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What unites us effectively when we see ourselves as a human family, as an international community? Can a shared vision of the Common good transform empathy into solidarity; brotherhood into socio-economic cohesion; equity into political justice?
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Zermatt Summit Executive Summary 2013

Dear Friends, dear Partners, On behalf of the Board, I am proud to present this Summary of the 4th edition of the Zermatt Summit.This year ...read more...

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Companies' CSR policies may be leading to corporate irresponsibility

Companies' CSR policies may be leading to corporate irresponsibility | Common Good | Scoop.it
Firms that focus on a CSR agenda often feel they have accrued "moral credits" that allow them to behave irresponsibly later, according to new research Donating vast amounts of money to arts groups, scholarship funds, and local medical centres or...
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Firms that focus on a CSR agenda often feel they have accrued "moral credits" that allow them to behave irresponsibly later, according to new research Donating vast amounts of money to arts groups, scholarship

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UNI Global Union: it's time to talk about the common good - video

UNI Global Union: it's time to talk about the common good - video | Common Good | Scoop.it
General secretary Philip Jennings tells Jo Confino that profit, not the common good, is still the key driver of business
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Philip Jennings, general secretary of the UNI Global Union, tells Jo Confino that profit - not the common good - is still the key driver of business. He argues that it is time for companies to overcome short-termism and to take a stand to change the rules of the game

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Empowering employees to integrate ethics and social good into their work

Empowering employees to integrate ethics and social good into their work | Common Good | Scoop.it
Six steps to building an army of critical thinkers and risk-managers inside your company
There is a flaw in the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
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The 'New Normal': What Will Lead The Next Phase of Globalization?

The 'New Normal': What Will Lead The Next Phase of Globalization? | Common Good | Scoop.it
'The 'New Normal': What Will Lead The Next Phase of Globalization?' blog post by Piya Mahtaney.
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Green Business Engagement Programs Join Forces

Green Business Engagement Programs Join Forces | Common Good | Scoop.it
Representatives from green business engagement programs are working to create a national association to help companies reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen the coordination and impact of these types of programs across the US.
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Survey: Most would boycott irresponsible company - USA Today

Survey: Most would boycott irresponsible company - USA Today | Common Good | Scoop.it
Nine out of 10 consumers say they would boycott companies that are being irresponsible, according to an international "corporate social responsibility" report being released Wednesday. And it's more than theoretical exercise: More than half of ...
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CEOs love to live their (expendable) values, but not their morals

CEOs love to live their (expendable) values, but not their morals | Common Good | Scoop.it
Morality has become a dirty word. At least if the lack of use of the word in business language is anything to go by.
Sometimes things are notable by their absence rather than their presence. 
So why do we never hear speak of business morality?
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EU Adopts Green Infrastructure Strategy

EU Adopts Green Infrastructure Strategy | Common Good | Scoop.it
The European Commission has adopted a strategy to promote green infrastructure by enhancing biodiversity in urban areas that it says will create new jobs, provide economic benefits and be a key step in implementing the European Union’s 2020 goals...
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In Praise of Edmund Burke for the Common Good

GCGI seeks to offer - through its scholarly and research programme, as well as its outreach and dialogue projects - a vision that positions the quest for economic ...
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WATCH: Humanity's Startling Impact On The Planet

WATCH: Humanity's Startling Impact On The Planet | Common Good | Scoop.it
Google has released some stunning time-lapse images of our changing planet, highlighting some of the most startling impacts made by humans.

