Momentous innovations in water history only become clear in hindsight, after they have meandered and permeated through society’s many layers…
Sharing is caring – an old saying which has been largely ignored in our consumptive economy. Here are some efforts to bring it back – and maybe create a healthy planet in the process.
This article originally appeared in the World Business Academy’s monthly publication Currents in Commerce. Join our mailing list to receive Currents in your inbox. The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, by Charles Fishman, a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for business journalism, is a brilliant, engrossing, and invaluable book that entertains […]
Mindy Lubber, President of Ceres, is in conversation with Academy President Rinaldo S. Brutoco. These two leaders in the Sustainable, Responsible Impact Investing (SRI) space discussed the responsibility of investors and business to strengthen the world economy, care for the environment and combat climate change. Mindy Lubber is President of Ceres, the leading coalition of […]
Business being the most pragmatic of all social organizational forms, it historically has focused narrowly on its economic activity without being distracted by the demands of political affiliations, societal and communal needs, environmental concerns, individual aspirations or civic pursuits, except for those which have been legislated or decreed by regulatory agencies, or the occasional token donation to a cultural charity such as the opera.
The homemade U.S. crisis known as the “fiscal cliff” throws into stark relief the fact that the U.S. can’t fix its economy and fix its budget deficits at once because fixing the economy requires more government spending, and fixing the budget requires less spending. Cutting spending too much too soon could tip the U.S. back […]
In the final stages of World War II, Japan found young men willing to give their lives in suicidal missions against Allied warships. Scarves tucked around their necks blowing in the wind identified them as men willing to die for their country. The modern day kamikazes are the men who have been sent day after […]
Nuclear power is not the answer to our energy needs or the climate change crisis. Nuclear power plants produce more greenhouse gas emission than wind, and certainly fewer than coal, but that is not the issue. Building new nuclear plants to try to reduce carbon emissions would irrevocably commit the world to a plutonium economy, […]
The nuclear industry, like Wall Street, knows how to make money with other people’s money: move liabilities off balance sheet, use lots of borrowed money and leverage, don’t worry about loading too much debt onto the company as long as insiders can walk away with plenty of money and look to the fool taxpayer to […]
How many crises will it take? The recent destruction wrought by Big Finance and Big Oil will pale in comparison to the destruction wrought by Big Nuclear if we do not use the Gulf disaster as a transformational moment to end our dangerous addiction to dirty fuels and to reject the illusion that industry will […]