Businesses and the Path to Carbon Neutrality: Leading Beyond Regulation

The urgency of environmental regeneration cannot be overstated, and the role of businesses in achieving carbon neutrality has never been more critical. The journey toward sustainability and reduced carbon footprints is not just a regulatory requirement but a global imperative. This article delves into why businesses should proactively lead in sustainability, outlines key actions they […]

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Planned Obsolescence: An Unsustainable Business Model

Let’s start by defining some terms. Planned Obsolescence involves designing products to quickly break or become obsolete in the short to mid-term, with the general goal of encouraging sales of new products and upgrades. This business model thrives on consumer dissatisfaction and the constant need for newer, shinier products. However, this approach is ultimately unsustainable […]

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Redefining Success: The Urgent Shift from Traditional Education to Skills-Based Learning

Modern education systems are broken. They emphasize grades and standardized testing, which often fail to measure the true skills and abilities of students. They fail to teach critical thinking, instead focusing on memorization and regurgitation of information. This approach leaves students ill-prepared for the real world, where employers are increasingly seeking individuals with practical skills […]

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Embracing Sustainability: A Universal Responsibility Across Professions

Since GPM launched 15 years ago, the landscape of sustainability has undergone a remarkable transformation. Back then, sustainability was often relegated to a niche corner at conferences, viewed through the lens of “trends” and “the future” – a promising yet distant consideration. Those days, however, are now firmly in the rearview mirror. Today, sustainability is […]

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The Global Goals Misstep: How Businesses Misinterpret and Overshadow Nations’ SDG Agendas

It is increasingly common to see businesses of all sizes proclaiming their support for the SDGs. These declarations are often made with great fanfare, accompanied by glossy reports and marketing campaigns designed to showcase a company’s commitment to making the world a better place. However, beneath the surface of these well-intentioned claims lies a fundamental […]

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Ethical Leadership is Core for Sustainable Business

Ethical leadership as it relates to sustainability is not just a trend but a fundamental shift in how organizations are directed and managed. It demands a leadership style that is not only grounded in traditional business acumen but is also deeply rooted in integrity, honesty, and a commitment to ethical practices. This approach involves making […]

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