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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 Paul Macmillan discuss how new methods of pooling resources and directing investments …

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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


Big Data Takes On Big Weather

March 2, 2014 • Big Data & Analytics, Climate Change, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Djeevan Schiferli, IBM Some European cities are turning to Big Data to not only predict the weather and its potential impact, but also to address public safety and business concerns that accompany adverse conditions. Below, Djeevan Schiferli argues that


The Solution Economy: A New Way to Solve Social Problems

January 20, 2014 • Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan In recent years an entire economy of societal problem solvers have emerged to tackle old problems in new ways. Below, William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan discuss a rapidly growing and evolving solution economy in which


The HUMAN Brand: How We Relate to People, Products and Companies

November 8, 2013 • Marketing & Consumers, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Chris Malone & Susan T. Fiske Social science research tells us that over 80 percent of our judgments can be predicted by fundamental warmth and competence perceptions. Below, Chris Malone and Susan T. Fiske discuss how the application of warmth and


Leading towards Change of Ethics and Caring: Resisting Temptation and Reaping the Benefits

November 7, 2013 • Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Riane Eisler, Simon L. Dolan & Mario Raich Businesses stand at a crossroads, and our current systems are not sustainable given the present economic and environmental crises. In this article, Riane Eisler, Simon L. Dolan and Mario Raich suggest that


Designing Inspiring Futures: Six Lessons of Sustainable Innovation

September 8, 2013 • Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor & Tamara Carleton Sustainability remains the key term for our future world. As Steven P. MacGregor and Tamara Carleton embark on a major new research work which aims to gain insight into sustainable living in 2050, the authors


Sustainable Business Model Innovation to Create Value in a World of Finite Resources

September 8, 2013 • Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Christophe Sempels & Jonas Hoffmann We have jumped into an era of scarce resources. The related impacts will crescendo in the coming decades but this already raises a clear issue: how to operate in a world where Earth’s resources will have to supply


Forgiving: The Hidden Dimension of Exceptional Leadership

September 8, 2013 • Editors' Pick, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries & Katharina Balazs This article explores the concept of forgiveness in the context of leadership, and suggests that forgiveness is one of the keys that distinguish mediocre or ineffective leadership from the exceptional.


First Look: Developing A New Map For Effective Business Succession in Family Businesses

May 9, 2013 • Finance & Economics, LEADERSHIP, Succession Planning, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Richard Shrapnel Family Business Succession is never a simple, straightforward endeavour. Besides the financial outcomes of the transition, the human needs and emotional involvement of all family members must be taken into account. The business advisory