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Will Cap and Trade Be a Cash Grab or a Freeze on Climate Change

Will Cap and Trade Be a Cash Grab or a Freeze on Climate Change

The following article, initially titled Can cap-and-trade slow climate change? (by David Suzuki and Climate Change Transportation Policy Analyst Gideon Forman of the David Suzuki Foundation), has been circulated by email by the David Suzuki Foundation. Some critics are labeling the Cap and Trade carbon pricing mechanism as nothing more than a cash grab. You can judge for yourself by reading the post. […]

Is Sustainable Growth an Oxymoron?

Is Sustainable Growth an Oxymoron?

We do a lot without thinking, like using GDP growth as a standard of excellence. Most 21st century activity is based on a ‘given’ that underpins the soft science of economics: ‘Growth is good’ — not just a big assumption, a wrong assumption. Pudding with no proof. Let’s face it, the economic crisis was good […]

Let’s Internalize Externalities

Let’s Internalize Externalities

I’m pleased to welcome Michael Murphy as a new Blogger on BoomerWarrior. Michael is an advocate for Economic and Environmental Sustainability. At IBI Watch, Michael says “that my favorite issues live where science meets policy.” (Editor for BoomerWarrior) Recently in Beijing, it’s been hard to tell night from day. Pollution from coal-burning power plants has long been […]

Davos: Talking Champagne on a Sinking Titanic

Davos: Talking Champagne on a Sinking Titanic

Jim Harris is in Davos at the World Economic Forum for the launch of Corporate Knights’ Global 100. For more information, see http://www.global100.org/. You can follow his live tweeting from Davos at @JimHarris. (This article has been previously posted at HuffPost Business Canada. Jim is a regular blogger on BoomerWarrior.org, Editor). On the morning of Saturday, January 12 when […]

From Fiscal Cliff to Fiscal Abyss

From Fiscal Cliff to Fiscal Abyss

I know we’ve heard enough already about the “Fiscal Cliff.” But the following video is entertaining and a welcomed relief from the serious business of dealing with cliffs. Steve Murray and Grant Ellis (Financial Post) argue that there may be some real benefits to going over a “fiscal cliff”. The US economy could even be […]

How Much Can Business Influence the Environment?

How Much Can Business Influence the Environment?

This is the eleventh blog and final blog for 2012 in a weekly series on how sustainability can save business. It appeared on Tuesdays, and will commence again in 2013. Our first blog, How Sustainability Can Save Business, reframes the common purpose of traditional Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practitioners — that of “saving the environment.” Our […]

Why CFOs Need to Care About Sustainability

Why CFOs Need to Care About Sustainability

This is the tenth blog in a  series on how sustainability can save business. Co-authored by Tyler Elm and Jim Harris, Consultants and Bloggers (Editor). Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Chief Operating Officers (COOs) are increasingly accountable for sustainability. A study by Deloitte — Sustainability: CFOs are coming to the table — found their accountability for sustainability […]

The Heart of the Problem is a Dinosaur Economy Focused on Big Profits.

The Heart of the Problem is a Dinosaur Economy Focused on Big Profits.

BoomerWarrior is pleased to feature this video as part of its ongoing collaboration with Annie Leonard’s The Story of Stuff Project. (Editor) This movie goes to the heart of the problem and asks poignant questions about who or what will save the planet? It has become plainly obvious that governments, NGOs, corporations, religious and political […]

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