Sustainability Blog: Do it Now!

Best Buy, America’s largest consumer-electronics retailer is exploring new territory by adding green vehicles to its current offerings. Nineteen store locations in California, Oregon and Washington...

Several days ago the Wall Street Journal Article “It’s Peterson vs. Climate Bill” stated that Representative Collin Peterson, Minnesota Democrat, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, “scoffs at warnings about climate change” and wants to slow related legislation.

The failure to take environmental issues seriously has greatly contributed to the state of our world. Recently in an address to the U.N. on the environment, former President Jimmy Carter said that he had solar panels installed on the roof of the White House during his administration. These were removed by...

A week ago I received a M.S. in Positive Organization Development (MPOD) from Case Western Reserve University. This was about much more than the degree – it was a truly life-changing experience that has brought so much meaning to me...

Our world is in the midst of a transformation that will forever change many of our living, working and financial practices. We are facing unprecedented economic realities. Companies have already cut costs in the usual way. The workforce has been slashed along with budgets for travel, equipment and training. Struggling business units have been divested or closed. Now it’s time for something new. Forward-thinking organizations are finding opportunities for innovation, expansion and market leadership by integrating sustainability into their strategies and practices. They are...

The Strategic Imperatives website launches today! This is an exciting time for me, as I hope it will be for our clients and those of you who learn from us and share in this journey of discovering new and better ways to operate. This Sustainability Blog is one way to help to raise awareness and have ongoing dialogue about this imperative in the context of businesses, organizations and communities.

There may be hundreds of definitions for sustainability. At a high level it is about what we are doing in the present that helps to build a better future. But I wasn’t thinking...