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Breaking the Ice (Cream)

May 8, 2017   Lillian Grant   6 min read In FigByte’s inaugural newsletter, Low Hanging Fruit which we published last week, we promised we’d make you feel like you were at Sustainatopia if you weren’t able to attend the event in person  from May 7-10.  We’ll be sharing nuggets throughout the event – doing

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Sustainability 2.0

May 1, 2017    Marianna Grossman  2 min read Minerva and FigBytes just collaborated on a webinar about Sustainability 2.0. I was surprised to be reminded how inspiring systemic change can be. We delved into the transformative possibilities for sustainability and climate action and considered tools for setting ambitious visions and navigating to those goals.

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The Butcher, the Baker, the Sustainability Professional – Part 1

April 18, 2018 Lillian Grant 7 min read Sustainability professional does not rhyme with baker – point taken.  I think candlestick makers have had a rough go of it with the advent of electricity.  Times have changed.  Without dating myself, the menu choices in my childhood were still relatively limited to doctor, dentist, teacher, lawyer,

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Why the SDGs Aren’t Just Another TLA

April 3, 2017  Colin Curtis  3 min read Business is full of acronyms and the world of sustainability is rife with them, so being a sustainable business can be particularly complicated as you wade through a sea of TLAs (three-letter acronyms) and abbreviations. This isn’t great because they can make even a simple idea sound

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Hablo CSR?

March 14, 2017  Colin Grant  4 min read   For the last two years, I have been a panelist at Skytop Strategies’ CSR3.0, a one-day conference at the lovely Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.  Fellow panelist, Cynthia Figge of CSRHub, and I usually try to meet the night before for some nourishment and a catch up. 

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Oscars So Green

March 1, 2017  Lillian Grant  7 min read My attempts at eliciting responses from Ben Affleck, Leo DiCaprio and Jane Fonda on how their celebrity can shine a brighter spotlight on the social and environmental urgency of our time have not yielded fruit.  I guess my influence has some way to go. Fresh off the

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Dear Jack – A Letter from 2020

Feb 1, 2017 Colin Grant   6 min read I wrote the piece at the bottom of this blog in 2003, just after my son was born, as I set out on a quest to use technology to unite humankind to somehow solving the key challenges of the 21st century.   We stand at a critical

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Are the Global Goals a Trump Card for Humankind?

Jan 24, 2017 Lillian Grant  4 min read While global progress towards “sustainability” and social equity has clearly been slower than necessary in recent years, there has been a growing feeling of solidarity across many sectors of society such as nations, economic regions, industries and many other players of government and commerce.   Against the backdrop

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