Via Chiraag
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Maximize Your Happiness By Increasing Your "Return On Life" - The True Measure Of Wealth

Maximize Your Happiness By Increasing Your "Return On Life" - The True Measure Of Wealth | Common Good | Scoop.it
According to Tige Young, Founder and CEO ofTui Tai Expeditions, entrepreneurs should de-emphasize ROI and focus on a more accurate measure of wealth, Return On Life.
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"The Courage to Dare" - Zermatt Summit June 2014 - CSRwire.com (press release)

"The Courage to Dare" - Zermatt Summit June 2014 - CSRwire.com (press release) | Common Good | Scoop.it
"The Courage to Dare" - Zermatt Summit June 2014
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GENEVA, Feb. 25 /CSRwire/ - The Zermatt Summit Foundation and its members have decided on “The Courage to Dare” as the theme of the fifth Zermatt Summit.
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Peter Bakker: a new language for sustainable business – video

Peter Bakker: a new language for sustainable business – video | Common Good | Scoop.it
WBCSD president tells Jo Confino that leaders need to translate sustainability goals into the language of risk management and new opportunities
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Empathy: lots of lessons but no final words | openDemocracy

Empathy: lots of lessons but no final words | openDemocracy | Common Good | Scoop.it

What can we learn from two weeks of debate?  Empathy must be used to correct injustice, not simply to understand it or feel its associated pain. This is the final article in our series on empathy and transformation...


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So, is empathy a revolution in the making, a passing fad or somewhere in between? Over the last ten days strong arguments have been made from all three sides. Mary Gordon says that empathy lies at the heart of democracy - it’s the fuel that drives the actions of citizens away from self-interest. If you can take on the perspectives of other people and understand what they are feeling, then you're much more likely to care about them, work together and do less harm.

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CSR In The Hospitality Industry: Hyatt's 'Ready To Thrive' Education Initiative

CSR In The Hospitality Industry: Hyatt's 'Ready To Thrive' Education Initiative | Common Good | Scoop.it
The hotel industry has been one of tourism’s largest drivers of economic growth, providing about 255 million jobs in 2011, according to the  World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).
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3 Lessons Food Companies Can Learn From Social Entrepreneurs

3 Lessons Food Companies Can Learn From Social Entrepreneurs | Common Good | Scoop.it
One panel discussion at Ashoka’s recent Globalizer Summit in Frankfurt, Germany, “Fighting the ‘Hidden Hunger,” brought together stakeholders from various sectors, including funding agencies, agri-businesses, think tanks, nutrition organizations,...
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Creating a new MBA focused on responsible leadership – Audencia Nantes School of Management

Creating a new MBA focused on responsible leadership – Audencia Nantes School of Management | Common Good | Scoop.it
How do we create an MBA that fully incorporates sustainability and responsible leadership into its programme? How do we embed sustainability across the curriculum? Do we completely change the way that the MBA is structured?
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Sustainability refreshed: business leaders need to shake up sustainability

Sustainability refreshed: business leaders need to shake up sustainability | Common Good | Scoop.it
Self-righteous environmentalism and results-driven management have led to sustainability fatigue. Leaders need to admit we're at sea and try to refresh sustainability
The last century has yielded many societal transformations.
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50+20 Book: Management Education for the World : 50+20

50+20 Book: Management Education for the World : 50+20 | Common Good | Scoop.it
  Now Available: Order your copy now at Edward Elgar Publishing Management Education for the World speaks to everybody concerned or passion
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The Zermatt Summit: Two Days to Share Expertise and Insights on Creating More Effective Partnerships between Business and Civil Society – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

The Zermatt Summit: Two Days to Share Expertise and Insights on Creating More Effective Partnerships between Business and Civil Society – Press Releases on CSRwire.com | Common Good | Scoop.it
Press Releases get your corporate social responsibility news and information out to journalists, investors, and industry professionals utilizing CSRwire’s targeted reach.
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Free primary education is a fundamental good. Isn’t it?

Free primary education is a fundamental good. Isn’t it? | Common Good | Scoop.it
Private schools are for the privileged and those willing to pay high costs for education; everyone else attends public school or seeks alternate options: this is the accepted wisdom.
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When social relevance is good for business

When social relevance is good for business | Common Good | Scoop.it
Be it Tatanagar, Birlanagar, Batanagar or Modinagar, this has been going on for years in these townships, but today companies call it by a fancy name — corporate social responsibility (CSR). However, the real and measurable results of how much a ...
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