Since I last wrote I've spoken at Cornell
, The Chapin School
, The College of New Jersey, the Centre for Social Innovation, the University of North Carolina, and elsewhere; welcome to those of you who joined me at any of those events!
I joined Mick Dunn on his Sustainacast podcast
: we chatted about my book, different roles within companies that help and hinder sustainability, and the prospects for more responsible consumer behavior.
Jobs & Internships
Since it's that time of year when the students among us are thinking about jobs and internships, it's worth reiterating that Net Impact
is the single best resource for students interested in corporate responsibility and related fields. (Let me know if you find any particularly helpful sites that I should add to my Resources page; I post any specific listings that come my way on Twitter
But it's also worth reiterating that I, and most of the Corporate Idealists I interviewed for my book, did not find our jobs through public listings: we spotted opportunities and created roles for ourselves. Why not reach out to a company and tell them what they could do better and how you can help? Even if the perfect opportunity doesn't materialize this summer, you might be planting seeds for something awesome down the road.
I've been on the road a lot and working on a big writing project, so no additional articles from me this time. (If you're looking for reading, I highly recommend the new report
by Global Witness and Amnesty International on conflict minerals; it's an excellent explanation of the issue, and calls out both leading and laggard companies.)
So it seems like an appropriate moment to say THANK YOU for all of your support since my book came out -- just over one year ago!
As always, please feel free to hit 'reply' anytime to share your thoughts and let me know how I can support your Corporate Idealist journey.
Until next time,