07 May '12, 11am

Why city mayors are a sustainability director's new best friends

Why city mayors are a sustainability director's new best friends

As a temporary London resident in the run-up to the just-completed mayoral election, I was intrigued by the platforms (and I must admit, the mudslinging) of each of the vying candidates, seeing the obvious parallels to hotly contested races in the U.S. But what really grabbed my attention wasn't happening in London and didn't include potential office-seekers on a ballot. Instead, ten cities across the U.K. voted on whether to ditch the traditional cabinet model of leadership in favor of an elected mayor. Reading through the arguments in the British media for and against mayors got me thinking anew about the powerful role of the city mayor, particularly as it relates to sustainability. Specifically, I believe that if you are a business professional immersed in driving sustainable development in our society, mayors should be your new best friends. They are employing sustaina...

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