By Kevin Kaiser & S. David Young
“A blue-line company never tries to ‘manage’ its share price. Instead, it considers a higher share price the reward for good management.” In this article the authors introduce a concept called ‘blue-line management’, an approach in which all decisions of consequence in an organisation are made with one aim: to create value.
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By Kevin Kaiser & S. David Young
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 the needs and desires of around nine billion humans by 2050? This [...]
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 distill key lessons from their recent treatise on sustainable innovation: lessons that can be [...]
By Katrin Muff, Thomas Dyllick, Mark Drewell, John North, Paul Shrivastava & Jonas Haertle
This article continues from Part I (in the last issue of The European Business Review) and provides insights into two critical domains of the 50+20 vision: a) the perspectives of stakeholders of management education (students, alumni, civil society, the business community, [...]
By Antonio Argandoña
Why should managers put Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into practice? The so-called legal, ethical, social and business cases provide several reasons. In this paper we discuss these arguments, and we add new reasons that make up the ‘management case.’ By exploring why CSR is good management, this paper explains why CSR make the [...]
How Sustainability and Carbon Footprint Reduction is Transforming the DNA of Leadership Key Trends for 2013By editor • Mar 17th, 2013 • Category: Innovation, Leadership, Management, New, Regulation & Ethics, Sustainability
By Nikos Avlonas
2012 introduced several significant developments in sustainability, most notably around the issues of climate change, risk management, and supply chain ethics.
June’s Rio+20 United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development dominated the year’s discussion, reinforcing the need for corporations to play a larger role in attaining sustainable development goals. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Low Carbon Economy Index publication1 [...]
By Irv Rothman
The article is an excerpt from the book “Out-Executing the Competition: Building and Growing a Financial Services Company in Any Economy”, by Irv Rothman.
Over my career, I’ve endured recessions of varying size, depth, and duration. Three of those recessions – in the early 1990s, at the start of the new century, and this [...]
By Claudia Peus and Armin Pircher Verdorfer
Imagine you have been asked to support a company with their employee survey. You have done your research, compiled a questionnaire capturing common questions on employee attitudes such as job satisfaction, commitment, and participation and are now excited to present it to the CEO. You expect him to approve [...]
Will Innovation Save the Planet? How the principles of successful innovation could slow global warming.By editor • Jan 20th, 2013 • Category: Innovation, Management, New, Regulation & Ethics, Sustainability
By Morten Olsen
“Combating climate change requires urgent and ambitious action,” proclaimed the RIO+20 summit held in June 2012. Yet, strong commitments failed to materialize in Rio or in preceding climate meetings in Mexico City or Copenhagen, despite an increasing realization that greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced to prevent potentially catastrophic and irreversible climate change. [...]
Alberta is committed to responsible energy production – because Albertans and Canadians expect nothing less.
Located in Western Canada, Alberta is a province rich with a beautiful environment, abundant natural resources and a strong economy. Albertans are no strangers to the power of innovation. Technological advancements have enabled us to access the world’s third-largest proven crude [...]