One of the reasons we need a "Plan B for business" is that companies today need to find ways to work together, to drive well-being for all and conserve the earth's precious resources.
Getting this right can help companies provide proactive, constructive business input in order to help governments create effective climate policies. Businesses worldwide urgently need to play such as a role because getting this wrong is not conceivable.
Climate change is sometimes misunderstood as being about changes in the weather. In reality it is about changes in our very way of life.
In this week's issue, Paul Blumenthal spotlights a bold group of thinkers who have made it their mission to transform campaign finance as we know it.
The growing financial debt, rising carbon emissions, dwindling natural resources and the escalating burden of chronic disease all have the potential to leave unsolvable problems for the next generation if we fail to act on the scientific bases that show clearly the difficulties we are storing up.
When people talk about new forms of capitalism, this is what I have in mind: companies that show, in all transparency, that they are contributing to society, now and for many generations to come. Not taking from it.
When you see the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Paul Polman, Ratan Tata, Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Francois-Henri Pinault, Professor Muhammad Yunus and Jochen Zeitz call for a refocus of business towards well-being you know that change is afoot.
Governance broadly is one main challenge facing global thought leaders. More specifically, the fact of an interconnected and very large global economy...
People love to send me the link to Simon Sinek's recent TED talk, discussing how great leaders inspire action. Simon says, "Start with WHY," so people do (I blame that on his first name).
The world is changing so fast that a company's success is increasingly driven by its ability to innovate and adapt. Change is imperative -- and the rate and complexity of change has exponentially increased. But here's some bad news: Most corporate change initiatives fail.
We have much more power than we realize to drive the outcomes we wish. We can and should patronize those companies making the real investments in people and planet... and by doing so we can help create the profit motive for companies to continue to do the right thing.
Millennials are driving change. Even if some of the big corporate players still hold the pole position, you can already feel a change in the way they communicate with us.
Last summer's communications associate at Acumen, Emma Vaughn, kindly offered MBA students and job seekers "7 Tips to Landing a Job in Impact Investin...
They say necessity is the mother of invention. After the recession of 2008, government funding declined for social programs. Despite recovery, we will...
On July 17, I signed into law a bill enabling the formation of a new type of corporation that is hard wired to compete to be the best in America at being the best for America. These new Delaware public benefit corporations will harness the power of private enterprise to create public benefit.
TCHO designates its dark chocolates by their flavor profiles: "Fruity" (single origin sourced from Peru); bright acids like in mandarin oranges in "Citrus" (from Madagascar); hearty richness in "Chocolatey" (Ghana); and roasted nuts in "Nutty" (Ecuador).