Green Recovery

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Just been alerted to Green Recovery, another debunking of assertions that it is too costly to tackle environmental damage [notably carbon emissions]. This follows a session I saw from  John Sterman of MIT and the Sustainability Institute, which reported McKinsey data showing 10 giga-tons per year [!!] of CO2 abatement potential that is financially profitable to undertake right now. John went on to describe the huge economic dividend to be had by tackling carbon emissions – will feature more on this in ...

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Strategy in health-care

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I see Booz Allen organised a Diabetes Thought Leader Roundtable Discussion, bringing together diverse groups to discuss this major healthcare challenge. Strategy for such societal issues is especially challenging vs. corporate cases precisely because of the multiple actors and agencies involved. An integrated model of how these all interact is essential if effective, coordinated policy is to be achieved …

… which is exactly what my friends Drew Jones and Jack Homer have done with Joyce Essien of ...

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Strategy and sustainability

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Had a couple of interesting contacts on this last week. Seems senior executives in general certainly ‘want to do what’s right’, but face two difficulties. First, it’s not as obvious as it seems to know what the right thing is to do [think of the debates about exploiting cheap labour vs. destitution and poverty]. Secondly, it’s hard for CEOs to make the business case for doing things that seem to be just costly. We can help on both issues.

First, my ...

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