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Shelly Esque of WNSF Honored as “Global Girl Connector”

WNSF Board member Shelly Esque has been named by Women’s eNews as one of 2014’s 21 leaders for the 21st Century.  Shelly is among seven being recognized for “speaking across our generations”, for her lifetime of work empowering and educating girls. Through … Continue reading


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Amy Hall – Climate Risk and Opportunities: Social Consciousness at Eileen Fisher Company

Amy Hall is the Director of Social Consciousness and a member of the Leadership Forum for women’s clothing designer EILEEN FISHER. Amy supports the company’s efforts to practice business responsibly. In her role, Amy guides the company’s human rights work … Continue reading

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Reflection on VERGE Conference

by Helle Bank Jorgensen, WNSF Board Member I had the pleasure of attending the VERGE Conference in WDC in March – and I must say it was one of the better conferences. I went away with a lot of new knowledge, as well … Continue reading

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Top Five Things Businesswomen Need To Know About Sustainability

by Karen Flanders, Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF) It goes without saying what’s most important is going to depend on where the company is in its sustainability “journey”. Companies just starting out would be doing some existential soul … Continue reading

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WNSF Board Profile: Helle Bank Jorgensen

Brand Accountability Corp.’s New CEO Measures to Manage You can’t manage what you don’t measure. That could well be the motto of Helle Bank Jorgensen, the new CEO of Brand Accountability Corp., a global leading advisor in corporate accountability management, … Continue reading

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Marketing Green: The New Rules

A Review of Ottman’s Latest Book Jacquelyn A. Ottman’s The New Rules of Green Marketing: Strategies, Tools, and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding(Berrett-Koehler and Greenleaf, 2011) is so rich, it’s hard to believe the question ‘is green marketing dead?’ came up in … Continue reading

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PwC’s Metrics for Sustainability Solutions, Part II

Kathy Nieland, who leads PwC’s Sustainable Business Solutions practice and is the partner in charge of the firm’s New Orleans’s practice, learned about sustainability quite personally while living through the devastating hurricane there six years ago. While the firm was … Continue reading

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The Big Transition: How Women Get Green Jobs #2

Leslie Gillespie’s career is in transition—again. That’s typical of lots of professional women right now, especially those seeking sustainability opportunities (CLICK HERE to read Blog #1 on How Women Get Green Jobs). Transitions–whether into and out of government, academia, nonprofits and … Continue reading

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The Energy Factor: Growing Women’s Potential in Technology & Economy

How many middle school girls does it take to change incandescent light bulbs to fluorescents and scale clean energy to everyone in the US and beyond? That was more or less the challenge put to some 250 young women by … Continue reading

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How Women Get Green Jobs (#1): Cast the Net

I’m often asked how to get a job in the sustainability arena. So I decided to put the question to someone who should really know. “There are opportunities everywhere…and there’s a role for everyone,” answered Nancy Sutley, who, as Chair of the … Continue reading

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