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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?

Responses to: “The Unholy Marriage Between Crony Capitalism & Sustainability”

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There’s been a lot of interest in my recent article, “The Unholy Marriage Between Crony Capitalism and Sustainability”. On LinkedIn there were 8000+ views and on the TSSS website there were another 1000. It was interesting to see how people responded. Usually in 1 of 2 ways.

The Unholy Marriage Between Crony Capitalism and Sustainability

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In a marketplace littered with crony capitalism is this what passes as corporate sustainability these days?

According to Kelly Cramer, lead of How2Recycle at the Sustainable Packaging Coalition:

Sharing Economy Thrives in Toronto, Reflects Success of Library of Things Movement

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With four locations and a variety of workshops and community events, the Toronto Tool Library is a pioneer of the lending and sharing movement. In April 2016, the Toronto Tool Library team raised the bar again when they launched the Sharing Depot, Canada’s first Library of Things, where members can borrow sporting goods, board games, camping equipment, children’s toys and party supplies for $50-$100 per year.

The Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for Sustainability Reports

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Sustainability reporting and assurance is near and dear to my heart. I not only completed my doctoral research on the topic many years ago, but I have also worked on well over 100 different Sustainability reporting and assurance engagements with companies in many sectors, from oil and gas and electricity to telecommunications and retail, and almost everything in between. Some of the reports were groundbreaking and fantastic, while others… well, not so much.

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