Professor, Clark University
Panel 8: Corporate Sustainability
If you could interview anyone, alive or passed, whom would it be and why?
Ecologist and naturalist writer, Aldo Leopold. I am inspired by his ability to understand natural systems and describe our place in them. I would love to get his naturalist perspective on how we make things in contemporary practice.
What part of Boston’s sustainability/social impact scene is your favorite?
I’m excited about the DoneGood app, which is based here. I think that a one-size-fits all sustainability/consumer consciousness is reaching its inevitable end. The future is in sustainability segmentation. The DoneGood app makes that brilliantly simple.
If you had one super-power to help tackle one social issue, what would that power be?
An empathy ray, so I could zap people from one side of an issue with a raygun that made them sincerely empathetic to the concerns of other stakeholders. I think people on opposite sides of social and environmental issues often times wrongly doubt the sincerity of their interlocutors. I would love an empathy ray that could fix that.