Frank Dixon oversaw the sustainability analysis and rating of the world’s 2,000 largest companies for many years as the Managing Director of Research at Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, formerly the largest corporate sustainability research firm in the world. Institutional investors used Innovest research to develop high-performing socially responsible investing products.
Extensive corporate sustainability experience made it clear that flawed economic and political systems compel all companies to degrade the environment and society. This ultimately degrades business. Sustainability and long-term business success only can be achieved by improving flawed systems.
Frank Dixon developed the TCR® approach to provide a practical and profitable way for companies and investors to engage in system change. Following Innovest, he provided sustainability and system change consulting to companies in the US and Europe. He also spoke at many corporate and financial sector conferences about the importance of shifting the focus of the corporate responsibility and socially responsible investing movements from corporate change to system change.
Most recently, he wrote the Global System Change series of books. Using a whole system approach, the books fully describe the major economic, political and social system changes needed to achieve sustainability and real prosperity.
Frank Dixon has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Posted: Aug 11, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
A major opportunity exists for companies to position themselves as global sustainability leaders by focusing on system change. This is by far the most important sustainability issue. As a result, companies taking the lead on it can credibly claim that they have implemented the most advanced strategies. Like current sustainability leaders, they will gain many benefits, often including enhanced reputation, market share and stock market returns.
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
System change is by far the most important sustainability issue in the corporate sector. Climate change and virtually every other major environmental and social issue only can be resolved through systemic changes at the sector and overarching system levels. Companies proactively involved in system change are the true sustainability leaders. Like current sustainability leaders, they will attain many financial and competitive benefits. This article summarizes the system change opportunity in the corporate sector and how companies can capitalize on it.
Posted: Jun 27, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
A paradigm shift is needed in business. Whole system thinking shows that two foundational business ideas are reductionistic, irrational and unintentionally destructive. The first is that it is acceptable for businesses to focus primarily on their own financial well-being without regard for the larger economic, social and environmental systems that enable business existence and success.
Posted: Jan 29, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
A large opportunity exists to substantially improve the effectiveness of the corporate responsibility (CR) and socially responsible investing (SRI) movements.