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Sustainable management – sustainable life | Paul Shrivastava

The Pennsylvania State University. Director at the Sustainability Institute. Professor in Management and Organization, Smeal College of Business ”If wealth is lost nothing is lost, If health is lost something is lost, If character is lost everything is lost” – Anonymous How do we create a more sustainable world? Why should we care? And what parts do management practices have to play, in helping us to create a more stable equilibrium between the human and the natural worlds? These are some of the questions that Dr Paul Shrivastava, an academic entrepreneur and the Chief Sustainability Officer at Penn State University, is seeking to answer with his research. Paul advocates for a transdisciplinary approach to the world’s problems, in which we don’t just take an in-depth view of one particular subject, but instead integrate and synthesise our collective understandings, and work holistically to create meaningful change. Watch our interview to discover the ways in which a new style of management can help lead us closer to an open, creative, and imaginative new world. Traces.Dreams is a place on the web for people interested in the past, passionate about the present and curious about the future. Traces.Dreams is where you can find inspiration through a multidisciplinary and multi-regional perspective. Our vision is to make the big questions and dreams of today’s researchers visible. We interview researchers from different disciplines and countries to get their perspective on their work, their views on life, their “whys”, their motivation and their wishes. Find out more about Paul here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Shrivastava http://sustainability.psu.edu/staff/dr-paul-shrivastava -------------------------------------------------- Our website: http://www.tracesdreams.com Join us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TracesDreams/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tracesdreams Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracesdreams/


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Pollution:   |  air pollution  |  light pollution  |  littering  |  noise  |  radioactive  |  water pollution
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Environment:   |  environmental education  |  recycling  |  environmental health  |  conservation  |  animals  |  forests  |  ecosystems  |  clean energy
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