Tag Archives: Management

Prevent, recycle and reuse

Tweet As urban consumers our use of resources leaves a huge footprint on the planet. In Europe alone, 8 billion plastic bags find their way through to waste disposal systems, creating unnecessary environmental problems. The OECD expects that its member … 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

Sleepless Nights

Tweet Last month I was on holiday in Portugal, under strict orders from my wife to relax. Just to make sure, she confiscated my laptop and phone, issued a ban on many of my favorite terms, from ‘corporate sustainability’ to … Continue reading

The climate issue is about more than activists on the streets

Tweet The disappointing failure of our national governments to agree on a climate treaty has prompted the return of protest and more traditional forms of activism that have drawn people onto the streets. The threat to our planet remains as … Continue reading

New rating – Leaders in the IT industry

Tweet The latest Cool IT Leaderboard ranks 21 IT companies on their clean energy leadership potential, willingness to embrace clean energy solutions and potential to influence energy decisions. Google topped the table for its clear support of stronger US clean … Continue reading

Sustainability and the MBA courses – see the ranking

Tweet More universities worldwide offer MBA courses that give students a more integrated academic platform for economic, ecological and social objectives. One of the most developed systems for an integrated approach in the corporate sector is the Global Reporting Initiative, which has for years been developing practical experience of education systems. But, it is surprising that there is still no fundamental structures in the political system that … Continue reading

Dow Jones ranking of the worlds leading companies in terms of Sustainability

Tweet SAM, the investment boutique focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, and Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced the 2011 results of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) annual review. Following SAM’s comprehensive Corporate Sustainability Assessment, 41 … Continue reading

EU Action Plan on Energy Efficiency

Tweet The Commission’s Energy Efficiency Plan 2011 was discussed and debated with delegations from national parliaments during the EU Sustainable Energy Week on 12 April 2011 . The event focused on the way forward as regards the promotion of energy … Continue reading

Green IT is moving up the corporate agenda

Tweet While green IT initiatives typically are viewed as middle-range priorities in business, 37 percent of firms currently rate green IT as an “upper-half organizational priority.” Only 9 percent ranked green IT as highly in 2009.  Looking ahead, 54 percent are … Continue reading