How is the pandemic affecting the profession of sustainability?

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Amid the global pandemic and economic meltdown, the profession of sustainability inside companies seems to be moving apace. The rest is here: How is the pandemic affecting the profession of sustainability?

The state of the sustainability profession in uncertain times

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Here is the original post: The state of the sustainability profession in uncertain times. Business Green biennial-report corporate-sustainability execs-showed leadership report-on-the state of the profession the-jobs the-virus until-the-virusOur biennial report on the jobs of corporate sustainability execs showed significant process, at least until the virus hit.

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An ode to the sustainability profession

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Continued here: An ode to the sustainability profession. Sustainability, it turns out, has both rhyme and reason. Business Green gadgets-and has-both offer-high-end rental-markets rhyme-and swanky-fashion- the inside view

As sustainability becomes professionalized, all professions look for sustainability skills

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GreenBiz’s 2020 State of the Profession report illuminates the hard numbers measuring career realities for sustainability leaders across all industries. Here is the original post: As sustainability becomes professionalized, all professions look for sustainability skills. Among other things, the data show shifts to more engaged CEOs, increased investor pressure and a boost in hiring of sustainability professionals among the surveyed companies. .

Episode 246: Celebrating the sustainability profession, the ‘clean fight’

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Episode 246: Celebrating the sustainability profession, the ‘clean fight’ Heather Clancy Fri, 11/20/2020 – 02:00 Week in Review Stories discussed this week (3:45). Original post: Episode 246: Celebrating the sustainability profession, the ‘clean fight’ Business Eco Green clean-fight climate environment intelligence president survey transport

I propose the First Annual Env-Econ Open Non-Structured Colloquium, Compendium, Corrigendum, Conference and Seminar for the Inebriation of the Profession (sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar)

Environmental Economics

Is it time to rethink the academic conference? Academic conferences are a habit from the past, embraced by the administrativersity as a way to showcase knowledge and to increase productivity in the form of published conference proceedings. We have been complicit. Until now. We believe it is time to ask ourselves: What is the purpose of the conference? What has caused us to organize these things year after year without questioning their basis?

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The AER editorial board would do the profession a service by explicitly spelling out the sort of prestige that allows one to be taken seriously by the AER

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Dear AEA Member: Our records indicate that your membership will lapse on Jul 31, 2013, and we invite you to renew your membership at this time. AEA membership provides a number of important benefits including the ability to access all seven AEA journals online, preview pre-publication accepted articles for AEA journals, access EconLit for Members, sign up for update alerts by JEL code and quarterly AEA virtual field journals, and include yourself in the Directory of Members.

Why self-care is essential for effective sustainability leadership

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Business Green about-the-environment are-increasingly environment know-about- leadership research-shows state of the profession the-future things-youReady. Breathe. The rest is here: Why self-care is essential for effective sustainability leadership.

2019 28

The 3 essential elements for the circular jobs of the future

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Business Eco Green benefits-for circle economy circular economy jobs & careers laid-out state of the profession what-realHere’s what real benefits for workers and communities can look like, as laid out by Circle Economy. Excerpt from: The 3 essential elements for the circular jobs of the future.

2020 28

Episode 218: What’s next for sustainability careers, capitalism in a ‘world on fire’

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Original post: Episode 218: What’s next for sustainability careers, capitalism in a ‘world on fire’ Business Green careers corporate strategy covid-19 greenbiz 350 podcast news-highlights podcast review state of the profession weekWeek in ReviewCommentary on this week’s news highlights begins at 7:05.

As COVID-19 and nature are linked, so should be the recovery

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Business Eco Green a-war-hero covid-19 diseases-have economy economy-and health-at-the leadership natural-capital planetary health public-and state of the professionIt’s no coincidence that new diseases have risen as more ecosystems have vanished. Read the rest here: As COVID-19 and nature are linked, so should be the recovery.

As COVID-19 and nature are linked, so should be the recovery

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Business Eco Green covid-19 economy have-vanished- leadership more-ecosystems repair-our risen-as-more state of the professionIt’s no coincidence that new diseases have risen as more ecosystems have vanished. See the original post here: As COVID-19 and nature are linked, so should be the recovery.

2020 28

The global economy depends on clean air

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Business Eco Green a-war-hero economy health-at-the leadership planetary health repair-our same state of the professionTo repair our economy and ensure its resilience, we can — and we must — solve for public and planetary health at the same time. Read the original: The global economy depends on clean air.

The global economy depends on clean air

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Business Eco Green economy economy-and public-and state of the profession the-same war-heroTo repair our economy and ensure its resilience, we can — and we must — solve for public and planetary health at the same time. See the original post here: The global economy depends on clean air.

Sustainability, COVID-19 and the ‘Stockdale Paradox’

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View original here: Sustainability, COVID-19 and the ‘Stockdale Paradox’ Business Green a-war-hero alone-doesn but-you covid-19 from-one get-through leadership optimism state of the profession two steps forward war-heroYou don’t have to be a war hero to get through a crisis, but you can learn from one. Spoiler: Optimism alone doesn’t help.

