Rachel Griner is a business expert, living in Dubai, UAE. She creates growth platforms for established players and startups to transform industries through innovation, partnership and disruptive business models.
Rachel recently worked with Zayed University, Visa and Dubai Holding; and is an alumni of Procter & Gamble, where she worked in corporate strategy development and was a member of the Design Thinking Leadership Team.
Rachel is a passionate community builder who was a P&G Executive on Loan to a national human rights museum and has served on boards and citywide committees for nearly 20 years.
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Product, Service & Design Innovation /
"What's your favorite sustainable development goal?" joked John Elkington, the writer, thinker and serial entrepreneur who coined the triple bottom line concept in 1997, who moderated a Tuesday panel on aligning the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with strategy, goal-setting and innovation at SB’16 Copenhagen. - 4 years ago
New Metrics /
There’s a new wave of research that is measuring whether companies’ purpose matches their actions. What it’s found my not be surprising: Globally, there is a purpose-action gap among corporate brands.
“It’s time to move from thought leadership to action leadership,” said Charlotte West, director at Business in the Community, a responsible business network in the UK. “We can genuinely make the world a better place by practically embedding purpose in our brands. And a good, resilient purpose should have sustainability at its heart.” - 4 years ago
What is the most effective way to lead change? Some would argue for a top-down approach focused on execution, while others believe in an intrinsic, sense-and-respond style.
For Leith Sharp, director of executive education at Harvard University’s Center for Health, the answer is that organizations need both a command control operating system and adaptive sensing capability to lead transformation in the 21st century.
“The challenge for adaptive organizing champions is to learn both languages,” said Sharp. “A healthy command control is putting purpose first earnestly so the whole system can survive.” - 4 years ago