“The significant problems we face cannot be solved with the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” Albert Einstein


Harvard Professor of Education Robert Kegan argues that less than 25% of adults function at the level of independent adult thought, and less than 1% function in a way that is described as leadership best practice. Not because they don’t know the theory or haven’t done the training – but because they have not been through a process of transformation that led to them upgrading their level of thinking and consciousness.


To help arm our leaders with the tools to transform our businesses, build community resilience and restore our ecosystems – we provide you an array of videos, case studies and reports.  If what you see here and it wets your appetite to be transformational as opposed to being transactional in your leadership approach and you’d like support in achieving this transformation, give us a call as we have several brilliant mentors and change managers at your disposal, ready to support the process.


 The 2016 Sustainability Leaders

The GlobeScan – Sustainability Survey, Year: 2016


The 2016 finding shows non-state actors keep on outperforming with national governments not performing well on sustainable development. The GlobeScan – Sustainability Survey 2016 shows who is regarded as the global corporate leaders, what is the best way to make positive contribution towards the Sustainable and Development Goal and much more.

The 2015 Sustainability Leaders Survey

A GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey, Market: Worldwide, Year:2015

More than two decades ago, government leaders, scientists, NGOs and other change makers gathered in Rio de Janeiro for a historic summit that would set the direction of sustainable development for years to come. For this survey, expert stakeholders were asked to represent business, government, NGOs and academia across 82 countries to evaluate the progress that various institutions have made since 1992 and reflect on their expectations for the next 20 years. Discover what sustainability leaders had to say

10 Sustainability Leadership Tips

Bob Langert, GreenBiz, Market: US, Year: 2015

Working on the front lines of a very visible brand is filled with action: problems to solve; surprises- some interesting, some bad; rubbing shoulders with fascinating NGOs and business leaders; full of frustration at times; full of fulfilment so much of the time. Bob Langert, Former Vice President of Sustainability, McDonald’s shares his 10 sustainability leadership tipsthat could stop HR lead saying: “We see you more as a follower, a good soldier, not a leader.”


5 Critical Components to Advance a Sustainable Economy

Rob Cameron, SustainAbility, Market: Australia, Year:2015

The UK election was fought largely on the issue of the economy. The Conservatives, with its surprise majority have promised to reduce the deficit by £30 billion. Fixing the economy and balancing the books is undoubtedly of great importance for the economy-as long as it is done sustainably. It’s a simple fact: the economy is a sub-system of our ecosystem. And yet, it has become commonplace to believe that the opposite is true – that the economy is the dominant system… Read more



2degrees Sustainability Leader of the Year Awards 2015

Two Degrees Market: Global, Year 2015

The 2degrees Champions Awards were established to recognize the individuals and companies driving innovation and pushing the boundaries of sustainable business, as voted for by their peers. The entrants and their stories are inspirational.To view the full list of 2degrees Award winners and shortlist click here. Past winners can be found here


10 Lessons for Future Sustainability Leaders

Lauren Hepler, GreenBiz, Market: US, Year: 2015

Climbing the corporate ladder can be tough in the field of sustainability. Having worked with both M&S and Kingfisher, Richard Gillies could be described as one of the UK’s most successful sustainability leaders. In this interview he talked about the top 10 things he’s learned along the way.


The 2015 Sustainability Leaders

A GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey, Market: Worldwide, Year:2015

More than two decades ago, government leaders, scientists, NGOs and other change makers gathered in Rio de Janeiro for a historic summit that would set the direction of sustainable development for years to come. For this survey, expert stakeholders were asked to represent business, government, NGOs and academia across 82 countries to evaluate the progress that various institutions have made since 1992 and reflect on their expectations for the next 20 years… Download Here


The 2015 Sustainability Leaders Report Launches: Values Paramount to Achieving Sustainability Leadership

