Category Archives: Environment

Book Review—”Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save The Planet”

Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope have written an informative and compelling book about climate change and our opportunity to slow and halt its progression. Throughout it, the authors note the importance of philanthropy moving both public policy, and public opinion—as … Continue reading

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Restoring 1 Million Acres in the Mississippi River Basin

Today is earth day and on Wednesday I met the most interesting woman who is working to restore one million acres in the Mississippi River Basin, North America’s Amazon.  This area is the third largest water shed on earth.  It … Continue reading

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Europe: External and Internal Forces Shaping a New Era for CSR and Corporate Philanthropy

The Conference Board’s Global Social Investing Council, of which I am the program director, held its autumn meeting in London. The meeting’s theme was: “Europe: External and Internal Forces Shaping a New Era.” Our objective was to provide members of … Continue reading

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Business-Community Impact Symposium

Business-Community Impact Symposium. Four words, when combined, signal an important convening. Held at Celsius, an unusual all glass house in Bryant Park, participants could ponder intriguing thoughts and glance out at ice skaters and the snowy New York surroundings. I … Continue reading

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Social Innovation Summit

Last week I attended the Social Innovation Summit, held in the Silicon Valley. The organizers, Landmark Ventures, describe it best: “A global convening of black swans and wayward thinkers. Those who are playing at the nexus of technology, investment, philanthropy, … Continue reading

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China Dream, Multinational Corporations and Philanthropy

China is in transition. It’s a political economy where politics and business are inextricably linked. There is a momentous shift occurring and it can be unsettling. The economy is downshifting to a much slower growth rate. Most economies go through … Continue reading

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Materiality: central theme of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Forum

Last week I had the opportunity to participate in the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association annual forum in New York. It was nice to see old friends and meet new colleagues. The two day convening was titled “Good Business Makes the … Continue reading

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Global Reporting Initiative: North-American G4 Campaign Kick-off

“The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a non-profit organization that promotes economic, environmental and social sustainability. GRI provides all companies and organizations with a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used around the world.”  This is how they describe … Continue reading

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