Jonathan J. Halperin
Jonathan J. Halperin
Designing Research, Communications
and Strategies for Sustainability

Dispatches

From Inspired Talk to Concrete Outcomes

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Beginning with a presentation at the FMI/GMA Sustainability Summit in August, I’ve been engaged for months in an intense set of ongoing conversations about food: past, present, and future.

Language and Sustainability for the 21st Century Food System

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The words we use reflect the extent to which our thinking is clear or muddled. Speaker after speaker at The New York Times conference at Stone Barns on Food for Tomorrow spoke to the issue of words and meaning.

Creating a 21st Century Food System

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
As we recover from our annual Halloween sugar binge, worth $2.4 billion to the candy industry, rumblings of change can be heard from every corner of the food system.

The 2014 James Beard Foundation Food Conference

Monday, October 27, 2014
I led a discussion on sugar and public health with Rob Lustig, Laurie David, Emily Luchetti and Cindy Gershen.

Icons Die Hard

Thursday, October 23, 2014
“Fresh as the month of May” is how Philip Morris introduced the iconic Marlboro Man in 1955, based on a photograph of a real cowboy from Life Magazine.

Are Borders History?

Sunday, September 7, 2014
From earthquakes and mudslides in Chile, Japan and California; from droughts across America’s fruit and vegetable heartland; to flooding in Pakistan and creeping lava in Hawaii as well as a smoking volcano in Iceland; from killings in Ferguson, Missouri, to the Russian invasion of Ukraine; from the collapse of the state in Libya and the rise of the Islamic State across the Middle East; from Gaza to the Golan Heights one could be forgiven for feeling that things are coming unstuck.

Reflections on Sugar

Friday, May 16, 2014
I really like sugar. I know too much sugar is bad for me. FedUp, the new movie, is very sobering.

The Sustainability Trajectory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In 2012, a little bakery just north of New York City became the first business licensed in New York State as a Benefit Corporation. (External Blog, The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation)

Sustainable Living or Survival of the Fittest?

Friday, May 9, 2014
This year’s CERES conference in Boston was provocative and challenging -- as it should be in celebration of 25 years of creative, innovative, and collaborative advocacy to bring greater openness and accountability to corporate behavior. And it is behavior, of course, that needs to change; openness and accountability are only the tools of the trade in modifying corporate practices.

Risks over Time

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Since participating recently in the UN Investor Summit on Climate Risk, and in preparing for the Sustainable Land & Water Program Expert Workshop in Amsterdam on Friday, I’ve been thinking more about risk as fundamental conceptual framework for making meaningful comparisons and connections.

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