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Counting What Counts: The Evolution of New Metrics

[This article was first posted at SustainableBrands.com Dec 17, 2017.] We’ve come a long way since the first New Metrics conference seven years ago. Back then, much of our focus was stuff — resource efficiency and the physical “metabolism” of our...

Sustainability Leaders’ Perspectives on 2016, 2017 & 2030

Shana Rappaport, Director of Engagement of the VERGE conferences at GreenBiz Group, asked a group of sustainability leaders (including Tamara Barker,Rob Bernard, John Elkington, Krista Huhtala-Jenks, David McConville, Ramez Naam, Laura Schewel, and many others) for...

Metrics that Matter

La lutte continue. Without context, numbers are just data. With context, they have a chance of being information. I fondly remember a talk by then EPA Administrator Steven Johnson some years ago. Last year, he bragged from the podium, we recycled 600,000 tons (or some...

Gratitude (a Thanksgiving meditation)

Be sure to think this day (every day?) about what you are thankful for. And who you are thankful for. And be sure to tell them. Let me start: I’m thankful for you – friends, family, colleagues, coaches, mentors, teachers, guides, clients and readers....