Chris Wash, SustainAbility, Market :Australia , Year:2015

The 2015 Sustainability Leaders marks nearly two decades worth of the tracking and analysis of the evolution of the sustainability agenda, and of the leaders and institutions most responsible for driving it forward. The report provides an overview of perceived corporate sustainability leaders from 1997 to 2015 and the perceived progress that various institutions have made since the Earth Summit was held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, along with expectations for the next 20 years… Read more


Fostering women leaders: A fitness test for your top team

Lareina Yee, McKinsey&Company, Market: Australia, Year:2015

The challenges are well known: women in business continue to face a formidable gender gap for senior-leadership positions. Moreover, there are fewer and fewer women at each step along the path to the C-suite, although they represent a majority of entry-level employees at Fortune 500 companies and outnumber men in college-graduation rates … Read more


Decoding leadership: What really matters

Claudio Feser, Fernanda Mayol, and Ramesh Srinivasan, McKinsey&Company, Market: Australia, Year:2015

Telling CEOs these days that leadership drives performance is a bit like saying that oxygen is necessary to breathe. Over 90 percent of CEOs are already planning to increase investment in leadership development because they see it as the single most important human-capital issue their organizations face. And they’re right to do so: earlier McKinsey research has consistently shown that good leadership is a critical part of organizational health, which is an important driver of shareholder returns…Read more



Sustainable development is failing but there are alternatives to capitalism

Ashish Kothari, The Guardian, Market: Australia, Year:2015

In the face of worsening ecological and economic crises and continuing social deprivation, the outcome document of the 2012 Rio+20 Summit, The Future We Want, failed to identify the historical and structural roots of poverty, hunger, un-sustainability and inequity… Read more


Citystates II: The Case for Corporate Leadership in Urban Sustainability

SustainAbility, Market: Australia, Year:2015

Daunting challenges – from climate change to food and water security, from nutrition and public health to inequality and social exclusion – confront global cities today. But an exciting range of solutions – from distributed power generation and multi-modal transportation networks to compact development, urban farming and smart cities – is emerging also. Bringing these and other innovations to scale will be crucial for ensuring both the future of individual cities and broader sustainable development… Read more




8 Traits of Incredible Leaders

businessGreen, Market: Australia, Year:2015

Look at any great leader from history – in business, sport, military or any other industry – and you’ll notice a wealth of distinctive character traits, from strength and determination to intelligence and eloquence. But which traits are common to all great leaders? This eBook examines eight of the most common traits of truly great leaders, from empathy to decisiveness, from vision to calmness under pressure… Read more


10 Sustainability Leadership Tips

Bob Langert, GreenBiz, Market: US, Year: 2015

Working on the front lines of a very visible brand is filled with action: problems to solve; surprises- some interesting, some bad; rubbing shoulders with fascinating NGOs and business leaders; full of frustration at times; full of fulfilment so much of the time. Here are the 10 sustainability leadership tips that could stop HR lead saying: “We see you more as a follower, a good soldier, not a leader.” Download the report here.


Action Partners 2014 Summit Report

Rethink Sustainability, Market: Canada, Year: 2014

This report provides an in-depth and chronological summary of key insights and decisions made by the participating leaders, entrepreneurs and experts on the Global Leadership and Innovation Summit.

SustainAbility reports call for consideration of new business models

SustainAbility, Market: Global,Year:2014

The need for fundamental shifts in business practice, including in business models, both to drive necessary progress toward, and to unlock business value from sustainability. Such shifts are all the more urgent and relevant today, given slow progress on sustainable development broadly and accelerating innovation and disruption (both positive and negative) already playing out in many industries… Read more



Action Partners 2014 Summit Report

Rethink Sustainability, Market: Canada, Year: 2014

This report provides an in-depth and chronological summary of key insights and decisions made by the participating leaders, entrepreneurs and experts on the Global Leadership and Innovation Summit.




