In Conversation

In Conversation is Natural Logic’s new series of frank, unscripted, live conversations with people who are making a remarkable difference.

In Conversation 3: Gil Friend, R. Paul Herman*, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of (“HIP = Human Impact + Profit”) and author of The HIP Investor: Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World, and Vince Siciliano, CEO of New Resource Bank.
CFOs, Sustainable Finance & Getting the Prices Right
May 18, New Resource Bank, San Francisco

We explored:
– the cutting edge of sustainable finance;
– how both CFOs and investors are re-thinking the business case for sustainability;
– how to overcome the market-distorting impacts of subsidies and externalities; and
– the critical challenge of “getting the prices right.”

*(R. Paul Herman is CEO and a registered representative of HIP Investor Inc, an investment advisor registered in the States of California, Washington and Illinois. Past performance is not indicative of future results. All investing risks loss of principal. Any information shared is for education, and is not a recommendation. This is not an offer of securities.)

Audio Link:
Part 1
Part 2

In Conversation 2: Gil Friend and Robert Dunham
Sustainability & Innovation: Language & Leadership
April 26, New Resource Bank, San Francisco

Bob is co-author of The Innovator’s Way, and is founder of the Institute for Generative Leadership and Enterprise Performance. He has helped thousands of leaders & managers produce breakthrough results for over twenty years, building their skills, careers & companies. Bob works with leaders focusing on the challenges and dynamics fundamental to all industries: people, customers, communication, teamwork, and leadership. He developed and applied the skills of this program as a VP at Motorola Computer Systems and COO of Action Technologies. He has taught at Presidio School of Management, co-holds two patents for workflow technology, and holds two degrees from Stanford University.

Bob is currently exploring – building on his work in innovation, embodied generative leadership, and language action – how our cultural common sense can be shifted to deal with issues of global scope, time horizons spanning generations, and meaningful living.

Audio Link to come

In Conversation 1: Gil Friend & Bryan Franklin
Cracking the Door to the C-Suite with Your Sustainability Message
The series debut in San Francisco, Feb 3 2011,¬†featured Natural Logic CEO Gil Friend and Bryan Franklin, one of the world’s most successful executive coaches. (Here’s the program summary.)

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Watch for announcements of future programs.