Posts Tagged: sustainability

Matten on Sustainability in Business

Here’s an 15-minute video of Prof Dirk Matten on sustainability in business. Here’s a quote from somewhere near the middle: “…The interesting and certainly contentious side of the debate of course is the question, what are the obligations of business? Is

Matten on Sustainability in Business

Here’s an 15-minute video of Prof Dirk Matten on sustainability in business. Here’s a quote from somewhere near the middle: “…The interesting and certainly contentious side of the debate of course is the question, what are the obligations of business? Is

France Introduces Mandatory Carbon Reporting for Investors

Mandatory reporting is fairly mild, as regulatory requirements go. The question is whether anyone will act on the information. Question for discussion: who will be the winners, and who will be the losers, in a context in which government requires

France Introduces Mandatory Carbon Reporting for Investors

Mandatory reporting is fairly mild, as regulatory requirements go. The question is whether anyone will act on the information. Question for discussion: who will be the winners, and who will be the losers, in a context in which government requires

The Environmental Downside of Solar Power

It is said there’s no such thing as a free lunch. People who rest their hopes on solar energy seem to assume otherwise. But as the piece linked below highlights, solar cells are energy-intensive to produce, and their production results

The Environmental Downside of Solar Power

It is said there’s no such thing as a free lunch. People who rest their hopes on solar energy seem to assume otherwise. But as the piece linked below highlights, solar cells are energy-intensive to produce, and their production results

How do Corporate Sustainability Chiefs See Their Roles?

Lots of modern companies have individuals in charge of sustainability or social responsibility. How do they see themselves, and their role in the company? Is their job to make themselves obsolete, by helping ensure that every employee sees sustainability or

How do Corporate Sustainability Chiefs See Their Roles?

Lots of modern companies have individuals in charge of sustainability or social responsibility. How do they see themselves, and their role in the company? Is their job to make themselves obsolete, by helping ensure that every employee sees sustainability or

McDonald’s Cuts Deforestation

One of the longest-standing critiques of the fast-food giant has to do with its role in contributing to deforestation. The company has now committed to doing better. This seems like a good thing. Making good on the promise won’t be

McDonald’s Cuts Deforestation

One of the longest-standing critiques of the fast-food giant has to do with its role in contributing to deforestation. The company has now committed to doing better. This seems like a good thing. Making good on the promise won’t be

Ethics of Bottled Water

Bottled water is the target here: how can it be ethical to get people to pay money for something that comes out of their taps for free? How can it be ethical to buy a product — and add its

Ethics of Bottled Water

Bottled water is the target here: how can it be ethical to get people to pay money for something that comes out of their taps for free? How can it be ethical to buy a product — and add its

Nestlé, California, and Water

A place that’s desperately short of water probably shouldn’t be exporting it. Nestlé is doing just that, and (according to the Salon story below) avoiding legal restrictions by partnering with Native American bands. >>> Nestlé’s despicable water-crisis profiteering: How it’s

Nestlé, California, and Water

A place that’s desperately short of water probably shouldn’t be exporting it. Nestlé is doing just that, and (according to the Salon story below) avoiding legal restrictions by partnering with Native American bands. >>> Nestlé’s despicable water-crisis profiteering: How it’s