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5 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Cargill CEO Dave MacLennan has joined 29 other major company chief executives as a signatory to an open letter published in the Wall Street Journal, urging the Trump Administration to keep the US in the Paris Climate Agreement.

“Based on our vast experience doing business all over the world, we believe there is strong potential for negative trade implications if the United States exits from the Paris Agreement,” said the collective CEO statement....

5 months 1 week ago

Guest blog by Bob Willard, Sustainability Advantage

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define a world that promises a flourishing future for human civilization on spaceship Earth. Some companies already embrace the SDGs as their aspirational environmental and social goals. Other companies hesitate, in case attaining some or all the goals’ 169 associated targets by 2030 would be at the expense of company success. There are 12 trillion reasons why their hesitation is unjustified.


5 months 2 weeks ago

Guest blog by Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets

Watching the recent White House Correspondents dinner in Washington reminded me of a chapter in my Building a Win-Win World (1996, now an e-book), where I identified the rise of "mediocracies" and their "attention economies" as part of humanity’s Information Age. These political/economic trends emerged in full view, partly as a result of Russian disinformation and "fake news", in the US 2016 election. Media in all forms now dominate over political parties, finance, corporations, academia, science, government agencies and civic organizations.  Attention is their...

6 months 1 day ago

Guest Author

Amanda Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Business in the Community

Business comes in for a lot of criticism, from excessive executive pay to how much corporation tax is paid, and there is a feeling that business should more accountable and trustworthy, the lack of which arguably contributed to some people’s decision to vote leave in the referendum last year.

But behind every seemingly faceless corporation are real people, working to make a difference to their communities, employees, the environment and society as a whole.

This week is Responsible Business Week...

7 months 3 weeks ago

Reputation Institute (RI) has announced the company’s annual Global RepTrak® 100 rankings. Based on over 170,000 ratings collected in the first quarter of 2017, the survey by the provider of stakeholder measurement, membership and management services is the largest corporate reputation study of its kind. It includes comparative ratings, trends by demographic cuts, and unique insights into which companies are best regarded by stakeholders as well as what drives trust and supportive behaviors such as willingness to purchase a company’s products, recommend the brand, invest in or even work for the company. 
The top 10 companies in RI’s...

9 months 3 weeks ago

Guest blog by Kathryn Beaven, Director of Global Sustainability, DP World

Business leaders over the centuries have dreamt of long term business success. Some planned for it. Some achieved it. Most will cite a commitment to it as part of their make-up, with strategies to get there and plans to weather oncoming storms.

For that to happen, businesses today and tomorrow must also be committed to the long-term success of the communities they operate in. No business works in isolation and today’s Generation Y expect far more than our ancestors ever did.

That’s why sustainability is front of mind for many global...

9 months 4 weeks ago

Guest blog by Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets

The global tug-of-war between fossil fuels and cleaner greener renewable energy and advanced efficiency has come to a head. Reactionary politics in the USA have produced a short-term victory for its fossilized sectors the global oil industry, OPEC and Russia.

Meanwhile, the cumulative $7.1 trillion already privately invested in the growing renewable green sectors as tracked since 2007 in our Green Transition Scoreboard® continues growing. Green investors...

10 months 3 days ago

Guest blog by Jeff Bradford — Nashville is the 5th most charitable city in the nation, so it’s perhaps no surprise that its entrepreneurs are big on giving back to the community during the most “giving” time of the year. Here’s a sample of how businesses in Nashville are giving this holiday season:

Advance Financial is hosting a company talent show, and the company is making a donation to the winner's charity of choice will. The company is also giving employees paid time off to participate...

11 months 1 week ago

Guest blog by Hazel Henderson

Surprising most pundits, Trump seems to be a Keynesian.  The growing consensus in the US and most countries sees a better chance to shift to fiscal policies, stimulating their economies with needed infrastructure spending.  The fragility of the global economy and legacy financial systems can no longer rely on central banks and fiat currencies to restore their flagging GDP-growth recipes. Growing ranks of green, low-carbon investors, pension funds can now step in and shape infrastructure spending to foster healthier forms of growth beyond GDP.  These are in the United Nations’ (UN)...

11 months 3 weeks ago

Interview by Kelly Eisenhardt

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In a world that has long relied on business and science to make a better and healthier planet, we see traditional disciplines embracing collaboration with artists to gain new perspectives in solving the world’s problems. Impact investors have been looking for similar opportunities in the creative economy, but there have been none – until now.

Laura Callanan is the founding partner of Upstart Co-Lab, a nonprofit connecting artists, industry leaders, and investors to solve social challenges. She is the former senior deputy chairman of the National Endowment for...