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GRI Reloaded – redefining the matrix for disclosure on sustainability performance – #GRI2016 conference reflections

It’s the week after the GRI Conference, the week when we attendees all return to our desks and reflect what we heard and learned. Clearly, GRI has set important steps, has changed its strategy towards becoming a standard setter, and has entered the digital age in...
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Integral Thinking & True Materiality – Part 7/7: What Others Say About The New Impetus

This 7-part series has been first published on Sustainable Brands between late January and early March 2016 as a 6-part series and a follow-up by Bill Baue, co-founder of Convetit and the Sustainability Context Group. It captures the essence of my thinking I was able...
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Integral Thinking & True Materiality – Part 6/7: Defining Trust, Innovation and Resilience

This 7-part series has been first published on Sustainable Brands between late January and early March 2016 as a 6-part series and a follow-up by Bill Baue, co-founder of Convetit and the Sustainability Context Group. It captures the essence of my thinking I was able...
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Integral Thinking & True Materiality – Part 5/7: Scalability Opportunities Define the Size of Impact

This 7-part series has been first published on Sustainable Brands between late January and early March 2016 as a 6-part series and a follow-up by Bill Baue, co-founder of Convetit and the Sustainability Context Group. It captures the essence of my thinking I was able...
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Integral Thinking & True Materiality – Part 4/7: Success Definition For True Future Value Creation

This 7-part series has been first published on Sustainable Brands between late January and early March 2016 as a 6-part series and a follow-up by Bill Baue, co-founder of Convetit and the Sustainability Context Group. It captures the essence of my thinking I was able...
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Integral Thinking & True Materiality – Part 3/7: Purpose Defines Connectedness

This 7-part series has been first published on Sustainable Brands between late January and early March 2016 as a 6-part series and a follow-up by Bill Baue, co-founder of Convetit and the Sustainability Context Group. It captures the essence of my thinking I was able...
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Integral Thinking & True Materiality – Part 2/7: The Need for a New Impetus

This 7-part series has been first published on Sustainable Brands between late January and early March 2016 as a 6-part series and a follow-up by Bill Baue, co-founder of Convetit and the Sustainability Context Group. It captures the essence of my thinking I was able...
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Integral Thinking and True Materiality -Part 1/7: Introduction

This 7-part series has been first published on Sustainable Brands between late January and early March 2016 as a 6-part series and a follow-up by Bill Baue, co-founder of Convetit and the Sustainability Context Group. It captures the essence of my thinking I was able...
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Homo homini lupus -the failing answers to the refugee crisis

Homo homini lupus -the failing answers to the refugee crisis 28FEB A month ago I published ‘The long sustainability shadow of the refugee crisis’. Today, with hundreds of readers and about 200 reactions richer, I am writing a sequel to this blog. It sums up what I...
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The long sustainability shadow of the refugee crisis

The long sustainability shadow of the refugee crisis 24JAN For those of us working in the sustainability field for many years, sometimes decades, following the current discussion about the ‘refugee crisis’ hurts. We are used to think longer-term, at least those of us...
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Acknowlegements

Ralph is genuine pioneer and leader in the field of sustainability, and also a great pleasure to work with. I am looking forward to co-creating the ThriveAbility movement with him.

Dr. Robin Wood

Founder ThriveAbility Foundation

“I have enormously enjoyed working with Ralph on the concept of ‘zero impact growth,’ including participating in the first Zeronauts Symposium which he organised in Rotterdam. He brings an unusual combination of the professional, the entrepreneurial and the cross-cultural to tough business challenges. I look forward to working with him in 2013 and beyond.”

John Elkington

Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Volans (Volans Ventures Ltd

“Ralph is among those at the cutting-edge of sustainability management, who fully understand the importance of measuring, managing and reporting organizational performance in terms of social and ecological thresholds in the world (i.e., instead of ignoring them). His associated grasp of ‘sustainability context’ as a core principle in sustainability management places him at the forefront of the field. He is every bit a thought leader in this regard, with the capacity to facilitate real progress in the sustainability performance of both organizations and commerce in general. Ralph is a valued colleague of mine whose opinions on this subject I deeply respect.”

Mark McElroy, PhD

Management consultant, innovator and award-winning author, Founder & Executive Director Center for Sustainable Organizations Thetford Center, VT

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