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Tony Calandro is a senior vice president and senior partner with VOX Global, a public affairs and strategic communications firm. Tony co-leads the sustainability practice group and provides strategic counsel to Chief Sustainability Officers and senior executives for several global and international companies. Tony co-authored “Sustainability for Business: A New Global Challenge,” a featured chapter in The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications, published by McGraw-Hill.

He is a Fellow at the Center for Sustainability at St. Louis University and sits on the Mayor of St. Louis’ sustainability task force.

Calandro earned his BA in Political Science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.

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Water Is Today's Risky Business

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 4:46 PM

Water is Today's Risky Business
Recently, a bi-partisan group of political and business leaders including Henry Paulson, Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, Robert Rubin, and Olympia Snowe issued a call to arms regarding a growing threat to America's prosperity. Their report, entitled "Risky Business: The Economic...

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Ready or Not: Water Is Quickly Becoming an Economic Issue for Major U.S. Corporations

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 1:29 PM

Often the first step to finding a solution is admitting you have a problem. According to the survey VOX Global released this week with the Pacific Institute, major U.S. companies seem to be doing just that--admitting that they have a problem with water.

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The Cardinal Way: Built to Last

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 6:09 PM

St. Louis Cardinals: Built for the Long Term
I love baseball. I played it as a kid and in college and still play today. I much prefer a 1-0 game to a slugfest because the former brings out the chess game between the two opposing coaches and between the...

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Milton Friedman, RIP: Building the Bridge Between Profit and Purpose

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 5:04 PM

In his famous article, "The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits," originally published in the New York Times Magazine on September 13, 1970, the conservative economist Milton Friedman stated:

"There is one and only one social responsibility of business-to use it resources and engage in...

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Making the Pitch: Selling Sustainability From Inside Corporate America

(2) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 11:08 AM

"Sustainability" was little more than an environmental buzzword in corporate America a decade ago. Today it is a way of doing business that many companies have embraced in principle and, increasingly, in practice. These companies understand that integrating social and environmental issues into their DNA benefits their bottom...

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