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Blog Archives: June 2009

June 25, 2009

Thinking ‘Outside the Boundaries’ for Land-Use Challenges

Laura Ediger , Associate Director, Advisory Services

Thinking ‘Outside the Boundaries’ for Land-Use Challenges

As competing uses for productive land multiply, with space needed for forests, farmland, and now biofuels, companies are becoming increasingly aware of land as a scarce resource. Not surprisingly, resource scarcity often drives innovation. Read more 

Topics: Environment, Stakeholder Engagement

June 23, 2009

The New Wave of Green Business in China

Wei Dong Zhou, Former General Manager, Tanoto Foundation

Can red China become green? Yes, we can, was my answer during a panel discussion on "Greening Business in Southern China"—a forum held by the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center on June 19 in Washington, D.C. Read more 

Topics: Environment

June 22, 2009

Barack Obama: The Man Who Wasn’t There

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

I write from Seoul, where I spoke at the World Economic Forum’s East Asia Summit. Read more 

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June 19, 2009

Sustainability Stays in the Picture

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

Conventional wisdom alert: a couple of recent articles in The Economist and the U.K. newspaper The Independent have raised questions about the viability of corporate responsibility in the recession. Both pieces—and the one in The Independent, in particular—are drawing the wrong conclusions. Read more 

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June 15, 2009

The Future of the Corporation

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

I am just back from Boston where Corporation 2020—the ambitious effort to redefine corporate purpose—completed its second Summit on the Future of the Corporation. Read more 

Topics: Governance & Accountability

June 7, 2009

The Great Acceleration

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

The economic downturn has been called many things. For now, the consensus choice appears to be “The Great Recession.” Yet, we may be better able to understand the meaning and implications of this consequential time in world history by thinking of it as “The Great Acceleration”—a time when underlying trends jumped to the surface and gained speed. Read more 

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