Real Leaders

It’s Time to Speed up the Sustainability Shift

“I am discovering a whole new respect for chief sustainability officers,” I texted the facilitator of Leading the Sustainability Transformation. I was general manager of a mock company, Rio Negro Bioproducts, with the express goal to transform it from a traditional business to a sustainable one — economically, environmentally and socially — over a 20-year period […]

How do you Make a Black Swan Green?

A flock of Black Swans is on our horizon. The unpredictable is becoming ever more predictable: global pandemic; climate change; inequality; and a rising demand for food, energy and water all threaten democracy, capitalism and our very lives. In his book “Green Swans,” strategist and systems thinker John Elkington delineates between these existential crises and opportunities […]