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November 30, 2017

We are having our fall meeting of the Smeal Sustainability Advisory Board tonight and tomorrow.  

We are very fortunate to have such a great group of advisor...

November 28, 2017

"Money talks...The global bond market is the show.  It's a $60 trillion market." -Drew Wolf, Starbucks VP and Treasurer

That is what Starbucks VP and Treasurer Dr...

November 27, 2017

Recently top of the charts among sustainable MBA programs and featuring a range of sustainable business classes and research activities, the University of Exeter...

November 22, 2017

My pies, fresh from the oven. 

Carl Sagan famously said "if you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you first need to invent the universe."

Every year our trad...

November 21, 2017

I love this ambitious, heartfelt and smart effort to create the world's first modular and ethical mobile phone.  The folks at Fairphone are doing some good work....

November 21, 2017

  • Have you worked to address food waste on campus before?

Yes, I have worked on this topic and my staff was also focused on food waste both in our Green Team...

November 19, 2017

An excerpt from a recent keynote in New York:


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"Sustainable development" was born from a historic moment and a warning...

November 16, 2017

I am into it but I have to admit....we might be going overboard on entrepreneurship education.  Or we might at least explore the possible downsides and blindspot...

November 15, 2017

Paul Hawken's book The Ecology of Commerce was a life changer for me 20 years ago. (The same book changed Interface's Ray Anderson's life and leadership as well)...

November 14, 2017

Business schools have always been happy to be the knowledge production machine that runs alongside the world economy.  As the economy shifted from agricultural t...

November 10, 2017

 The one year anniversary of my father death is today. Hugh Miller Foley was a farm boy turned Olympian turned father, turned woodsman, fisherman, foreman and la...

November 8, 2017

Too often we try to impose sustainability onto others, instead of listening to them and allowing it to grow from the inside out.  

I came to this realization year...

November 6, 2017

Students often ask "how can I get a job in sustainability?" and perhaps this is the wrong question. Asking how you can get a job is like asking how you can catch...

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