The fact that the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) now has almost fifteen hundred signatories including over three hundred asset owners and nearly one thousand asset managers provides evidence that responsible investment is increasingly seen as a standard part of mainstream investment practice. Over the past decade, PRI signatories have encouraged improvements in the environmental, social and governance performance of the companies in which they are invested, and they have made significant investments in areas such as renewable energy. Continue reading →
Questions about the Unknowns, too many question marks
Few of us are caught by surprise these days when change occurs in our organizations. However, the rapidly escalating pace of change can sometimes leave us breathless. What’s worse, many organizations are now engaging in large-scale, transformational change, heading in a defined direction but not necessarily knowing where they will end up. They adjust their change path as the journey evolves. Thus people inside of the organization face great uncertainty as the process unfolds.
If we want companies to engage in courageous collaboration beyond their traditional organizational boundaries and engage in new ways with other players and stakeholders, we need people capable of engaging themselves personally in new ways, and also engaging with others. This article looks at what it takes to achieve just that. Continue reading →
Organizations have always been complex. And in today’s world the enormity of our challenges calls for rethinking how our establishments operate. In her March blog, Katrin discussed how structure and culture can equip an organization to address current and future challenges. She argued that many may need an overhaul. Her primary focus was on changing how the organizations function internally. I propose that we should also consider how we relate to other organizations outside of our traditional boundaries. I believe that collaboration across boundaries gives us the best chance of coming up with innovative solutions to at least some of our multifaceted conundrums. Continue reading →
Greenleaf Publishing is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of The Responsible Investor Handbook: Mobilizing Workers’ Capital for a Sustainable World, by Thomas Croft and Annie Malhotra. This important title is the latest in Greenleaf’s Responsible Investment Series, edited by Dr. Rory Sullivan. Continue reading →
Note: this article is part of The Transatlantic Debate Blog series, which forms a conversation between Dr. Katrin Muff and Dr. Kathy Miller Perkins on business sustainability. Read the previous post here.
Have you ever thought about how many formerly great companies are no longer around? For example, whatever happened to previously iconic companies like Compaq, Standard Oil, and Polaroid? And who can overlook the gradual demise of Blackberry? Of course it is difficult to say whether these failures could have been predicted much less prevented. Continue reading →