Entrepreneurship and Diversity: A Singaporean signature dish. Singapore-based entrepreneur and CEO Henri Bong shares his entrepreneurial journey, tips for the budding entrepreneur, and how diversity of culture and experience has led to the success of his company Unabiz. By Tom Gamble, following an interview with Henri Bong. With warm thanks to Shuhui Fu.
Professor Sachiko Yamao of Keio Business School joins forces with Professors Jennie Sumelius and Adam Smale of University of Vaasa to explore the imperative, albeit sensitive issue of recognising high-potential employees in an organisation.
This Global Voice special 10 Years Anniversary Faculty and Student issue #18 is: 186 pages, 28 articles – faculty research-based and student winners and finalists from the 2021 CoBS CSR article competition, 8 Faculty ‘Top Reads’ articles (receiving most views and reads) from the last 5 years, From 34 contributors, An Editorial co-authored by Prof. Adrian Zicari, Executive Director of the Council on Business & Society and Prof. Mette Morsing, Head of UN PRME, A centre-spread timeline showing key moments and achievements in the Council’s 10 years of existence, And a special 10 Years’ Anniversary position statement from the Deans of the Council’s schools.
How Purpose Beyond Profit Can Reboot and Reignite Business Schools: Business education requires a hard-reset, assert Profs. Tanusree Jain of Trinity Business School and Julian Friedland of Metropolitan State University of Denver, as they point the way ahead for those in business and academia alike.
‘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.’
How do the human resource management practices of small, entrepreneurial firms develop following external financing? Professors Sinéad Monaghan, Martha O’Hagan-Luff and Francesca Di Pietro, Trinity Business School, share their research findings.
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.
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?
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.
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.