Category Archives: Sustainability

What did you do once you knew?

it’s 3:23 in the morning and I’m awake because my great great grandchildren won’t let me sleep my great great grandchildren ask me in dreams what did you do while the planet was plundered? what did you do when the … Continue reading

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As crisis looms, African opportunities bloom

Investors are rushing to Africa, lured by new markets and consumers, resources, growth and infrastructure opportunities – at this inflection point we can choose our future by investing wisely today. Will it be in coal, mining, arms, oil, nuclear, chemicals, … Continue reading

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What is a ‘Good’ Bank

“1) Good Banks must hold a core responsibility for sustainability. The justification for the value of banks as “oiling the wheels” of the economy is no good if the economy is driving off the edge of a cliff. We have … Continue reading

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The power of fun can transform the corporate world

“Collaboration and competition can be happy bedfellows, if you feel comfortable with both. Those people who bring joy to their work do not see them as polar opposites. A couple of years ago I attended a meeting at the Houses … Continue reading

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Example of an elastic environment — space not limited to one idea or population

If we have to build parking garages, we might as well use them for yoga and weddings 11 11 is a “premium parking garage” in Miami Beach, Fla. It’s also the only parking garage we’ve ever heard of that’s seriously … Continue reading

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People Who Bike or Walk to Work Enjoy Their Commutes the Most

This news will surprise no one who has discovered the joy that is setting off to work on two wheels, but new research out of Portland State University found that people who bike to work enjoy their commutes the most. … Continue reading

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The weakness of positive thinking

A new movement explores the upside of negativity – a profoundly human emotion that has carried a bad name for too long. A book, The Weakness of Positive Thinking, quotes a study that says too much positive leadership is a … Continue reading

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