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GPM Supporting Sustainable Development in Africa

I have long maintained that professional development organizations and associations that have a focus of expertise must establish a connection to global issues and develop platforms for action and partnership. Not doing so is to contribute to siloism and further separates business from the problems in our world. We must become forces for good. Historical Context When […]

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Keep on scammin’ on: The evil brilliance, success and recurrence of The Playbook

Leading student in business propaganda, Australian social scientist Alex Carey persuasively argues that the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy; the growth of corporate power; the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy. Noam Chomsky, World Orders: Old and […]

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Brandolini’s Law in Sustainability Discussions

Dealing With Nonsensical Sustainability Positions I have recently experienced a number of profoundly confusing and somewhat bizarre positions and arguments on LinkedIn (and elsewhere). For example, absurd arguments against the requirement for greenhouse gas emission reductions, not providing a liveable wage or the right to employ slave and child labour. Though these entries are obviously […]

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Sustainable Risk Management – Four Current Challenges with Solutions

This post focuses on the current challenges of sustainable risk management within sustainable change delivery, with useful perspectives, tools, and techniques.  This blog post is part of a series that provides the foundation for understanding sustainable change delivery. “Primum non nocere – First, do no harm” – Auguste François Chomel (Hooker, p. 219, 1849) “The golden axiom of […]

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Why sustainability focused project management is the only way forward.

Over the past two decades’ reputational risk for organizations has become more complex as consumers, stakeholders, and investors have increased demand for eco-friendly and socially conscious products and services. Guiding frameworks for non-financial reporting from the GRI and UN Global Compact have put sustainability into the crosshairs of executive focus and the increase in non-financial […]

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5th CSR Lebanon Forum

The diamond in the rough

On October 25th and 26th, I had the opportunity to speak and facilitate a workshop on PRiSM at the CSR Lebanon Forum. Now in its 5th year, the forum attracts businesses from many industries in the region, bringing awareness and sharing best practices on authentic Corporate Social Responsibility, what we refer to as sCSR (Sustainable CSR). […]

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Flaws with the Iron Triangle

This post provides a perspective on the risks of output-focused project management and specifically identifies flaws with the iron triangle or triple constraint. This is part of a series to improve awareness of sustainable change delivery. “The systems that fail are those that rely on the permanency of human nature, and not on its growth and […]

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