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#ClimateAction: why our business school’s founder would be excited about the opportunities

A recent post about the founding of Babson resonates on the occasion of this week’s Climate Action Summit. Here’s why: our founder believed data can help businesses act more responsibly. This is a focus of my research and writing and … Continue reading

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50 years of green entrepreneurship with Paolo Lugari, founder of Las Gaviotas in Colombia, whom Gabriel Garcia Márquez called “inventor of the world”

Above: Paolo explains what makes his 50 years of green innovation unique in his office in Bogotá, Colombia. Photo credit: Professor Mónica Ramos Mejía. An earlier version of the text below was originally posted on Medium. Links to further reading follow. … Continue reading

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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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