Sustainability Blog: Do it Now!

Behavior change needs to happen to shift cultures.  Living in a more sustainable life on a personal level can translate to a different perspective at work.  In fact, some companies such as Wal-Mart encourage employees to create personal sustainability goals.  I’m pleased to introduce Laura Peterson as a featured blogger who will periodically share her ideas and perspectives for sustainable living.  – Diana Rivenburgh

Developing sustainable business practices would be more effective if linked to personal sustainability – the practices we use at home. ...

Yesterday I attended a luncheon presentation by His Excellency Sir Nigel Sheinwald, the British Ambassador to the United States.  In a question and answer format...

I recently had the privilege of sitting in the audience at GA Tech listening to Muhammad Yunus tell the story of how he went from a college professor in Bangladesh to launching the concept of microfinance.  Professor Yunus and the organization he founded, Grameen Bank, were joint recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for their work in creating a banking system to “create economic and social development from below”. 

In 1976, after...

Ideas aren't enough; they must also produce results. Once vision and strategy are created organizations need to make sustainable development a reality – not just for a few years, but for the long term. Moving beyond incremental change toward transformation doesn’t happen overnight. It requires a phased, holistic, integrated approach that builds mastery each step of the way.

Creating a sustainable organization entails building some muscle before moving on to the heavy lifting. Sustainability is certainly a catalyst for innovation and prosperity. However, learning, leadership...

Tantalum [1] is a rare refractory metal used in many electronic devices such as cell phones, Blackberries, laptops and i-phones. While most tantalum mining occurs in Australia, about 20% of the world’s supply is in the Congo. Tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold are among the minerals being mined and smuggled out of the Congo and according to a group called the Enough Project, they are making their way into the...