Time to Invest in Biodiversity and Nature-Related Financial Disclosures

‘The Covid-19 crisis has provided additional scientific evidence around natural capital’, says Ksapa CEO Farid Baddache. ‘A Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures should deliver a consensual framework for companies and investors to report on how they preserve biodiversity by the end of 2023. That is all very well, but with exponential biodiversity depletion, the faster we move, the better. That said, a reporting framework does not necessarily constitute a clear business case. Here is why we encourage companies and investors to change their mindset on nature.’

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The World after COVID? Co-Creating a Research Agenda for Social Innovation

Professors Adrian Zicari, ESSEC Business School; Tanusree Jain, Trinity Business School; Concepcion Galdon, IE Business School; and Mario Aquino Alves, FGV-EAESP, invite academics and researchers to a friendly, design-thinking workshop on Social Innovation. The 2021 SASE Conference, Saturday July 3rd, 6pm CEST.

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Into the Lives of Women Entrepreneurs in Brazil

Professor and Deputy-Dean Tales Andreassi, FGV-EAESP, with fellow researchers Vânia Maria Jorge Nassif, University of Sao Paulo, and Professor Maria José Tonelli, FGV-EAESP, share results from their critical incident-based research* into women entrepreneurs. What impacts them behind their business veneer and how do they cope with it?

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How Financial Markets Can Boost CSR: Green and ethical investing

Professor Adrian Zicari, recognised international researcher in the fields of CSR and social and environmental accounting at ESSEC Business School, shares his research. A focus on the developments in socially responsible investing across the world with a practical framework to guide your green or ethical investments.

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10 Years at the Crossroads of Business, Society, and our Planet

So, ten years on from 2011 and the Council’s creation, we believe we can justifiably consider that the alliance was visionary in its concept. Indeed, in the last three years or so there has been a very noticeable interest globally in the issues traditionally covered by the CoBS: diversity and inclusion, sustainability, ethical leadership, the necessity for social and environmental accounting, sustainable finance, stakeholder cooperation and co-creation, sustainable business practices. We have witnessed the creation of many establishments, centres and institutions – or indeed existing ones – taking on a CSR and sustainability dimension. In many cases, the CoBS happily co-exists with these peer organisations and in some cases, most notably the UN PRME, GBSN and OECD, has very close and regular working ties.

So join us in celebrating our 10 years and let us contribute together to striving for a world in which business plays a positive, responsible and major role in creating innovation, wealth and knowledge for society, humankind, and our planet.

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Boosting Service Performance through Recognizing Emotions

How to recognize emotions and use Emotional Intelligence to boost service performance: Professor Lorna Doucet, School of Management Fudan University, shares research undertaken with fellow researchers Shao, Wang and Oldham to explore the beneficial use of emotional intelligence and how companies can use it to boost their employees’ service performance and foster customer trust and ultimately loyalty.

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Real Impact: Helping young people stay in employment, education and training

Thousands of young people living in one of the most deprived areas of France are set to benefit from efforts to improve youth outreach activities. Elise Leclerc, Director of the Social Impact Measurement and Evaluation Lab at ESSEC Business School, shares a newly developed tool to measure and improve the success of charities supporting at-risk youth.

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