State Budgets & Economic Overview

CSG Growth and Prosperity: Virtual Summit of the States 2.0

State Budgets & Economic Overview
April 11, 2011

As the president of River Twice Research, where he analyzes economic and political trends, Zachary Karabell challenges common assumptions ranging from global economics to environmental sustainability. With a prolific, award-winning writing career, an illustrious background on Wall Street and a doctorate from Harvard, Karabell brings a unique perspective to the discussion of globalization, the domestic and world economy, the greening of business and the shape of things to come.

In his latest book, "Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World," Karabell uses his economic insight and experience working with Global 1000 companies to accurately and profoundly explore the ways in which today’s business landscape is changing in fundamental ways. By examining the stories of the companies who are transforming themselves by responding to these changes, Coca-Cola, Best Buy and Nike, to name a few, "Sustainable Excellence" makes the case for a different way of doing business—one that will define both business success and economic vitality in the 21st century.

In addition to his role as president of River Twice Research, he is also a senior adviser for Business for Social Responsibility, which advises Global 1000 corporations on how to integrate sustainability into their business practices. “Sustainability is the only way to growth,” says Karabell. “We have no choice but to move forward, and green growth is our gateway to innovation.”

Karabell is a regular contributor on CNBC and Fast Money, and is also a frequent commentator on NBC Nightly News, CNN, FOX News and The History Channel. Karabell regularly writes for such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and Newsweek.