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Posted: Dec 04, 2015 – 06:30 AM EST
Recently, I led two panels at a symposium in Chicago on gender equality on boards and in the C-suite. The event approached the problem and solution through the lens of the investor and social impact organizations – and our power to compel change.
Posted: Dec 02, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Energy, fashion, money: Part Three of a series on the how-to questions to make sustainability and impact the main show in town.
Posted: Nov 30, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
How environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters can be integrated into mainstream business strategy.
Posted: Nov 25, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Energy, fashion, money: Part Two of a series on the how-to questions to make sustainability and impact the main show in town.
Posted: Nov 23, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Most revolutions involve chaos, confusion, even pain and violence. Those on the side of positive change must push back against the powerful opposition, those who benefit from the status quo and who exploit others for their gain. If we are committed to peace, prosperity, and a sustainable future for our children, this kind of turmoil can seem counterintuitive. How can chaos and conflict lead to peace, harmony, and justice?
Posted: Nov 18, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
A quiet, but potentially significant, shift is under way in how we understand business risk and opportunity. A systems thinking frame is clicking into business analysts lens’ in order to improve focus.
Posted: Nov 17, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
While water is an abundant natural resource, less than three percent of all water on earth is fresh water, and of that amount, over two-thirds is frozen in glaciers and ice caps. Low investments in water infrastructure, rampant wastage and lack of private sector initiative have led to acute water shortages. About 663 million people in developing countries today do not have access to clean drinking water. According to WHO and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (2015), a child dies from a water-related disease every 90 seconds.
Posted: Nov 16, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Energy, fashion, money: Part One of a series on the how-to questions to make sustainability and impact the main show in town.
Posted: Nov 12, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Arguably, one of the biggest barriers when implementing and promoting ESG programs, regardless of size, is the lack of effective success metrics that can not only ascertain whether a company’s sustainability programs are working, but can also show whether or not ESG efforts are creating positive ROI and external stakeholder appreciation. This is precisely where cognitive computing comes in, allowing executives to dive deeper into the massive amounts of feedback the world is giving them in real time.
Posted: Nov 10, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and its partners are working with local African governments, NGOs, water service providers and communities to build infrastructure that supplies clean drinking water and sanitation facilities across Africa. These efforts will help to minimize the spread of disease and empower local communities with educational opportunities and economic prosperity. Kelly Eisenhardt interviews Dr. Susan Mboya, President of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and the Group Director of the Eurasia Africa Group (EAG) for women’s economic empowerment at The Coca-Cola Company.
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