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How to Future-Proof Brands and Create Culture Change in Challenging Times

How to Future-Proof Brands and Create Culture Change in Challenging Times

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. Day 2 of the SB Leadership Summit saw a host of intimate discussions on the power of teamwork to drive change toward a better future — as seen in the relationships between top brands’ CMOs and CSOs, the many brand partners fueling SB’s Brands for Good initiative, and making “what people need” a core brand focus.

Learning from Leadership: How to Create a Climate-Positive, Post-Pandemic Future

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. Embracing serendipity, climate positivity and wisdom from the natural world are just a few pertinent principles from the host of inspiring discussions on day 1 of the SB Leadership Summit — along with a shift in focus to being “known for what we allocate, not what we accumulate.”

Unilever Marks Sustainable Living Plan’s 10th Year; New ‘Compass’ to Guide Further Progress

In 10th and final year of the company’s Sustainable Living Plan, CEO Alan Jope reinforces commitment to sustainability leadership; calls for renewed action to tackle social inequality and the climate crisis in post-COVID world.

How Can Boards Successfully Guide a Transition to Sustainable Business?

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. A well-structured sustainability committee not only serves a critical coordinating function, but also steers sustainability right to the heart of the company and the company’s strategy. Let’s take a look at how boards at some of the world’s leading companies have tackled this.

Regenerative Business, Part 6: Leveraging Nodes in Living Systems

This is the sixth blog in a series on the seven First Principles of regeneration, drawing from living systems sciences, from renowned author and regenerative business expert Carol Sanford.

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Regenerative Business, Part 4: Singularity and Why It Matters

This is the fourth blog in a series on the seven First Principles of regeneration, drawing from living systems sciences.

Regenerative Business, Part 3: Addressing Potential, Rather Than Existing, Problems

This is the third blog in a series on the seven First Principles of regeneration by renowned author and regenerative business expert, Carol Sanford, drawing from living systems sciences.

Regenerative Business, Part 1: The History and Practice of 'Regeneration'

Forty years ago, I meet a cadre of business designers and developers who called what they did Regenerative Business Design. They had led a revolution with extraordinary success in Procter & Gamble, which gave the business world a state of the art approach in producing Return on Investment with people and assets. They delivered earnings for the consumer products giant that were the envy of all industries, in an industry whose margins were collapsed to below 5 percent.

The 3 Pillars of a Conscious Organisation

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. A conscious organisation accepts that there are limits to profit and that it should not be the priority. This change is about future-proofing your organisation. It’s not an ‘if’ question — it’s ‘when.’

Remembering Harold Burson: One of the Earliest Corporate Responsibility Visionaries

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. In 1973, PR pioneer Harold Burson — who passed away last week at the age of 98 — deftly summed up the role of the PR professional, related to the role of a corporation, in society: Be the corporate sensor, conscience, communicator and monitor.

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5 Tips for Leaders Who Want to Create a Strong Sustainability Culture

In order to integrate sustainability into the core of a business, it has to be a part of the company’s culture. For this to happen, a top leader must be willing and ready to go first and evolve, according to leadership advisor Sandja Brügmann.

3 Ways We’ll Change the Game in 2020

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. Our global community of innovators is always abuzz with activity, but momentum generated from three initiatives this year have us particularly excited to follow them in the year to come.

Less Talk, More Action: Brand Leaders Poised for Transformative Change in 2020

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. Among the top 10 issues Porter Novelli identified as trending in 2019, SB Corporate Members were asked to select the one issue or trend they saw most in their work this year. They are not only ready to take action, but feel that progress and change are on the horizon.

COP25: Business Persists While Governments Fail

While the countries represented at COP25 failed to make significant strides in the fight against climate change, the business community continued to show leadership.

What 1,000 CEOs Really Think About Climate Change and Inequality

To buy into a new vision of business, CEOs need to connect to it as people and write it into their own personal narrative of how their work fits into the world. They need to ask: What’s my legacy?

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As Government Pulls Out, US Private Sector Renews Support of Paris Agreement

Cross-Posted from Business Case. US business leaders have long been vocal supporters of the Paris Agreement — especially since the President declared his intention to withdraw. In the past year, the private sector has renewed its clarion call for the US to step up its policies to protect the economy from climate change.

Scandinavia, Australia Dominate 2019 Global Destination Sustainability Index

The GDS-Index has released its 2019 sustainability ranking of 50 global business tourism and events destinations. Increasingly, the Index is being used on a political level to allow local governments to evaluate their progress in sustainability.

SB’19 Madrid Offers Tasting Menu of ‘Moonshot Thinking’ for the Future of Humankind

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. At SB’19 Madrid last week, a diverse array of innovators in various fields demonstrated the notion that asking the right questions and being willing to use imagination to find solutions to the climate crisis and other pressing global issues can turn a Moonshot into reality.

Unlocking the Transformational Power of Sustainability Thought Leadership

Because it lacks the self-serving undercurrents associated with other types of marketing, sustainability thought leadership is one of the most effective tools for building trust among stakeholders while establishing your brand as an industry authority.

European CEOs Identify 5 'Jobs to Be Done’ to Foster Enduring, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth Model

Report features insights from discussions with 27 top business leaders as part of Xynteo’s Europe Delivers program — including CEOs of AXA, Danone, EDF Energy, IKEA Group, Mastercard, Nestlé, Nokia, Schneider Electric and Tesco.

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