Sustainability Leadership - Building the economic model of tomorrow
Many of us talk about Sustainability and the need to do more. What is shocking to me is how little we are doing. What makes it even more serious is how many of us are sitting on our hands knowing that time is running out for us to be able to preserve our planet and everything we have today for the generations of tomorrow. We took a look at ourselves and made the decision that we need to be an active and contributing part of the change we need by helping to create the education and leadership that we need now. As a result, Manzimvula is part of the team helping Arizona State University to imagine and deliver a new Executive Masters Program in Sustainability Leadership. A program with an objective and more importantly the capability of producing Sustainability Leaders within a 13 month program built on practical hands on experiential and immersive learning.
Manzimvula recognized in B Corp's 2013 Best for the World Overall List.
Chandler, Arizona, April 17th, 2013 - Manzimvula recognized in B Corp's 2013 Best for the World Overall List
Today B Corp took a moment to honor the Best of the Best: 67 businesses who scored in the top 10% of all B Corps for overall social and environmental impact. To learn more about the Best for the World B Corps and their impact, check them out on B Corp's website here.
Extractive Industry: Filling the Gaps
We talk of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility and what the things are that we should and need to be doing with respect to Community Engagement. I was recently asked to evaluation an agenda for an upcoming event focused on Sustainability in the Extractives Sector and I took the Race Car Driver approach to my mini-evaluation. What I mean by this is I looked to see what wasn’t there rather than what the content was that was already there and in a very comprehensive manner I might add, as I read through the agenda, speakers list and the descriptive content.
Warren Te Brugge presents at EUEC 2013, Phoenix Arizona
Vancouver, BC, January 28th, 2013 - Warren Te Brugge presents at EUEC 2013
Manzimvula joined the EUEC 2013, 16th Annual Energy, Utility and Environment Conference in Phoenix this week with over 2,000 attendees as CEO and Founder, Warren Te Brugge presented 'Creating the Mindset of Sustainability' in the conference Sustainability Projects track.
Indigenous People's Rights: The Need for Open Dialogue
I am grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in a dialogue this fall hosted by the University of Arizona, Professor James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Dr. Mary M. Poulton, Director of the Lowell Institute of Mineral Resources. There were a number of questions posted to the group of approximately 100 participants including; What are the processes and programs that can be put in place? What kind of initiatives do indigenous peoples themselves have? What is the knowledge of indigenous people's rights and experience in the industry? What is the accountability within the industry, relative to indigenous people's rights?
As I observed the interactions, listened to the presenters and participated in the discussions and break-out sessions It became clear to me that what was needed most was to broaden and increase the number of such dialogues to include more of the people from within communities and the people actively involved in the engagement process in order to improve and help develop the lives of the peoples being discussed. This may sound really elementary, but in fact, it is not what is taking place. Institutions, academia, government, and industry are represented and there are complex, intellectual conversations taking place, yet I fear the most fundamental, practical points are being missed as legal, political and rights positions are being discussed and debated in board- and meeting-rooms as well as battled out in courts, around the world.
Driving Innovation: Creating the Mindset of Sustainability™
In many organizations Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility are issues or functions that are heard about and known generally, but dealt with by a specific department and as such are not necessarily part of the normal course of doing business.
Manzimvula announces new addition to the Team - Travis Messina, Partner
Vancouver, BC, September 21st, 2012 - Travis Messina: international healthcare, strategic solutions to complex business challenges and development of over $3.5 billion USD in healthcare projects; are just some of the areas and expertise Travis brings to the team strengthening the Manzimvula offering.
Warren Te Brugge joins the Advisory Board and Mentor Program for Arizona State University: GlobalResolve Impact
Vancouver, BC, September 17th, 2012 - Warren Te Brugge joins the Advisory Board and the Mentor Team for ASU GlobalResovle Impact
GlobalResolve is a social entrepreneurship program in the College of Technology and Innovation at ASU's Polytech campus and is the centerpiece of a curriculum on global development. The GlobalResove program teams partner with underdeveloped communities and organizations to reduce poverty and empower residents to improve their quality of life. GlobalResolve helps solve problems of poverty, water, energy, agriculture and health using transdisciplinary student and faculty teams.
Organizational Change: Collaborative Sustainable Community Development Model™
Manzimvula’s® Collaborative Community Development Model™ (CSCDM) is a comprehensive, integrated and phased approach to Community Development, originally developed with a focus in the extractive industry. The organizational piece of the program is used to address organizational change at a corporate level in any industry, enabling organizations to engage their employees and their broader organizational community more effectively and at a deeper level.
Exporting: Exploring Business Opportunities in the Global Market Place
Vancouver, BC, July 2nd, 2012 - Manzimvula Ventures, Inc in the news - Indian Country Today, Author: Lucinda Hughes-Juan
In a recent article published by Indian Country today, Manzimvula is quoted as a contributor.