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The Digital Transformation Opportunities Ahead

By Mike Sutcliff The proliferation of digital technologies allows scope for innovation in the way organisations deliver customer experience. Here Mike Sutcliff explores the first...

The Dirty Dozen: How Unethical Behaviour Creeps Into Your Organisation

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...

Crowdsourcing Disaster Response: Mobilizing Social Media for Urban Resilience

By Thérèse F. Tierney As urban populations continue to expand worldwide, natural disasters are precipitating increased challenges to public health, welfare, and safety. Informal methods,...

Why The Circular Economy Matters

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...

Which Companies Benefit Most from UN Global Compact Membership?

By Jette Steen Knudsen In this article I examine a key business question: which kinds of companies are most likely to benefit from joining international...

“Going, going…”: The long term sustainability impacts of short term focus

By Aileen Ionescu-Somers Short-term thinking and acting has led to the current financial crisis, but has it precipitated a move to more long-term thinking in...

The Challenge of Leading Digital Platforms in Responsible Ways

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...

Board Responsibility under the FCPA

By Thomas R. Fox and Ryan Morgan The nightmare of every corporate director is to wake up to find out that the company of the...

The Need For Reputation Management Capabilities

By Daniel Diermeier Maintaining a strong reputation is critical for a company’s sustained success. Yet, almost every day a new crisis makes the headlines. These...

Invisible Capital and Why We Need to Democratize Entrepreneurial Opportunity

By Chris Rabb Invisible capital is the toolkit of our skills, knowledge, networks, experiences and other resources, along with the set of assets we were...

Sustainability: A $12 Trillion a Year Market by 2030

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...

European Social Immobility and Inequality are Intimately Related

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

By Christophe Sempels & Jonas Hoffmann We have jumped into an era of scarce resources. The related impacts will crescendo in the coming decades but...

Improving Rural Livelihoods through E-Commerce: The GoCoop Experience

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...

United Airlines, Artificial Intelligence, and Donald Trump: Reawakening Values in the Era...

By Avi Liran and Simon L. Dolan Society has evolved and not all aspects of our lives were able to cope up with the changes...

Why Mark Zuckerberg’s Leadership Failure was a Predictable Surprise

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....

The Role of Ethical Values in Economic Value Creation

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...

Design, When Everybody Designs

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...

Leading towards Change of Ethics and Caring: Resisting Temptation and Reaping the Benefits

By Riane Eisler, Simon L. Dolan & Mario Raich Businesses stand at a crossroads, and our current systems are not sustainable given the present economic...

Turning Societal Challenges into Business through Value Sharing

By Simona Rocchi, Bahaa Eddine Sarroukh, Karthik Subbaraman, Luc de Clerck and Reon Brand How do brands stay meaningful and relevant in the 21st...

Mobile Technology Meets Social Innovation: Reflections on progress and challenges

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...

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

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...

Developing Values in Business Education

By Nigel Duncan This article considers how we might best prepare students for ethical business practice. It considers recent developments in evolutionary research and neuroscience...

Ethics + Business: Ingredients for Great Leadership

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,...

How Political Intelligence Sets Successful Leaders Apart

By Gerry Reffo and Valerie Wark Leadership Alert! There are times when the classic development of leaders no longer fully equips them or their organisations...

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

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...

The Economic Aftermath of the Recent Earthquake in Sendai, Japan

By Ilan Noy Natural disasters potentially impact severely on economic dynamics — e.g. on production, prices, incomes, and employment — in the post-disaster period. Over the...

Will Innovation Save the Planet? How the principles of successful innovation could slow global...

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...

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

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...

Public-Value Exchanges – New Platforms for Matching Capital to Social Need

By William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan New models of exchange are critical to the solution economy. They hold the secret to attracting capital of...

Leading with Ethics and Compliance

By Mark Meaney As millions take to the streets in a global protest of corporate malfeasance, Dean Rich Lyons of the Haas School of Business...

Values, Values on the wall, Just do business and forget them all: Wells Fargo,...

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...

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

Sustainability is the modern day buzzword. Sounds great in theory, but what about the practice? Sustainability relating to fleet management goes beyond merely decreasing...

Can Women Fix Capitalism?

By Joanna Barsh Gender equality at the top of business has stalled, and trust in business is alarmingly low. Putting more women in charge could...

Are Digital Technologies the Planet’s Last Best Hope? (If bananas are anything to go...

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...

Right to be Disconnected – The Wave to Catch On

By Jasna Čošabić This paper analyses the possible influence of the French labour law reform - the “right to be disconnected” –  on other countries...

Envisioning the Opportunities Presented by the Resource Revolution

By Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers Conventional wisdom predicts stagnating economic growth, extreme resource depletion, accelerating commodity price inflation, and increasing pollution as consuming classes...

NGOs and Millennials – A Blinding Love Affair?

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...

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

 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...

Better Be a Baller: The Coming Talent Gap May be the Opposite of What...

By Christopher Surdak The concept of Big Data has rapidly emerged as web and telecoms-based networking has expanded on a global scale. Christopher Surdak explores...

Social Technologies in the Enterprise – Rising to the Challenge

By Evgeny Kaganer, Sandra Sieber and Neil Hair “What we are looking at is how to build a collaborative platform hooked into business automation software....

How Sustainability and Carbon Footprint Reduction is Transforming the DNA of Leadership Key Trends...

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...

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

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...

Has the quality of our politicians declined or is the world becoming impossible to...

By Michael Cox We live not just in ‘interesting times‘, but in quite extraordinary times where few in the West now appear to have much...

Standardisation and Cooperation are the Future

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,...

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

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...

The Sustainable Organisation – Driving value through organisational change

By Claire Arnold, Co Founder of Maxxim Consulting

 Everyone who has the ambition, drive and competence to want the top job has to be alive...

Ecological Gold – A New Gold Standard

Anna Moltke-Huitfeldt, Jewellery in Life Anna Moltke-Huitfeldt, Jewellery In Life, works with ecological gold from the Oro Verde (Green Gold) mining project in Colombia, a...

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