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20 Years Ago He Gave Cannibals Forks. Now John Asks: Where’s the Disruption?

On the 20th anniversary of the publication of his seminal book, Cannibals with Forks, John Elkington answers questions on the state of the sustainability movement and how he maintains optimism (originally published in the Huffington Post on July 10, 2017). Continue reading

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Packing tip–but really life advice–try it!

A friend asked what carry-on to buy. This poured out: “For what it’s worth, I’m learning it’s best to go simple, cheap, light (maybe even used) and then reuse until threadbare — and also to leave +50% of what’s packed at home, … Continue reading

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Investing in Cuba: 1 key step Trump is unlikely to change

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City Sustainability Reporting: An Essential Best Practice

U.S. and Chinese mayors are discussing climate action this week. One idea sure to come up: sustainability reporting. In fact, cities should disclose sustainability data as a minimum legal expectati… Source: City Sustainability Reporting: An Essential Best Practice

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City Sustainability Reporting: An Essential Best Practice

U.S. and Chinese mayors are discussing climate action this week. One idea sure to come up: sustainability reporting. In fact, cities should disclose sustainability data as a minimum legal expectation if they want to be part of the roughly $3.7 trillion U.S. market … Continue reading

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Scalia: big gov’t liberal interpreter of Constitution gone; real conservative pragmatism now may have a chance.

Unusual and unnecessary written commentary issued prior to hearing arguments in landmark cases. Alleged vulgar gesticulations on the steps of a church. “Quack quack” as a closing comment when defending his controversial refusal to recuse himself from a case involving … Continue reading

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Warsaw’s Latest Sustainability Report: thanks to those who made it happen (and why every city should do something like this)

Warsaw – capital of Poland and home to +1.7 million residents – recently published its latest sustainability report (a press release, executive summary, and the entire Warsaw Sustainability Report are available in English and in Polish / po Polsku). The … Continue reading

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5 questions to ask when leaving a secure job for a fresh challenge: thanks UMass, hello Babson!

First: THANKS for a great decade, UMass Dartmouth! The mission of providing accessible higher education is a great one. Thank you students, alumni, colleagues, and those who gave the freedom to work on meaningful projects that involved students and research … Continue reading

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2 Recent Huffington Post items

In case you missed them, here are links to two of my recent opinion pieces in the Huffington Post: Does Pope Francis and his “Eco-Encyclical” matter? My answer: maybe. As illustrated by the example of Pope John Paul II inspiring the Solidarity … Continue reading

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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), and the original intent of Investor-State Dispurte Settlement (ISDS)

Alarm and criticism has been published about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). Among other well-founded concerns about the process of negotiating the trade treaties, what they may include, and their impacts, is the fact that … Continue reading

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