A GLOBE 2014 debate on the speed and focus of the business sustainability transition created headlines and sparked ideas that still have people talking. Pictured above, environmentalist and venture partner Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Wal van Lierop, president and CEO of Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital Canada, in that debate. Photo credit: Jon Pesochin.
Are people tip-toeing around necessary changes for a sustainable future?

It wasn’t whether alternative energy technologies need to be implemented that caught the attention of many at GLOBE 2014 — North America’s largest business sustainability summit. It was when and how.

Michelle Strutzenberger

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On one of my last evenings in Barcelona a few of us gathered at a cozy shop in an old part of the city called La Villa de Gracias (the Village of Gratitude) to talk over mango milkshakes and crepes.

Camille Jensen

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Imagine it’s 2030. The world’s greatest generation of entrepreneurs, the baby boomers, have retired from the more than 600,000 small- and medium-sized businesses they founded. Due to the thousands of companies that went up for sale, and an awareness of the gravity of the transition, a significant number of business owners chose to sell their companies to their employees.