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Days of Glory past

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

The Solution Economy: A New Way to Solve Social Problems

By William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan In recent years an entire economy of societal problem solvers have emerged to tackle old problems in new...

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...

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...

Building Ethical Business Cultures: BRIC by BRIC

By Alexandre Ardichvili, Douglas Jondle, Jack Wiley, Edgard Cornacchione, Jessica Li & Thomas Thakadipuram As the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRICs) continue...

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...

Why Should Managers Be Socially Responsible?

By Antonio Argandoña Why should managers put Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into practice? The so-called legal, ethical, social and business cases provide several reasons. In...

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...

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,...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Rise and Consequences of Corporate Sustainability Reporting

By Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim In the last two decades a growing number of companies across sectors and geographies are communicating to their stakeholders...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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