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The Christmas & New Year issue of Global Voice magazine on download

Global Voice magazine #20: 
Loud & Proud
December 16th, 2021
Global Voice magazine #20: Covering current hot topics and lasting major issues – the climate crisis, women at work, leadership in the 21st century, the future of CSR, inclusivity and disability employment, social impact, philanthropy, conscious business, and mentorship among others – Global Voice magazine offers you the unique international and multicultural expertise of the Council on Business & Society faculty and guests.

Global Voice #20

Loud & Proud

Welcome to our Christmas & New Year issue of Global Voice magazine # 20!

 

This 20th very special issue counts 112 pages, with a guest Editorial by John North, Director of the GRLI (Global Responsible Leadership Initiative), 19 articles from 37 faculty and practitioner contributors in two sections: Business, Society, Planet and Management & Leadership.

 

GV20 also sees the return of our successful double-page feature cartoon with a wry comment on a business and society issue, and an end-of-year CoBS history timeline.

 

This issue gathers perhaps the largest and most varied number of contributors ever featured in Global Voice magazine. In addition to the CoBS member schools covering 4 continents, we’re delighted to highlight two very special guest institutions – Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada, and University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa. We also welcome CSR-spokespersons Prof. Andrew Crane of CBOS University of Bath and Dirk Matten, Schulich School of Business, Director of Strategy and author Emilie Prattico of BCG BrightHouse and a spotlight on the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative by Director John North. And last but not least, we reach across to the other side of the planet and Australia, with the kind permission of Monash Business School, Monash University to feature one of their thought leadership insights in this magazine.

 

Covering current hot topics and lasting major issues – the climate crisis, women at work, leadership in the 21st century, the future of CSR, inclusivity and disability employment, social impact, philanthropy, conscious business, and mentorship among others – Global Voice magazine offers you the unique international and multicultural expertise of the Council on Business & Society faculty and guests.  

 

On behalf of the CoBS member schools – ESSEC Business School, FGV-EAESP, School of Management Fudan University, IE Business School, Keio Business School, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, and Warwick Business School – we warmly wish you, our readers, a very happy, safe and peaceful festive period and hope you enjoy this Christmas and New Year Global Voice magazine.

 

Tom Gamble,

Executive Director & Editor-in-Chief, Council on Business & Society

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The latest CoBS Publishing book on download

Responsible Finance & Accounting: 
Performance and profit for better business, better society, better planet
September 21st, 2021
Responsible Finance & Accounting: CSR, Sustainability, and Business Ethics are becoming more and more relevant for Accounting and Finance. They are no longer merely good intentions or praiseworthy considerations. Indeed, they no longer constitute a public image “strategy” or a choice for others to implement. Today, in the context of environmental, social and governance responsibilities, as well as the lasting impact of the pandemic and cycles of crisis, they are (or are becoming) the normal way to conduct responsible and ethical business.

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Responsible Finance & Accounting: Performance and profit for better business, better society, better planet

With a Foreword by Professors Adrian Zicari, ESSEC Business School, & Qinqin Zheng, School of Management Fudan University

CSR, Sustainability, and Business Ethics are becoming increasingly relevant for Accounting and Finance. They are no longer merely good intentions or praiseworthy considerations. Indeed, they no longer constitute a public image “strategy” or a choice for others to implement. Today, in the context of environmental, social and governance responsibilities, as well as the lasting impact of the pandemic and cycles of crisis, they are (or are becoming) the normal way to conduct responsible and ethical business.     

This book features:

 

105 pages, 27 insights and 34 faculty, practitioner and student contributors from the 7 schools of the Council on Business & Society, guest institutions and companies.

Reading this book will help you understand and put into practice:

  • The SDG context and growing interest in green finance and social and environmental accounting

  • The big picture behind national and international stakes in green taxonomy and carbon tax and its impact on businesses, economies and the planet

  • Financial and economic strategies to reduce poverty and advance ESG

  • TechForGood initiatives in impact investing and environmental accounting

  • The stakes, strategies and effects of microfinance on entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs

  • How to model effective, low-coast social impact reporting using the Vale Added Statement

  • Triple Capital Accounting

  • Ethics in finance and accounting practice.

