Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

Entrepreneurship Hothouse: Embedding Values into Business and Business into Values

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: June 26th, 2013

By Pamela Paquin

The Institute’s Hothouse last week put into sharp focus our goal of embedding values into business and business into values. Our intention was to deliver actionable advice and an experience in real time of how to apply it. Put simply, the event included these steps: Research – research your system and see what’s actually needed, who your clients are, and what [...]

Do the Math Tour: We Are Greater Than Fossil Fuels

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: November 29th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

2,500 people came to Boston to hear Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein speak (Image credit: 350.org) If Bill McKibben ever gets tired of the author/activist life, he should consider becoming a math teacher. I’ve certainly never seen anyone else create as much interest as he has in three simple integers. This past July, McKibben introduced the world to these three numbers in [...]

Voting: A Flawed System, but an Important One

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: November 6th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Donella Meadows’s writing showed that the American election system is far from perfect, but the privilege of voting is still too important to pass up. Today, Americans vote to decide the next President in the White House. The voting system is imperfect, but our participation is important. (Image credit: MCS@flickr) Voting, democracy, elections, and campaign reform were all common themes in Donella [...]

Low Tech Yields High Returns in Solving Sustainability Issues

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: November 1st, 2012

By Rolf Huber

High technology can only go so far in resolving the social, health and structural problems that individuals and communities are faced with across the globe, and that’s why the Siemens Stiftung’s “empowering people. Award” aims to get back to the basics. Throughout the world, according to the World Health Organization, 884 million people still lack access to clean water —and [...]

The Sustainability Leaders Network

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: May 30th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Congratulations to Edie Farwell and Dominic Stucker of the Sustainability Leaders Network (SLN) for carrying on the leadership trainings and sustainability work they started through the Donella Meadows Leadership Fellows Program! The SLN continues to connect and engage with each of DMI’s 74 Fellows to deepen their impact as they address today’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. In addition to [...]

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