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Publications from the Crane team 

Below is a list of articles, papers, book chapters, and other publications authored by or featuring members of the Crane Institute's leadership team and Board of Directors. 


Tony Cortese

Review: "Towards a Sustainable University" | Great Transition Initiative, June 2016

Leonardo da Vinci to Higher Education: Lead us on a Healthy, Just, and Sustainable Path Now | Presented at the Northeast Sustainable Campus Forum, September 21, 20112; and AASHE 2012 Conference, October 16, 2012

Promises Made and Promises Lost: A Candid Assessment of Higher Education Leadership and the Sustainability Agenda, Chapter 2 in "The Sustainable University: Green Goals and New Challenges for Higher Education Leaders"Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012

University of Maine at Presque Isle Commencement Address | May 14, 2011

Higher Education's Role in Developing Leadership for a Just, Secure, and Sustainable Future, Chapter 14 in "The Business of Sustainability, Volume 1" | Praeger, 2011

The Urgent and Critical Role of Higher Education in Creating a Healthy, Just, and Sustainable Society | Presented at the 2010 Presidents' Forum of Southeast and South Asia and Taiwan Universities, October 2, 2010

Higher Education's True Role: Creating a Healthy, Just, and Sustainable Society | Climate Neutral Campus Report, 2009

Tufts University College of Engineering Commencement Address | May 18, 2008

The Critical Role of Higher Education in Creating a Sustainable Future | Society for College and University Planning, May 2003

Engineering Education for a Sustainable Future | Presented at the Conference on Engineering Education and Training for Sustainable Development: Towards Improved Performance, September 1997

The Essex Report | Second Nature, June, 1995

Earth Day 1995: Partnerships for Sustainability | Presented at the New England Earth Day Organizing Conference, November 5, 1994

Talloires Report and Declaration | Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future, 1990


Georges Dyer

Strategic leadership for sustainability by higher education: the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment | Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017

What can business learn about sustainability from higher ed? | GreenBiz @edu, February 7, 2013

After Five Warm and Stormy Years, Higher Ed Leaders Keep Commitment to Confront Climate Change | New England Journal of Higher Education, May 21, 2012

Second Nature Summit and the President's Commitment | Sustainability: The Journal of Record, August 2011

Higher Education's Role in Adapting to Climate Change | Second Nature, November 2011

The Commitment to ChangeCollege Planning and Management, April 2010

Leadership for a Thriving, Sustainable World | Fast Company,  March 15, 2010

The Campus as Living Laboratory | Fast Company,  March 5, 2010

Making a Sustainability Perspective Second Nature in Education | Fast Company,  February 10, 2010

Higher Education's Purpose: A Healthy, Just, and Sustainable Society” | Fast Company,  January 28, 2010

Co-Profiting | Kyoto Planet, 2009

Organizational Development for Sustainability | Kyoto Planet, 2008

Leading Profound Change: A Resource for Presidents and Chancellors | Second Nature, 2009

The Educational Facilities Professional's Practical Guide to Reducing the Campus Footprint (Contributing APPA Thought Leader) | APPA, 2008

Investing in Carbon Offset: Guidelines for ACUPCC Institutions | Second Nature, 2008

Guide to the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development | Blekinge Institute of Technology, 2008

American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) Implementation Guide | Second Nature, 2008

From Clean Development to Strategic Sustainable Development: Strategic planning for the Clean Development Mechanism | Master’s Thesis, Blekinge Institute of Technology, 2006


Natasha Lamb

Why Can't Your Company Just Fix the Gender Wage Gap | Bloomberg, June 21, 2017 

Meet The New Breed Of Activist Investors Who Are Trying To Give Silicon Valley A Conscience | Fast Company,  June 9, 2017

The Push to Diversify U.S. Banks And Financial Institutions | WBUR, March 29, 2017

Bloomberg Brief | February 9, 2017

The Investor Who Pushed Tech Firms to Publish Their Pay Gap is Going After Big Banks | The Washington Post, March 23, 2017

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