#SustainableTogether – #EarthDay and Beyond

Saturday, April 22nd, Earth Day turned 47. Many of our friends and customers use Earth Day as a rallying call to drive environmental awareness deeper into their organizations. Even as sustainability plays a larger and larger role in an organization’s reputation – through the lens of prospective employees and investors as well as through the…

Traumatic Change and the Rise of the #secondarymarket – Highlights of the #ReverseLogistics & #Sustainability Conference (RLSC) 2017

The pace of change is unprecedented and it is uncomfortable, says Arizona State University Professor, Dr. Dale Rogers, who kicked off the fourth annual RLSC conference in Dallas on March 7th, with evidence to bring the angst home: Intel to reduce its global workforce from 100,000 to 40,000 Shopping malls in America closing – going…

#Sustainability, #Practicality, #Profitability @ #ReverseLogistics & Sustainability #Education Conference 2017

When the Reverse Logistics & Sustainability Council (RLSC) was formed some five years ago, it sounded an important new note for the reverse logistics industry – namely, sustainability. Now core to nearly every conversation, sustainability in its many dimensions, is rapidly becoming an informing principle for many a corporate strategy. And the simple truth is…

#Collaboration @Sustainatopia #Boston October 9-12

My friend Joe Verrengia calls me the Match.com of the sustainability world, and I am very pleased by the epithet. It’s my core belief that ultimate sustainability – a transformed world that is indeed sustainable – by its very nature demands collaboration at the greatest scale. And toward that end, we must build and connect…

Big Hairy Audacious Goals and Gartner?

The idea of big hairy audacious goals (BHAGs) was popularized in the early 1990s by James Collins and Jerry Porras in their book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. BHAGs are goals intended to inspire vision beyond the safe and predictable. In the sustainability world, the debate circles around whether ’tis nobler for…