Andrew Hadley and his team has set up 2020 Education with support from two RSA Catalyst grants to recognise the powerful work of young people to make a difference in their future. In this guest blog Andrew sets out the thinking behind the idea and calls on Fellows to get involved:
2020 Education is a movement in the making. In a nutshell it is about showcasing what schools and…Continue
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For over a decade, I have been helping senior executives to find a new job. A couple of years ago, I wrote a short book to help them in the process - it's called the "Senior Executive's Emergency Job Hunt" and I'll explain where you can get a copy at the end of this article. People come to me for all sorts of reasons, but often it is because they have been unable to find a new role for two or three months and are beginning to get a little desperate. Everyone is different, and I can't make…Continue
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In the second of a five-part series ‘As If People Matter’, I explain how engaging people is vital in making a successful and lasting transition towards sustainable business and in delivering tangible business benefits.
“The biggest challenge in sustainability is engaging people and delivering the necessary behavioural change. This is all about how to turn a moment into a movement.”…Continue
“If you have too many useful machines, you get too many useless people.”
In this, the first of a five-part series, ‘As If People Matter’, covering all perspectives of a people-centred approach to sustainability in business, Michael Townsend explains how the strategy links to superior business – and economic – performance.
The bottom line for sustainability is all about people; why else are we doing all this…Continue
Added by Michael Townsend on December 29, 2011 at 10:25 — No Comments
We’re near the end of 2011, over three years since the onset of the global financial crisis. On a bad day the stock markets are in complete turmoil. On a good day, they are simply volatile. Investor confidence is low, unsurprisingly. This is not the best environment within which capitalism, business, or the transition to a green economy can easily flourish. Just look at the spate of solar companies going to the wall in the US in recent months.
There are fundamental shifts…Continue
There is much talk of business needing to become more sustainable, in the face of an increasing number of challenges, including climate change, peak oil, new legislation, reputational risk, and increasing costs. That companies need to change is no longer the debate, but there is a need to understand (in easy terms) what businesses could be doing and how this action will deliver sustainable business success, as well as helping to save the planet.
The Global Research…Continue
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I would like to thank Jonathon Porritt for another of his insightful and passionate blogs (Red Tape - Green Future?), although the subject is rather depressing. Jonathon deals with the very real frutrations about the UK Government's lack of progress with all things sustainability. At the heart of this issue, I feel, is the ideological view of how wealth is created. Clearly green is…Continue
Added by Michael Townsend on May 10, 2011 at 19:43 — No Comments
ok - maybe a bit of an abstract question, but how do we as support providers, advisors and consultants assure ourselves and others as to our value, our quality, that the types of approach we take are appropriate to their needs and culture, and so on.
The easy answer is to cite some accreditaton or testimonial from previous clients, but I have an idea that we could go beyond that and start to report on the impacts of our professional practices to assure customers and clients that…
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