Jonathan J. Halperin
Jonathan J. Halperin
Designing Our Future
Strategy. Partnership. Communication.

People, Psychology, Social Change

We marvel at change – whether storm clouds moving across a ridge or the impact of a new device on cultural norms—but driving meaningful change through an organization can challenge even the most deft leaders.

Monday, January 8, 2018
Jonathan J. Halperin in the Huffington Post (CSR Matters: Leading CSR Practitioners Make Predictions for 2018)
Saturday, December 23, 2017
A pioneering social enterprise, Greyston practices Open Hiring™ – providing jobs to individuals who face barriers to employment – and supports its employees and community members with a range of community programs.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Jonathan Halperin "Open Hiring at Greyston Bakery and Beyond" (October 19, 2017)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Jonathan J. Halperin discusses Greyston's Open Hiring (August 1, 2017)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Jonathan J. Halperin quoted in Entrepreneur (August 18, 2017)
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
“We don’t hire people to make brownies. We make brownies to hire people. As businesspeople, that means that we are people doing business, but the people part does have to come first.” Jonathan J. Halperin quoted in beyond (June 21, 2017)
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Five years ago today, as the consequences of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown were still emerging, The New York Times published my letter observing that “trust comes not from repeated and paternalistic proclamations of success, but rather from the humble admission of mistakes followed by demonstrable changes in behavior and attitude.”
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Across the American presidential campaign landscape, change might look like a neo-fascist with a toupee, a scrappy septuagenarian democratic socialist, or the familiar face of a woman who might become our first female president. Quite a spectacle we present to the world.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Chipotle lost about one-third of its pork supply early in 2015 and signs popped-up in roughly 500 restaurants announcing that “carnitas” was unavailable. From the corporate HQ, PR Director Chris Arnold positioned his company’s handling of this supply shortfall as evidence that it stands behind its brand that promises “food with integrity.” Indeed, Chipotle did the right thing in deciding to curtail purchases from a supplier that violated its animal welfare pledges and in refusing to substitute substandard product to make up for that shortfall. But...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Beginning with a presentation at the FMI/GMA Sustainability Summit in August, I’ve been engaged for months in an intense set of ongoing conversations about food: past, present, and future.

Pages

When I began to unhook from SustainAbility in 2008, after 20+ years, to co-found Volans, Jonathan was working with the US end of SustainAbility — and sent the London end of the Volans team a large cardboard box of multi-colored felt rocks, which initially I couldn't make head nor tail of. I thought he was mad, or overly American.

But I have to say that, over time, those felt rocks have become a central feature of the Volans culture, thrown by team members at other team members (or guests) on the slightest provocation. That aside, he's a consummate professional, creative collaborator, skilled communicator, and keen intellect—and I am delighted both to have had Jonathan as a colleague and to now count him as a friend.

more testimonials >

Tweets from Jonathan J. Halperin