Integration Lessons from Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and the Philippines

Key Asian markets provide an interesting study in the market pressures that can both help and hinder the integration of sustainability. We spoke to practitioners in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and the Philippines and found that they are eager to accelerate the process of integrating sustainability. We see regulation and global customer demand putting […]

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The Unusual Suspects: Janice Lao, MTR Corporation

MTR is one of the world’s leading rail operators transporting over 5.4 million passengers every weekday. Its primary business is the construction and operation of mass transit railway systems in Hong Kong.  Its most recent sustainability report, Life of the City, takes a journey through a day in Hong Kong and uses the stories of […]

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The power of storytelling for business engagement on sustainability

When I started the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership in 2012, I saw it as the final staging

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Making Sustainability Personal: The Value of Experiential Learning

Zoë Arden, Director in SustainAbility’s London office, recently completed her Masters at the Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability Leadership.  For her dissertation, she conducted a year-long research project into the impact of experiential learning programmes on business leaders’ attitudes to sustainability.   Many businesses struggle to embed sustainability and only a few brave, oft-quoted companies […]

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The Unusual Suspects: Anna Hagemann Rise, Froosh

Anna Hagemann Rise, Group Communications and CSR manager, interviewed for a different role at Froosh but within minutes she and the CEO were talking politics and it ended with him asking if she would like to run the Fruit Farm Programme. She talks to Zoë Arden about the company’s connections with the countries from which […]

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Meet Our Network: Tony Juniper

Tony Juniper is one of a handful of environmentalists that barely need an introduction. He is a campaigner, writer, and sustainability adviser and has long been involved with Friends of the Earth.  More recently he has worked as Special Advisor with the Prince’s Charities International Sustainability Unit and is a Senior Associate with the University […]

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From Base Camp to Summit: Mike Barry, Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer’s director of Plan A, Mike Barry, spoke to Zoë Arden recently about the big challenges of getting both consumer traction and employee engagement to take Plan A, the company’s sustainability strategy, to the next level. It is always energising and inspiring to spend time with Mike Barry, a well-respected leader in the […]

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Meet the Activists: 38 Degrees

38 Degrees is one of the UK’s biggest campaigning communities, with over 2.5 million members. Members link up both in communities or online and discuss and vote to decide which issues the organisation campaigns on together.  Zoë Arden talks to Maddy Carroll, Director of Campaigns at 38 Degrees, about the rise of ‘people-powered’ movements.   ZA: […]

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Meet Our Network: Craig Bennett, Friends of the Earth

Craig Bennett rejoined Friends of the Earth as Director of Policy and Campaigns in 2010 having spent nearly four years as Deputy Director of the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (now CISL), where he headed up the Corporate Leaders Group, bringing together business leaders to tackle climate change.  He continues to have a foot in […]

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Experiential Learning Aims to Close Gap Between Big Business and Social Good

Can working in the Mumbai slums or with Mexican litter pickers provide leaders with epiphany moments about responsible business, or is it simply ‘poverty porn’?

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