2020 28

Domo, Covestro, BASF are testing blockchain for tracing plastics

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Business Green and-plastics economic-meltdown global moving-apace- plastic production-processes- the-global the-professionThe mission: create an open data-sharing application that chemicals and plastics producers can use to inform circular production processes. Read more: Domo, Covestro, BASF are testing blockchain for tracing plastics.

2020 28

What Engie’s tax equity deal tells us about financing renewables

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Business Green benefits-for circle economy circular economy deals-but into-utility-scale laid-out nuanced-reality- renewable energy solar-projects state of the professionSo far, money is still flowing into utility-scale deals but it’s harder to come by for residential, distributed solar, commercial and industrial, and community solar projects. View original here: What Engie’s tax equity deal tells us about financing renewables.

2020 28

Now more than ever, it seems we can’t live without plastic

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Business Green a-nuanced-reality- and-governments and-products- are-working benefits-for circle economy circular economy laid-out minimize-environmental nuanced-reality- plastic packaging state of the professionCompanies and governments are working to minimize environmental harm of plastic packaging and products, but they face a nuanced reality. Read more from the original source: Now more than ever, it seems we can’t live without plastic.

2020 28

Introducing GreenBiz.org, a new nonprofit for BIPOC professionals

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The nonprofit, spun out of the for-profit GreenBiz Group as an independent entity, was born of our longstanding efforts to counter the overwhelming whiteness of the sustainable business profession — and sustainability overall — but was energized by the events of last summer, as the topic of racial justice burst from the margins to the mainstream across the United States and beyond.

Four questions answered on the US leaving the Paris Climate Agreement

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Business Green action-on-climate climate change corporate strategy exit-mean for-curbing might-expect paris-agreement policy & politics state of the profession stock-options what-does what-youOne question — what does the U.S. exit mean for curbing climate change? Here is the original post: Four questions answered on the US leaving the Paris Climate Agreement.

2019 28

Policy leaders offer gutsy talk on climate hope and progress

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Business Green a-sharp-rise action-on-climate california confusing-world- criteria-are greenfin more-aggressive policy & politics present-and state of the profession urged-for verge 19Outspoken policymakers, present and past, urged for more aggressive action on climate at VERGE 19 in Oakland, California. View post: Policy leaders offer gutsy talk on climate hope and progress.

ESG ratings are confounding. For CSOs, that’s good news

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Business Green a-dynamic-and a-sharp-rise based-on-sustainability confusing-world- criteria-are greenfin sharp-rise state of the professionInvestments based on sustainability criteria are on a sharp rise. It’s a dynamic and confusing world. CSOs should rejoice. More here: ESG ratings are confounding. For CSOs, that’s good news.

2019 28

What good are city clean-energy targets?

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Business Green amazon and beyond atlanta getting-better greenland new-ventures ocean-plastic plastic state of the profession sustainabilityCities from Atlanta to Los Angeles and beyond are seeing sweeping changes. See the rest here: What good are city clean-energy targets?

Apparel industry fashions sustainability roles; insurers look to cut risk with new chiefs

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Business Green amazon getting-better greenland new-ventures ocean-plastic plastic state of the profession sustainability the-yearFrom new ventures from sustainability stalwarts to tech executives in energy management, it’s an interesting time of the year for the sustainability field. Original post: Apparel industry fashions sustainability roles; insurers look to cut risk with new chiefs.

2019 28

Is governance the unexplored secret behind Patagonia’s business success?

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Business Green a-need-for- action-on-climate corporate strategy employee-engagement might-expect policy & politics sdg state of the profession stock-options what-youContrary to what you might expect, the company doesn’t offer employee stock options, in part so it can continue to push boundaries of corporate behavior. Read more from the original source: Is governance the unexplored secret behind Patagonia’s business success?

2019 28

Needed: A systematic effort to monitor and report greenwashing related to the SDGs

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Business Green a-need-for- action-on-climate call-out corporate reporting corporate strategy more-aggressive need-for policy & politics sdg state of the profession urged-for verge 19There is a need for an independent institutional arrangement to call out companies that are overstating SDG commitments in corporate reporting or financing declarations. View post: Needed: A systematic effort to monitor and report greenwashing related to the SDGs.

2019 28

The Western Woman Will Save the World.

The Alien Next Door

On the eve of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference , in which we could especially use some feminine wisdom , I thought it appropriate to discuss a quote I was reminded of recently from a self-professed social entrepreneur I met in Chester, Nova Scotia (more on her in a later post). The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Monday, December 7, 2009 The Western Woman Will Save the World.

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The world is going sideways. What’s a sustainability professional to do?

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Business Green a-are-melting air pollution amazon and-the arctic are-burning are-melting getting-better greenland state of the profession such-as-plasticThe Amazon and the Arctic are burning, Greenland and Antarctica are melting, and longstanding concerns such as plastic waste, air pollution and water security that don’t seem to be getting better. How do you stay positive? View original here: The world is going sideways. What’s a sustainability professional to do?

