News & Updates

Governing Industry Risk in the Community

We are all familiar with the value of Social License to Operate and Good Neighbor Agreements.  This article, A New Social Contract, by my colleague Michael Baram takes such governance to the next level.

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New Lessons from 1993

How I Turned a Critical Public into Useful Consultants

An excellent first-hand experience.  It will take you 20 minutes to read.  Worth it.

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Investing in Intangibles

10 February, 2015

A good and quick article by Steve Zaffron about imbedding sustainability into your business DNA.

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Collaboration and Sustainability

27 January, 2015

A good article from Sloan and BCG reinforcing the “you can’t do it alone” mantra.

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Climate Change and Fossil Fuel Divestment

08 January, 2015

A good summary article from the Financial Times.

Climate change groups split on fossil fuel divestment


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The Chronic Sustainability Gap

19 December, 2013

The latest from Sloan and BCG. Sustainability remains something companies believe to be important but only half are really doing anything about it.

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Three Ways to Secure Your Social License

03 May, 2013 — A quick read from Forbes on Social License to Operate.

Securing Your Social License

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Latest from MIT Sloan and BCG

05 February, 2013 — Nearly half of respondents in a new global study said their companies had changed their business model as a result of sustainability opportunities — and half of those reported a rise in profit. In all, 37% of companies reported a rise in profit from their sustainability efforts.

See the full report here.  MITSMR-BCG-Sustainability-Report-2013

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Top 10 Stakeholder Issues For 2013

19 December, 2012 — Future 500 is a well-grounded firm out of San Francisco that tracks stakeholder issues on a large-scale basis.  Their 2013 forecast is worth a quick read.

The 2013 Emerging Stakeholder Issues

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We Report, Therefore, We Are Sustainable

20 July, 2012 — Some observations and a word or two of caution for those considering sustainability reporting. From the recent edition of Corporate Responsibility Magazine.

Transparent Motives Article — Corporate Responsibility Magazine, Summer 2012

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