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2017: Countdown of my best-read blogs

2017 has been another year for positive change! A busy one, with less time to write than less year, but all for good reasons. I wrote 25 blogs (versus nearly 40 in 2016), continuing the interviews with inspiring people I meet, reviews of relevant books, and posting other blogs about positive change. Together they yielded nearly as many page views as the year before, plus many more on LinkedIn and on other sites where my blogs are posted (namely The Terrace and Toronto Sustainability websites). The best-read blog of 2017 was a surprising one, but I think it’s great that animal-based protein won this race! Here is the countdown of my best-read blogs from 2017.

10. Navigating the sustainability manager’s roles

March 7, 2017: This blog reviews Carola Wijdoogen’s book on the seven roles of the sustainability manager, with cases from her own experience as the Corporate Sustainability Officer at the Dutch Railways and several leading Dutch companies. Read more …

9. Mastering sustainability research at Nyenrode business university

May 5, 2017: Three Nyenrode graduates presented the research for their sustainability-focused master’s theses. This blog highlights their key conclusions. Read more …

 

 

8. Sustainable change is hard work, even at Unilever

February 8, 2017: Anniek Mauser, Sustainability Director at Unilever shares insights on snowballs, politics, and the challenges of sustainable change. Read more …

 

 

7. Tips to bring sustainability into the boardroom

November 28, 2017: Watch-outs, inspiration, and concrete tips for supervisory board members to fuel boardroom conversations on sustainability. Read more …

 

 

6. Why change is all about curves, choices and chaos

July 19, 2017: Meet Rob Wetzels: coach, teacher, and expert on sustainable development. Here’s what he shared about the curves, choices, and chaos of change. Read more …

 

 

5. Shared learning and action to reduce plastic waste in Amsterdam

May 31, 2017: At The Terrace, I co-hosted an event about plastic waste and the circular economy, as part of an OpenIDEO circular challenge. Here are some key issues and solutions. Read more …

 

 

4. Empowering talent to tackle humanity’s challenges

September 19, 2017: Here’s what Annick Schmeddes, founder of career agency Sustainable Talent, has to say about entrepreneurship, talent for sustainable change, and scaling up. Read more …

 

 

3. Making Dutch trains ride like the wind

January 25, 2017: An interview with Carola Wijdoogen, Corporate Sustainability Officer of the Dutch Railways, about wind-powered trains, coffee cups and drivers of change. Read more …

 

2. Top tips to cut the crap in reporting

January 10, 2017: Future-proof reports are clear, balanced, and focused on key issues. In this blog, Nelmara Arbex and I offer four ways to help cut the crap for better sustainability reporting. Read more …

 

 

1. Can the Netherlands lead the way in how the world eats protein?

February 21, 2017: The Netherlands wants to lead the way to new plant-based eating that is healthier for both people and the planet. This blog provides an update on local action. Read more …

 

 

 

Best wishes to all my readers for 2018. Let’s make it another year for positive change!

 

This overview of best-read blogs on the Changeincontext.com platform was written by Marjolein Baghuis (@mbaghuis). To read about interesting people, book reviews and other posts about change, communications and sustainability in 2018, please subscribe near the top of the right-hand column.