President of Iceland on the Economic Crisis: “We Resisted the Prevailing Consensus”

The President of Iceland talks about why Iceland recovered earlier and more effectively than every other economy that suffered from the economic crisis.  Perhaps the West needs more debate on the best path to inclusive prosperity.

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11 Ways to Build WIN-WIN Corporate-NGO Partnerships

Alice_KorngoldCompanies that are successful in finding solutions to global problems work in partnership with each other and with NGOs. Through the right partnerships, companies can leverage valuable access and expertise to achieve their business objectives—including building regional capacity, enhancing community relationships, and gaining knowledge of markets where the company seeks to expand its presence.

By understanding and helping improve communities, multinational corporations are best positioned to invest in facilities, infrastructure and workforces, and create and sell products and services that people want.

So how do you ensure the partnerships you invest in are worthy of your time and resources, and focus on impact? Here are a few best practices:

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What if a company’s ability to profit was tied to its ability to create well-being? (CAP2 Webinar now available)

Capitalism drives companies to increase profits: No issues there, but let’s tweak the rules to ensure more well-being



Last week TSSS and CSRwire launched a New Webinar Series, “Capitalism 2.0: A Deeper Dive”, designed to explore the future of Capitalism. Judging by the huge turnout, it would appear that people are hungry for a conversation about meaningful change towards a sustainable economy.

Click here to listen to the webinar recording

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Does Money Drive Behaviour: Introducing Sustainability Pay

Show me the moneyWhen I was a director of a financial institution in the 1990s, we struggled in vain to get top executives to pay attention to the Board’s sustainability priorities. To no avail. Then we stumbled upon the idea of rewarding the CEO for long-term sustainability performance. The result? We saw a dramatic improvement in the company’s sustainability performance from then on (financial performance, too!). Once we realized the impact of this simple measure, the board quickly embedded the principle in its compensation philosophy, which, in turn, spread the concept throughout the management ranks.

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Should oil and gas companies be excluded from sustainability rankings?

Bob WillardDid you notice anything strange about the latest Global 100 rankings and the Climate Counts rankings? The January 2014 Global 100 ranking of the world’s 100 most sustainable large publically traded companies included ten oil and gas companies. The December 2013 Climate Counts rankings of corporations with the most sustainable carbon emissions included five oil and gas companies. What the …?! There are 3 reasons that inclusion of oil and gas companies in these rankings doesn’t pass the gut check.

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