Podcast #70: February 12, 2021
B. Lorraine Smith joins me today to explore her views and years of experience in the world of corporate social responsibility, sustainability reporting and advising companies globally on pursuing what might be viewed as a future fit for genuine well-being.
Lorraine is a writer and an independent consultant. She imagines a future where the economy serves a thriving society within a healthy biosphere. She invests her time in making that idea reality.
As a writer, Lorraine shares her ideas through her blogwhich introduces different people, places and possibilities that are showing signs of that future emerging today.
Lorraine spends her spare time knitting and running super marathons. Running for 4-5 hours at a time has taught her to learn from the lessons of the natural environment around her. Nature has taught her a great deal that the sustainability road is a very long pursuit. As Ray Anderson of Interface once said ‘we are only half-way up Mt. Sustainability.’
As a consultant, since 2004 she has been working with companies in Brazil, Canada, Europe, the UK, and the US, collaborating with corporate leaders who are keen to shape the next phase of business. Along with working directly with clients, she is also a senior consultant with BuzzWord, an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting and strategy group based in the US.
Lorraine is also a member of the Expert Council of the Future-Fit Business Benchmark, an open source tool that quantifies how businesses are contributing to a sustainable future.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Lorraine has lived in Australia, Brazil, Germany, New Zealand and New York City. She currently calls Montreal home. To find out more about Lorraine, visit https://www.blorrainesmith.com/.
Her latest newsletter — Calling All Angels — walks us through this world as best I can.
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