In a World of Hurt, No More Business as Usual

I originally wrote a version this post for Strategy & Business. It seems more even more prescient as the Ukraine/Russia situation nears the boiling point, the navies of China and Vietnam joust in the South China Sea, and the threats of climate change become ever more apparent. Are you and your … [Read more...]

Cut-Rate Carbon: Why We’ll Price Carbon Wrong

Two interesting articles appeared next to each other in the New York Times on Wednesday (print edition): One was about calculating the value of the future impact of carbon emitted today. The other was about economist Wynne Godley. Seemingly unrelated, they told an interesting story about the future … [Read more...]

Leadership and Sandy: The Uncertain Future

The weather events of this week were horrific. It was heartbreaking to see the destruction up and down the east coast as well as inland areas as hurricane, then tropical storm, Sandy made her way from the Caribbean to the Great Lakes. The evaluations of the leadership demonstrated by New York … [Read more...]

Green Restaurant Initiative Gathers Steam

In fall 2011 I launched an initiative to "green" the restaurants of my neighborhood, Washington Square, Brookline, Massachusetts. The area is home to the Boston area's first GRA Certified Green Restaurant, The Fireplace, as well as nearly 20 other dining options from an ice cream shop to fine … [Read more...]

How Clean is Your Transportation?

On May 17 I will have the honor to return to New York to moderate a discussion on clean transportation for the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York. Last year's conversation was robust and wide-ranging and this year's should be just as engaging. Appearing on the panel are: - Rich … [Read more...]