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The perspective of the executive

Ray Anderson, the late founder and CEO of Interface Corporation, was a trailblazer among corporate executives in proving the business case for sustainability.

The perspective of the strategy scholar

Michael Porter, the famous Harvard strategy professor, has also written extensively on social innovation, strategic philanthropy and how business can scale solutions to social problems.

An animated perspective on business impact

The Story of Stuff, originally released in December 2007, is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a number of environmental and social issues, and calls us to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the Stuff in your life forever. 

The perspective of the social entrepreneur

"In an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx -- and shows how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy." (Source: TED)

The perspective of the financial executive

Can global capital markets become catalysts for social change? According to investment expert Audrey Choi of Morgan Stanley, individuals own almost half of all global capital, giving them (us!) the power to make a difference by investing in companies that champion social values and sustainability. "We have more opportunity today than ever before to make choices," she says. "So change your perspective. Invest in the change you want to see in the world." (Source: TED)

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