While recent news about vaccines gives us hope that there is change coming, we also know that we will not[…]Read more
Leading vs. Managing
In times like these executives can manage brilliantly – but fail to lead. Real leaders do both. Do you show your[…]Read more
Chains, levers and webs: supply chain sustainability’s strange mix
I was drafted into the corporate environmental world. One January morning over 25 years ago, I was called up to[…]Read more
Stranded assets, stranded egos and stranded careers
Stranded assets are a big barrier to change. Both environmental and economic progress can be stifled by stranded assets. But[…]Read more
Mixed Greens: Green Giants, Green Shoots, Green Lions and Green Whisperers
Two different views of corporate sustainability collided in my inbox last week. One email said that Freya Williams will speak[…]Read more
Corporate roles, personal journeys
I recently brought together seven colleagues for a ‘Micro Forum’ in Chicago, IL to share their strategic and organizational perspectives.[…]Read more
Kochleffels of the world, unite!
My Midwestern American Methodist wife loves Yiddish. From the day she discovered she was a shiksa, her two favorite words[…]Read more
Risk, resilience and the rear-view mirror
Over the last month, in client work sessions and in conferences in San Francisco and Chicago, I’ve had conversations with[…]Read more
Fit for Purpose?
A lot of EHS and Sustainability leaders are quietly questioning their management systems. I’m hearing comments like: “We have a[…]Read more
Sustainability: What about “values”?
I just published an article on “Helping business leaders talk about sustainability.” The article focused on business “value,” with virtually[…]Read more