Ah, September. It’s that rare time of the year when Shanghai’s weather is not only decent, but quite pristine. Muggy summer heat waves give way to cooler afternoons. The mosquito-ridden August sunsets transform into breezy, crisp evenings. Summer’s cicada serenade becomes the song of chirping birds and bicycle bells, as more and more people take to the streets on two wheels. It really is when the best of Shanghai is on display.
Staring out of my bedroom window the other day…Continue
Added by John Pabon on September 15, 2014 at 7:42pm — No Comments
PwC’s 17th Annual Global CEO Survey is a valuable read. For their survey PwC conducted 1,344 interviews with CEOs in 68 countries between September and December 2013. I took particular interest in the transforming talent strategy aspects of the survey. Check out the survey for yourself.…Continue
Added by Ian Berry on September 14, 2014 at 8:22pm — No Comments
As summer gives way to fall children return to school from their holiday breaks, people gear up for the final financial quarters of the year, and New Yorkers begin welcoming the world’s leaders to their city. September will be forever etched into my memory as the tumultuous period of the United Nations General Assembly. As a former UN staffer, I remember fondly listening to hard-hitting speeches on ways to solve the problems of the world. I also remember, perhaps not so fondly, the attention…Continue
Added by John Pabon on September 8, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments
9/11 has scarred all of us forever. The question is: how do we make sense of what happened, and how can we move forward?
Each year, as September 11th approaches, the nation relives the unspeakable events and tragic loss of that day. But because of the organizers of the 9/11…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on September 8, 2014 at 1:05am — No Comments
Congratulations. You’ve worked hard, built a business and can now enjoy the fruits of an impressive level of personal wealth.
In recent times, you’ve shifted your focus beyond the day to day grind of your core business. Now you want to engage in a deeper level of corporate…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on September 4, 2014 at 6:59am — No Comments
The slideshare below is my September 2014 Changing What's Normal strategies and tactics newsletter. It's the second in an experiment of providing more value to my loyal readers.
Last month I provided a white paper…Continue
Added by Ian Berry on August 31, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Every morning one lady bike rider passes me when my bus gets stuck in the jam on the way to my office. She goes ahead to her destination by driving her Scooty easily and naturally on the wide and narrow spaces on the road as like as a man. Every day when I see her I give her a salute and admire her courage because it is Bangladesh, a moderate Islamic country by the constitution, where a big part of the people do not support from their mind to let the women go out from home for working…Continue
Procurement plays a key role in the transition towards the Circular Economy and must, as part of a Responsible Procurement approach, look at how they can develop Circular Procurement.
One of the key challenges in developing a structured approach to Circular Procurement is: What is the role of procurement? I was inspired by an article from Forbes magazine …Continue
Added by Responsible Proc. on September 2, 2014 at 12:09am — No Comments
Making Cents International is currently accepting applications to volunteer at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit. Volunteering at the Summit is a unique opportunity for those who are interested in gaining (1) Practical experience in the field of youth economic opportunities (2) Insights into the practical results and learnings from some of the most innovative and impactful positive youth development methodologies; (3) Exposure to leaders at global development organizations.…Continue
Added by Chelsea Babcock on August 28, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments
The massive 6.0 earthquake in San Francisco on Sunday is another reminder that Mother Nature doesn’t play by the rules, so we’d all better be prepared for the unexpected. If disaster struck five seconds from now, are you ready? Are your employees?
You should be. According to the…Continue
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Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, a tool to compare states’ use and development of clean and sustainable energy, found more than two million job postings in the green energy sector in quarters one and two of 2014 alone. This is…Continue
Added by Chelsea O'Neill on August 18, 2014 at 6:16pm — No Comments
Ecotech Institute to Host Sustainable Storytelling Series
Six presentations designed to help companies effectively share their green initiatives
Denver, Colo. – August 8, 2014 –…Continue
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Given the article featured on Development Crossing's newsletter today (http://www.developmentcrossing.com/profiles/blogs/fast-stats-about-giving-in-america-today), I just had to post this article we wrote in the past few weeks for a South African client, giving an interesting perspective on religious giving in this country vs the US:
Religious devotion to giving higher…Continue
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I wrote recently that management needs radical transformation. I don't back away from this in any way. In the light of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 disaster however my call seems almost trivial.
What we really need is radical transformation of diplomacy, politics, and how people express their religion.
I declare I am not a member of any political party, nor do I…
Added by Ian Berry on August 1, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments
According to the Corporate Leadership Council, employees with lower engagement levels are four times more likely to leave their jobs than those who are highly engaged. But the importance of employee engagement isn't just increased employee…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on August 4, 2014 at 1:04am — No Comments
The annual Giving USA Foundation report has just been released, and the numbers tell an interesting story about corporate giving. An alarming story, that is.
Here’s what you need to know:
Americans gave $335.17 billion to charity in 2013. Which sounds good until you…