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Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.
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Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. has made it her life purpose to promote change accelerators. Aware of the complex challenges our planet (and us in it) are facing, she works alongside those who can make an impact on a greater scale. She developed the sustainability mindset, a concept she researched by studying business leaders who championed corporate initiatives with a positive impact on the environment and the community. What inspired these leaders to act in a business-as-unusual way? She is the Coordinator of the UN PRME Working Group on Sustainability Mindset, hosted at Nova Southestern University . The Working Group, called LEAP!, brings together international business school professors promoting the sustainability mindset. She also teaches at Nova Southeastern University. She is member of the Core Team of The Flourish Prizes, a Nobel-level UN sponsored Award for business as agent of world benefit. She is the author of BIG BANG BEING: Developing the Sustainability Mindset and has published over 140 articles and book chapters.
She is a partner with LIM LLC and co-founder of the charitable organization Minervas: Women Changing the World. Isabel earned her doctorate at Columbia University, has her MBA from Universidad de Palermo and a BA in Psychology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She can be reached at irimanoczy@nova.edu
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Sustainability Is More Than Recycling

(3) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 12:42 PM

A dozen years ago sustainability was an uncommon word, and was used occasionally to describe anything that would maintain over time. Then the term gained new meaning as increasingly scientific studies were published with data relating to climate change and its impact on our planet. Former...

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Who Do You Think You Are?

(1) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 2:30 PM

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We have heard all these "ifs" before.

If this candidate wins, it will be a catastrophe. I may consider moving to another country.
If I lose my job, it will be all over for my family...
If...

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How Do You Spell Compassion?

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2016 | 12:35 PM

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What type of news filters into your day? Is it about the latest in the political campaign, about terrorist attacks around the world, about trials, crime in your city, or perhaps business news, news about the economy, or the changing planet?...

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Are You Feeling More Anger?

(2) Comments | Posted February 22, 2016 | 1:44 PM

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A couple of days ago, I had a strange day. It started with an unusually rough reply I received to an email that from my perspective hadn't been provocative. It continued with a transaction over the phone, where the customer service...

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Fear the Fear

(1) Comments | Posted December 16, 2015 | 4:10 PM

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A few months ago, Katrin Muff, dean of the Business School Lausanne, Switzerland, guided a room filled with hundreds of deans and academics through an unusual exercise: Imagine the world you would like to live in. What does it look...

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Carrots, Sticks or Evolution?

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2015 | 10:11 AM

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As a researcher of human behavioral change and transformation, particularly as it relates to the area of our planetary sustainability, I find myself daily immersed in articles, news, papers and teaching materials. The volume of information is definitely overwhelming. Compared...

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We Have 7 Days

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 5:26 PM

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We have seven days, was the message sent out on Sept. 25 2015 over the internet. The day marked a historic landmark, as over 193 world leaders took on the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which...

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Living, Living Longer, or Living Happy

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 3:27 PM

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A recent dialogue between Robin Young and author Dan Buettner featured on the NPR show "Here and Now" explored Buettner's research about longevity.

My first reaction was - why is it important to...

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Going for What I Need

(1) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 9:47 AM

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When I was a pre-teenager I attended an "adults only" class in - German. The threshold was set at 16 and I was about 12, but they made an exception since they had no groups of my age and skill...

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Business and the Responsible Leaders of Tomorrow

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM

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On June 23, 2015 the room on the 60th floor of the Chase building in the heart of Wall Street was packed with over four hundred international academics, business leaders, government officials, deans, and participants from institutions of higher education and...

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Moral and Business

(1) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 10:15 AM

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I am not a religious person. This is just to set the context of my reflections. But over the last days I have, along with many others, doubtless, been giving a lot of thought to the profound impact of the...
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Pain Brings Us Closer

(1) Comments | Posted June 14, 2015 | 7:14 PM

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It was 5:30 a.m. when we checked our Uber app to see if there was any driver awake on a Friday morning in Gothenburg, Sweden. There were several, and five minutes later we were packing our suitcases into the trunk of...

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Shaming the Lawn

(1) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 4:30 PM

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A few days ago I was listening to a conversation on NPR about the California drought and the restrictions imposed on the consumption of water. The journalist was commenting about a new phenomenon, that particularly concerns celebrities, and...

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Sustainability: A Matter of Soul

(1) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 10:49 AM

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As a faculty member of the W. Huizenga Business School, I was recently invited to contribute to a paper edited by Prof. Frank Cavico about orientation for new graduate students. Based on his experience in orientation...

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What Is the Purpose of Business?

(4) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 5:43 PM

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One well-known economic theory teaches that the purpose of business is maximizing profit for the shareholders. This concept was developed by economist Milton Friedman, from the Chicago School of Economics, and was published in the New...

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Now, Here, This.

(2) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 1:05 PM

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If you were in Manhattan in 2012 you may have had the chance to see a musical written by Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen, and produced by the...

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Time Is Money

(1) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 5:32 PM

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We have all heard it -- and said it ourselves, or thought of it at different moments in our life. Time is money. While it sounds like a post-modern capitalistic axiom, the quote actually originates with Benjamin Franklin...

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What an Animal

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2015 | 11:21 AM

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What an animal! is a common expression of disgust used to describe the unacceptable behavior of a person.

At least, it's so where I grew up. Drivers surprised by a dangerous maneuver of another motorist would rapidly roll down the window...

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The Illusion of Work-Life Balance

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 12:59 PM

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A couple of decades ago, a flurry of articles and workshops emerged about what seemed a new concern: how to achieve work-life balance. I recall how puzzled I was, since seeking to find balance between work and life implies that...

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I'm Done With Diversity

(2) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 3:52 PM

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Some time ago, I was attending a meeting at a large corporation and one executive was sharing with me about the interest her organization had in programs that foster inclusion and training in diversity, to help improve collaboration...

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