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Shared Values

The EU-CELAC "Partnership" Fails Coffee Test

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 06.11.2015 | World
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

The European Union hosts the EU CELAC "Partnership" Summit in Brussels on June 10th and 11th. It brings together Presidents, Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers of 61 countries and the EU institutions, that is the 28 members of the EU and 33 nations from CELAC - Community of Latin American and Caribbean States-.

The Real Purpose Of The Purpose Economy

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

Purpose driven profit isn't just about a better future. It is changing lives today. And it's empowering us, as consumers, to be a part of the process -- reducing teen pregnancies, malnutrition, suicide rates, sex trafficking and dozens of other human atrocities by buying things we love, like gourmet chocolate and luxury sheets.

I Agree 10 Percent -- The Principle of Minimum Consensus

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

If we are capable of endlessly arguing about essentially irrelevant details on topics we fundamentally agree upon, wouldn't it be logical to stop seeking total agreement?

Where Does Your Money Spend the Night? Rethinking Capitalism

Tyler Jackson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Tyler Jackson

If we want to effect social change at scale, investors need to enlist the capital markets by injecting intention and purpose into every financial decision.

When Police Violate Our Values, 'Ferguson' Happens

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.16.2015 | Crime
Stuart Muszynski

Lack of values, justice and fairness between police and black Americans is the decades-long backdrop leading up to Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and so many others that are part of the "Ferguson Effect" in our country.

Who Will Be the Next School Shooter?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 12.27.2014 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

Can we -- should we -- accept the chilling reality that, even with school-wide crisis drills, metal detectors, and other safety measures, a shooter somewhere in our own community is inevitable? Or are there other measures that, short of ensuring safety, can be helpful?

Global Health Needs More Strange Bedfellows, Unorthodox Partnerships

David J. Olson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

t used to be that a donor would sit down with the ministry of health to work out the design and implementation of a new global health initiative, with no significant input or involvement of other stakeholders. Those days, thankfully, are long gone.

Chris Christie, 'Bridgegate' and a Question of Values

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie finds himself at the center of a stormy scandal. But the good news is that he has a chance to rise above the storm and start talking about the importance of values.

The Engagement Manifesto

Alan VanderMolen | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Alan VanderMolen

To make progress, we have to move to broad-scale engagement. The Engagement Manifesto is a roadmap for more inclusive action. The business world is ready to make this kind of bold move to embed sustainability into the mainstream.

Internet.org: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing? Not So Fast

Margaret Coady | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Margaret Coady

I advise Facebook and its partners to be transparent about the mix of motivations involved and the business gains they're hoping to achieve.

Backcasting to the Future

Valerie Keller | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Valerie Keller

The impact of 'backcasting' is palpable and transformative. The biggest 'ah-ha' moment from immersing oneself in a future world is a striking awareness of the interdependencies of all systems.

If Corporations Are People, Do They Have Hearts?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 08.04.2012 | Business
Stuart Muszynski

In the past ten years, American business has been deluged with concepts emphasizing social good that range in name from cause-related marketing to sustainable value and other similar terms.

Building a Nation Where Everybody Is Somebody

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

Anyone in the media, in politics or behind closed doors who refuses to respect the dignity of another ought to be called out as a bully, a narcissist, a hate-inciter or all of the above. Let's not repeat the mistake we made with Senator Joe McCarthy by calling people like this "leaders."

Sex, Saints, Yogurt and World Peace: Bemoaning the Loss of Decorum

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 06.27.2012 | Sports
Stuart Muszynski

Whether with baseball and steroids, basketball and greed, or football and "pay-to-injure," the stakes and competition of sports have outpaced classiness, noble intentions and decorum.

Bridging CSR and Social Entrepreneurs' Innovative Ideas in the UAE

Alexandre Lemille | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Alexandre Lemille

How can UAE-based companies help these socially-driven entrepreneurs? Just as social entrepreneurship is expanding, a parallel trend is that of the rise of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Ensuring School Safety Must Involve Old-Fashioned Values

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.08.2012 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

The fact remains that every year, in every school, in every community, there's danger of school violence.

Why Can't They Be Friends?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

At this time of year, Congress, who once again didn't get their chores done, might take a cue from children who aren't messing up because they know it's better to be good and nice than to risk getting on Santa's naughty list.

Taking America Down the Rabbit Hole

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.13.2012 | Media
Stuart Muszynski

By framing everything as a fight, media encourages all of us to be combative in our interactions. To gain press coverage and political advantage, candidates take the bait. The result of this downward spiral is evident in the divisive politics of today.

Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party: Is There a Bridge Over America's Troubled Waters?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

As we debate our nation's future, only our shared values can take us where we want to go. They have helped us to thrive as a nation, end slavery, improve civil liberties, cultivate the American Dream and become the envy of the world.

The Big Idea: Creating Shared Value

Michael E. Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael E. Porter

The capitalist system is under siege and a big part of the problem lies with companies themselves.

The Need for a Blended Approach to Philanthropy

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Akhtar Badshah

The concept of shared value is gaining increased attention within corporations - from business, CSR and philanthropic leaders - yet the challenge of pursuing it can be incredibly daunting.

Creating Shared Value

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

If you fail to work on behalf of the public interest and take shortcuts that place the public at risk, you also will fail your shareholders.

Elective Friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

My world is so small that I even have a hard time relating to people who don't like some of my favorite movies or TV shows. How can we be friends if we don't even laugh at the same jokes?