“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein I recently watched a Google talk on YouTube by Alex Epstein called ‘The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels’. As I lean towards the other side of this debate, it was interesting to get a fossil fuel (oil, […]
Category: UN Global Compact
Are Projects Material to Non-Financial Reporting?
The Rise of Sustainability (Non-Financial) Reporting I am often asked what I do for a living. When I explain that I work in sustainability I usually get an “oh, ok.” followed by a “what does that mean?” Therein lies the challenge. Sustainability is a broad topic. For us at GPM, we address global environmental, economic, and […]
Sustainable Development Goal #12 of 17 and Project Management, Responsible Consumption and Production.
In this installment of our series on the SDGs, we look at #12 of 17, Ensure Responsible Consumption and Production Patterns. This goal encompasses eight targets for sustainable development. For this post, we are going to focus on numbers 4, 5, 6, and 7. Sustainable consumption and production in this context, means to do more and better […]
The challenges dealing with child labour in the fast fashion or “McFashion” garment industry
“Why do I feel so strongly that fashion is a pivotal industry to get right? Firstly because it is a full spectrum industry. It extends from the farmers that grow cotton to the women beading in ateliers, it encompasses millions of people from agriculture to the creative marketing and selling. It is also dependent on […]
2016 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit Update
This past week the UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit took place in New York and for the fourth straight year, we took an active role. The compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support Sustainable Development goals. What is great about the compact […]