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Big Business Models Are Back-to-Front Create Long-term Value By Putting Shareholders At the Back-end of Cash Flow Distribution

January 28, 2019 • Corporate Governance, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Paul Strebel Large firms have been treating their shareholders as their most critical stakeholders. In the short run this might make sense, but not in the long term. The author argues that in order to safeguard and increase the industry’s long-term performance and cash flows, it is critical that big business starts to identify …

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Literature and its Role in the Cultivation of Ethics in the Business Environment

January 20, 2019 • Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Kyle Scott Literature is, by and large, invaluable in one’s understanding of human nature and the world in general. It serves as a gateway to events of the past and an instrument to grasp different views of reality and to connect with our own humanity.

Building Sustainability into Real Estate

November 20, 2018 • Climate Change, Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Joanna Radeke, Alexander Boether, and Alexandre Bezzera Both residents and shareholders enjoy the right returns when real estate companies collaborate and innovate for environmental solutions, according to a research project done by the Center for

Seeing The Light

November 19, 2018 • Climate Change, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Christoph Burger, Jens Weinmann, Antony Froggatt, and Catherine Mitchell With the emergence of decentralised energy, such as wind, solar, or biomass, as a major source for power generation, renewables are becoming part of an integrated service

The Power of One: Leadership and Corporate Sustainability

September 18, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Judith L. Walls What kind of leader does it take to make a positive change? What traits set these leaders apart? In this article, the author presents their research highlighting the kind of leaders that can move companies towards a better social and

The Dark Side of Emotional Contagion

July 3, 2018 • People Management, Social Impact, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Alexandra Dobra-Kiel Investment banks – and the financial services industry at large – continue to bear the reputational scares of some high-profile ethical scandals. In spite of numerous efforts for avoiding ethical risk, emotional contagion, a key

Why Mark Zuckerberg’s Leadership Failure was a Predictable Surprise

April 6, 2018 • David De Cremer on Management, Editors' Pick, Future of Business, LEADERSHIP, Social Impact, Social Media, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By David De Cremer In today’s more developed global village, responsible leadership is of paramount importance especially from businesses that make use of digital platforms. In 2017, The European Business Review published an original article by De Cremer,

The Challenge of Leading Digital Platforms in Responsible Ways

April 5, 2018 • David De Cremer on Management, Future of Business, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, TECHNOLOGYComments (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

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

March 18, 2018 • Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (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 • Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Future of Business, INNOVATION, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (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