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The Case for a ‘Strategic Impact Enterprise’

Alarm bells are sounding in the macro economy and in the heartland. With Washington’s continued focus on partisan red meat and geopolitical intrigue, instead of core economics, it’s time for long-term investors to think about how to mitigate systemic risk. This is not a late-breaking crisis. In early 2016, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink urged the CEOs of the Fortune 500 to submit their plans … Read More The Case for a ‘Strategic Impact Enterprise’

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The 6 Best Sustainability Books of 2016

It’s almost that time again. With a new year just around the corner, we dug into the GreenBiz vault to bring you a list of some of the best books of 2016 (assuming you already caught up on our earlier round up of the year’s best summer reads, of course). In a year marked by extreme ups and downs on environmental issues, here’s a … Read More The 6 Best Sustainability Books of 2016

Video: A Conversation About The New Grand Strategy

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U.S. Economy’s Achilles Heel

Risk. Return. Distribution. Correlation. As we head into the uncertainty of 2017, portfolio managers will have no problem earning their fees. But as the yield curve on sovereign bonds, especially United States Treasuries, begins to edge higher, investors must remain vigilant. Now, more than ever, it is essential to keep an eye on the long-term horizon and challenge old assumptions that may no longer … Read More U.S. Economy’s Achilles Heel

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Financial Advisor: The New Grand Strategy

Paul Ellis: As a nation, where do we currently stand in grand strategic terms? Mark Mykleby: In the context of grand strategy, we’re currently looking in the rearview mirror. The old grand strategy was based on suburban expansion at home and containment abroad—our post-WW II view of the world. That strategy was so successful, for so long, that we now think of prosperity and … Read More Financial Advisor: The New Grand Strategy

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How the Oil and Gas Industry Can Help Save the World

What if oil and gas were the key to solving climate change? The basic idea is quite simple: If we shift the primary end use of oil and gas from combustion to building materials, there is no need for hydrocarbons to remain locked beneath the earth’s surface in order to address climate change. In fact, the scale and urgency of climate change requires we … Read More How the Oil and Gas Industry Can Help Save the World

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The irresistible vision behind ‘The New Grand Strategy’

Sometimes, an idea comes along that you just can’t pass up. It may be that the messenger behind the idea is charismatic, or that the timing seems exactly right, or that the idea itself just feels important, or that this is exactly the challenge you needed at this point in your life. Sometimes, it’s all of the above. That’s as close as I can … Read More The irresistible vision behind ‘The New Grand Strategy’

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A Win-Win on Unburnable Carbon

The recent IPCC report is clear: We need a dramatic change in the design of the global economy to avoid climate catastrophe and we need it now. The International Energy Agency estimates that to stay within 2 degrees Celsius of atmospheric warming, the global economy will have to avert emitting the carbon from roughly 80 percent of world’s proven reserves of fossil fuels. This … Read More A Win-Win on Unburnable Carbon

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A New U.S. Grand Strategy

Download the white paper included in President Obama’s December 2012 “big ideas” binder and later published in ForeignPolicy.com. FP A New US Grand Strategy  

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A National Strategic Narrative

Download the memo to Admiral Mullen by Porter and Mykleby that launched our story. A National Strategic Narrative