One of the greatest leaders our our time – who inspired and challenged the industrial sector to join him on the journey to a more sustainability future was Ray Anderson (1934 to 2011) Founder and Chairman Interface Inc. Ray was a great supporter of MOSS – delivering the key note address for our Inaugural CSR Summit and inspiring us to develop the many programs we run today – being a source of knowledge, leadership and wisdom for others.  So it’s with great pleasure our first presentation in the leadership segment, is the speech he delivered back in 2005.


Interface – The Business Case for Corporate Sustainability


Ray Anderson – Founder and Chairman Interface Inc (USA)

Interface had an ambitious goal is to be the first fully sustainable corporation, with a zero foot print by 2020. But to reach its goal, Interface, which operates in 100 countries with more than 5,200 staff, had to completely rethink its business philosophy and redesign its entire production systems and processes globally. Most would think this would cost money – but it actually saved money, lots of money and became a massive marketing differientiator and opened the door to innovation. This case study is the vanguard of the future and a must see video presentation by Ray Anderson at Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit in 2005.

This video also by Ray Anderson, Founder and Chairman of InterfaceFLOR shares more of the company vision “mission zero” to eliminate any negative impact it may have on the environment, by the year 2020. Whilst at the healm of Interface, Ray Anderson increased sales and doubled profits while turning the traditional “take / make / waste” industrial system on its head. In a gentle, understated way, he shares a powerful vision for sustainable commerce

IT guru says every successful strategy is a people strategy

Jennifer Pahlka/Greenbiz.com Market: Global, Year: 2014

The late leadership guru Peter Drucker once wrote, “In any organization, regardless of its mission, the CEO is the link between the Inside, i.e., ‘the organization,’ and the Outside – society, the economy, technology, markets, customers, the media, public opinion.”

Last year, Code for America executive director Jennifer Pahlka took those words to heart and headed to Washington, D.C., for a one-year “fellowship” as U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Her goal: to better understand the public sector agency that the organization’s private-sector technology experts are trying to serve.Discover how every strategy needed to be a people strategy


Why American Eagle, H&M, Nike and Puma want your hand-me-downs

Heather Clancy – GreenBiz Market: US, Year: 2014

There’s only so far that community or family hand-me-downs can go to address the booming issue of textile waste, so I:Collect (aka I:CO) created a global collection network to keep discarded clothing and shoes out of landfills.Read more…

3 ways food and beverage companies can lead on sustainability

Andrea Moffat – GreenBiz Market: US, Year: 2014

To be successful in a warming and increasingly resource-constrained world, companies in the food and beverage sector need to embrace sustainability as a core corporate value and shape long-term strategic business decisions accordingly. Integrating sustainability principles isn’t just a matter of corporate social and environmental responsibility; it’s a survival strategy in a changing world.


Headlines of a Sustainable Lifestyle

Business in the Community Market: UK, Year: 2014

For 9 billion people to have access to a good quality of life in 2050, we need to change what citizens perceive as high quality living, as well as changing products, services and business models. High quality lives need a thriving resilient economy that works in the context of finite resources and fragile eco-systems, and where personal wellbeing is measured as much in life satisfaction as it is on finances and material wealth. The Headlines provides a set of indications for what a high quality, sustainable lifestyle could look like in 2050.

The B Team

Bteam.org Market: Global, Year: 2014

Created by Sir Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz,the B Team aims to create a future where the purpose of business is to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit.

Global Agenda Council on Values: A New Social Covenant

World Economic Forum Market: Global, Year:2014

The world is facing a series of difficult challenges and adjustments: We face a broken social contract and declining social trust in developed economies. There are very difficult choices that come with austerity and retrenchment. We see serious resource mal-distribution and constraints; and experience growing conflicts. The need for equitable growth in developing nations is clear; and the need for a moral agenda to overcome extreme poverty.

Read more…

Designing for Social Purpose – Corporation 20/20

Corporate2020.org Market: Global, Year: 2014

Discover Corporation 20/20 an international, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to develop and disseminate a vision and pathway for 21st century corporations in which social purpose moves from the periphery to the heart of the organisation.

