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European Social Immobility and Inequality are Intimately Related

May 17, 2015 • BLOGS, Europe's recovery is possible. This is how…, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Terence Tse and Mark Esposito In the aftermath of the financial crisis, Europe has seen an increase in inequality and immobility across social spectrum of labour and its productivity.  This article argues that social mobility is necessary for the revival of the European economy and its competitiveness and wonders why the social debate in …

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

March 12, 2015 • Climate Change, Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Christophe Sempels and 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


Leadership as the Search for Greater Coherence

January 19, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Nathan Harter Literature around leadership is not hard to come by, but there are few texts that examine the process of leadership from where it begins – in the leader’s mind. Below, Nathan Harter analyses how great leaders have embraced the often


How do Leaders Learn to Lead?

January 19, 2015 • Coaching, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Gerard Seijts How do leaders go through the learning process? What are the formative and informative experiences that influence leaders? How do they reflect on events and truly learn from their mistakes and successes? How do they unlearn dysfunctional


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, 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


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, 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