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Richard Brubaker
Works at Collective Responsibility
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Sustainability in China has been a topic of many conversations for years now. It is a story that has been about smoggy skies and polluted skies, and as the challenges have grown, calls for a differ...
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400,000+ Chinese students left #china   in 2014 to attend college. 3x the number of 2008 #education #studyabroad  
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For those of you interested in following China's struggle with smog, here is a short post breaking down the data and offering thoughts on the sources, solutions, and the fact that comparing Beijing to London or LA is just flat wrong.

#china #environment  
Earlier this week a report by Greenpeace revealed that levels of PM2.5 within China now contribute to more premature deaths than smoking. Figures state PM2.5 accounts for an average of 90 deaths pe...
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20 years of labor migration in #China (1990 - 2010). #economics #labor #Demographics
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"I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others. So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy."

- Tim Cook

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Crossfit is an organization that impresses me on many levels, and this video is one of them. So many lessons in here for anyone who wonders what the limits of a challenged community are, and how to engage with them.

#crossfit   #community  
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Here is an awesome graphic put together by the team showing the development of subway systems in China.

When I arrived in 2002, there were only 3-4 cities had any metro at all, and only on a very limited basis. Beijing and Shanghai - only 2 lines each.

The pace by which China moves is amazing.

#publictransportation   #urbanplanning #transportation #infrastructure #sustainability  
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Over the next 10-15 years, China will urbanize more than 300 million rural residents, and as this infographic shows, China's central provinces are seeing the movements first.  Thanks in large part to factories moving from the east coast to central and western provinces.

Long term, this is a good trend for China. Labor will localize, families will stay together, and domestic consumption will be unlocked.

#economics #China #demographics  
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By the time China gets to work on its 2030 commitment to start reducing its emissions, this will be considered a blue sky day for Shanghai's 30m residents.

  #urbanization #energy #pollution #smog  
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Just because you are tired of climbing the ladder doesn't mean you know how to swing a hammer.

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I can't think of a bette quote to end the week with as an entrepreneur motivated to build organizations that are focused on overcoming the mental barriers of vested interests for the greater good.

"Object whatsoever is possible, still the question recurs, "Can we do better?" The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country."

- Abraham Lincoln

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I can't think of a better quote to end the week with as an entrepreneur motivated to build organizations that are focused on overcoming the mental barriers of vested interests for the greater good.

"Object whatsoever is possible, still the question recurs, "Can we do better?" The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country."

- Abraham Lincoln

#entrepreneur   #socialentrepreneurship #change #leadership  
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Occupation
Asia Based Sustainability Executive and Professor
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CSR, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability, Social Innovation, Leadership, China
Employment
  • Collective Responsibility
    Founder, 2009 - present
    Founder of Shanghai based firm to design and develop corporate responsibility, sustainability, and leadership strategies, tactics, and capacity for leaders of corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies, and academic institutions.
  • China Europe International Business School
    Adjunct Professor of Sustainability and Responsible Leadership, 2009 - present
    Teach and lead the project based core course Sustainability and Responsible Leadership for 200 MBA students.
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Shanghai
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San Francisco - Tokyo - Phoenix - St Louis
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Sustainability. Leadership. Innovation.
Introduction
Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has spent the last 10 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to take their first step.

Acting as a catalyst to driving sustainability, to bring about the changes in leadership and business models, and to recalibrate old models so that new opportunities can be captured, Brubaker’s work is centered around building foundations of knowledge, understanding core issues, engaging stakeholder, and doing what it takes to move forward.

Currently, as the Managing Director of Collective Responsibility and a Visiting Professor of Sustainability at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Richard is focused on building platforms that promote long term organizational capacity to address the economic, environmental, and social hurdles that China faces as the country’s economic growth accelerates.

To date, Brubaker has overseen the development and execution of more than 200 projects focused on solving the social, environmental, and economic challenges that are faced in Asia

Rich frequently speaks on issues of social innovation & entrepreneurship, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and leadership, and has been interviewed by more than 50 media outlets, including: CNN, CNBC, BBC, New York Times, Financial Times, China Economic Review, Inc., Fast Company, and International Herald Tribune, and he is regularly invited to speak at leadership, social innovation, and sustainability focused conferences.

Richard holds a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and serves as the Vice Chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai,
Education
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management
    MBA, 2001
  • University of Missouri
    1992 - 1997
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Why China's Culture of Philanthropy Has Yet to Take hold
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Lessons learned from the 2008 Sichuan earthquake
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The outdoor clothing and equipment company says we need to develop very different measures of success if we are to prevent environmental col

Ten Minutes to Help You Understand China's Environmental Emergency
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Will China ever 'overtake' the United States? Maybe not -- and the reason is alarming.

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We organize the China Weekly Hangout and for the many newbies that are going to join our (and other) hangouts we offer here some bits and pi

Mapping the Future of Social Innovation | Collective Responsibility
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When I first saw this map on a Google+ posting I was awed struck by the sheer size of the brand portfolios exist. Of course, I knew for year

TEDx Presentation - A Single Person Can Take a Single Step
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In this presentation, delivered at TEDxWANCHAI, I speak about the power of individuals to have an impact through simple steps.

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There are fewer divides more tenuous than the growing disparity between the rich and the poor in China. Unlike in previous years where the f

Photos: Love on China’s Assembly Lines
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In this photo essay, Newsweek captures the hopes of modern Chinese workers.

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Thinking about climate change makes people feel helpless and anxious – but that’s why we must talk about it openly

Reducing China’s Air Pollution. One Monitoring Station at a Time. | All ...
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In what may be one of the lasting victories for China's nascent NIMBY movement, a couple of articles this week highlighted the fact that the

Why Corporations Will Feel Increased Pressure to Recalibrate | Collectiv...
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When speaking about sustainability, I often revert to a patter of addressing the what, why, who, and the how much. What are the problems. Wh

Watch 131 Years of Global Warming in 26 Seconds | Climate Central
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An amazing 26-second video depicting how temperatures around the globe have warmed since 1880.

The Value of One Off Employee Volunteer Events | Collective Responsibility
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When looking to develop CSR programs that engage their employees and the community at the same time, fewer programs are of interest than a d