It’s one of the most commonly quoted attributes of effective leaders that they don’t waste time blaming themselves or others for things that go wrong. Instead, they hold themselves accountable and move on.
Let’s suppose we have a values-driven business, or at least a business led by leaders with values. Their objective is to build long-term value through the business, and to do so in a way that makes society better off and more sustainable.
As our political process has become more polarised and dysfunctional in the face of difficult embedded problems, so the need for businesses to step up and show leadership has become widely acknowledged and discussed.
Almost for as long as companies have had CSR managers, and now sustainability managers, some people have put forward the proposition that the ultimate aim of such people should be to put themselves out of a job.
The messages, according to the company, are all about drawing attention to our out-of-control throw-away society
According to a new report, 100 oil companies "are responsible for most of the world's carbon emissions". Well, no. Actually - they're not.
Online artisan marketplace Etsy was the first public ‘B-Corp’. Now, it is expected to let its B-Corp registration lapse as it focuses on boosting profits.
The heavier you lean on something, the more that thing should be designed to easily bear the weight.
Automation is coming, and it’s going to make a massive impact.
Businesses just part of the problem? There are now 5 good reasons why it’s time to see things differently.
Forbes recently ran an opinion piece titled ‘Unilever and the Failure of Corporate Social Responsibility’.
Unilever recently launched a study suggesting that the ethical consumer segment – for a long time a rather small and static niche – is finally reaching out into the mainstream.
I vlogged a trip I took to Birmingham just before Christmas where I had meetings with two inspirational social entrepreneurs.