Marianne is a sustainability champion, workforce development strategist and CSR pioneer who catalyzes innovative public-private partnerships that address economic, social and environmental challenges.
A best-selling author, thought leader and spokesperson, she uses the Stone Soup model to inspire people to work together to build a sustainable world. Ms. Larned's work with the business community was influenced by her mentor, Claire Nuer and Learning as Leadership to create a culturally inclusive corporate culture; reduce executive burnout; increase healthy relationships with their families; while striving to build a more humanistic business model.
Her forthcoming book spotlights 100 climate change activists, education champions, change makers, green entrepreneurs/inventors, trail blazers, next-gen philanthropists and intergenerational/legacy stories who are all working to build a more sustainable world.
The Stone Soup Leadership Institute is a global leader in learning tools, inspiring videos and initiatives with business, young people and communities. The Institute's TouchStone Leaders Platform lights the way for a sustainable world. It is the window where users access the Institute's educational tools, videos, courses, trainings, mentors, and resources. It is a video-enhanced, content-driven, values-based, blended experiential learning environment. It leverages the Institute's inspiring book and curriculum "Stone Soup for the World: Life-Changing Stories of Everyday Heroes" and is dedicated to the long-time chairperson of the Stone Soup Leadership Institute, Walter Cronkite.
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