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Coro writes frequently on a host of sustainability topics. Her insights are infused with the latest trends emerging from her own research and her work with clients in many sectors. Every post includes pragmatic tools you can use and links to more than 100 downloadable publications and resources so you can go deeper. Coro believes it’s important to share her knowledge and “tales from the trenches” with as many people or organizations as possible, with the goal of encouraging and attracting others who want to make a difference in their own work or communities.
I go to Coro when I need unbiased strategic advice and expertise. There are very few people in the sustainability sphere I can reach out to who can offer both strategic and practical guidance. Coro fills a pretty unique need. She is highly attuned to best practices in sustainability and provides important insight on where sustainability is going. She liberally shares her work and her network with me.
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Classical American economist Milton Friedman would turn in his grave if he knew the interests of investors and corporate philanthropists were converging. In an influential 1970 New York Times article, Friedman argued persuasively that the sole social responsibility of business is to increase its profits.
Environmental and social issues are growing in importance and increasingly affecting the viability of business – and the communities and environments where they operate. A proven way to address these issues is through partnerships in which business and non-profits collaborate for mutual benefit and create solutions to societal challenges.
Increasingly, businesses are using their clout to influence governments to advance a fair, inclusive and sustainable society and position their business for success. They recognize that government leadership is essential to develop progressive economic, social and environmental public policy to realize a future in which business and society can prosper.
As a sustainability professional, I am drawn to this Muppet wisdom. Over the many years I’ve worked in the field as an advisor and strategist, I’ve witnessed a slow but steady awakening on the part of organizations to the real challenges of long term sustainability. It takes intention, commitment – and pivots.
Quick question: where is your industry association on the sustainability continuum? Do you know what it is doing to help your sector anticipate, influence and steer during these disruptive, turbulent times?