I feel like I spent the last 6 months in a dungeon. Outside of consulting just enough to pay my bills, I spent the remainder of my time writing a business book together with Greg Balestrero, my partner in crime! The book is titled Organizational Survival: Profitable Strategies for a Sustainable Future and will be released by McGraw-Hill Professional at the end of this year.
Even though we walked different paths in life, the drive for Greg and myself to write this book is the same. The world is faced with several crises: global climate change, a growing global population and middle class that could exhaust the planet’s resources and challenge our very survival by the middle of this century. Unless we change the way we are doing business, these crises will affect the supply chains of every company on our planet. Yes, there are many books on Sustainability; however, this is a conversation that needs to be had and to be continued. Today, like never before, we urgently need innovation to manage and protect precious natural resources; creative ways to avoid the depletion of critical raw materials; inventive approaches to reducing and repairing environmental damage; and strategies for building sustainable communities.
I would like to share some excerpts from the book and start the conversation. Please let me know your thoughts and ideas!
I have traveled a lot in my life, both for pleasure and work, and in the process I had developed a healthy distrust of corporate intentions regarding nature, wildlife, and people, simply from seeing the damage done on land and under water. When I heard more and more companies talking about Corporate Social Responsibility but could not see real progress, either due to lack of transparency or lack of action, it sounded to me more like a marketing tool than true intentions to sustain our environment and societies. Continue Reading