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Tom Gamble,

Associate Director & Editor-in-Chief, Council on Business & Society

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Responsible Finance & Accounting: Performance and profit for better business, better society, better planet
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Leadership, Governance, and Crisis 
A bearing for exceptional times, purposeful business
Leadership, Governance, Crisis, CSR, The New Normal, Sustainability, Business Ethics, Responsible management, responsible business practices, sustainability, greentech, sustainable supply chain, sustainable development, ethics and compliance, code of conduct, inspirational leadership, Capitalism 4.0, The New Normal.

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The large-scale upheavals of recent times have left people without a compass bearing which has created extremity of thought and of leadership. Leadership, Governance, and Crisis offers a new bearing for all those interested in ethical leadership and business with a purpose for the New Normal. 

Leadership, governance, and crisis

Leadership, Governance, and Crisis: A new, downloadable publication with a foreword by Professors Tanusree Jain of Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin. Haridimos Tsoukas of Warwick Business School, and Adrian Zicari of ESSEC Business School. For practitioners, instructors, students or simply those with an interest in business and leadership for the common good. 

A unique, international and multi-dimensional insight into leadership and governance in times of crisis

 

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, talent management, and effective governance in times of crisis.  

With kind acknowledgements to the professors, students, alumni and practitioners who have made this book a reality – all of them dedicated to business and leadership for the common good and highly active through their research, teaching, chairs, institutes, companies and personal initiatives in their pursuit of providing meaning and commitment towards shaping a better world. 

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Tom Gamble,

Associate Director & Editor-in-Chief, Council on Business & Society

Contents page for the latest CoBS Publishing free download: Leadership, Governance, and Crisis: Leadership, Governance, Crisis, CSR, The New Normal, Sustainability, Business Ethics, Responsible management, responsible business practices, sustainability, greentech, sustainable supply chain, sustainable development, ethics and compliance, code of conduct, inspirational leadership, Capitalism 4.0, The New Normal.
Contents and contributors page for the latest CoBS Publishing free download: Leadership, Governance, and Crisis: Leadership, Governance, Crisis, CSR, The New Normal, Sustainability, Business Ethics, Responsible management, responsible business practices, sustainability, greentech, sustainable supply chain, sustainable development, ethics and compliance, code of conduct, inspirational leadership, Capitalism 4.0, The New Normal.

Global Voice Magazine

Council on Business & Society Global Voice magazine

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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Covering current hot topics and lasting major issues – the climate crisis, women at work, leadership in the 21st century, the future of CSR, inclusivity and disability employment, social impact, philanthropy, conscious business, and mentorship among others – Global Voice magazine offers you the unique international and multicultural expertise of the Council on Business & Society faculty and guests.
eMagazine, Dec. 2021
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eMagazine, Sept. 2021

Global Voice #20: Loud & Proud

This 20th very special issue counts 112 pages, with a guest Editorial by John North, Director of the GRLI (Global Responsible Leadership Initiative), 19 articles from 37 faculty and practitioner contributors in two sections: Business, Society, Planet and Management & Leadership.

 

Covering current hot topics and lasting major issues – the climate crisis, women at work, leadership in the 21st century, the future of CSR, inclusivity and disability employment, social impact, philanthropy, conscious business, and mentorship among others – Global Voice magazine offers you the unique international and multicultural expertise of the Council on Business & Society faculty and guests.  

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.
Council on Business & Society Global Voice magazine #17, 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.
eMagazine, March 2021
Special CoBS 10 Years
CSR, leadership, social enterprise, management, philanthropy, diversity, gender equity, healthcare, sustainability, ethics, industrial relations, healthcare, responsible innovation, CSR reporting, employee wellbeing, Council on Business & Society, Global Voice magazine, ESSEC Business School, ESSEC Asia-Pacific, FGV-EAESP, Trinity College Dublin Business School, IE Business School, Keio Business School, Warwick Business School, School of Management Fudan University, Tom Gamble, Global Voice magazine #13
CSR, leadership, social enterprise, management, philanthropy, diversity, gender equity, healthcare, sustainability, ethics, industrial relations, healthcare, responsible innovation, CSR reporting, employee wellbeing, Council on Business & Society, Global Voice magazine, ESSEC Business School, ESSEC Asia-Pacific, FGV-EAESP, Trinity College Dublin Business School, IE Business School, Keio Business School, Warwick Business School, School of Management Fudan University, Tom Gamble, Global Voice magazine #12
eMagazine, March 2020
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Special issue: Asia-Pacific
The Council on Business & Society Global Voice magazine, 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.
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Special issue: Gender Equality
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Special issue: CSR
The Council on Business & Society Global Voice magazine, 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.
eMagazine, September 2018
The Council on Business & Society Global Voice magazine, 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.
eMagazine, Dec. 2017
Global Voice magazine issue 15, September 2020
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Faculty, student competition, CSR, leadership, sustainability, artificial intellience, uman resource management, ethics, philanthropy, diversity, migration
eMagazine, June 2019
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Council on Business & Society Global Voice focus on Europe, CSR, leadership, social enterprise, sustainability, management, finance, philosophy, politics, Brexit
Special issue: Europe
A special edition on Brazil: business, opportunities and entrepreneurship
The Council on Business & Society Global Voice magazine, 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.
Special issue: Latin America
eMagazine, June 2018
The Council on Business & Society Global Voice magazine, 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.
eMagazine, Sept 2017
The Council on Business & Society Global Voice magazine, 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.
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Books and White Papers

