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Posted: Jul 12, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Donald Trump came to the presidency from the world of business and in many ways is surrounding himself with individuals who represent that culture and mindset.
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: Mar 22, 2017 – 09:00 AM EST
The time has never been more urgent to reduce energy costs. Electricity prices are increasingly volatile and external pressure to show progress on sustainability is at an all-time high. The Paris Climate Change Agreement was the most comprehensive, universally acknowledged framework ever signed, and despite current political conditions, it’s clear that businesses are facing increased pressure to reduce overall carbon emissions and to factor extreme weather and resource shortages into revenue projections.
Posted: Mar 08, 2017 – 12:00 PM EST
The past decade has seen two majorly remarkable transformations in the roles and conducts of businesses towards the society they are operating within as well as the wider world. As you must have guessed, these transformations revolve around CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and online marketing.
Posted: Mar 01, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
While talking on “The Daily Show,” the former President of Maldives Mr. Muhammad Nousheed, said:
"If carbon emissions were to stop today, the planet would not see a difference for 60 to 70 years. If carbon emissions continue at the rate they are climbing today, my country will be under water in seven years.”
Posted: Feb 03, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Interface’s ‘Mission Zero’ is arguably the most well known example of a bold move towards radical circularity. When Ray Anderson sought to undertake the journey to heal and overturn his petroleum-intensive carpet company he experienced important realizations – ones which have turned Interface into the archetypal carpet manufacturer in today’s world markets.
Posted: Nov 11, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Whether it’s climate change, neo-liberal economics, rampant social inequality or rising stress in the workplace, these are symptomatic of a deeper underlying cause – the way we relate with life, and our sense of place and purpose within life. Our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world us, is in desperate need of our dear attention. This way, we move beyond applying the very same logic to our well-intended solutions that created the problems in the first place.
Posted: Jul 29, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Imagine a play in four acts: the first one describes a revolution underway in the business world; in the second act religion leaves the public square, paving the way for the ascent of money; the third one showcases social movements, long ignored or forgotten; the fourth sounds like a dream, awaiting full germination and yet to take deeper root.
Posted: Jul 13, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Whether it’s the disciplines of quantum physics, psychology, ecology, organisational development or evolutionary theory, it is now dawning on our contemporary consciousness that life is not simply a mechanistic construct of push-pull factors and selfish genes, where separate organisms compete with each other in the struggle for survival.
Posted: May 09, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Corporate social responsibility continues to grow into something where companies aren’t only philanthropic with their money and time. CSR has become part of the business model, and, for some, the entire business model. This can be seen in Dr. Priscilla Chan’s and Mark Zuckerberg’s formation of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative which aims to give back their fortune to benefit the world for their daughter, but in the form of an LLC.
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