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Global Voice magazine

The autumn 2023 issue of Global Voice magazine now on download

Global Voice magazine #27: 
Cool down – the heat is on
September-November, 2023
Council on Business & Society Global Voice Magazine #27, September 2023, Solidarity fintech, social currency, cryptocurrency, CSR, ESG, sustainability, management, leadership, business, society, workplace psychology, cartoon, global minimum tax, corporate tax, emotional value, social value, enterprise, AI, climate change, climate action, triple capital accounting, sustainable clothing, ESSEC Business School, FGV-EAESP, School of management Fudan, IE Business School, Keio Business School, Olin Business School, Smith School of Business, Monash Business School, Stellenbosch Business School, Warwick Business School

Global Voice #27

Cool down – the heat is on

Welcome to the autumn issue of Global Voice magazine 27!

Your GV#27 starts off with an Editorial by CoBS Academic Director Prof. Adrian Zicari which puts the chill on the heat by calling for perspective, calm and yet action from great business leaders: to bring out the best for the companies, stakeholders, society and large and, of course, the planet.

And our usual wry glance at the world through our feature cartoon takes the eco-friendly recommendations for late mowing a step further (open up the mag and take a peek!).

Three sections feature in this GV#27 that take into account the modern and responsible organisation. First, Leadership & Management, covering topics drawn from top research into workplace psychology, corporate and global tax, how peer pressure can boost CSR policy, and measuring the emotional and social value of an enterprise, among others.

Section Two focuses on Business & Society, from solidarity fintech, gender equality, the impact of AI on jobs, and a look through the marketing lens to understand why – and why not – consumers buy green apparel.

And finally, Section 3 hits at the heart of the matter that has seen so many countries faced with climate change challenges this year – Sustainability. Our research insights tackle the following: How can we bring all the different pathways towards a global lower-carbon economy together for impact? What effect does cryptocurrency have on the environment? How can education play a key and more effective role in climate action?  And what is triple capital accounting and will it be a game-changer?

In this issue, we are delighted to highlight faculty and research from Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, USA, and Monash Business School, Monash University, Australia. Two leading international institutions, known for their top research and commitment to business, society, and planet – and now members of the Council on Business & Society.

In total, we offer you the contributions of 34 academics and professionals from CoBS member schools, guest universities, and corporate partners.

The heat is on. Step back, open this magazine, and cool down before, hopefully, being inspired to take positive action.

Enjoy Global Voice #27!

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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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Global Voice magazine #26, Prof. Adrian Zicari, Academic Director of the CoBS, follows with an inspiring analogy of travel, exploration, and the learning journey that all of us might undertake during our lives.  30 faculty and student contributors appear in the 2 sections of this issue: Business & Society and Leadership, Management & Sustainability.  The Business & Society section largely debates the launch of the new version of ChatGPT. From threat to integrity and critical thinking, to a welcome revolution to trigger change in education, and a means to paradoxically restore the art of rhetoric and composition in higher education studies, students from 5 continents get to grips with AI and what it means for them. Business schools are also a focus, with both a critical standpoint and a positive perspective on how they can create opportunity and contribute to reducing divides in society.  Leadership, Management & Sustainability tackles research-based issues on linking CEO pay to ESG
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Council on Business & Society magazine Global Voice #24. 117 pages, 33 faculty and CEO contributors, insights on leadership, team performance, sustainability transition, business decisions, education, the project economy, sustainable farming and generational capital
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Council on Business & Society Global Voice Magazine #27, September 2023, Solidarity fintech, social currency, cryptocurrency, CSR, ESG, sustainability, management, leadership, business, society, workplace psychology, cartoon, global minimum tax, corporate tax, emotional value, social value, enterprise, AI, climate change, climate action, triple capital accounting, sustainable clothing, ESSEC Business School, FGV-EAESP, School of management Fudan, IE Business School, Keio Business School, Olin Business School, Smith School of Business, Monash Business School, Stellenbosch Business School, Warwick Business School
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Council on Business & Society Global Voice magazine #21
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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.
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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.
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Faculty, student competition, CSR, leadership, sustainability, artificial intellience, uman resource management, ethics, philanthropy, diversity, migration
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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. 

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?
Integrity: A blueprint for making it strategic, a CoBS Research Pod based on the work of Prof. Daniel Malan, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin. Related research: The Rise and Role of the Chief Integrity Officer: Leadership imperatives in an ESG-driven world, World Economic Forum White Paper 2022.
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

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.
The Council on Business & Society Research Pod series - a condensed research capsule to put into practice.
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?
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 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.
Yoi-Shigoto: The Japanese concept of employee engagement and CSR
Creating a Positive and Nurturing Environment for Women at Work While many businesses have made considerable progress on diversity, others remain bastions of masculinity. Prof.-Dr. Dulini Fernando, Warwick Business School, puts the spotlight on the barriers that women face in the corporate world and shares the key areas in which managers can help to change that.

Business and Society

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.
6 ways to build effective objectives and strategy for corporate giving
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.
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.

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! 

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Council on Business & Society CoBS online Masterclasses
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.
Video: Social enterprise - challenges and opportunities in a new world context
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CoBS online masterclass series: From profit maximization to Value Optimization: Accounting for socio-economic and environmental impact
What are the implications for business, society and politics in a post-COVID-19 world?
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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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

Books and White Papers

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

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Responsible Finance & Accounting. The UN Sustainable Development Goals, an increasing interest in Environmental, Social and Governance factors, the climate crisis, stakeholder pressure, the lessons of corporate scandals and the COVID-19 pandemic have triggered a massive change in how companies approach finance and accounting practices. From being a ‘nice-to-have’ to becoming a ‘must-have’, Responsible Finance and Accounting positions itself as a key pillar in tomorrow’s better world for business, society, and planet.
Power and corporate responsibility: Power and Corporate Responsibility explores the concept of corporate responsibility and offers a systematic discussion by referring to the following dimensions: understanding responsibility, taking responsibility, governing responsibility, managing responsibility, investing in responsibility, reporting on responsibility and regulating responsibility.
The Employee and the Post-Pandemic Workplace Towards a New, Enlightened Working Environment.  The UN Sustainable Development Goals, an increasing interest in Environmental, Social and Governance factors, and the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have triggered a massive change in how companies and employees view their relationship, the role and meaning of work, and how to adapt to new environments and ways of working. This book covers a key topic for companies and management practice – that of how to create and foster a committed workforce in a post-pandemic era that has seen a radical change in working environments, approaches and employee understanding of her/his career and work-life balance.

The Routledge and COBS Focus on Responsible Business series provides international and multicultural perspectives on responsible leadership and business practices in line with the UN SDGs.

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Social Enterprise: A focus on entrepreneurship for the common good - a CoBS Publishing eBook on free download
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