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CSR, leadership, social enterprise, management, philanthropy, diversity, gender equity, healthcare, sustainability, ethics, industrial relations, healthcare, responsible innovation, CSR reporting, employee wellbeing, Council on Business & Society, Global Voice magazine, ESSEC Business School, ESSEC Asia-Pacific, FGV-EAESP, Trinity College Dublin Business School, IE Business School, Keio Business School, Warwick Business School, School of Management Fudan University, Tom Gamble, Law, finance & sustainability – How can law drive finance towards a more sustainable world? Hugues Bouthinon-Dumas
Council on business & Society CoBS Publishing books

The Council on Business & Society's CoBS Publishing series of downloadable booklets and white papers. Download by clicking on the front covers.

 

Leadership, Governance, and Crisis : CSR, The New Normal, Sustainability, Business Ethics, Responsible management, responsible business practices, sustainability, greentech, diversity, sustainable supply chain, sustainable development, ethics and compliance, code of conduct, inspirational leadership, Capitalism 4.0, The New Normal.
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Responsible Finance & Accounting: Performance and profit for better business, better society, better planet With a Foreword by Professors Adrian Zicari, ESSEC Business School & Qinqin Zheng, School of Management Fudan University  CSR, Sustainability, and Business Ethics are becoming more and more relevant for Accounting and Finance. They are no longer merely good intentions or praiseworthy considerations. Indeed, they no longer constitute a public image “strategy” or a choice for others to implement. Today, in the context of environmental, social and governance responsibilities, as well as the lasting impact of the pandemic and cycles of crisis, they are (or are becoming) the normal way to conduct responsible and ethical business.
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CoBS Research Pods

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Council on Business & Society CoBS Research Pods

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
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.
Boards of governance and corporate social repsonsibility
10 tips for implementing effective disab
Ethical leadership and the influence of Confucius
How can companies implement ethical, clear, fair downsizing?
Yoi-Shigoto: The Japanese concept of employee engagement and CSR
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.
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.
As organizations face uncertainty and rapid change; encouraging a proactive workforce that takes initiative; anticipates changes; contributes to innovation and competitive advantage is critical. But attempting to bring about change in an organisation requires effort; cognitive skills; and commitment. It comes at a cost for employees in terms of stress and strain that can sap their personal resources as outcomes of their efforts are uncertain; because of potential resistance and conflict with others; because of the need to manage one’s emotions while trying to stay on course; or because difficult decisions have to be made.; So how can companies and organisations encourage proactivity while effectively ensuring the wellbeing and performance of their employees?
How to recognise emotions and use Emotional Intelligence to boost service performance.  Download the CoBS Research Pod. Learning objectives: Identify the benefits of cognitive ability and positive emotions on the service employee-customer relationship. Plan and implement a strategy for boosting employee service performance within your organisation.

Business and Society

6 ways to build effective objectives and strategy for corporate giving
How nonprofits can reinvent themselves after mission success: Prof. Sheila M. Cannon, Trinity Business School, draws on her research to provide a framework for nonprofits to gain a second life and new meaning.
How to set up purposeful business in tough environments
Tips for entrepreneurs
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.

CoBS Online Masterclasses

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The Council on Business & Society regularly broadcasts online masterclasses on major issues impacting business and society featuring leading faculty, practitioners and special guests. Join the debate! 

Council on Business & Society CoBS online Masterclasses

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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?
Video: Social enterprise - challenges and opportunities in a new world context
The future and purpose of business education: A debate with Adrian Zicari, Tanusree Jain and Head of UN PRME Mette Morsing
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CoBS online masterclass series: From profit maximization to Value Optimization: Accounting for socio-economic and environmental impact

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