CSRwire: Challenging Traditional Finance: Mapping The Transition To Sustainability

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Challenging Traditional Finance: Mapping The Transition To Sustainability

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A whole-system global transition is underway and accelerating as human activities encounter planetary boundaries. Globalization of our technologies of transportation and communication are unleashing disruptive business models while changing demographics and new political forces are now clashing with incumbent industries and elites.

As uprisings challenge aging power structures, old orders and paradigms spread from the Occupy movements against austerity in Europe, the youth revolts of the sustainable financeArab Spring to the demonstrations demanding democratic participation in Turkey and Brazil, new generations are demanding change. They’re also becoming better-informed and aware of all the positive futures in the faster transition to cleaner, more inclusive, information-rich economies pledged at Rio+20 by 191 countries in July 2012.

As old-style “strong men” and inflexible elites are challenged and slowly disappear, what are some of the growing alternatives to measuring sustainability, shifting our accounting away from “economism” and its stale, Industrial Era principles? Futurist and Economist Hazel Henderson reports onTalkback.

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Driving Sustainability Through a Smart Tax & Spend Policy: Jeff Mendelsohn, New Leaf Paper

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Jeff Mendelsohn’s mission was to pioneer markets to prove that sustainable business is a viable avenue to create profit. So he started New Leaf Paper, a $30 million, privately-held paper company that has set the standards for 100 percent recycled paper in the mainstream.

In this week’s video interview with Noble Profit, Mendelsohn offers unique insights on the driving ethics of New Leaf Papersustainable business, shares his vision of New Leaf Paper as a catalyst for change and how a “smart taxation” policy on carbon can help lift the U.S. economy out of its environmentally degrading dependence on fossil fuels. OnTalkback.

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New Poll Indicates Business Support for Renewable Energy, Environmental Safeguards

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New Poll Indicates Business Support for Renewable Energy, Environmental Safeguards

“Small business owners see the adverse effects climate change is already having on local economies. Many business owners support a national shift to renewable energy sources that will protect American… Read More.

Learn more – and take a look at the survey responses.

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Press Releases

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Posted: July 01, 2013 12:03PM

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MGM Resorts International Leader in Global Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative

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Posted: July 01, 2013 10:25AM

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Justice and Society Program Announces Teams Selected for the Excellence in State Public Health Law Program

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Posted: July 01, 2013 09:39AM

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Wyndham Championship “Charity of Choice” Awareness Campaign Returns With Fans Picking Finalists

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Events

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Posted: July 01, 2013 01:00PM

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Corporate Citizenship Strategy: Creating More Focus

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Posted: July 01, 2013 08:35AM

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Institute on Corporate Citizenship

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Posted: July 01, 2013 08:25AM

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Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education offers Corporate Social Responsibility Program

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CSRlive Multimedia Picks July 02, 2013

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Sustainable Shipping Initiative Working to Take the Environmental Sting Out of ‘Sea Miles’ 
90% of international trade travels by ship. This comes with carbon impact you would expect: The shipping industry’s carbon emissions account for 3-4% of global emissions

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What is Sustainability? CIPS and EFMD business education video 
Waste is anything that cannot be sold, right? So why aren’t business creating less waste? This video explains why sustainability is good.

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Cloud Computing: The Latest in Tech Also Has Hidden Environmental Benefits 
Cloud computing may not seem all that eco-friendly but a closer look reveals a number of benefits.