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Jeff Gowdy

Director of Consulting & Business Development
Vanderbilt University

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Meeting Stakeholder Demand for Non-Financial Value
Meeting Stakeholder Demand for Non-Financial Value

Organizational Change / The companies that take time to plan, implement and communicate their sustainability progress will be the best prepared to earn the most business value from this ongoing shift in stakeholder influence. - 6 months ago

Transformational Goals in Corporate Strategy: A Review of the ESG Goals of 50 Global Companies
Transformational Goals in Corporate Strategy: A Review of the ESG Goals of 50 Global Companies

New Metrics / Transformational ESG goals seek to make changes across companies’ entire value chain and even society. But in a recent review of 50 of the Fortune 250 companies, incremental ESG goals are still the norm. - 4 years ago

#NewMetrics18: The ROI of Sustainability Strategy — and 6 Ways to Get There
#NewMetrics18: The ROI of Sustainability Strategy — and 6 Ways to Get There

New Metrics / Last week at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’18 conference in Philadelphia, PA, over 300 delegates from brands, NGOs, strategists and practitioners across sectors gathered to share their latest tools and findings regarding measuring the risks and impacts of previously unmeasured forms of value, the newest credible tools and solutions for assessing the ROI of Sustainable Business. - 5 years ago

The Rise of Corporate Sustainability Goals: Some Hard Data
The Rise of Corporate Sustainability Goals: Some Hard Data

Marketing and Comms / For the last 5 years, my firm has tracked the sustainability goals of the world’s largest companies. These thousands of targets commit multinationals to do many important things, such as slashing carbon emissions in half (or to zero) or bringing the percentage of women in management up dramatically. The project, managed in part by my colleague Jeff Gowdy, keeps the public and free website www.pivotgoals.com humming. - 6 years ago

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March Madness: The Champions of Corporate Sustainability
March Madness: The Champions of Corporate Sustainability

Leadership / March is here, and that means one thing to me — March Madness! For all its warts and shortcomings, the NCAA knows how to host a basketball championship. This tournament is so good that the first few days are now an unofficial national holiday, all leading up to the final game where one champion is crowned. - 9 years ago

The Leaders and Laggards of Sustainability Goals
The Leaders and Laggards of Sustainability Goals

New Metrics / Imagine that you arrive to take your first flying lesson. The instructing pilot asks, “How much fuel do you guess we should put in the tank?” You think: “Guess? Come again? Shouldn’t we calculate the distance between where we are and where we are going, and then determine the fuel needed (and add in some extra fuel for peace of mind)?”Yes. And the same is true for sustainability goals. - 9 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