15 Apr '12, 9am

Taking the legal route to sustainability

Taking the legal route to sustainability

Nature of Business radio, created and hosted by Chrissy Coughlin, is a weekly show on business and environment. A chance encounter can change everything, as Carolyn Kaplan -- the first full-time chief sustainability officer at major law firm Nixon Peabody -- can attest. When she met a man from IBM (NYSE: IBM) on an airplane in 2007, it ended up changing her legal career. The man, who happened to sit next to her on the plane, was tackling sustainability issues at Big Blue, and Carolyn was fascinated by the opportunities he had to make real change. She thought he had the perfect job. At the same time, momentum for sustainability was building at Nixon Peabody: Managers were witnessing a huge shift in the way companies were looking at sustainability and saw big opportunities for the law firm if it could help clients keep up with changing environmental laws and regulations, as ...

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