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The autumn 2022 issue of Global Voice magazine now on download

Global Voice magazine #23: 
Back to the Future?
September 29th, 2022
Download Global Voice #23: responsible leadership and management practices, sustainability, marketing strategy, climate philanthropy and job markets. Made readable, made practical!

Global Voice #23

Back to the Future?

Welcome to this autumn issue of Global Voice magazine!

We’re particularly proud of the autumn issue of Global magazine that we offer you on download from the 8 leading international business schools that make up the Council on Business & Society (CoBS) – an alliance dedicated to offering its students, corporates and the wider world the latest in cutting-edge research and practical insights in the fields of corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability and responsible business practices.

The cover, Editorial by Prof. Adrian Zicari, and our traditional wry look at society via our double-page cartoon, focus on what many have described as a long, hard winter of energy crisis ahead triggered by the truly tragic events in Ukraine. The energy crisis which, for the older, European readers among us, echoes that of the early '70s when many governments exhorted their populations to reduce consumption and seek innovative ways to keep away the winter cold.

But although times may well turn out to be tougher ahead, it is also an occasion to step back and learn, and perhaps for governments, business and citizens to accelerate the transition to cleaner, more sustainable energy sources that will, as it turns out, not only benefit the planet in its efforts to assuage the climate crisis, but will also provide a degree of independence and freedom from those tempted to make energy a weapon of pressure and bargaining.   

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22 feature articles are included in this download in two sections: Management & Leadership and Business, Society, Planet. For the most part research-based, these articles explain deep analysis of business and society issues in a readable, engaging and often practical tone-of-voice. We hope they will offer you knowledge, understanding, food for further thought. We also hope that they set the spark for positive change – whether for your studies, business ventures, leadership, or mindset on how you view the world.

Knowledge from the 8 CoBS schools with campuses in France, Singapore, Morocco, Brazil, China, Spain, Japan, South Africa, Ireland, and the United Kingdom is highlighted that gives a unique, multi-dimensional, global yet local perspective on major issues today. Guest articles also appear in this magazine from Kenya, Canada, Denmark and from the ESG-Sustainability consulting firm Ksapa.

In the Management & Leadership section, responsible leadership and responsible management education are topics, along with HR strategies, business ethics, foreign investment and job markets, corporate social responsibility and marketing strategy. Business, Society, Planet continues with spotlights on social entrepreneurship and crisis, gender-based violence, climate philanthropy, the importance of language learning, and how businesses can find opportunity and purpose in the UN decade of ecosystem restoration.

For those wishing to go further, this issue also features pre-order links to the first in the Routledge-CoBS Focus on Responsible Business series of books – Responsible Finance & Accounting – as well as the opportunity to discover and apply for the various MBA and EMBA programmes of the CoBS schools across 10 countries and 4 continents.

Global Voice magazine: How it can help you

How can you use this magazine? Well, principally, for quenching your thirst for knowledge and interest in how responsible business can benefit society!

But for those of you who are students, perhaps these research-based insights can offer you a widened, deeper view on topics your assignments deal with and that you can use and quote in your essays and dissertations, or put into practice during internships.

For young managers to experienced CEOs, Global Voice can offer a fresh look on challenges in your industry sectors, as well as ideas and triggers to help you make your career more meaningful, your company more sustainable.

And lastly, for instructors – teachers, trainers, coaches, lecturers and higher education faculty – Global Voice offers you a wealth of content to use for classroom debate, flipped learning, insightful lectures and critical analysis.

So please make use of our autumn issue #23 and why not send in your own insights and research for publication via CoBS Insights, the Council on Business & Society’s internationally recognised blog offering weekly cutting-edge research made readable, made understandable – and also open to external submissions on a business and society issue. Interested in having a voice? Send a message with your idea for an article via the Contact page on this website. 

So, from the magazine’s Editorial team and representatives in each CoBS member school,

 

Enjoy your reading – and keep your knowledge burning bright this autumn!

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The Council on Business & Society's quarterly and special issue magazine. The publication features research-based and opinion-piece articles made readable for the student, practitioner and instructor on business and society, management and leadership, sustainability, entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, CSR, green finance and social and environmental reporting.     

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The CoBS Research Pod series – condensed learning capsules inspired from internationally published research in the fields of CSR, management, leadership, HR, team and project management, finance, CSR reporting, social enterprise, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and sustainable business practices.

For managers, entrepreneurs, leaders, instructors and those with an interest in research with an impact. Ramp up your knowledge, improve your teams, gain in leadership, reshape your business or give your teaching, training or coaching a new dynamic. 

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Leadership and Governance

10 ways to be an enlightened leader post-pandemic
Boards of governance and corporate social repsonsibility
How can companies implement ethical, clear, fair downsizing?
3 Steps to Build an Inclusive Workplace for People with Disabilities: People with disabilities have the skills. They have the qualifications. They also have the support of national, regional, and international legislation providing frameworks and guidelines for promoting their employment. Yet, results have failed to live up to the expectations and needs of the disabled community. Dr. Armand Bam, University of Stellenbosch Business School, and Prof. Linda Ronnie, UCT School of Management Studies, shed light on the reasons why and offer a practical blueprint for effective disability inclusion strategy.
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Prof. Tanusree Jain, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, shares her research on how to set up and implement agile sustainability governance for your supply chain.
Ethical leadership and the influence of Confucius
How leaders can create fun in the workplace: Prof. David Allen, Warwick Business School, looks into the benefits of fun in a working environment, how to create the right factors that lead to it, and how to ensure that fun doesn’t prevent a drop in performance and professionalism.
Revolutionising HR with Analytics and Big Data
The Council on Business & Society Research Pod series - a condensed research capsule to put into practice.

