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The Challenge of Leading Digital Platforms in Responsible Ways

April 5, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, David De Cremer on Management, Future of Business, Social ImpactComments (1)

By David De Cremer, Jess Zhang, and Leander De Schutter Digital platform businesses are increasingly being confronted with a host of unethical consequences due to a lack of responsible leadership and regulation. In this article, the authors identify several opportunities to enhance your companies’ ethical leadership in the context of digital platforms.

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Bridging the Circular Economy and Social Enterprise: The Dutch Ministry of Defence and Biga Groep

March 18, 2018 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Emerging Ideas, Social ImpactComments (0)

by Khaled Soufani, Terence Tse, Mark Esposito, Giorgos Dimitriou and Panayotis Kikiras  A holistic approach to circular economy is the one that merges the mission-driven approaches of CSR, social enterprise, and social entrepreneurship with the ecological

Turning Societal Challenges into Business through Value Sharing

February 10, 2018 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Future of Business, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Simona Rocchi, Bahaa Eddine Sarroukh, Karthik Subbaraman, Luc de Clerck and Reon Brand How do brands stay meaningful and relevant in the 21st century? One powerful route is to deliver high  value to customers while addressing wider social and

Is Your Supply Chain Sustainable? Probably Not

January 5, 2018 • OPERATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Cory Searcy A growing number of companies are working to develop sustainable supply chains. A key challenge is to align their supply chain performance with the economic, environmental, and social thresholds that dictate whether it is sustainable or not. 

The Role of Ethical Values in Economic Value Creation

November 7, 2017 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Social ImpactComments (0)

By S. Ramakrishna Velamuri and William Harvey Values integration in businesses keeps the highly competitive world humane. In this article, the authors elaborate not only the benefits of having a values based business approach but also how skillful utilisation

Sustainability: A $12 Trillion a Year Market by 2030

October 20, 2017 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Finance & Economics, Climate Change, Future of Business, Social ImpactComments (0)

By John Elkington and Richard Roberts Leading companies today are starting to think of sustainability as a tool for growing profitability, using frameworks such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a guide to future market opportunities. In this

Disruptive Technology in Behavioural Health: Ethical and Risk-Management Challenges

September 6, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Social ImpactComments (1)

By Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D Digital technology has transformed the delivery of mental health services worldwide.  Behavioural health professionals now have the option to provide remote and “distance” counselling services using a wide range of online

Improving Rural Livelihoods through E-Commerce: The GoCoop Experience

August 10, 2017 • Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Social ImpactComments (1)

By Siva Devireddy, G. Sabarinathan, S. Ramakrishna Velamuri and Janine Coughlin In India’s rural areas live handloom weavers and artisans who have been doing their craft for generations. In this article, the authors elaborate how the company GoCoop has

The Happiness Conundrum

June 20, 2017 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Coaching, People ManagementComments (0)

By Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries Based on a case example of a deeply unhappy person, this article examines the elusive topic of happiness, paying special attention to the Big Five theory of personality, the interface between health, resilience, and happiness,

Right to be Disconnected – The Wave to Catch On

June 19, 2017 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Jasna Čošabić This paper analyses the possible influence of the French labour law reform – the “right to be disconnected” –  on other countries and the benefits of preserving work/life balance which might be jeopardised by the rapid