A central and defining question in the Sustainable Century is how consumers as “stakeholders” can be engaged in a way that delivers the richness of our sustainability desires while shutting out blackguard marketers whose disinterest in the human condition threatens the hopes and dreams of a sustainable world.
Internet stakeholder consumer sustainability engagement is by and large a misnomer, rendered daily more meaningless, Read more
In one of my earliest blogs I lied and now I am confessing.
I lied when I wrote anything can be measured…. and that’s why the next Pope needs to declare all Catholics, indeed all Christians, accept sustainability as a central and inalienable spiritual tenant.
More than Stewards
Pretty much everyone knows all major religions, in some way or another and to various degrees, support the notion of sustainability. But while one could argue Read more
Have you ever been to Bhutan? It’s a beautiful and disconcerting place.
Beautiful for the mountains, the rivers, the history, the people: disconcerting because it is a deeply tranquil place.
One kind of expects the home of the Gross Domestic Happiness Index to be, well, a happier place. For a hyper-connected, Westerner exposed to constant commercial assaults on my psychic apparatus (http://bit.ly/ei6rAG), the country made me uneasy at first for some reason I couldn’t initially put my finger on.
There are no shortage of possible reasons Read more
I love them and I hate them.
I love them for all the great good they have done and do pioneering and commercializing corporate sustainability.
I hate them, because too many companies use them as if a sustainability strategy they make.
Ok, maybe hate is too harsh a word. But if you look at them, in reality all they are is list of things to do and/or measure. Lists and measures are important, but without strategy they remain Read more