Companies must surrender to compliance. But they can't stop there. They need to add ethics. Not just add it—they have to work with both at the same time. Of course it is not easy, but who ever said running a business was easy?
Some economists are debating about China’s economic bubble: not about whether the bubble exists (they concur on that point), but WHEN and HOW it will burst. Does this threat really exist? And what are the main risks for the international economy posed by the current situation of the Chinese economy?
Sustainable Brands was launched in 2006 by KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz. Her goal was to build a community of professionals in the business world who were interested in innovation and sustainability. These are the three key concepts: Reimagine, Redesign and Regenerate.
In the aftermath of the global financial crisis many countries are still battling with high unemployment rates. According to the recent overview of European economies provided in The Economist, youth unemployment in Greece and Spain is still around 50%, while in Croatia and Portugal it is well above 40%.
Retail banking is due for a disruptive revolution. Other industries, like music and entertainment, have evolved on the impulse of technology and the process of digitization. Commercial banks, however, are still enchained, held hostage, by the paper world: it is a business that handles information—therefore digitizable—yet remains held back by the analog era.
A manager must constantly negotiate. Oftentimes, the most difficult negotiations are the ones that take place within the organization. A manager is also a leader. And as a leader, they are often required to negotiate to retain talent.
The humanitarian issue in the Mediterranean is only part of Europe's Immigration challenge. The real issue is to choose between forcefully shutting the borders or allowing immigration and encouraging a generation of immigrants to adopt european values by integrating them into civil society.
While EU officials try to devise appropriate solutions, the rest of us cannot remain blind to the reality. At the company level, one very basic thing is not take advantage of such desperate situations. On the contrary, let’s start thinking of projects with the potential to enhance Africa’s socioeconomic development so that its people may find conditions for a dignified life there.