At the 2013 Climate Leadership Conference in DC, Rod West, Executive Vice President at Entergy Corporation urged the 450 attendees to stop focusing on converting people to climate change believers and start focusing on the cost of doing nothing. “I could give a rat’s cheek whether you’re a true believer – as a business people … Continued
Month: February 2013
Earlier this week, the American Petroleum Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Koch brothers and other Keystone pipeline proponents received support from a somewhat surprising ally – the AFL-CIO.
At GreenBiz Forum NY, I heard two main messages. First, facts don’t matter as much as storytelling – to achieve change we need better stories. Second, facts can make the difference – to move the needle we need better data, metrics and standardization. Confused? So was I.
Imagine a company that takes a product from a waste stream, resells it and matches each sale with a donation to a person in need, all while raising money for literacy initiatives. This is Better World Books, an online bookseller offering print and eBooks.
A panel of experts disagreed about exactly how materiality should be used in sustainability reporting. One camp felt that sustainability reporting should be centered around a legal/regulatory view of materiality. The other group felt that sustainability reporting should focus on what matters to a company’s stakeholder groups.
Here’s a look at some of the strategic questions that will help you to build your team, bring in investment, and ensure that the triple bottom lines of environmental, social, and financial well-being are in balance.
By Lawrence Axil Comras (for SFGate) (For an alternate perspective, read Andrea Newell’s response) I have now read several Facebook posts from people I respect, hundreds of tweets, and two strident editorials, all attacking Marissa Mayer for making people come in to work at Yahoo. They call her move “backward,” “bad business,” and worst of … Continued