Sustainability is not a problem to solve but rather a condition to be created, Darcy Winslow told the CO-OP Think 15 Conference Thursday.
Winslow is the CEO/managing partner and co-founder of the Academy for Systemic Change, an organization focused on creating systemic change for social, economic, and environmental well-being.
Before starting her business and the Academy, Winslow worked at Nike for 21 years. She held several senior management positions within the business and the Nike Foundation.
Among her career achievements, Winslow started Nike's evolution to sustainable business strategies.
"Sustainability equals survival," Winslow said about the global stakes.
Winslow made five points about sustainability:
This is hard work, said Winslow—and there is no finish line.
Winslow focused her talk on CO-OP's megatrend of "local love"—prospering by being a mission-driven company.