Archive for the ‘Products’ Category

Good Brands Still Trump Good Companies With Consumers

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 9:14 Comments Off

I just scanned through the GlobeScan paper RE:Thinking Consumption, and I came across the chart above It is a chart that struck me because it is supposed to show “How do consumers rate the environmental and social leadership of companies within their respective sectors” Yet, Interface (one of the recognized leaders) still comes after Shell […]

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Social Innovation as a Sustainable Business Model

Monday, October 29, 2012 7:31 Comments Off

Last week, we held the second in the Beyond Business As Usual events, Social Innovation as a Sustainable Business Model. Hosted by HK Polytech University, roughly 220 people showed up to learn about what social innovation was and how it is rolling out through organizations large and small. For my part, I focused on the […]

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The Problem With Endless Supplies of Resources is That They Don’t Really Exist

Monday, November 21, 2011 8:17 Comments Off

The other day, while making my way home I caught a glimpse of Toray’s desalination advertisement. It was one of those moments that at first I was not sure what I was looking, or the greater meaning, until the very end where the advert cuts out with the ocean in the background and makes reference […]

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CSR and Social Media in China

Sunday, November 13, 2011 23:48 Comments Off

One of the more popular topics in China these days is the impact of social media. It’s popular (in my eyes) for two reasons. The first is that firms in China see the potential in the platform as a way to reach consumers, and develop loyalty. The other is the fact that social media has […]

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Empowering I.T. Departments to Create Responsible Systems

Monday, November 7, 2011 23:51 1 Comment

The morning while havinga¬† coffee with the CSR manager of a large retailer, he mentioned the fact that on a semi-frequent basis he would find himself going around the office shutting off computers.¬† After working hours. That while his firm, in his opinion, had done a good job of developing and communicating a framework for […]

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Walmart Drives CSR and Sustainability Into Their Core

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:20 Comments Off

One of the things about corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives is that the best programs are those that are part of the core operations of the firm, align to the greater goals, and do not require a constant champion.¬† It is simply embedded into the economics and actions of the firm, and while the firm […]

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China’s Eco-Cities Need to Do More than Win Awards

Friday, October 14, 2011 20:40 Comments Off

Last month while being interviewed for the New York Times piece China’s City of the Future Rises on a Wasteland, I was asked about the importance of China’s eco-city planning… What should be the goal of an eco-city and why are they important to China? To me, this was perhaps one of the more important […]

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Understanding the Systems We Aim to Fix

Sunday, September 18, 2011 16:54 Comments Off

With the conversations around systems and sustainability still largely a moving a target that bounces between emotional polar bears and destructive weather systems, I honestly cannot think of a better time for a focus on understanding the systems that exist in our economy, the impact of our economy on our environmental systems, and taking steps […]

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Expo materials reborn at YK Pao School

Friday, November 12, 2010 1:13 Comments Off

Very happy to learn today that one of the teams I was working with last year through the CEIBS Responsible Leadership course was able to successfully embed their project and launch it today. Focused on diverting EXPO materials for the landfill, their first client is the YK Pao school in Shanghai. Full details are below. […]

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Attend the 2010 JUCCCE China Energy Forum

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:19 Comments Off

Coming up next month is the 3rd JUCCCE China Energy Forum, and anyone who is interested in learning about (or cracking) the China market should really consider joining this event. Why do I say that? Simple, the 2008 event that Peggy (and her team) put together was the best conference I have been to in […]

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