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The Fourth ESG Benchmark 20 Aug 2013 | 08:23 pm

When organizations assess how well a company is doing on its sustainability efforts, they need something to compare it to: they need a benchmark. Today, raters and rankers of companies’ sustainability...

It’s Time We Measured What Matters 26 Jun 2013 | 08:32 pm

Integrated reporting encourages companies to track the value they are adding to, or subtracting from, six capitals: financial, manufactured, intellectual, natural, human, and social. That’s an ...

Capitalism 2.0 28 May 2013 | 10:58 pm

We need to remind ourselves about who is in charge. Nature is. The planet can do whatever it wants to. It’s up to us a human species to adjust to the new environment, especially if it is of our own ma...

Five ESG Standards Will Awaken Capital Markets 7 May 2013 | 08:26 pm

Last week’s blog outlines my four strategies to help capital markets embed environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies into the mindset of executives. I briefly referenced five concurrent E...

Four Strategies to Use Capital Markets as a Force for Good 30 Apr 2013 | 08:05 pm

My focus for the next two years will be to support these game-changing efforts in conjunction with my work with TNS Canada on a Gold Standard for a truly sustainable enterprise. I plan to align the Go...

5 Reasons I Low-Ball Employee Productivity in the Business Case for Sustainability 5 Feb 2013 | 06:38 pm

If that is the case, why do I assume only a 2% improvement in employee productivity in the business case for sustainability described in The New Sustainability Advantage? Shouldn’t the six sustainabil...

Sustainability Business Case # 3: Share Price 30 Oct 2012 | 07:24 pm

The Domini 400 Social Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Sustainalytics’ Jantzi Social Index (JSI), and the Financial Times (London) Stock Exchange Index all track companies rated as sustainabilit...

Sustainability Business Case #2 23 Oct 2012 | 06:12 pm

First, funds for many sustainability efforts are already in departments’ operating budgets. We are simply finding new ways to use those existing allocations, rather than requiring more “investment” mo...

Sustainability Business Case #1: More Profit 10 Oct 2012 | 07:17 pm

How does a company justify doing anything different from, or in addition to, what it is already doing? There are basically three kinds of financial rationale or business cases. To be credible, a compe...

New Sustainability Advantage DVD Increases my Ripple Effect 21 Aug 2012 | 08:09 pm

The DVD completes the 5-resource tool kit about the new / improved business case for sustainability: the book, the dashboard, the worksheets, the slides, and now the DVD. For some, my live talks might...

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