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.
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?
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.
Fast Company ($) - Feb 17, 2021
To empower Black employees, corporate leaders need to understand Black families
A marketing executive of color urges executives to get to know their employees where they live.
MIT Sloan Management Review ($) - 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.
Wall Street Journal ($) - Feb 21, 2021
What’s Keeping Black Workers From Moving Up the Corporate Ladder?
Companies have devoted a lot of attention to diversity in hiring and promotions. A new study offers clues as to why the efforts have fallen short—and what can be done to change that.
HBR.org ($) - 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.
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.
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.
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!
Wall Street Journal ($) - Feb 8, 2021
ESG Metrics Help CFOs Attract New Investors, Reduce Costs
More finance chiefs talk about sustainability on earnings calls, provide disclosures
Forbes ($) - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HBR.org ($) - Feb 3, 2021
Reimagining the Balanced Scorecard for the ESG Era
Companies are increasingly aware that their customers and society in general expect businesess to adopt and work towards social and environmental objectives as well as the traditional financial ones. This involves not only re-evaluating firms’ models but re-imagining new, more inclusive ecosystems from a multi-stakeholder point of view. In this article, the authors propose an update to the Balanced Scorecard, one of the most successful management tools of all time, so that it can better help align stakeholders coming from very different places around each other’s goals as well as their own.
MIT Sloan Management Review - Jan 11, 2021
How Machine Discovery Can Accelerate Solutions to Society’s Big Problems
Machine learning can accelerate breakthrough advances in fields as diverse as energy, medicine, and urban planning.
Fast Company - Feb 2, 2021
How to tell if a company’s ‘net zero’ goals are serious—or just greenwashing
Here are some questions to ask when a company says it plans to get to zero emissions.
Stanford Social Innovation Review ($) - 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.
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