n his column in this issue, our senior columnist Carl Frankel
expresses optimism for the future in light of the dreadful events
of September 11th. He cites the instantaneous transformation
of global consciousness as a primary factor; in light
of whats happened the past couple of months, he now believes
we are capable of the new levels of spiritual awareness, solidarity
and compassion needed to meet the looming sustainability crisis.
Frankel cites some compelling arguments. And they are made even
more convincing in light of news presented in this issue, as well
as events happening as we go to press:
William Clay Ford, Jr. takes the reins of Ford Motor Co.
as its new chief executive officer. As its chairman, many of Fords
actions demonstrated his commitment to environmental stewardship.
As CEO, hell have even more power to turn the tables and make
a measurable impact.
The Pew Center for Global Climate Change releases a report
entitled Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets, in which case
studies prove unequivocably how leading companies are improving
their competitive edge by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
A report issued by Pax World Funds cites extensive Weisenberger
tracking data that shows that the assets of socially responsible
mutual funds grew five times faster than other funds in its 30-year
And Peter Pestillo, chairman and CEO of Visteon Corp., the
second largest automotive supplier, publicly states in this issue,
In my view, if you dont disassociate [the environment]
from what you do, you tend to do better. We ought not to have business
initiatives and environmental initiatives. We ought to have solid
business initiatives that embrace environmental considerations.
We end the year living in a world that is much different than the
one in which we began. What we do now is up to us. We have the impetus
to do betterindeed, to do our best. Lets show the world
what were made of.
P.S. We are thrilled to announce that green@work has received a
prestigious 2001 Ozzie Award for Best Design of a New Magazine!
We look forward to many more exciting things in 2002.