Defy the rules and change the world

Thegreentimes.co.za Market: Global, Year: 2014

Imagine a business model in response to the principles of the Kyoto protocol? Discover the Blue Economy through the eyes of it’s founder Gunter Pauli who’s attitude has always been “defy the rules -it’s the only way we’re going to make the change.” Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.


Leadership insight

Business in the Community Market: UK, Year: 2014

Leadership insight is a new online resource which helps business leaders navigate the plethora of organisations, collaborations, metrics, reports and research, supporting you to create value in the long term.

Sustainability’s strategic worth: McKinsey Global Survey results

McKinsey Market: Global, Year: 2014

Executives at all levels see an important business role for sustainability. But when it comes to mastering the reputation, execution, and accountability of their sustainability programs, many companies have far to go. Read more…

Are you ready for the resource revolution?

McKinsey Market: Global, Year: 2014

Meeting increasing global demand requires dramatically improving resource productivity. Yet technological advances mean companies have an extraordinary opportunity not only to meet that challenge but to spark the next industrial revolution as well.

Responsible Leadership: Lessons from the front line of sustainability and ethics by Sir Mark Moody-Stuart

AccountAbility Market: Global, Year:2014

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart was Chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group from 1998 to 2001 and of Anglo American plc from 2002 to 2009. He is Chairman of Hermes Equity Ownership Services. After gaining a doctorate in Geology in 1966 at Cambridge, he worked for Shell in various roles starting as an exploration geologist, living in the Netherlands, Spain, Oman, Brunei, Australia, Nigeria, Turkey and Malaysia, as well as the UK. He is a Director of Accenture and Saudi Aramco, chairman of the Innovative Vector Control Consortium for combating insect-borne disease, and a member of the Advisory Council at AccountAbility. He was a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Council for the Global Compact 2001-2004 and was appointed to the UN Global Compact Board and as Chairman of the Global Compact Foundation in 2006. He was appointed Knight Commander of St Michael and St George in 2000.

In a special two-part interview CR Leaders Corner , AccountAbility interviews Sir Mark Moody-Stuart on a wide range of issues in the oil & gas and extractives industries, and beyond. Part One can be found here. Part Two is here.

NAEM Trends Report: Planning for a Sustainable Future

UL Environment, Inc Market: Global, Year: 2014

The National Association of Environmental Management’s (NAEM) inaugural trends report, Planning for a Sustainable Future, is an in-depth analysis of the issues that will shape EHS and sustainability management in the year to come.


Source: McKinsey Market: Global, Year: 2014

This article proposes four guidelines to help strategic planners make the crucial leap from

plans to decisions.


Source: Mckinsey Market: Global, Year: 2014

Directors report that they have a greater impact as they move beyond the

basics. Read more…


Source: McKinsey Market: Global, Year: 2014

Five simple exercises can help you recognize, and start to shift, the

mind-sets that limit your potential as a leader.


Source: McKinsey Market: Global, Year: 2014

Digitization is rewriting the rules of competition, with incumbent companies most at risk of being left behind. Read about six critical decisions CEOs must make to address the strategic challenge posed by the digital revolution.


Source: McKinsey Market: Global, Year: 2014

To stay competitive, companies must stop experimenting with digital and commit to transforming themselves into full digital businesses. Here are

seven traits that successful digital enterprises share.


Source: McKinsey Market: Global, Year: 2014

Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward. Read more…


How corporate social responsibility is really a corporate social opportunity.

Prof David Grayson OBE – Director Business in the Community (UK)

If built in and not bolted on, CSR can open the flood gates to an exciting new source of creativity and innovation that can lead to corporate social opportunities in the form of innovation in products and services, access to new markets, building new business models (how products are conceived, developed, marketed, distributed, financed, staffed etc.) And these opportunities can be commercially very attractive. David challenges business, and those engaged with business to think about CSR in a very different way…. as an authentic and genuine commitment to environmental and social responsibility, as ethical business practices and a new route to market, one that is not only sustainable, but profitable. Check out this presentation of David at Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. And, if you’d like to purchase books by David Grayson referred to in this video presentation Download the order form here. We have good stocks now available in Australia.


