Five Questions on Sustainability with Bernd Jan Sikken

Bernd Jan Sikken leads multi-stakeholder initiatives at The World Economic Forum (WEF) that aim to find solutions for fundamental issues such as demographic shifts and environmental sustainability. As an Associate Director, Sikken plays a role in the independent organization that is committed to improving the state of the world by […]

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Five Questions on Sustainability with Wubbo Ockels

Wubbo Ockels was the first Dutch astronaut in 1984. His flight aboard space shuttle Challenger motivated him in propagating a sustainable futuristic view. He spreads this idea as professor at the Aerospace Engineering faculty of the Technical University (TU) Delft and via innovative transport and energy concepts. Well-known examples are […]

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Five Questions on Sustainability for Ingrid Zeegers

Ingrid Zeegers is responsible at Philips’ development and design of sustainable business. Zeegers is one of the exponents of the principles of cradle-to-cradle in The Netherlands, and under her supervision the Electronics division now has a different view on the use of materials, energy efficiency and product propositions. A view […]

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Five questions on sustainability with Dennis Pamlin

Dennis Pamlin is a senior associate at the Chinese Academy for Social Sciences. As a strategic economic, technology and innovation advisor, Dennis works with companies and government on sustainability initiatives such as IKEA goes renewable. He also initiated World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Trade and Investment Program work in the BRIC […]

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Five questions on sustainability with Marc Cornelissen

A few years ago, Alison ran a series of 5-question interviews here with SAS employees. We recently published a corporate responsibility e-book that includes a similar series of interviews with experts and practitioners in the corporate sustainability movement. I'll be republishing those interviews here over the next month or so, […]

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Setbacks in climate legislation give US companies a breather, but is that good news?

Three key Senators – John Kerry (D), Lindsey Graham (R), and Joe Lieberman (I) – were planning to introduce climate legislation this week, but that has been derailed by Graham’s split from the group, as well as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s suggestion that the Senate will take up the […]

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Copenhagen Climate Conference – “History in the Making” or “Dead on Arrival”?

On Friday, environmental negotiation between 193 heads of state concluded in Copenhagen. Some argue that little was

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Are banks the link to our green future?

Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet an innovator and entrepreneur in the banking industry – Henry McKoy. His green vision is to establish proven lending practices that consider not only a commercial applicant’s credit worthiness, but their quantifiable impact on the environment and community. What are the potential benefits […]

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Does sustainability improve the bottom line?

This Tuesday, I had the opportunity to participate in a half-day seminar on “What Sustainability Means to a Company’s Bottom Line.” The event was hosted by SAS in our green LEED-certified Canadian Headquarters in Toronto. As I was preparing for the seminar, I reflected on the topic at hand. I […]

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Earth day update: U.S. EPA releases emissions findings

The top administrator for the US EPA recently released findings that will pave the way for legislation that limits greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. With this report, the US takes a big step closer to European Union nations, which have agreed to Kyoto greenhouse gas limits and are […]

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