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The real reasons to commit to environmental strategies | Business Digest

The real reasons to commit to environmental strategies | Business Digest | Conscious Leadership | Scoop.it

The idea of environmental responsibility has been burrowing its way into our minds and actions for several decades. And yet, the environment is still under threat — by the rising world population, global warming, and industrial processes that continue to eat up increasing amounts of our natural resources. Players in the private sector need to become more committed to environmental strategies. At the same time, however, economic constraints have increased pressure to pursue only the highest-performing investments. Consequently, it’s very important right now for leaders to understand the powerful financial case for nature.

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The five major trends that are solving our biggest problems | Business Digest

The five major trends that are solving our biggest problems | Business Digest | Conscious Leadership | Scoop.it

Imagine the barriers between the public sector (governments and government agencies), the social sector (social enterprises, NGOs and citizen-led initiatives) and the private sector (business) were removed, releasing billions of dollars in social and economic value. This is the idea behind the solution economy proposed by William Eggers and Paul Macmillan. Below we review the main features of this new economy by examining the five major trends of this movement that will leave their mark on 2014.

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Environmental Impact: How to implement a target zero project | Business Digest

Environmental Impact: How to implement a target zero project | Business Digest | Conscious Leadership | Scoop.it

Based on Zeronauts by John Elkington (Routledge, 2012).

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Why conscious capitalism? | Business Digest

Why conscious capitalism? | Business Digest | Conscious Leadership | Scoop.it

Business continues to suffer from a bad reputation. A 2011 report from Gallop indicates that just 19% of Americans trust big business, representing only a slight rebound from 2009’s historic low of 16%. What has undermined business in developed markets? How can companies regain their legitimacy? The answer could be Conscious Capitalism.


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The Rise of the Social Intrapreneur

The Rise of the Social Intrapreneur | Conscious Leadership | Scoop.it

As corporations recognise the link between CSR and sustainability, opportunities arise for socially conscious leaders to change the world from the inside out.

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Looking Ahead: The Future of the Internet

Looking Ahead: The Future of the Internet | Conscious Leadership | Scoop.it
What will the internet look like in the near future, 20 years, 100 years? We explore the possibilities in this illustration.

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Idris Grant's curator insight, August 25, 2014 3:31 PM

With all the talk of "The Internet of Things," and the rapid advances we're seeing with all-things web, smart devices and hyper-connected world, we found this Infographic goes a long way to tell the story.

Hunca's curator insight, October 8, 2014 11:14 AM

Great article

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Harish Manwani: Profit's not always the point - YouTube

You might not expect the chief operating officer of a major global corporation to look too far beyond either the balance sheet or the bottom line. But Harish...
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Business-building philanthropy | Business Digest

Business-building philanthropy | Business Digest | Conscious Leadership | Scoop.it

The effectiveness of philanthropic initiatives is traditionally measured by their social impact. But corporate philanthropy has many additional benefits. It is a means to open up new markets, strengthen brand image, foster employee engagement, and drive technological advancements.

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Wisdom drives value creation | Business Digest

Wisdom drives value creation | Business Digest | Conscious Leadership | Scoop.it

Prasad Kaipa, coauthor of From Smart to Wise and Roger Lehman, professor of entrepreneurship at INSEAD, share their vision of wise leadership in “The Wise Leader” (INSEAD, January 2013, 11:05 minutes).

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How to reconcile ethics and shareholder logic | Business Digest

How to reconcile ethics and shareholder logic | Business Digest | Conscious Leadership | Scoop.it
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The idea no longer holds that shareholders only look at short-term value. Many studies show that they now base their investment decisions on long-term business strategies. In fact, shareholders could become key players in the promotion of stronger business ethics, as long as leaders are committed to convincing them of its strategic value.

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