The Sustainability Yearbook 2013

KPMG RobecoSAM. Market: Global, 2013

The Sustainability Yearbook assesses the sustainability performance of more than 2,000 companies worldwide across 58 sectors. It provides: An analysis of corporate sustainability covering multiple sectors and geographies; Highlights the economic, environmental and social dimensions that are relevant to each sector; provides insights into future sustainability trends and how sustainability strategies can help businesses to achieve a competitive advantage.


Sustainability’s Next Frontier

MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group GC. Market: Global, Year: 2013

This 2013 report looks at companies that “walk the talk” in addressing significant sustainability concerns. So-called “Walkers” focus heavily on five fronts: sustainability strategy, business case, measurement, business model innovation and leadership commitment. For them, addressing significant sustainability issues has become a core strategic imperative and a way to mitigate threats and identify new opportunities.

Added values: The importance of ethical leadership

Business in the Community and the Institute of Leadership and Management. Market: UK, Year: 2013

The joint report from Business in the Community and the Institute of Leadership and Management, drawn from quantitative research as well as roundtable discussions with business leaders, demonstrates the extent of the problem and how leaders can make sure the values as written are the ones that are lived, protecting their organisation from potential ethical breaches and reputational risk.


Business Trends 2013: Adapt, Evolve, Transform.

Deloitte. Market: Global, Year: 2013

Deloitte’s inaugural report on some of the most important emerging business trends that influence executives’ approach to top-line strategy. Discover the eight trends that have the potential to upend long-held assumptions, energize strategic planning efforts, and fundamentally shift the business environment for individual companies or industries.

“Business Trends 2013” Report To Help Global Leaders Energize Their Strategic Plans and Drive New Growth

Deloitte. Market: Global, Year: 2013

Report summarizes eight emerging trends with the potential to significantly impact global business

Business Trends 2013 is intended to help executives bolster strategic planning efforts, become more interconnected with customers and stakeholders and find opportunities for innovation and growth.

Creating Good Work: How to Build a Healthy Economy

CSRwire Talkback. Market: USA, Year: 2013

The Creating Good Work series features contributions from some of the foremost social innovators in the world, writing about what is being built to shift those social issues that often feel so intractable.

The bloggers in this series are a loose federation of colleagues brought together in the book Creating Good Work – The World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build a Healthy Economy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). The themes explored in these blog posts will focus on the common efforts being made to demonstrate how we can create good work while benefiting others and strengthening the social well-being and economic fabric of our communities.


Fortune Favours the Brave

Business in the Community. Market: UK, Year: 2013

Fortune Favours the Brave details the opportunity for UK businesses to unlock around £100 billion a year in value from new innovation opportunities that address social and environmental challenges


Globescan Trends

GlobeScan. Market: Global, Year: 2013

If there were ever a time when business could afford to ignore the world “out there,” that time has long passed. The speed of social change can be dizzying and only organizations that understand and respond to the way that societies are transforming themselves will thrive.

GlobeScan has been tracking trends among stakeholders and the general public across 25 countries for over two decades. From their unparalleled exploration of trends, it is clear the world has changed dramatically and many global management teams are ill equipped to navigate the shifting landscape. Discover insights in Reputation, Brand, Sustainability and Engagement.

Golden Book of the first European CSR Awards

CSR Europe. Market: Europe, Year: 2013

This publication showcases 63 winning CSR partnerships of the first pan-European CSR Award Scheme in two categories: SME’s and large companies. They all represent collaborative projects between business and at least one non-business partner, which bring both positive social and business impact.

