Play the Long Game: True Sustainability Is a State of Mind

Pursuing a sustainability agenda is a natural extension of our mission, because it means making sure that the communities we serve are healthy and resilient.—MARNE LEVINE, COO of Instagram1

Not long ago, the word sustainable conjured images of recycling tree huggers, people who were so focused on saving the planet and its critters that they lost sight of us bipeds. Today, the concept of sustainability has evolved to include all the inhabitants of the earth, and a human workplace is about creating an ecosystem of sustainability for all of us. There’s a lot at stake here, folks—this surely impacts our businesses, but in many respects it affects even our future as a species.

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