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Will Fear of COVID-19 and Loathing of Capitalism Drive Systemic Change?

Capitalism’s shield has been breached - we can now see its dark soul.
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Texas Lieutenant Governor, Dan Patrick recently said, and I paraphrase, it’s not only OK, it’s good for America to throw granny under the bus to save the economy. Just let that sink in for a moment. What kind of culture would tolerate that kind of thinking. And when I say tolerate I don’t mean tolerate from a legal perspective - I’m referring to the perspective of social norms.

Is Covid-19 the Silver Bullet for a Stable Climate?

We always knew that climate change was going to be painful…
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By Brad Zarnett

Something changed recently when I saw a map comparing the air over China before and after the country went into lockdown in an attempt to contain the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Slowly over the course of a week, I began to see the issue of climate change in a whole new light.

This might sound radical but please hear me out.

(Part 4) Surviving Climate Change: Can Democracy Save Us?

Is Democracy a lost cause when trying to solve the climate crisis?
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This article was originally published on Medium.

Surviving Climate Change: Mobilizing the Masses (Part 3)

We need to shed the false narrative that the system is too big to change.
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By Brad Zarnett

Are CEOs Finally Becoming “Woke” to Their Societal Responsibilities?

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Why did the Business Roundtable promise to no longer make shareholder returns their primary focus? There’s a lot more to it than just trying to be a good corporate citizen.

 

Business Won’t Operate Sustainably but We Can’t Regulate Them or Else? I Don’t Accept That.

The idea that you can’t push too hard or else companies will leave is a convenient position for profit obsessed corporations.
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By Brad Zarnett

Last week I was engaged in a conversation with a highly respected sustainability colleague. We both have a similar vision for a better planet but we have a fundamental difference of opinion on how to get there.

The Narrative “Greening of Business” Is a Joke But We’re Not Laughing

by Brad Zarnett
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Going forward the concept of the “greening of business” should only be used as a storytelling tactic, a warning of just how desperate we had become that we believed the idea that business, unfettered with regulations could effectively address our global environmental and social challenges.

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Going forward the concept of the “greening of business” should only be used as a storytelling tactic, a warning of just how desperate we had become that we believed the idea that business, unfettered with regulations could effectively address our global environmental and social challenges.

How Billionaire Greed Ruined a Perfectly Good Strategy Called Corporate Sustainability. (Part 1)

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Where has corporate Sustainability and its cousins; CSR, Impact Investing, Profit with Purpose, and Social Innovation actually taken us? Some may argue that it’s delivering a cultural shift in how we conduct business and some might argue that it’s a slow process and that we just need more time. But the harsh truth is that despite all of the positive inputs that are being added to the capitalist recipe, the end product is becoming more brutal and difficult to swallow.

Fake Leadership Is Dangerous When It Comes to Corporate Sustainability, Plastic Pollution and Climate Change

By Brad Zarnett
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Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the state of corporate sustainability and how it’s not delivering on the promise of a sustainable business model.

Did Facebook, Microsoft, and Google Really Just Sponsor an Event With a Climate Denial Session?

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Did you happen to see the story the other day; Facebook, Microsoft, and Google were high-level sponsors of the libertarian student conference, LibertyCon, which featured a session denying climate change?

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