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What Wise Leaders Do

February 22, 2012

U.N. Climate Chief Christiana Figueres

Wise leaders, like Christiana Figueres, the Costa Rican head of the U.N. Climate Agency, encourage change by gathering and disseminating information on what is working. A recent Huffington Post article highlighted her work with high-profile executives from companies such as Coca-Cola, Unilever and Virgin Group. “Underscoring the focus on businesses, the U.N. climate agency last month launched an online database showcasing examples of companies making efforts to help vulnerable communities adapt to climate change.”

These companies include and influence key decision makers in many different companies. In recognition of the decreasing chance that the political process in the US or abroad or the U.N. climate talks will actually make a significant difference, she is reaching out to corporations as the global citizens shaping the policies and practices of every country.

Global responsibility is all of ours – and especially those who wield the vasts resources of corporations today. What is your company doing well? How can you recognize, publicize, and build on it?

Who do you see as a wise leader in your world? What do they do or not do so you consider them wise?

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