Twitter may be best known for breaking the latest news, celebrities throwing shade and viral hashtags, but it’s also a gathering place for thought leaders and forward thinkers on a variety of topics. One of the very vibrant micro-communities that has sprung up is around sustainable business.
As vice president of sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co., Michael Kobori (@KoboriGrillsCSR) is happy to be a part of it. Not only is he able to keep tabs on sustainability news and trends, but he also has the opportunity to connect with other top voices and innovators in the space.
So who does the sustainability leader (and a most creative person in business) follow? Michael was kind enough to hand select, in no particular order, a few of his Twitter sustainability must-follows.
1. Marc Gunther, @MarcGunther
Leading sustainability columnist for Guardian Sustainable Business.
Doing good better: A look at measuring charitable impact, via @TheEconomist http://t.co/VS3is8scGc #philanthropy
— Marc Gunther (@MarcGunther) June 2, 2015
2. Jennifer Boynton, @JenBoynton
Editor-in-chief of Triple Pundit, she shares a wealth of sustainability news.
Scientists ARE becoming confident in connecting weird #weather events to #climate change. http://t.co/RkOoMp4tm2 @excinit
— Jennifer Boynton (@JenBoynton) June 19, 2015
3. Adam Elman, @adamelman
Global head of Plan A for Marks & Spencer, he offers a constant stream of sustainability news.
Why engaging employees on sustainability really isn’t about money http://t.co/VlileCOxWM — Adam Elman (@adamelman) June 21, 2015
4. Sustainable Brands, @SustainBrands
A great follow for insights on how to market sustainability.
Needs and desires that define the identity, priorities and behaviors of this new generation: http://t.co/sh7j4lzwbn
— Sustainable Brands (@SustainBrands) June 22, 2015
5. Bill McKibben, @billmckibben
A climate activist, he shares everything you ever wanted to know about climate change but were afraid to ask.
Major Stanford study shows it’s technically, economically possible for US to go fossil free fast http://t.co/BTFypiJzCI (Using 0.5% of land) — Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) June 21, 2015
6. Context, @Context_Group
Context’s twitter is a great way to keep up with their content, which offers thoughtful, credible pieces on serious sustainability issues.
When it comes to #sustainability, #BigData has petabytes of potential. Here’s our handy guide: http://t.co/l6Byr6LHwK pic.twitter.com/ggj4zufdlb — Context (@Context_Group) April 28, 2015
7. Joel Makower, @makower
He’s the founder of GreenBiz and the father of sustainability journalism.
Employee engagement and sustainability: What works, what doesn’t @TheKeithLarsen http://t.co/RpgcIMGNRb pic.twitter.com/0X9OPOlzaO
— Joel Makower (@makower) June 19, 2015
8. Laura Clise, @lauraclise
She’s the head of sustainability at Plum Creek, a great LGBT ally and a powerhouse Twitter networker.
What the #LGBT community needs from corporate America via @FortuneMagazine @ReachingOutMBA #Allyship #Authenticity http://t.co/uQyh4RqAfR — Laura Clise (@lauraclise) June 21, 2015
9. Sherrilyn Ifill, @Sifill_LDF
As president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, she’s a go-to on issues of race.
Say this. https://t.co/6VZHMIAORp
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) June 20, 2015
10. Kumi Naidoo, @kuminaidoo
Executive Director of Greenpeace International — keeps me up-to-date on what activists are thinking.
Courage! Still time to stave off worst #climate impacts if all embrace #cleanenergy. Time to rise to the challenge https://t.co/dHzrnQInnc
— Kumi Naidoo (@kuminaidoo) June 20, 2015
11. Robert Antoshak, @RAntoshak
His account offers a great continuous feed of apparel industry news.
What is cotton? It depends who you ask – http://t.co/TJ15XYdHzR #cotton
— Robert Antoshak (@RAntoshak) April 22, 2014
12. Anne Marie Slaughter, @SlaughterAM
The CEO of NewAmerica, she’s great on foreign affairs, policy, and women’s issues.
Put Dad in charge! My Father’s Day reflections. http://t.co/81R6C1ky2C #letitgo
— Anne-Marie Slaughter (@SlaughterAM) June 20, 2015
13. Lollly Daskal, @LollyDaskal
She shares the most practical advice on leadership.
Build trust in your company by disclosing bad news quickly and completely. ~@LollyDaskal #leadfromwithin #leadership #quote
— Lolly Daskal (@LollyDaskal) June 22, 2015
>> P.S. We’ve compiled Michael’s picks into a Twitter list for your convenience.
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