<p>It is happening more and more. CEOs and strategic leaders in companies are becoming more and more committed to sustainability as a business strategy. After years of ‘banging our heads against the wall’ suddenly our advice and counsel is in demand – high demand. And that brings a whole host of other questions to the fore. <br /> <br /> Suppose that you are the chief sustainability officer (and wouldn’t that be a coveted title?) for a major company. You know that the CEO is committed to being a socially responsible player.
FROM THE EDITOR
What is the Responsibility of Responsible Business to Government?
Deregulation and tax reform—those are the two main issues that business was looking to the Trump administration for new, business-friendly policies. What business was not looking for from the Chief Executive turns out to be more significant: policies on immigration, climate change, transgender rights, and race that have driven CEOs away from the White House. A group of leading top level executives have demonstrated the power of business to speak out and push back against Trumpian positions on issues that affect society by issuing statements on these political issues. “Today, to keep silent is to jeopardize the reputation of the company,” says Nancy Koehn, of Harvard Business School, quoted in the NY Times article, “The Moral Voice of Corporate America.” Read the insightful details about this sea change in business behavior here.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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<p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: ">Let me introduce myself: I usually blog for RealClimate.org and occasionally for One-degree (climate.weather.com), where I write about issues that I know well: climate science. <br /> </span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: "><br /> Here at JustMeans, I will step outside my field of expertise,
<p>Over the last 15 years a dramatic shift has been made in our economic structure toward a global model of production. Of course, the idea is that each country focuses on what it can do best, and we will all be more efficient, productive, and richer. China is good at industrial production. Germany is good at engineering. The U.S.
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;">Jared Blumenfeld has one of the most important environmental leadership roles in San Francisco, a city which he says is “in the top 10 on the planet that have thought about how to become more sustainable and started actually doing it.”<span> </span>Blumenfeld is Director of <
<p>When I was a tyke, I used to love staying up all night to watch the <a href="http://www.mda.org/telethon/">Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon</a>. Not only did the charitable cause legitimize behavior that was otherwise verboten for young me, but the show transformed TV itself into a participatory medium.
<p>I have never heard of ‘cold calling’ on anyone’s list of favorite things to do, but I am beginning to think it should be.