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Ideas That Work: Concrete Steps for Sustainability
June 18, 2015
It’s Getting Hot in Here. Questions surrounding energy use and emissions should be front and center when companies – of all types – consider their business plans. In Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet, economists Gernot Wagner and Matin Weitzmann argue that companies need to view climate change through the lenses of insurance, risk management, and finance. Fortune’s Katie Fehrenbacher evaluates the effectiveness of a cold-minded approach to a hot-button issue.

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The Prescriptions of Dr. Sachs. In The Age of Sustainable Development, Jeffrey Sachs, the eminent economist, lays out a broad vision for how the global economy can grow in a way “that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” David Hurst assesses whether the professor’s master class makes a coherent case.
A TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR PRACTITIONERS RESPONSIBLE FOR LEADING CHANGE -- Consulting and Coaching for Change brings new ideas, promotes thought-provoking discussion and enriches participants' perspectives. As a key actor for change you will grow through action learning, intensive tutored study and the depth and breadth of outlook of a top international faculty combining to provide an experience unlike any other.
The Impact of Reduced Oil Prices on the Transportation Sector. Low, or falling, energy prices reduce some of the incentives for companies to work on efficiency and reduced use. Andrew Tipping, Andrew Schmahl, and Fred Duiven of Strategy& assess the landscape and analyze how oil prices are affecting another energy-intensive sector: transportation. The biggest winner? Airlines.
STRATEGY+BUSINESS PRESENTS THE YOUNG PROFS -- Meet the next generation of business thought leaders
by Thomas A. Stewart
The manufacturing of cement — a vital building material in markets developed and developing — is an energy-intensive effort. (Energy accounts for about 40 percent of its total costs.) In this roundtable, top executives at Cemex explain how one of the Mexican global giant’s imperatives is to pursue efficiency and lower-emissions sources. “Today, we’re at over 28 percent alternative energy use, the highest among our competitors,” as one executive notes.
The Foundation of CEMEX’s Success — In Pictures
How the Mexican company developed the global capabilities needed to support its international business strategy.
California has become the first state in the U.S. to exceed 10,000 megawatts of solar capacity — enough to power nearly 2.6 million homes. — GTM Research and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
The Data-Driven Optimist
Economist Max Roser is compiling an archive of global improvement.
by Jeffrey Rothfeder
Jessica Kennedy Takes On Ethics, Power, and Gender
The professor at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management explains the root of unethical behavior.
by Laura W. Geller
The Trouble with Putting Goals Ahead of Strategy
Winning strategies start with a big idea.
by Ken Favaro
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