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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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Flipping Pyramids: anyone else think these ought to be inverted?

This post is a long time coming. There are at least two conceptual pyramids involved in our research and teaching in business schools that, while very useful, may be overdue for turning on their heads. Here they are, top-to-bottom: Carroll’s Corporate … Continue reading

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A Great Big Pragmatic Tax Idea From An Alumnus Entrepreneur

       An alumnus entrepreneur of our MBA program, Kevin Pelissier, recently brought up an interesting idea about how taxation could be improved. Given that it’s April 15, it seems appropriate to briefly share two big themes that emerged from the … Continue reading

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Country data: emitting carbon not essential for wealth, development & happiness

This chart shows average development (HDI), income (GNI), emissions (CO2 per capita), and happiness (Gallup data) within groups of countries identified using model-based cluster analysis (click here for a draft of the full paper). The least developed group on average generated just 5% of the carbon emissions … Continue reading

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Top 10! Gee thanks :) but where are other governmental sustainability reports?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just published its 5th Assessment Report (AR5). We’re now a quarter-century (about 25 years) into regularly summing-up thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies. It’s striking that the language of the report is already partly in the … Continue reading

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Being Happy … and Everything Else. Plus: Are You Happy?

There’s growing interest in happiness (or well-being/satisfaction) across academic disciplines. Want Happiness? Health, Age, Relationships & Work Matter.  A great primer on the basics is this podcast interview with Carol Graham of Brookings. Among other fascinating realities, Carol and interviewer Fred Dews discuss the … Continue reading

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Update: Summing-Up COP19, plus: what do Dartmouth MA and Warsaw PL have in common?

Wow, does time fly! Here’s an update on a few items from November 2013 to March 2014: (1) the UN Climate Conference in Warsaw (COP19) was quite an experience. I’ve posted a few pics below. Click here for the best summary that … Continue reading

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UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw Opens

The UN Climate Change Conference (known as COP19/CMP9) has opened. Here are some reflections/updates, roughly 2-and-a-half days into the 13-day event: (1) the most powerful moment so far was the speech of the representative of the Philippines at the opening session, … Continue reading

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UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw to Engage with Stakeholders & Cities & Promote Replicable Best Practices & Measurement

According to several sources, the UN Climate Summit (November 11-22) in Warsaw, Poland (know as COP19/CMP9) will be noteworthy for a few reasons: (1)    A Range of Stakeholders Will Have Their Voices Heard.  Polish Environment Minister and President of the … Continue reading

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Warsaw 2013 Integrated Sustainability Report – and why cities are vital focal points for measurement and action

The City of Warsaw recently published its 2013 Integrated Sustainability Report (press releases and the report are available in English and Polish).  95% of the world’s largest 250 corporations over 4,000 organizations already publish data on their environmental, societal, and … Continue reading

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