Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

Beyond Business As Usual: Systemic Risk and Opportunity

Monday, October 14, 2013 8:54 Comments Off

Following the successful Limits of Growth events in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Singapore, the Beyond Business as Usual series will look at how firms are practically tackling the strategic issues of sustainability and then recalibrating their models. It is a process that may start off with philanthropy, efficiency, and offsets, but one that needs to […]

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The 6 “Re”s of a Successful Recalibration

Monday, September 16, 2013 6:02 Comments Off

When speaking of the need for recalibration, many executives are still struggling with developing a process that they can leverage to move the core of their firm into a place where the risk of environmental, social, and economic shocks are mitigated, and where they are positioned to take advantage of new opportunities. It is a […]

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3 Lessons on Internal Engagement I Learned from Interface

Monday, August 12, 2013 7:19 Comments Off

In the first two weeks of June, through the Beyond Business As Usual platform, we organized and hosted six events with Erin Meezan, Vice President of Sustainability for Interface.  As one of the firms executives, and a key reason for why the firm is now a firm recognized leader for their efforts to build a […]

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Recalibrating Education as Usual: Teaching Sustainability and Social Innovation

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 2:42 1 Comment

If there is one thing that teaching a project based course to 205 MBA students in china, it is that we have to recalibrate how students are engaged, incubated, and engaged, and in this presentation I spend 30 minutes speaking to how I have attempted (and at times succeed) in doing this. 5 years into […]

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Recalibrating a Corporate Culture Can Be Painful

Monday, May 27, 2013 2:21 Comments Off

As firms look to recalibrate the mission of a firm, many believe that it will be external stakeholder that are the primary barrier.  That suppliers won’t be willing to adhere to new expectations, or that consumers won’t pay the premium that may be required. It is a belief that in many cases turns out to […]

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H&M Assumes LEGAL Responsibility for Safety of Outsourced Labor

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 5:21 Comments Off

One of the major issues that I have been speaking about is the fact in outsourced supply chains accountability and responsibility have been largely independent.  That when things went wrong on the factory floor, the brand could hold itself above the issue by saying that it was their suppliers who were the ones who were […]

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Bored Consumers Will Pull Brands to Sustainability

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 10:06 Comments Off

One of the key stakeholders, and primary drivers, of a firm are its consumers, and regardless of the issue that is being discussed, the role of the consumer has been almost always seen as the change agent. Once “consumers” wisen up, change will happen. Over the last few months, this conversation has taken on a […]

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World Bank Shows 4 Degrees by 2060 Feasible.

Monday, November 19, 2012 5:54 Comments Off

For those of you who missed it, the World Bank came out with a report today stating they are now seeing a reasonable chance that the temperature of the Earth will rise 4 degrees by 2060.  To say that this will have radical consequences on large geographic areas and populations on Earth is an understatement, […]

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Sustainability and Recalibrating the Supply Chain

Sunday, November 11, 2012 19:56 Comments Off

Last week, I returned to speak for the fourth time at the China Supply Chain Council on an issue I have spent a lot of time on, recalibrating supply chains.  Focused on the impact that local issues and stakeholders are going to have on the supply chain’s of many operating in China,the overarching goal of […]

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Planning For Consumer disruptions

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 21:35 Comments Off

In the recent article The Cheapest Generation, a paragraph stood out: It passed out 100 of the cars to influential bloggers for a free six-month test-drive, with just one condition: document your experience online, whether you love the Fiesta or hate it. Young bloggers loved the car. Young drivers? Not so much. After a brief […]

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