CBI Senior Fellow Melissa Deas has written and released a report on Farm to Institution New England (FINE), a network that crosses six states in New England. Using interviews with members of FINE staff, leaders, partner organizations, and similar organizations, Deas has drawn out some great insights on what makes these networks so valuable, how to build them, and how to sustain them.
Patrick Field and Tushar Kansal honored for contributions to North American Bat Monitoring Program by the US Forest Service
CBI and the New Nigeria Foundation are facilitating the work of a distinguished and diverse group of Nigerian leaders to change the focus of public debate in Nigeria from "how to get more oil revenue" to "how to get beyond oil." The Forum for Inclusive Nigerian Development (FIND) has just gone public with its Call to Action.
CBI is facilitating a Stakeholder Roundtable to assist a consulting team for the Massachusetts Department of Energy to consider all possible aspects of a potential revenue-neutral carbon tax.
Wrapping up its final phase, the New England Climate Adaptation Project, a joint effort from CBI, the MIT Science Impact Collaborative, and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System's Science Collaborative, has been prominently featured in the news of the local towns it has worked in.
CBI is pleased to announce that our Founder and Chief Knowledge Officer, Lawrence Susskind has published a new book Good for You, Great for Me: Finding the Trading Zone and Winning at Win-Win Negotiation. Stepping beyond the traditional model of "win-win" negotiation, this book introduces the idea that you can still come ahead in a negotiation without sacrificing your relationship with your trading partners.
CBI is part of a team under Brown and Caldwell working with the Glenn School at Ohio State University to facilitate engagement in 'Blueprint Columbus'.
A program of Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, Blueprint Columbus seeks to improve neighborhoods and prevent sewer overflows by addressing overflow causes and building green infrastructure to keep excess storm water from entering the sanitary system. The innovative program was recently featured in "Governing Magazine" and on the National League of Cities website.
CBI is proud to congratulate CBI Board member Adil Najam on his recent appointment to Dean of Boston University’s new Pardee School of Global Studies. Adil Najam previously headed BU’s Pardee Center for the Study of Longer-Range Future and has taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
As the world shrinks before our eyes, common questions thread through conversations about the next 20 years: how to feed us all, how to manage our water supply, and how to ensure we can power our ever-changing planet. With the urgency increasing every day and the unpredictable impacts of climate change looming on the horizon, including women in conversations about how to tackle these issues will be critical to creating durable solutions and novel approaches to complex problems.
Brand new technologies emerge each year across every sector, many of which could profoundly impact the shape of public discourse. These new resources – from Twitter feeds and online meetings to complex software that can map out potential agreements from a set of positions – have the potential to create an exciting world where vast quantities of information are more available than ever before.