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Meaningful Corporations? Business Schools Can Help Us Get There

Jonas Haertle | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Jonas Haertle

The recent international conference of the Academy of Management posed a challenge to scholars and educators from around the world, just by choice of ...

Business can rock the world

Bjørn Kjærand Haugland | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Bjørn Kjærand Haugland

Progress not fast enough - not fair enough The "Future of Spaceship Earth" report, launched on 19th September at the UN Headquarter in New York, pitc...

Business 101: AIM2Flourish

Roberta Baskin | Posted 09.12.2016 | Impact
Roberta Baskin

Parachuting into my first Academy of Management conference in Anaheim, California last month was exhilarating; much like the first time I blasted off ...

Our Journey to 2030 Is Underway

Lise Kingo | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Lise Kingo

Last week, we started something remarkable at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit. We started our journey to 2030, by charting our way towards a worl...

Let's Make Global Goals Local Business

Lise Kingo | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Lise Kingo

Today, more than 1,000 leaders from business, finance, civil society and academia will gather in the UN General Assembly Hall to kick off the 2016 UN ...

Solving "Wicked Problems" - the Road to a Better World?

Bjørn Kjærand Haugland | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Bjørn Kjærand Haugland

What makes a problem "wicked" rather than just daunting, formidable or really, really tough? Wicked problems are ones in which we operate with incompl...

Setting a $100 Price on Carbon

Lise Kingo | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business
Lise Kingo

As more than 150 world leaders convene at the United Nations for the historic signing of the Paris Agreement, the United Nations Global Compact is cal...

Stop Agreeing To Be On All-Male Panels -- Just Stop

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business

Hey guys! You can do something very simple to help achieve gender equality in the business world. Just say no to all-male panels. Start immediately. O...

How Business Can Increase the Global GDP by $28 Trillion by 2025

Lise Kingo | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Lise Kingo

If women participated in the economy equally to men, it could increase global annual GDP by 26%, or $28 trillion, by 2025 according to a recent McKins...

Why Systematic Risks Present Global Opportunities

Georg Kell | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Georg Kell

The prevailing zeitgeist has turned towards the dark side. And that is not only because of spreading terrorism, power fragmentation and global warming. A gloomy economic outlook and populist politics are contributing more than their fair share.

A View From Paris: Business Stepping Up

Andrew Winston | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Andrew Winston

The last two weeks in the City of Light have been dedicated to defying terrorism and intolerance and moving the world toward a solution to climate change.

The Road Through Paris: InSpire at COP 21 With Youth, Women, Native Voices

Catherine Cunningham | Posted 12.04.2015 | World
Catherine Cunningham

To raise the presence, voice, and participation of youth in the UN House (as well- to tap into indigenous wisdom through native story-telling) during this important Paris Climate Change Conference, we have written and produced a youth-centered film, based on a powerful Incan Story of Creation.

Together, We Are Generation S

Georg Kell | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Georg Kell

This week, world leaders are gathering in Paris to demonstrate global unity in the face of recent atrocities and take part in humanity's most important talks on climate. They arrive at COP21 at a time when change is in the air.

The New Millennial Opportunity: Doing Good is Good for Business

Mikkel Vestergaard | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
Mikkel Vestergaard

There are so many opportunities for technological innovation to drive global development. The ability to collect and analyze data, made possible by the digital age, can transform how diseases are monitored and treated.

Mobilizing The Global Business Community As Never Before

Luna Atamian | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Luna Atamian

Hope and optimism invaded the streets of midtown Manhattan when recently more than 150 world leaders gathered at the United Nations to adopt a new vision for a better word, and how to reach it, through the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Business and the Responsible Leaders of Tomorrow

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Back in the year 2000, the UN created a set of goals aiming to achieve them by 2015. Governments and corporations pledged to work to reduce poverty, address sanitation challenges, and several other serious challenges of our planet.

Environmental Innovation: Nice or Necessity?

Brian Kennell | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Environmental innovations are much more than nice; they are also fiscally sound practices that add value and provide a tremendous boost to the bottom line. And eventually, they have a domino effect

Children's Rights...Any of Our Business?

Badr Jafar | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Badr Jafar

When Malala Yousafzai collected her World's Children's Prize in Stockholm last month, she donated her prize money to help rebuild schools in Gaza.

Dr. Brundtland's Impact on Global Health; We Must Stay the Course

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Dr. Derek Yach

I recently co-authored a piece in the journal Public Health about my esteemed colleague, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Director-General of the Wor...

B Team Leaders Call for Bold Leadership from Business

The B Team | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
The B Team

With the UN Climate Change negotiations underway, and as the United Nations designs its flagship Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, business needs to engage.

UN Global Compact Leaders Summit: 'Architects of a Better World' -- Join Us!

Alice Korngold | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Alice Korngold

"Join us, and together we will build a better world for all to prosper," was the message at this week's high-spirited UN Global Compact Leaders Summit that included heads of global corporations, NGOs, and intergovernmental organizations.

For Corporate Directors: How Human Rights and the Environment Tie to Profits

Alice Korngold | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Alice Korngold

Not only do companies have much to lose by violating human rights and devastating the environment, but also they have a great deal to gain by advancing global sustainability. Increasingly these issues matter to investors.

Women's Empowerment Principles Make It Clear: Equality Means Business

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

Let's face it, while the glass ceiling may have hundreds of thousands or even millions of cracks, it is made of sturdy silica and has yet to crumble at our feet.

The Road From Ruin: Why We Are In The Driver's Seat

Steven G. Brant | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
Steven G. Brant

The progressive community can choose to transform the business world from within, or it can try to destroy the corporate sector altogether, as nothing but a harm to society. The choice is up to us.

The United Corporate States Of America

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven G. Brant

We have been handed the basic tools for replacing the old values that make corporations "evil" with the new values that will make corporations "good". The Citizens United ruling need not be so bad.