Sustainability: Seizing the Reins

As the U.N. Climate Conference in Copenhagen, er, heats up, we're being inundated with material on the managerial, business, and political implications of sustainability. Much of it is advocacy, from sources ranging from Mikhail Gorbachev to Sarah Palin. For helpful summaries of what is happening and may yet happen in Copenhagen, we direct you to The Economist's take on what countries must do and GlobalPost's comprehensive guide to the event's scientific, historic, economic, and legal ramifications.

Berns_hopkinsFor our angle, see Seizing the Reins on Sustainability, an essay written for Environmental Leader by our editor-in-chief Michael S. Hopkins and Boston Consulting Group's Maurice Berns, one of his collaborators on our recent special report on the business of sustainability.