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.
‘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.’
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.
Council on Business & Society 2021 Student CSR Article Competition Results, CSR, leadership, responsible leadership, diversity, inclusion, diversity & inclusion, social accounting, environmental reporting, CSR reporting, management, sustainability, gender equity, sustainable supply chains, greentech, green finance, sustainable development, ethics, ethical supply chain, governance, CSR governance, social enterprise, SocEnt, philanthropy, corporate giving.
Implementing Agile Sustainability Governance for your Global Supply Chain
Download the Council on Business & Society Global Voice magazine #17 : 102 pages on CSR, buildbackbetter, women leaders, 4 ways to fight child labor, sustainability, greentech, climate change, management, nature-based solutions, social enterprise, intergenerational collaboration, social reporting, environmental reporting, social reporting, supply chain governance, agile supply chain governance, ethics, ethics & compliance.
Student Voice: Amid the severe and ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, how can the world return to the trajectory of sustainability? Brian Kaitano, Maseno University Kenya, explores the key role that digital technology can play.
This 100-page publication features 25 articles from 27 faculty and practitioner contributors from ESSEC Business School, FGV-EAESP, IE Business School, School of Management Fudan University, Keio Business School, Trinity Business School, Warwick Business School and guest institutions and practitioners. Each contribution is accompanied by key takeaways and food for thought sections on ethical leadership, stakeholder ecosystems, sustainable business practices, social and environmental reporting, and effective governance in times of crisis.
Council on Business & Society 2021 Student CSR Article Competition, responsible leadership, CSR, sustainability, ethics, green finance, diversity & inclusion, social entrepreneurship, digital transformation, digital divide, social accounting. ESSEC Business School, FGV-EAESP, School of Management Fudan University, IE Business School, Keio Business School, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, Warwick Business School.
ESSEC GMBA Alumna Megha Sureshkar, Sustainability Market Researcher at Living Labs Federation, contends that extractive companies may be far from perfect, but nothing is impossible if the industry lets go of its conventional way of thinking and sets the pace for change with consumers leading the way.