LEAD FEATURE ❧ In the race to save the planet from climate change, resilience has been misconstrued as sustaining historic conditions. But some of them are undesirable and others no longer feasible. Adaptive governance can promote transformation to help communities frustrated with current conditions.
With a SIDEBAR from the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
SURVEY REPORT ❧ Large U.S. corporations lead the global pack in sustainability reporting — from data on greenhouse gas emissions to gender diversity ratios — allowing stakeholders to produce mutual victories with firms outside the usual government-business infighting.
With SIDEBARs from Ceres and from the sustainability reporting chief at Intel Corporation.
COVER STORY ❧ Our study shows that shattering the glass ceiling preserves blue skies: A company with greater gender diversity among its directors is less likely to commit environmental violations, helping the firm avoid costly litigation and preserving shareholder wealth.
With SIDEBARs by former EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman, by a high-ranking businesswoman, and by a scholar on gender diversity in corporate governance.
In May, an unprecedented announcement shook the climate change policy world. A group of chief executive officers of some of the largest international corporations banded together with a group of NGO advisers to call for a greater federal role in America’s response to the threat of climate change. We asked a group of them to tell our readers what shape the federal response to climate change should take.
PROFILE ❧ A crusading public interest attorney in rural Appalachia, Tom FitzGerald was appointed to the commission overseeing water quality in the Ohio River. When the interstate panel tried to eliminate its successful standardsetting, he used his new insider status to instead strengthen the program.
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