Category Archives: Commentary

Walter White and LBJ: Personality Plus, To What End?

The TakeAway: Two drama, Breaking Bad and All the Way, provide insights into complex characters, and lessons for our times. Time collapsed earlier this week, as volcanoes from the past and present erupted and converged in a manner that only … Continue reading

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Note to MurnPost Subscribers about “Environmentalism 2.0: Young People Lead the Way”

Note to MurnPost subscribers: Due to a technical problem, today’s Earth Day post by Tristanne Davis was published without subscriber notification. We’re sorry about that, but now have fixed it. Alas, we’re unable to resend the link without reposting it, … Continue reading

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Environmentalism 2.0: Young People Lead the Way

by Tristanne Davis, Occasional Contributor The Takeaway:Today is Earth Day, and the environmental movement needs young people more than ever. We can help reignite constructive activism by inspiring and engaging the public in bipartisan ways that promote sustainable development thinking and … Continue reading

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“Just Keep Your Knees Together” – Democracy’s Disconnect

Guest Commentary by Rosalie Hudnut Wright, Occasional Contributor, The Murninghan Post The Takeaway: To inaugurate MurnPost’s “Voices of Baby Boomers” section, Rosalie Hudnut Wright writes about the “disconnect” in our Presidential primary campaign between women’s well-being and social and economic sustainability. … Continue reading

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Campus Curricula and the Common Good: Filling the Gap

Guest Commentary by Joe McCarty, Occasional Contributor, The Murninghan Post The TakeAway: To inaugurate MurnPost’s “Voices of Young People” section, Joe McCarty writes about the failure of undergraduate business schools to equip students with the knowledge and competence necessary for building … Continue reading

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Bank Foreclosures Draw Investor Ire

Guest Commentary by Ariane van Buren, Contributing Analyst, The Murninghan Post The TakeAway: Public pension fund investors turn up the heat on big banks as outrage over lending and mortgage practices mounts. With millions of families losing their homes – and fears … Continue reading

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Stepping Toward Corporate Sustainability Footprinting

Guest Commentary by Bill Baue, Contributor and Curator, The Murninghan Post The TakeAway: Corporate sustainability ratings and reports don’t really tell us if a company is sustainable, but sustainability footprinting takes a step in the right direction. I challenge you: … Continue reading

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A Window on Corporate Anti-Sweatshop Efforts

Guest Commentary by Conrad MacKerron, Senior Program Director of As You Sow Foundation The TakeAway: Gap, Levi’s and Walmart top first-of-its-kind supply chain scorecard from As You Sow, while Abercrombie & Fitch, Saks, and Sears fail to provide info. Eight … Continue reading

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Both/And: The Big Tent of Socially Responsible Investing

Commentary by Murninghan Post Editor Bill Baue The TakeAway: Seeming dichotomies thrive side-by-side as complementary strategies at the SRI in the Rockies Conference. Attire at the SRI in the Rockies Conference last week in San Antonio ranged from tie-dye to … Continue reading

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Symbiotic Dance: The Intimate Link Between Companies and Stakeholders

Commentary by Murninghan Post Editor Bill Baue The TakeAway: Last week’s Business for Social Responsibility Conference focused on corporate-stakeholder collaboration for sustainability solutions. I learned about the new Chevron “We Agree” campaign, an attempt to spit-clean the company’s image after … Continue reading

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