Tag Archives: Corporate Governance

Mind the gap: Can the cooperative movement deliver sustainable cities?

Tweet My belief that Bilbao is a stronghold of sustainable city developments is growing immeasurably. Why? Because after visiting for a week of creative dialogue between 800 participants from 200 cities, I found myself inspired by the city’s culture of … Continue reading

Climate strategy is a welfare issue

Tweet Europe is facing a shift political agendas. This transition will place greater focus on welfare, in both the short- and long-term, and in both policy and action. The organizations and individuals involved in social dialogue feel that the political … Continue reading

Sweden may have moved first to break fossil fuel dependency, but it’s no thanks to the pension funds

Tweet The planet’s atmosphere is constantly being flooded with more greenhouse gases. The more that we unleash, the more we warm the planet. Put simply: now is the time to let our fossil fuel reserves rest in peace. If we … Continue reading

Building the Corporate Innovation White Space

Tweet The world confronts us with the challenge of accelerating radical, leapfrog innovation. Whether in the form of disruptive, frugal, trickle-up, clean-tech, exponential, blue ocean, inclusive, reverse, or base of the pyramid (BoP), it is becoming clear that we are in … Continue reading

Irrational people, behaviors and decisions

Tweet I often find myself thinking about our ability to make decisions. Perhaps this is because the fundamental ethics that lie behind our choices can apply to both the large and small issues that we deal with each day – … Continue reading

Almedalen 2013 – A slumbering welfare model “at risk”

Tweet We are now approaching the time for Sweden’s biggest political event – The Almedalen Political Week (June 30-July 7). An event on the island of Gotland in the Baltic sea which now brings together 20,000 participants from all Swedish … Continue reading

Modern Management: Making People Dance

Tweet In his new book, 21st Century Management: Leadership and Innovation in a Thought Economy, Mats Lindgren argues that modern management must adapt to the Thought Economy. We, in the West, live in a post-industrial world, where information, patents, ideas … Continue reading

State-Owned, But on Whose Behalf?

Tweet I want to talk to you about TeliaSonera, a telecoms operator, and Vattenfall, an energy company. Both these companies are Swedish. Both are giants in their respective sectors. And both have recently been embroiled in scandals that have cost … Continue reading

New report on state-owned companies in Sweden

Tweet The Swedish Government has submitted a paper on state-owned companies to parliament which reports on the ownership and management in these companies’ operations in 2011. It was was a good year in terms of results, as they provided dividends … Continue reading

No Plan B for the Planet

Tweet It’s worrying me that it is so difficult to build understanding between national governments. We are all developing nations and need to understand how conditions are different depending on where we live on our planet. Mayors in cities seem … Continue reading