In-Depth Reporting from Haiti Brings More Disturbing News

Posted by on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:18 am

As one of the co-founders of the Sustainable Haiti Coalition, I’ve been feeling guilty lately about how little time I’m able to spend on sustaining our initiatives in Haiti. The demands of the local situation, especially after Hurricane Sandy, and following several financially-disastrous years for many of us, have diminished the hope of leading a […]

Clinton Promotes Haiti’s Investment Potential

Posted by on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 12:22 am

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton says Haiti has the potential for sparking competition in the Caribbean that would transform the island nation into a regional leader. He made the prediction in New York City at the yearly Clinton Global Initiative, or CGI, a leadership forum that tackles some of the world’s most pressing problems. Clinton […]

Haiti Today: The Sustainable Leadership Challenge

Posted by on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 6:40 am

Opportunities and challenges in the sustainable redevelopment of Haiti: Can we imagine an alternative future for “the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere”? Haiti is perhaps the most powerful example of a society suffering from a deficit of triple-bottom line outcomes-ecologically, economically, and socially, though it continues to have a strong culture and an indomitable […]

Our First Day in Haiti

Posted by on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 12:25 am

After less than a day in Haiti, it’s already clear what many of the obstacles are to establishing a successful business or series of businesses here. For one thing, the combination of heat and humidity is oppressive, even at night, especially when there is no breeze, and nowhere to retreat to that is air-conditioned. It’s […]

Frank C. Pao, Atlantis Energy Systems, Joins SHC’s Founders Circle

Posted by on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 2:25 pm

The Sustainable Haiti Coalition welcomes Frank C. Pao, CEO of Atlantis Energy Systems, as a charter member of the Coalition’s Founders Circle. The act of joining the Founders Circle demonstrates the company’s commitment to ethical leadership, the blended value principle of combining business with public benefit and the Coalition’s vision of stewarding triple bottom line […]

SHC Recognized by Triple Pundit

Posted by on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 11:07 am

Under the heading “Sustainable Haiti: Rebuilding for the Long Haul,”’s Bob Siegel has posted an article about the Coalition, at Check it out.

Initial Follow up to Sunday’s conference call on Creating a Sustainable Future for Haiti

Posted by on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 10:55 am

An immediate thank you to all those who were on the conference call on Sunday evening. The comments were pertinent, helpful, and insightful. Participants represented more than 30 groups and viewpoints (see list here), and we’ll be following up as appropriate with individuals regarding their specific interests and suggestions. Here are some key points: We have […]

Individuals and Organizations Joining the Call for a More Sustainable Haiti

Posted by on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 10:53 am

For information on joining the call see Guidelines and Agenda for the Sustainable Haiti Call and Haiti – A Way Forward. The following groups and individuals have indicated an interest in collaborating or joining the conversation:

Update on Haiti – February 26, 2010

Posted by on Friday, February 26, 2010 at 10:39 am

On Wednesday, along with close to a thousand people, I attended the UNA-Haiti conference at the UN, and the follow-on conversation at the Turkish Mission. The stated aim of the conference was to foster partnerships to allow the re-building of Haiti “against all odds.” “Controlled chaos” is the way one person described it. For the […]

Haiti – A Way Forward

Posted by on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 10:36 am

The “Working Group for a Sustainable Future for Haiti,” which was convened at the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise at Fairleigh Dickinson University, has released “Haiti – A Way Forward,” an 8-page discussion paper intended as the basis for a conference call scheduled for Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 6 p.m. EST, and you are invited […]

Further Defining Our Role in Developing a Sustainable Future for Haiti

Posted by on Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 10:22 am

[Reprinted from] Just following what appear to be the next logical steps in terms of “convening a conversation around a sustainable future for Haiti,” it seems clear we need to define some further specifics. As other groups decide what they want to focus on, we can collaborate more effectively if we know what we […]

Toward a Sustainable Future for Haiti

Posted by on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 10:33 am

The earthquake in Haiti has been many things – including both a wakeup call for Americans, and an opportunity to demonstrate our compassion – but it has above all been a human tragedy that has revealed the weaknesses and deficiencies that were there before. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake will no doubt cause some damage no […]