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Design, When Everybody Designs

January 20, 2016 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Emerging Ideas, Social ImpactComments (3)

Social innovation and design for a new economy By Ezio Manzini In a fast and profoundly changing world everybody designs. The result of this diffuse designing is that society as a whole can be seen as a huge laboratory in which new social forms, solutions and meanings are produced. These transformative activities require unprecedented economic …

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Alphabet International: How today’s companies can achieve sustainable Business Mobility

November 20, 2015 • TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Social ImpactComments (0)

Sustainability is the modern day buzzword. Sounds great in theory, but what about the practice? Sustainability relating to fleet management goes beyond merely decreasing a company’s carbon footprint. In business mobility, partnering with the right

Why The Circular Economy Matters

November 20, 2015 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Finance & Economics, Climate Change, Emerging Ideas, Europe's recovery is possible. This is how…, Social ImpactComments (1)

By Terence Tse, Mark Esposito, and Khaled Soufani A Circular Economy represents not just a paradigm shift that waste is reconstructed to resources through reuse and recreation; it is also about getting more economic boost by resource efficiency and industrial

Sustainability Footprints in SMEs – Strategy and Case Studies for Entrepreneurs and Small Business

November 20, 2015 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Entrepreneurship, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Lowellyne James Research indicates that sustainability footprints can transform stakeholder perceptions of waste from being a cost center to a profit center, reduce carbon emissions by diverting waste from landfills, and stimulate innovation through the

Standardisation and Cooperation are the Future

September 17, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Global Business, Leadership Development, Social ImpactComments (0)

Interview with Jonas Berggren CEO, SSG AB According to Jeffrey Sachs, author of “The Age of Sustainable Development,” achieving sustainable development on our crowded, unequal, and degraded planet is the most important challenge facing our generation.

Mobile Technology Meets Social Innovation: Reflections on progress and challenges

September 17, 2015 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Social ImpactComments (1)

By Ken Banks Talk is good, or so they say. But too much talk and not enough action isn’t. After working for the past twelve years in the technology-for-development (ICT4D) field, I’m beginning to feel that talking is pretty much all it does, and that

The Age of Sustainable Development: Sustainable Development as an Analytical and Normative Concept

September 17, 2015 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Climate Change, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Jeffrey D. Sachs Achieving sustainable development on our crowded, unequal, and degraded planet is the most important challenge facing our generation. In this excerpt from the book “The Age of Sustainable Development”, Jeffrey D. Sachs introduces the

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

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

March 12, 2015 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Climate Change, Emerging Ideas, Social ImpactComments (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

Are Digital Technologies the Planet’s Last Best Hope? (If bananas are anything to go by the answer is yes.)

November 18, 2014 • TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Social Impact, Social MediaComments (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