October, 2014: Collaboration is increasingly the modus operandi for organizations pushing systems change. While some organizations may find the process tough, it is never impossible. Bringing the right partners together fueled by similar passions and intent, and finding the right actor to push the group forward, collaboration can be more than effective – it can be transformational.
February, 2014: Improper processing of discarded devices can harm health and the environment. Schemes run by firms aim to boost recycling and cut e-waste. It is crucial that they succeed for all nations to benefit from technology.
In May, 2013, I was featured in The Guardian's blog with my piece "Zero Deforestation by 2020: the challenging road." I share my thoughts on what's needed by Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) companies and their peers to meet the aggressive goal of eliminating deforestation from key commodity supply chains.
In October, 2012 I highlighted the importance of field engagement and gaining a firm grasp of origin dynamics (i.e. farmer livelihoods, operating conditions, etc) for companies making true sustainable sourcing commitments.
To highlight the partnership between Conservation International (CI) and Starbucks, I wrote an article for the attendees at Rio+20 in June, 2012. See pages 112-113.
In one of my first authored publications, I showcase the efforts by the Consumer Electronics industry to improve the lifecycle of their products, including materials and design elements.
During my five years at Conservation International (CI) I authored a number of blogs discussing a variety of issues including the link between civil conflict and climate change, my personal experience traveling to Indonesia to visit coffee farms and how nature can be a solution to our climate challenge.