Sustainability goes hand in hand with DEI

Sustainability Goes Hand in Hand with DEI

Sustainable business goes nowhere without diversity, equity and inclusion. While the scope of sustainability in business has broadened beyond environmental footprint—to include social responsibility and human rights, for example—the scope of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has also broadened. And these scopes have begun to overlap in certain areas. As part of corporate responsibility, companies …

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Quality

Quality

Essay by: Mike Shesterkin, Exec. Director In this article, we continue our journey of understanding the business as a system and the ways in which we go about applying such thinking. In the last article, we discussed the knowledge that comes through the International Standards Organization (ISO), and why it is voluntary consensus standards establish …

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Business, Emergent Properties and Dr. Deming

Business, Emergent Properties and Dr. Deming

Essay by: Mike Shesterkin, Exec. Director Last week, we covered how it is a business fits the definition of a system and how notions of interconnectedness and emergent properties are important to grasping the business as a system. These ideas are foundational to seeing the business in terms of how it fits within the Earth …

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Local Economies and Democracy

Local Economies and Democracy

By: Eileen Gao, SMSBF Intern An avalanche of issues has collapsed on the United States—just a sample of The Atlantic’s recent headlines include: “America Should Prepare for a Double Pandemic”, “A Lot of Americans are About to Lose Their Houses”, and “First Comes Police Reform, Then Comes Everything Else”. These issues have flooded my social …

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