Nassy Avramidis

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Volvo Ocean Race: A Microcosm of a Successful, Purpose-Driven Business
Volvo Ocean Race: A Microcosm of a Successful, Purpose-Driven Business

Leadership / Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) is considered one of the longest and toughest professional sporting events in the world; sailing’s toughest team challenge and one of the sport’s Big Three events, alongside the Olympics and the America’s Cup. - 1 year ago

Straight to the Source: How Ørsted Is Powering Denmark's Clean Energy Revolution
Straight to the Source: How Ørsted Is Powering Denmark's Clean Energy Revolution

Cleantech / On a rainy Tuesday afternoon at Sustainable Brands ‘17 Copenhagen, I caught the bus ferrying several attendees to visit Ørsted’s Avedøre Power Station. It was an eye-opening experience, especially to someone who had never been inside a power plant before! - 1 year ago

Accurately Measuring Impacts of Sustainability Investments Needed Now More Than Ever
Accurately Measuring Impacts of Sustainability Investments Needed Now More Than Ever

New Metrics / On the third and final day of New Metrics ’16, Paul Herman of HIP Investor gave us a to-do list: - 2 years ago

Collaboration Key to Catalyzing Broadscale Shift to Net Positive
Collaboration Key to Catalyzing Broadscale Shift to Net Positive

Product, Service & Design Innovation / On Tuesday, day 2 of New Metrics ’16, Greg Norris of the International Living Future Institute, Jane Abernethy of HumanScale, John Pflueger of Dell, Johanna Jobin of Biogen and Daniel Aronson of Valutus discussed the next stages of the business world’s efforts to become Net Positive. - 2 years ago

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Scorecards, Standards and Protocols: Where the #NewMetrics Rubber Hits the Road
Scorecards, Standards and Protocols: Where the #NewMetrics Rubber Hits the Road

New Metrics / Day 2 of New Metrics ‘16 kicked off with a main stage presentation from Reputation Dividend director Sandra Macleod, who provided us with a broad overview of how social impact and other factors can influence brand reputation; reputation, she contends, is a core factor that drives investor behavior. - 2 years ago

How Organizations Are Transforming Business Models, Capitalism, Metrics, Systems
How Organizations Are Transforming Business Models, Capitalism, Metrics, Systems

New Metrics / On Monday, New Metrics ’16 opened on a hopeful note, despite the unrest following a volatile election season in the United States. - 2 years ago

How DONG Is Working to Turn the Tables on 'Black' Energy
How DONG Is Working to Turn the Tables on 'Black' Energy

Cleantech / Here’s what you need to know about DONG Energy right now: It’s the largest energy provider in Denmark, and since 2008, has pivoted from being primarily an oil and natural gas provider to now offering more than 55 percent renewable energy to its customers. - 2 years ago

Change Agents: What Keeps You Up at Night?
Change Agents: What Keeps You Up at Night?

Leadership / “What keeps you up at night?” Solitaire Townsend, co-founder of Futerra, asked this question to 50 sustainability leaders from around the globe on the third and final day of SB ’16 Copenhagen. The core issues most people responded with were inequality, climate change, recession, refugees, biodiversity loss. “It’s the ‘parade of horribles’ that makes sleep tough at times,” said one survey responder. The theme that came out of the expressed fears was division on multiple fronts: Division of opinions, incomes, outlooks. - 2 years ago

Leaders Discuss Paths to Health, Well-Being and Net Positive at the SHINE Summit 2016
Leaders Discuss Paths to Health, Well-Being and Net Positive at the SHINE Summit 2016

New Metrics / Last week Harvard’s Sustainability and Health Initiative for Net Positive Enterprise (SHINE) hosted its annual Net Positive Summit to showcase the latest trends in well-being and health, and how they factor into creating Net Positive impacts. SHINE’s mission is to help corporations across all sectors measure and accelerate the ways in which they help the world become a healthier, more sustainable place. The summit showcased how integral well-being – which includes a combination of employee health and the health of the planet – is to creating a flourishing future. - 2 years ago

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6 New Ways Tech Is Helping to Drive Sustainability
6 New Ways Tech Is Helping to Drive Sustainability

The Next Economy / As the pursuit of sustainability in business becomes more mainstream, it is intersecting with burgeoning and cutting-edge technologies that are transforming the way we interact with our planet, our things, our community, and more. - 3 years ago

5 Most Promising Signs of Detroit's Rebirth
5 Most Promising Signs of Detroit's Rebirth

The Next Economy / Last week, Sustainable Brands staff and corporate members took a trip to Detroit to celebrate the relocation of our flagship conference in 2017. Why are we moving from San Diego to Detroit? The answer is simple: We are inspired by the city’s revitalization; it is a place of burgeoning innovation where business can thrive and create a sustainable and flourishing future — what better place to convene our community? We spent three days in the city, witnessing many promising signs of its rebirth while also witnessing the challenges and opportunities for growth that remain. - 3 years ago

What Now? How Businesses Are Rallying to Action After COP21
What Now? How Businesses Are Rallying to Action After COP21

Collaboration / As evidenced by the unprecedented private-sector engagement in COP21 earlier this month, businesses globally get that they need to innovate (and improve!) their products, services and business models to combat climate change, resource scarcity and unpredictable futures. Aside from the alignment of 195 nations on a climate-action agreement, what did all the talk at COP21 amount to from a business perspective? A lot of initiatives that push forward change and collaboration. But is it all smoke and mirrors, and toothless pledges, or is there real action brewing? - 3 years ago

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