Sustainable Investment—Spaces of Distrust or Opportunity for Social Value Creation?

In this edition of the Sustainable Century Podcast, host Marc de Sousa Shields speaks with Mark Regier, Vice President of Stewardship

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Sustainable Century Podcast with Special Guest Jennifer Boynton of 3BL Media & CR Mag

In this edition of the Sustainable Century Podcast, host Marc de Sousa Shields speaks with Jennifer Boynton, Editor in Chief

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The Stockmarket & the #BlackRockProclamation – Hope & Doubt.

Saturday is the start of my week’s information cycle. Often as not, I treat it as an Information Sabbath. It

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NEW! The Sustainable Century Podcast Featuring Guest Ruth Solomon on CSR in Ethiopia

In this edition of The Sustainable Century Podcast, host Marc de Sousa-Shields speaks with Ruth Solomon.

Ruth is director of Organization for Social Development in Ethiopia, a vibrant country, rich in culture at the cross roads of Africa and Arabia. Its recent history is one where hope and poverty abound in frequent destabilizing events from war, to mass immigration in and out of the country.

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Ending Poverty is Key to Sustainability

Human development and contributions to sustainability is blocked by poverty. Imagine a world where economic equity and justice ignited the passion and genius of a million Roberta Menchu Tums, Nelson Mandelas, Mahatma Gandhis, Octavio Pazes and Muhamad Yunnises.

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Two Sustainability Costs & Walmart’s New Supply Chain Fees

Walmart announced last week it would require all suppliers to pay warehousing and shelf stocking fees. The new policy, the company says, brings consistency to supplier treatment as some vendors had been charged in the past, whereas others had not. Walmart claims the changes are aimed at working with suppliers to serve “shared customers” and achieve the low prices “they expect and deserve.” The fees may be yet another way take squeeze more out of suppliers who will be tempted to further externalize costs labor, communities and the environment many of which make stuff the world hardly needs let alone deserves high prices on.

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