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Accenture Strategy

Ethical Means Competitive

Over the years, corporations have paid a lot of lip service to the concept of supply chain sustainability. But now, pressure from consumers, investors and employees is combining to push business towards a tipping point. A recent study by Accenture Strategy shows that creating a triple supply chain advantage can increase revenue by up to 20%. […]

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman: “Eradicate Poverty through Business”

Golden Globe winner Hugh Jackman is passionate about eradicating poverty through business. He has established his own social business, Laughing Man Coffee & Tea, and is excited about progress towards achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals.

Is it significant that another celebrity is endorsing a social cause? I think it is, and this is why. […]

Does Africa Need Managers?

Rapid economic growth, rich stores of natural resources and a fast-growing population have all helped to usher in a new era of optimism around Africa’s future. But without an extra one million managers, African economies will not achieve their business potential or reach their development goals. […]

Four Visionary Ventures

With so many businesses thinking app size, the world needs big ideas. Ideas like turning human waste into a valuable product, turning nuclear waste into a valuable product, and making medical research more efficient via an open source model.

Read on to find out about several early-stage visionary ventures attempting large-scale change in critical sectors. And find out why I think it’s interesting that these stories are being published. […]

Derek Handley

Branson’s B Team

Sir Richard Branson calls on our favourite Kiwi entrepreneur, Derek Handley!

Branson reckons business needs a Plan B – laying the groundwork for his latest initiative, The B Team, which boasts New Zealander Derek Handley as CEO. The mission of The B Team is to champion concrete solutions to help make capitalism a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit. […]

Bill Gates

The Power of Catalytic Philanthropy

How would the wealthiest, most astute business people solve the world’s biggest problems?

Bill Gates presents a keynote address to a gathering of philanthropists who have collectively committed to giving away more the $100 billion of personal wealth. In this address, he laid out a vision for ‘catalytic philanthropy’ – creating markets, using capitalistic approaches, to help the needy in long-term, systemic ways. […]

What Do Google’s Green Efforts Teach Us?

Google has set itself the goal of becoming carbon neutral. The company’s efforts over recent years have included getting into the clean energy business, buying carbon offsets, investing in energy efficiency and providing free transportation for employees.

Do Google’s free buses and electric pool cars have any real environmental benefit, or is this just greenwash? […]