translational Genomics Research Institute) and leads the Global Context thread at Arizona State University’s Executive Master’s for Sustainability Leadership (EMSL) program. - 5 years ago

Strategic Sustainability: Turning an Insurmountable Issue Into a 'Decision Challenge'
Strategic Sustainability: Turning an Insurmountable Issue Into a 'Decision Challenge'

Waste Not / George Basile is a professor in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University (ASU), a Senior Sustainability Scientist in ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and affiliate professor in the School of Public Affairs. He co-developed ASU’s new Executive Masters in Sustainability Leadership, where he serves as faculty lead in strategic sustainability. We spoke with him about his work across various sectors and reframing sustainability as a “decision challenge." - 5 years ago

Innovation with Purpose: Sprint's Darren Beck on Channeling Personal Passion Into Work
Innovation with Purpose: Sprint's Darren Beck on Channeling Personal Passion Into Work

Organizational Change / Darren Beck is Director of Environmental Initiatives at Sprint. Sprint is widely recognized as a sustainability leader in the mobile phone industry, spearheading energy-efficiency programs, removing legacy towers, and ensuring record amounts of electronic waste (particularly mobile phones) are reused, recycled or disposed of properly. We spoke with Darren about how his role at Sprint has evolved, his experience as an intrapreneur, and his thirst for work that is professionally and personally fulfilling.SB: Darren, we are big fans of your job title. Could you share the reasoning behind it? What range of responsibilities does it cover? How did it evolve? - 5 years ago

Howell Urging Future Sustainability Leaders to Nurture Their Inner Storyteller
Howell Urging Future Sustainability Leaders to Nurture Their Inner Storyteller

Leadership / Park Howell, president of Phoenix-based brand strategy and marketing firm Park&Co, also heads the Communications thread of the Arizona State University School of Sustainability’s Executive Master’s for Sustainability Leadership (EMSL) program. Under Howell’s direction, the program replaces communications theory with “communications commandos.” - 5 years ago

How Brands Can Connect with Consumers — Through 'Storydoing'
How Brands Can Connect with Consumers — Through 'Storydoing'

Marketing and Comms / We all have a personal metastory, a story that we build through every action we take, every choice that we act on, and every purchase we make. It is the story that emerges in the minds of others as they see us and our choices. This is true for people and for brands.In True Story: How to Combine Story and Action to Transform Your Business, author and former ad man Ty Montague argues that consumers use the story of brands to tell part of their own metastories. His advice to brands: “People don’t buy products; they take actions that help advance their own personal metastory, and sometimes buying and using your product is one of those actions.” - 5 years ago

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Gazzara to Future Sustainability Leaders: Embrace Failure, Avoid 'Analysis Paralysis'
Gazzara to Future Sustainability Leaders: Embrace Failure, Avoid 'Analysis Paralysis'

Leadership / Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability recently launched the Executive Master’s for Sustainability Leadership (EMSL), a 13-month program designed for mid-career professionals currently employed in or near sustainability roles. The program features a hybrid curriculum of virtual learning and immersive, in-person experiences at ASU and abroad. - 5 years ago

When Girl Meets Oil: Christine Bader on the Complexities of Corporate Idealism
When Girl Meets Oil: Christine Bader on the Complexities of Corporate Idealism

Organizational Change / Christine Bader, author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil (Bibliomotion, March 2014), worked for BP for nearly a decade managing the social impacts of some of the company’s largest projects in the developing world. We asked her about the complexities of being a corporate change agent and other challenges surrounding corporate idealism. Anna Lui: Who was this book primarily written for? Did you have a corporate management audience in mind, or the increasingly skeptical/cynical American public? - 5 years ago

6 Incubators Breeding Better Businesses to Rebuild Detroit
6 Incubators Breeding Better Businesses to Rebuild Detroit

Product, Service & Design Innovation / It takes a village to raise an entrepreneur. So, what happens in a city whose population shrank by more than half in the last 50 years? For many can-do entrepreneurs, the deserted city is now a clean canvas where they are free to experiment. At the same time, a number of business incubators in Detroit are stepping in, offering budding entrepreneurs training, shared office space and other resources to pursue their dreams. And for many of these incubators, the triple bottom line is an integral part of their identity and Detroit’s revival. - 5 years ago

Food, Clothing and Jobs – Oh, My! 6 More Startups Helping to Resuscitate Detroit
Food, Clothing and Jobs – Oh, My! 6 More Startups Helping to Resuscitate Detroit

Product, Service & Design Innovation / In Detroit, a host of mission-driven entrepreneurs and nonprofits are finding innovative ways to serve the embattled city’s underserved communities, starting by meeting their most basic needs for food, clothing, cleanliness and employment (See part one for five more startups that are helping to revitalize Detroit): - 5 years ago

Food, Beer, Art and, Of Course, Trucks: Five Startups Revitalizing Detroit
Food, Beer, Art and, Of Course, Trucks: Five Startups Revitalizing Detroit

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Low rent prices, public-private-nonprofit partnerships, and hip incubators are converging to create an ideal environment in Detroit for social entrepreneurs, leading forward-thinking startups to increasingly reject the saturated and cutthroat environments of Silicon Valley and New York City for a bit of Midwestern Nice. As the city emerges from the ashes of its Chapter 9 filing last year, here are 5 startups revitalizing Detroit while pursuing the triple bottom line.Hantz Woodlands - 5 years ago

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Savitz: How HR Is Helping Top Brands Embed Sustainability Throughout Life of Workforce
Savitz: How HR Is Helping Top Brands Embed Sustainability Throughout Life of Workforce

Organizational Change / In part one of our review of Andrew Savitz’s book Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line, we explored why human resource managers should be involved in a brand’s sustainability initiatives. Now, we’ll look at how companies can leverage HR to achieve sustainable growth throughout the entire workforce lifecycle, starting from employee selection all the way to retirement. - 5 years ago

Talent, Transformation and the Triple Bottom Line: Andrew Savitz on the Sustainability-HR Nexus
Talent, Transformation and the Triple Bottom Line: Andrew Savitz on the Sustainability-HR Nexus

Organizational Change / Once considered strange bedfellows, sustainability and human resource management are being increasingly recognized as an ideal match. Andrew Savitz’s book Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line: How Companies Can Leverage Human Resources to Achieve Sustainable Growth compellingly demonstrates why HR leaders are uniquely well-positioned to aid in sustainability efforts and why they need to be included in any brand’s successful transition to embedded sustainability. Here are a few of Savitz’s reasons why: - 5 years ago

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