In August, nearly 200 Business Roundtable CEOs dominated the news cycle declaring the purpose of a corporation is to deliver value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders. They may have also catalyzed the risk inherent to corporate purpose in this new social landscape with a web-empowered public auditing ALL of a company’s actions, not just its self-selected, carefully curated positive examples.
“Purpose washing” has become a thing. And the backlash of getting outed when actions do not meet high-minded purpose statements disrupts business and erodes value.
Pro Bono Experiences Catalyze Vertical Talent Development
Heat forms, forges, and strengthens that which it does not burn—it’s the ultimate metaphor for an effective form of leadership development. Similarly, manufactured heat experiences that draw employees out of their comfort zone can increase their ability to absorb information, react quickly and decisively, and thrive in increasingly complex global environments.
SAP CEO Bill McDermott has made clear: the new economy is here, and it’s open for business to everyone. No one can be left behind.
Regardless of where in the world you find yourself, regardless of the place where you start, opportunity can be open for all in the digital economy. But it requires skills to be successful, and while they don’t pretend to know or have all the answers, SAP’s cross-enterprise approach to building opportunity, inclusively and sustainably, is an example of an integrated strategy that benefits the business and all of its stakeholders.
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Business Summit (RBS), hosted by Ethical Corporation in various locations each year, is among the premier conferences for leaders to discuss and commit to pathways toward a sustainable future. This year’s RBS West event, held in San Diego, CA on October 9–10, will bring together 250+ CEOs, sustainability leaders, investors, government representatives, and NGOs to show how they will leverage new technologies and strategic investments to deliver the blueprint for the future economy.
Pro Bono Service Builds Capacity to Close the Skills Gap
September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ Armed with their skills, experience, and intentions to make the world a better place, eight professionals from SAP, WE Communications, and Niagara Bottling joined together to form the first ‘Corporate Champions of Education’ pro bono team and arrived in Colombia for a month of service, putting their expertise to work with local nonprofits that share a mission to improve educational outcomes.
PYXERA Global is joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 network (CE100 network) this week, a pre-competitive innovation network established by the Foundation to enable organizations to develop new opportunities and more quickly realize their circular economy ambitions. The CE100 network brings together corporations, governments and cities, academic institutions, emerging innovators, and other thought leaders in a unique multi-stakeholder platform. The network has a global scope and convenes members at events held in Europe and North America.
By Gavin Cepelak, Vice President of Global Pro Bono, PYXERA Global
Leading companies are now more deliberately leveraging leadership and employee engagement to generate sustainable social good. It’s an answer to the question, “How does business shift to meet the changing demands of investors, employees, customers, and communities to meet business and social standards?” For years we’ve known that leadership and employee engagement are important, of course, but they are no longer sufficient to compete in today’s business landscape.
Design is relatively a new discipline, its terminology dating back to the creation of tools and products that have influenced and shaped our world, and our humanity. Today, design is a practice that can solve some of the most complex social challenges around the world.
Global Food Security Symposium 2019 addresses the challenges and strategies to achieving global food security
Global population growth, increased water scarcity, stressed food systems, competition over resources—the consequences of inefficient land and water use are already manifesting, and we must act now to correct our course. As a global community, resource efficiency can satisfy the demand for water and food for years to come, even with the projected growth of our population, but this is only possible if we coordinate effectively.