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Are Digital Technologies the Planet’s Last Best Hope? (If bananas are anything to go by the answer is yes.)

November 18, 2014 • Big Data & Analytics, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Internet of Things, Social Impact, Social Media, SPECIAL FEATURES, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By John Bates Humanity’s destructive ecological footprint is only getting bigger and effective solutions are needed more than ever. Below Dr. John Bates explains what a debate about bananas has to do with the effectiveness of climate change conferences, and why digitisation could be the answer we’re looking for. It was described as “one of

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Can Women Fix Capitalism?

November 18, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, Social Impact, Women in LeadershipComments (0)

By Joanna Barsh Gender equality at the top of business has stalled, and trust in business is alarmingly low. Putting more women in charge could well be the key to a better future for business and society alike. Fifty years ago, women in the United States won


The Digital Transformation Opportunities Ahead

November 18, 2014 • Big Data & Analytics, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Internet of Things, Social Impact, Social Media, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Mike Sutcliff The proliferation of digital technologies allows scope for innovation in the way organisations deliver customer experience. Here Mike Sutcliff explores the first steps organisations can take to begin their digital transformation journey.  


How Political Intelligence Sets Successful Leaders Apart

November 18, 2014 • Global Business, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, MBAs & Executive Education, Social Impact, SPECIAL FEATURES, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Gerry Reffo and Valerie Wark Leadership Alert! There are times when the classic development of leaders no longer fully equips them or their organisations for success. This is one of those times. Below Gerry Reffo and Valerie Wark explain why leaders need

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The Road to Sustainable Business Mobility

September 19, 2014 • Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Climate Change, Global Business, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

Interview with Carsten Kwirandt In this day and age, sustainability must be on the agenda of every organisation – particularly when it comes to their mobility needs. Below, Alphabet International’s Head of Marketing and Business Development, Carsten


Envisioning the Opportunities Presented by the Resource Revolution

September 19, 2014 • Climate Change, Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers Conventional wisdom predicts stagnating economic growth, extreme resource depletion, accelerating commodity price inflation, and increasing pollution as consuming classes in emerging markets grow. Below, Stefan Heck and Matt


Succession Redefined: Family Business Succession in the 21st Century

September 19, 2014 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategic Spotlight, Succession Planning, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Richard Shrapnel In this article – the final in the Succession Series by Baker Tilly International – the author considers how business succession has been redefined, the rewards available to those that get it right, the challenges they will have to


Better Be a Baller: The Coming Talent Gap May be the Opposite of What Many Fear

September 18, 2014 • Global Business, Social Impact, Talent Management, Team Managment, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak The concept of Big Data has rapidly emerged as web and telecoms-based networking has expanded on a global scale. Christopher Surdak explores how this could affect the job market in terms of the population’s talent, skill and expertise,


Public-Value Exchanges – New Platforms for Matching Capital to Social Need

July 17, 2014 • Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, INNOVATION, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan New models of exchange are critical to the solution economy. They hold the secret to attracting capital of all types and from all sources and applying it effectively to societal problems. Below, William D. Eggers and


Crowdsourcing Disaster Response: Mobilizing Social Media for Urban Resilience

July 9, 2014 • Social Impact, Social Media, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Thérèse F. Tierney As urban populations continue to expand worldwide, natural disasters are precipitating increased challenges to public health, welfare, and safety. Informal methods, such as crowdsourcing, can provide real-time data enabling quick