2019 28

How sustainability vets align their work-life identities

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To that end, we asked our vets to offer a succinct response to this question: The sustainability profession includes an identity that extends outside the workplace as much as inside the workplace. Business Eco Green a-lawyer-and a-surprise-part communications ellen-weinreb love organizations personal profession sustainability work workplace world

Only two?

Environmental Economics

" A lesser man might recognize that he is in the wrong profession From the inbox: I am sorry to inform you that I have decided to reject your submission. One of the referee reports began with: "I see two huge shortcomings."  

2015 138

"Killing EJMR"

Environmental Economics

The context of this discussion is that women are unacceptably underrepresented at all levels of the economics profession ( source ): Our profession, our work, and our image suffer from being male-dominated. Jim Campbell: For the last couple of weeks, the online economics community has been discussing and reacting to rampant misogyny on a website, Economics Job Market Rumors.

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Stand-up economist: Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change

Environmental Economics

the economics profession won't be participating (as much) in the training of undergraduates in climate skepticism

An endorsement (or two)

Environmental Economics

I look forward to using it in my class next term – I usually start class off with a survey of the students, and it will be fun now to compare their answers to those of the profession. From the inbox: I just read your article in REEP with the survey of environmental economists. Thanks for the article! And I really need to remember to check your blog more often…  I always mean to do that, and then just somehow it gets away from me…  but that’s a great resource too!

2017 116

Quote of the Day: If this doesn't work, we're going to hold our breath and stomp our feet until you listen

Environmental Economics

"There exists a vibrant community of pluralist economists in the UK and elsewhere, but these academics have been marginalised within the profession.

2013 126

Quote of the Day: At the risk of sounding like an environmental economist, I'm a fan of Sousa marches

Environmental Economics

What the hell does Jerry Hausman have against Sousa?

2017 100

The value of life as revealed by the media

Environmental Economics

Apparently if John wants to make it in this profession he should stop researching hurricanes and start researching Roseanne From FiveThirtyEight.com : On Tuesday, two things happened: A New England Journal of Medicine article by Harvard researchers argued that the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was most likely thousands higher than the official number of 64; and Roseanne Barr, the sitcom star, was fired for a racist Twitter rant.

2018 109

The AERE tree is on the JAERE cover

Environmental Economics

In contrast, our view is that  JAERE’s  success will hinge on what we as a profession do on behalf of the new journal, rather than what happens to other outlets. Indeed, the profession generally, and junior members in particular, will benefit from having  JEEM  remain a respectable outlet. We urge AERE members to recognize the contribution to the profession from these individuals and to support their efforts accordingly. 

2014 131

Only a chump would buy this book

Environmental Economics

of the economics profession has never read an environmental textbook, I figure that there are a lot of possible sales here. Day 3 of the great textbook giveaway experiment: To celebrate my first day Visiting NUS next week,  I will be giving away free copies of my Fundamentals book  on Monday 8/26/13.

"The 1993 Econ Ph.D. Cohort" rocked!

Environmental Economics

not bad but it wouldn't get you into the College Football Playoff ): REPEC's performance metrics turn everyone in the profession into a single scalar value. Matt Kahn (currently ranked #6 in the 1993 cohort.  Here is the current ranking of the world's class of 1993.  I am eagerly waiting for my retroactive Restud Tour Invite! REPEC Claims that I am an environmental economist and an urban economist.

2015 122

What is Ethical Engineering and How Does it Work?

Green Prophet

When it comes to learned professions, engineering is incredibly important. Those who study for this profession are expected to display the highest standards of integrity and honesty. This is where the code of ethics for engineers comes into the profession.

2020 56

"An Oath for Scientists"

Environmental Economics

  I will protect the credibility of my profession by making careful, transparent, calibrated claims. I swear that I will, according to my ability and judgment, protect the credibility of science by carrying out this oath and this indenture.

2018 145

London College of Garden Design to sponsor planting design competition

Green (Living) Review

Director Andrew Fisher Tomlin said “At LCGD we are committed to improving the role of innovative planting design within our profession and our unique Planting Design Diploma is now regularly fully enrolled.” The London College of Garden Design has announced their sponsorship of a Planting Design Competition at the Belvoir Castle Flower and Garden Show 2020.

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Episode 217: Checking in with CSOs, biodiversity talk, the ‘fragility’ of auto-centric cities

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Plus, McKinsey Partner Dickon Pinner offers advice on how corporate sustainability professions can apply lessons from the COVID-19 crisis to long-term climate strategy. Read the original post: Episode 217: Checking in with CSOs, biodiversity talk, the ‘fragility’ of auto-centric cities. Business Green advice-on-how biodiversity covid-19 from-the-covid greenbiz 350 podcast how-corporate kinsey-partner partner pinner podcast