This week, the European One Stone members will embark on a road show that will take us from our posts at the outer reaches of Europe in the south and the north, to travel through Scandinavia.
The tour will begin where the COP15 meetings took place, in Copenhagen, Denmark. From there it will meander up to Oslo and then over to Stockholm. We hope for good weather and no ash clouds.
The goal? To visit as many of the leading Scandinavian organizations as we can to gather vital information from those who have demonstrated they understand sustainability. It is an exciting opportunity to garner the latest intelligence as to where we can best add value and hear about what is happening behind the scenes.
Such personal contact is particularly exciting for me, the newest member of One Stone. I am thrilled to be part of a group that possesses such knowledge and experience. These women have a broad and profound understanding of the issues and a keen sense of the trends as well as superb writing skills. This makes for a dynamic work environment.
I bring to the group a wholly international experience. In addition to my life-long passion for the environment I have an MA in International Policy Studies and Spanish. I have worked internationally in business development, sales and marketing for the technology and health sectors and I can get along in about in 7 languages (talk politics in 3). I’ve spent hours in front of potential and existing customers, at conferences and seminars, meeting and greeting.
One Stone prides itself on being low carbon, utilizing the many virtual tools available—blogs, web, Skype, email and so on. Our business model is built on it. But one needs the physical experience too–the sharing, not only of ideas, but also of facial expressions, gestures and enthusiasm. This is especially so with new relationships. It means we must get onto planes, take trains and taxis. Because, even Skype cannot substitute for a coffee-fueled 60 minutes across a table, pen and paper at the ready, business cards handed personally to their recipient.
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