“The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013”

According to the editor of Harvard Business Review online, they are these: 1.  Leaning in will only get us so far 2.  If your knowledge-based industry hasn’t been disrupted yet, get ready 3.  The right kind of project management — and project manager — really matters 4.  The rest of us still have a lot…

CR and sustainability – from risk management to value creation

A better title than the above might be: “How to turn managing risk into something that makes money”. Either way, both titles describe, I hope, the new Executive Education programme I am launching with Birkbeck, University of London. The first three day workshop (limited numbers people) takes place on November 29 – December 1 2013…

  • Aug 26, 2013
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Sustainability fragmentation is good

The world of corporate sustainability is fragmenting. It’s been happening for a while. And it’s a little disconcerting. But we must welcome it. As companies work out their priorities, policies, targets and plans, they are hiring, or rather creating, ever more specialist positions in their businesses. Positions that mix managerial or operational responsibility with some…

15 ways to engage your CEO in CSR (shorter, edited, printable version)

Here’s a shorter, printable, less waffly version of the blog post I wrote which I ambitiously called:  “15 way to get your CEO on board with CSR and Sustainability“ The original piece has had thousands of reads in just a couple of weeks. Which is nice. There’s nothing worse than being ignored, as someone famously…

  • Apr 30, 2013
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Embedding sustainability presentation

 This presentation below, originally given in India a few weeks back, is based on Ethical Corporation’s new, in-depth report “How to embed sustainability and corporate responsibility in management processes“ For readers getting this via email (there’s 1100 of you) here’s a link to the presentation if you can’t see it below. Enjoy, if that is…

Kingfisher and Desso CEOs on leadership, collaboration and sustainability strategy

Here’s an audio recording of an hour long session I chaired with Ian Cheshire, Kingfisher CEO, and Steff Kranendijk, CEO of Desso, back in May this year in London. It was a breakout session at the Responsible Business Summit in London. I was impressed that neither CEO made a fuss about the fact that it…

  • Sep 4, 2012
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The best of Ethical Corporation’s management analysis

Here’s a link to a new publication Ethical Corporation has just released. It’s called “Smart Strategy for Sustainable Business“. The PDF is a sixty page round-up of the best of our management articles in the last two years. If you are subscriber you can get it for free by emailing subs@ethicalcorp.com If you’d like to buy…