People Management and Teams

Equally or equitably? How should managers treate their team members?
Team excellence. Council on business & Society CoBS Research Pods: Condensed research capsules with a practical action-oriented dimension for managers, leaders, practitioners
A CoBS Research Pod featuring Warwick professor Marianna Fotaki on whistleblowing procedures
Prof. He Peng, School of Management Fudan University, draws on his research to explore why and when employees hide knowledge and proposes 9 strategies to transform knowledge hiding into knowledge sharing that benefits both staff and the company alike.
Improving the effectivenes of surgical teams: What can vertical or flat-hierarchy in hospital teams teach us? Why does why surgical team failure and patient death paradoxically lead to more effective surgical teams? And how does Prof. Yufei Huang’s research give an incredible 18 minutes, 37 seconds in saved time in the operating room – enough for any high-risk team to make critical decisions and save more lives.
Ethics & Compliance Management in Firms: How to make it effective: Download the CoBS Research Pod     Learning objective: Explore the adopt-implement choice in ethics & compliance management and transfer best practice to your company in order to implement a solid and effective ethics and compliance management system.
How can organisations cater for the expectations of their new generations of employees and foster spirituality and higher purpose? CSR; Buddhism in the workplace; employee wellness; employee wellbeing; HR strategies; workplace management; corporate purpose; spirituality and work; KPIs; how Millennials approach work.
5 Ways to Curb Abusive Management Behaviour in the Workplace. Research suggests that managers’ negative behaviours not only have detrimental effects on employees’ physical and mental health, but also on the purse strings of firms, the state and the tax payer. According to the stats, absenteeism, reduced productivity, and health care costs resulting from abusive management behaviour amounts to an estimated USD $200–350 billion in the USA, USD $64.8–66.1 billion in the UK, and USD $232 billion in Japan. So how can firms help their staff – their corporate heroes – and improve on managers’ behaviours while eliminating the cost to firms and society on the way?  Prof. and Deputy Dean Aarti Ramaswami, ESSEC Business School Asia-Pacific, draws on her research with Prof. Vesa Peltokorpi of Saitama University to explore how the impact of abusive management on employees’ well-being can be tamed.
How Can Companies Train Employees to Be More Proactive? Employees who take a proactive approach at work benefit themselves and the organisation. Prof. Karoline Strauss, ESSEC Business School, with research on how to achieve it.
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How Financial Markets Can Push for CSR. Download the CoBS Research Pod    Learning objective: Understand developments in Socially Responsible Investing and use a guideline framework for selecting which green or ethical investment to invest in.
Crowdfunding and win-win giving: Crowdfunding: Win-win giving. Understand how crowdfunding works and find the right approach for entrepreneurs to pitch their innovations and for donators to place their funding using a win-win approach; Philanthropy; corporate giving; crowdfunding; win-win giving; donator strategies; seed funding; entrepreneur; entrepreneurship; start-ups; business ideas; innovation; hybrid giving; hybrid crowdfunding; Arthur Gautier; Tom Gamble; Council on Business & Society; ESSEC Philanthropy Chair; ESSEC Together;
How Purpose Beyond Profit Can Reboot and Reignite Business Schools. Learning objective: Understand the interests and motivations at hand for young people wishing to undertake studies at business schools and the stereotypes surrounding business school education. Learn about the moral self-awareness (MSA) model. And implement a series of strategies and initiatives to transform perceptions and instil higher purpose into your higher education institution.
COVID-19 has upended business as usual for higher educational institutions (HEIs) with campuses switching to remote learning almost overnight and universities grappling with grave financial pressure. Vibhas Sukhwani and Rajib Shaw of Keio University, together with Takako Izumi of Tohoku University and Akhilesh Surjan of Charles Darwin University, reveal how HEIs can stay nimble in the face of continuous change by drawing lessons from the pandemic.
Evaluating the Social Impact of Your AI Strategy: As the wonders and perils of artificial intelligence begin to permeate our lives, Luciano Oviedo, Founder and CEO of tech start-up Tempugo WAITX, and Professor Sotirios Paroutis of Warwick Business School share the why, what, and how of their Social Impact Strategy Analysis (SISA) strategy tool – a flexible tool for emerging technology innovators and users to investigate social impact at a number of levels, from individual communities to the society.
Implementing Social Technology: A CoBS Research Pod. Western ideas of development are one of the main sources of social and economic inequalities in non-industrialized countries. In this light, Professors Marlei Pozzebon and Isleide Arruda Fontenelle, FGV-EAESP, provide a 6-step model for checking and implementing social technology that is beneficial, relevant, and sustainable.

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Students! How do you see the world in 2050? An Online Masterclass. Have a voice on how you see the future of business, society and planet. Join Profs. Xavier Pavie, ESSEC Asia-Pacific, Adrian Zicari, Council on Business & Society, stakeholder pollster OPPi and students from ESSEC, School of Management Fudan University, IE Business School, and Trinity Business School.
What are the implications for business, society and politics in a post-COVID-19 world?
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CoBS online masterclass series: From profit maximization to Value Optimization: Accounting for socio-economic and environmental impact
CSR Expertise: Basic competences and knowledge. A Presentation by Ethel Bonnet-Laverge  Head of Sustainability for the Courchevel region & committee member for the 2023 Alpine Ski World Championships

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