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Global Voice magazine #17 
Walk On
March 2021
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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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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The Council's latest book on free download

Welcome to this 1st quarter 2021 issue of the Council on Business & Society Global Voice magazine #17!

Stop. And go

You may notice that the cover image and subtitle have been purposefully chosen for this first issue of the year. In many of the countries we live in, the pandemic that had brought the world to a halt back in early 2020 is still with us and indeed still affects how many of us work and live. The pandemic has acted much in the same way as a double-red traffic light, stopping large numbers of people from freedom of movement, social interaction at work or with friends and family, and the ability to travel to see their loved ones who in some cases may live on the other side of the country or even planet.

Walk On

 

Walk On is not a message to cross the street despite the red light – after all, safety is at stake. It also doesn’t mean breaking the rules necessarily imposed by governments to help fight the spread of the pandemic. But it is a message that despite the constraints and challenges, perhaps too a sense among us that the pandemic will never end, people must walk forwards, walk tall, and carry on.

The 102 pages of this issue allow us to have that particular freedom we have that cannot be taken away: the freedom for our minds to wander and travel, imagine, ponder, explore and learn. From nature-based business solutions to better and more ethical governance of supply chains, social accounting, green tech, children’s rights and the positive impact of women in leadership, the 13 articles in this issue give insight and hope into the kind of world the CoBS, the authors, and their work, strive to make happen. And, taking in what we read in these articles, we are able to realise that much is happening. A feeling that momentum is gathering. And that progress is there.

Walk on with us and enjoy Global Voice magazine #17!

Best wishes and safe keeping,

 

Tom Gamble,

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

Contributors: Council on Business & Society Global Voice magazine #15, 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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Leadership, Governance, and Crisis 
A bearing for exceptional times, purposeful business
February 2021
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.

Our previous CoBS book

Social Enterprise 
A focus on entrepreneurship for the common good
September, 2020
Social Enterprise: Entrepreneurship for the common good

What is social enterprise? How do you know if you’ve got what it takes? How can you make it work and how does social entrepreneurship differ throughout the world?

Social Enterprise: A focus on entrepreneurship for the common good

A new, downloadable publication with a foreword by Profs. Concépcion Galdón of IE Business School, IE University and Sheila M. Cannon of Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin. For practitioners, instructors, students or simply those with an interest in making business for the common good.

A unique, international and multi-dimensional insight into social enterprise

This 76-page publication features 20 contributor articles, key takeaways and food for thought sections on social enterprise types and strategies, research, mission, social enterprise across borders and microfinance and crowdfunding.

 

With kind acknowledgements to the professors, students, alumni and practitioners who have made this book a reality – all of them dedicated to entrepreneurship 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

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Contents

Global Voice Magazine

Council on Business & Society Global Voice magazine
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
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, December 2019
Council on Business & Socety Global Voice magazine: research for th common good
eMagazine, Dec 2018
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Special issue: Gender Equality

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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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
Global Voice magazine issue 15, September 2020
Global Voice magazine #16 Council on Bus
eMagazine, December 2020
eMagazine, Sept. 2020
eMagazine, June 2020
eMagazine, March 2020
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Special issue: CSR
eMagazine, September 2018
Faculty, student competition, CSR, leadership, sustainability, artificial intellience, uman resource management, ethics, philanthropy, diversity, migration
eMagazine, June 2019
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
Special issue: Latin America
eMagazine, June 2018
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.
eMagazine, March 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
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.
eMagazine, June 2017

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.
Council on Business & Society CoBS Publishing
eBook
eBook
eBook
Health and healthcare at the crossroads of business and society
Corporate governance and leadership
Council on business & Society CoBS Publishing books
White Paper
White Paper
White Paper
eBook

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.
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?

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
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;

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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Video: Social enterprise - challenges and opportunities in a new world context
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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Tom Gamble is the writer, author and editor behind the Community blog and Global Voice magazine. Learn more about Tom Gamble at tomgamble.org

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