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McKinsey & Company - Apr 13, 2021

Net zero or bust: Beating the abatement cost curve for growth

Companies can both decarbonize and boost long-term growth. But it means pushing beyond abatement curves’ focus on cost and instead empowering people—while making a few big, strategic bets.

Read Article By Pauline Blum, Stefan Helmcke, Ruth Heuss, Thomas Hundertmark, Sebastien Marlier, Dickon Pinner, and Ken Somers

BCG - Apr 12, 2021

How to Tell If Your Business Model Is Creating Environmental and Societal Benefits

As companies now build back in the recovery, how can they assess which business model changes and innovations will also create the most environmental and societal value for their stakeholders?

Read Article By David Young and Marine Gerard

Bain & Company - Feb 23, 2021

Belonging, Support, and Trust: Racial Equity at Work

Real progress toward racial equity depends not only on hiring Black employees, but also on making sure they stay and thrive.

Read Article By Julie Coffman and Maria Gordian

Fast Company ($) - Feb 17, 2021

To empower Black employees, corporate leaders need to understand Black families

A marketing executive of color urges executives to get to know their employees where they live.

Read Article By Deanna Ransom
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MIT Sloan Management Review ($) - Feb 18, 2021

The Four Fatal Mistakes Holding Back Circular Business Models

Manufacturing companies must avoid key missteps as they shift to more environmentally sustainable approaches.

Read Article By Johan Frishammar and Vinit Parida
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Wall Street Journal ($) - Feb 21, 2021

What’s Keeping Black Workers From Moving Up the Corporate Ladder?

Companies have devoted a lot of attention to diversity in hiring and promotions. A new study offers clues as to why the efforts have fallen short—and what can be done to change that.

Read Article By Vanessa Fuhrmans and Te-Ping Chen ($) - Feb 11, 2021

Research: How Companies Committed to Diverse Hiring Still Fail

Even if your company is committed to diversity inclusion, you might have hidden biases in your hiring strategies. According to recent research on the hiring practices at several prestigious firms, this can take several forms.

Read Article By Judd Kessler and Corinne Low
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Stanford Social Innovation Review - Feb 9, 2021

When the System Is at Risk, Cocreate to Win

The Six New Rules of Business offers a path forward for business leaders who aim to do good in the world.

Read Article By Judy Samuelson

CMR Website - Feb 1, 2021

Tackling Societal Challenges with Open Innovation

The ultimate objective of innovation should be to create value – and in this era, the process of innovation should be oriented toward addressing societal-level problems.

Read Article By Anita M. McGahan, Marcel L. A. M. Bogers, Henry Chesbrough, and Marcus Holgersson

adaptable - Feb 25, 2021

The Call for Increased Stakeholder Value

Expectations are growing for corporations to behave like responsible members of a community, rather than like profit-seeking missiles that in their quest for short-term gains ignore all else!

Go To Post By George Veth
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Wall Street Journal ($) - Feb 8, 2021

ESG Metrics Help CFOs Attract New Investors, Reduce Costs

More finance chiefs talk about sustainability on earnings calls, provide disclosures

Read Article By Maitane Sardon

Forbes ($) - Feb 10, 2021

Multicultural Marketing And Employee Resource Groups—An Alliance That Can Drive Growth

As corporations have become more aware of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) related opportunities, there has also been a surge of interest around Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), as organizations have turned to their employees for information that could help them build more robust employee strategies.

Read Article By Isaac Mizrahi
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PWC - Jan 26, 2021

How ESG will drive the next wave of transformation

We believe these crosscurrents are coming together to propel the next wave of corporate transformation: the ESG transformation. Like digital, ESG has the potential to revamp how successful organisations plan, implement and operate.

Read Article By Peter Gassmann and Colm Kelly

E&Y - Jan 29, 2021

Why there is an urgent need for global sustainability standards

New initiatives from the World Economic Forum and IFRS Foundation support the case for globally accepted sustainability reporting standards.

Read Article By Victor Chan

E&Y - Jan 29, 2021

What investors view as top strategic drivers and threats

The quality and execution of a multi-faceted strategy will drive success as climate risk and business model disruption accelerate.

Read Article By Jamie Smith

E&Y - Feb 2, 2021

Will there be a ‘next’ if corporate governance is focused on the ‘now’?

A new survey of European business leaders shows sustainable corporate governance as key to long-term value over short-term pressures.

Read Article By Julie Linn Teigland and Andrew Hobbs ($) - Feb 3, 2021

Reimagining the Balanced Scorecard for the ESG Era

Companies are increasingly aware that their customers and society in general expect businesess to adopt and work towards social and environmental objectives as well as the traditional financial ones. This involves not only re-evaluating firms’ models but re-imagining new, more inclusive ecosystems from a multi-stakeholder point of view. In this article, the authors propose an update to the Balanced Scorecard, one of the most successful management tools of all time, so that it can better help align stakeholders coming from very different places around each other’s goals as well as their own.

Read Article By Robert S. Kaplan and David McMillan
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MIT Sloan Management Review - Jan 11, 2021

How Machine Discovery Can Accelerate Solutions to Society’s Big Problems

Machine learning can accelerate breakthrough advances in fields as diverse as energy, medicine, and urban planning.

Read Article By Mark Purdy and Max Klymenko

Fast Company - Feb 2, 2021

How to tell if a company’s ‘net zero’ goals are serious—or just greenwashing

Here are some questions to ask when a company says it plans to get to zero emissions.

Read Article By Adele Peters
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Stanford Social Innovation Review ($) - Jan 1, 2021

The Next Chapter in Design for Social Innovation

To address more complex social challenges, design thinking must become radically more collaborative and oriented toward systems change.

Read Article By Jocelyn Wyatt, Tim Brown & Shauna Carey
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