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Do We Need To Rethink Employment Law For The Gig Economy?

May 19, 2017 • OPERATION, Social ImpactComments (0)

 By Maximilian Yoshioka Are people who work in the “gig economy” self-employed contractors, or employees of the organisation they “gig” for?  In this article, the author discusses how these workers do not fit into those categories, and how employment law needs to accommodate them.   In a March ruling announcing a lawsuit against US ride-sharing

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People and the Planet – CSR Initiatives Sweeten Ferrero’s Success

May 12, 2017 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Corporate Governance, Future of Business, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Tammi L. Coles For global businesses to thrive, “doing sustainability” is no longer an option. Tammi L. Coles spoke with recognised CSR researcher and author CB Bhattacharya about how this is revealed in the “People and the Planet” philosophy of

The Challenge of Leading Digital Platforms in Responsible Ways

March 23, 2017 • 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

NGOs and Millennials – A Blinding Love Affair?

January 25, 2017 • Commentary, Social ImpactComments (1)

From the Editors As we start 2017 we look back to 2016 to consider some of the interesting events that will continue or influence the New Year. The Trump election and Brexit in the UK promise to dominate much of 2017 and beyond. Interestingly the youth

Values, Values on the wall, Just do business and forget them all: Wells Fargo, Volkswagen and others in the hall

October 20, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Corporate Governance, Social ImpactComments (3)

By Avi Liran and Simon L. Dolan There is a growing discrepancy between the values stated on the wall and values in action. In the case of Wells Fargo, most of the company’s values and visions were breached. In this article, the authors discuss effective

Easy Being Green: Why the Internet of Things Will Help Sustainability

September 26, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Internet of Things, Social ImpactComments (2)

By Joy Tan  The Internet of Things is just one of the technologies that is re-shaping the world. It is not only perceived as a tool to efficiently improve work, but it will also deliver maximum economic and commercial benefits – like making the world

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) In China: Huawei as a Case Study

August 24, 2016 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, David De Cremer on Management, Social ImpactComments (1)

By David De Cremer Adopting CSR as a company philosophy in China seems to be more challenging than could be expected. In this article, David De Cremer looks into an example of a Chinese company that has over the years grown into a major global player and in

The Development of Circular Economies in China

July 19, 2016 • Climate ChangeComments (1)

By Mark Esposito, Terence Tse & Khaled Soufani In this article, the authors discuss China’s implementation of Circular Economic development programs in order to address the country’s pressing environmental issues. You might also like: Sustainability:

The Dirty Dozen: How Unethical Behaviour Creeps Into Your Organisation

July 19, 2016 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Corporate Governance, Editors' Pick, Social ImpactComments (1)

By Urs Müller and Ulf Schäfer This article presents some of the most influential drivers of unethical behaviour in business and suggests counter-strategies. Reviewing the literature from relevant disciplines, the authors draw the attention to twelve factors

Days of Glory past

May 1, 2016 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Commentary, Social ImpactComments (0)

From the Editors In the run up to the 12 May 2016 Anti Corruption Summit in the UK last week, the British premier let off a classic gaffe, describing Nigeria ‘as one of the most corrupt countries in the world’. The Queen’s gaffe came a day later,