Monthly Archives: March 2014

sustainability from a verb to a noun

Sustainability is slowly transformed from a verb into now a noun. This transformation has positives and negatives. Sustainability as a noun allows it to have a place similar to that of health and safety in an organization. It can be … Continue reading

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Challenges in BIg Data – bottlenecks after bottleneck after bottleneck. Collaboration, Technology, and Human Behavior

Data is powerful. The entire morning, I have been learning that data drives changes, it drives policies and addresses corporate policies. But data can also be problems. There are various challenges that big data can bring about. Data quantity and … Continue reading

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Sustainability in the age of Big Data – Government and Regulation Perspective Q&A

Sustainability in the age of big data – Government’s perspectiveMark Headd of City of Philadelphia and Cary Coglianese of university of Pennsylvania. Government has for the longest time the largest user of data. The volume of data being collected by … Continue reading

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Wayne Balta – IBM and IBM’s view on sustainability in the age of big data.

The discussion of Big Data is no longer if the data exist, or if this is the age of big data. The discussion today is whether big data is here to stay and how big data will play a role … Continue reading

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Footprinting from the perspective of DuPont

I again had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Bob Reich of DuPont on corporate point of view on water. Bob’s job at DuPont is to deal with the water footprint in DuPont’s operation.Bob opened the conversation with DuPont’s … Continue reading

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Environmental Justice from a business perspective – Deidre Sanders, Ph.D.

Deidre Sanders, Ph.D., author of, Ignoring environmental justice is risky business, talked in a lunch session seminar at Wharton business school. Environmental Justice is not just a topic of hard data, it is also a field full of emotions and … Continue reading

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Sustainability and Food Waste – Bernard J. David

Bernard talks about sustainability from the perspective of food. Why food? Well, Bernard talks of Maslow’s hierarchy of need. From a perspective that sustainability is new. We need to get the basics first. Maslow’s hierarchy starts with the basic needs. … Continue reading

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