Immigration debates and the future role of business

Immigration, it seems, is everywhere these days. In today’s short term, economically fearful, and hyper-connected Europe, though, the debate is now framed increasingly through the lens of blinkered national interest. That’s also true in some other regions. One only has to look at the sad state of UK politics and the media hysteria around migration…

What does a burger truly cost, if you factor in carbon and obesity?

Yummy? Not really when you crunch the numbers We don’t know for sure. It depends on which model you use, on whose basic numbers you work up or down from. But what a burger costs society and the environment is definitely a lot more than you pay for it at McDonald’s. This article in the…

Corporate responsibility implementation, strategy, regulation and trends presentation

That might be a bold title for a revision lecture presentation for my MSc class at Birkbeck, University of London, but I hope the presentation does it justice in some small way. Here’s the direct link and it is embedded below. Enjoy, if that is the right word. Corporate responsibility implementation, strategy, regulation and trends…

One key question for the progressive CEO

Actually three questions around one theme: Engagement in uncomfortable, yet vitally important new areas that can lead to the systems reform we so desperately need for a more sustainable world to live in. Here’s my mini series around the core theme of lasting, better systems change: What are the emerging corporate roles in inefficient framework/policy/incentive…

Top Ten Sustainability Megaforces

Here are the top ten sustainability mega forces below, according to KPMG last year. They are extracted from the December-January edition of Ethical Corporation, the world’s single greatest sustainable business magazine. In the usual fashion, the PDF is also embedded below. Top Ten Sustainability Megaforces Corporate reputation can hinge on how companies deal with the…