Order Within Chaos: A New Business Paradigm Inspired by Nature

CSR Wire. Market: USA, Year: 2013

The economic, social and environmental volatility now facing business means organizations have to operate in a dynamically transforming landscape. Organizations inspired by nature are resilient, optimizing, adaptive, systems-based, values-based, and life-supporting. Its time to understand the fundamentals that drive it.


The Global 100: World Leaders in Clean Capitalism

Corporate Knights. Market: Global, Year: 2013

The Global 100 is an extensive data driven corporate sustainability assessment and inclusion is limited to a select group of the top 100 large-cap companies in the world. Launched in 2005, the annual Global 100 is announced each year during the World Economic Forum in Davos


Towards a Sustainability Mindset: How Boards Organise Oversight and Governance of Corporate Responsibility

Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management and Business in the Community (BITC). Market:UK, Year: 2013

This UK report examines how company boards organize the oversight and governance of corporate responsibility and sustainability.

It is both a summary of quantitative and qualitative research of FTSE 100 companies and companies completing BITC’s CR Index undertaken during 2012 and a think-piece inviting discussion and debate amongst corporate boards about how to improve oversight and governance in future.


Why Strong CSR Programs Don’t Always Lead to Successful Corporate Citizenship

CSR Wire. Market: USA, Year: 2013

Companies that consistently set the bar as top-ranking corporate citizens understand that successful citizenship requires more than a strong portfolio of programs. The best not only have high impact programs that fall within a cohesive citizenship strategy and are supported by an integrated structure, but most importantly, their leaders are genuinely committed and their culture aligns with their values. Engaged leadership and corporate culture serve to drive the process as “accelerators,” while an integrated structure and effective strategy serve as “fundamentals.” Read more…


Women in male-dominated industries: A toolkit of strategies

Australian Human rights Commission. Market: Australia, Year: 2013

This toolkit is designed to assist leaders in organisations to develop and implement constructive and sustainable strategies to increase the representation of women in non-traditional roles in male-dominated industries. It provides practical suggestions and examples of different kinds of workplace strategies and mechanisms across four areas of: attraction, recruitment, retention and development of women.


Professional and Climate Change: How professional associations can get serious about global warming

West Coast Environmental Law. Market: Canada, Year: 2013

Climate change is a cross-cutting issue that affects advice and decision-making in many different professions. From architects and engineers advising in the construction of a factory that will produce greenhouse gases, to professional foresters or biologists advising on the longterm survival of a forest ecosystem type, professionals are advising clients on climatechange and its implications.


There are very real practical challenges involved in a professional body moving to require its members, many of whom currently have only limited training on climate change, to tackle the climate change implications of their decisions. This guide provides insight into activities associations can undertake for their members to address climate change.


The 2012 Sustainability Leaders

Globescan and SustainAbility: Global 2012

It is probably no surprise that perceptions of sustainability leadership have declined or stalled for nearly all institutional actors – including corporations, governments, NGOs and social entrepreneurs since 2011. Social protests around the world indicate disillusionment with rising inequality, unemployment and continued unsustainable short-term thinking and reflect the growing distrust in leaders of all stripes.


The 2012 Sustainability Leaders: A GlobeScan / SustainAbility Survey polled a total of 825 experts in January and February 2012 to better understand which companies and sectors of society, if any, are making any progress in advancing the sustainability agenda.Watch the video or download the PDF for the full results and insights.

2012 BrandZTM Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands report

WPP. Market: Global, Year: 2012

This report reminds people how important brand strength is to the growth prospects and long-term health of a business. It reports on the financial value of each brand and any year-on-year change. It includes many new features that analyze key challenges facing brands today, and it conveys important lessons from the experiences of brand leaders.



Beyond the bottom line: How to reward executives for sustainable practice.

Centre for Corporate Governance, University of Technology, Sydney. Market Australia, Year: 2011-12

Are sustainability-dependent executive bonuses the answer to saving the planet? Research recently conducted by the Centre for Corporate Governance at the University of Technology, Sydney, examined whether a sample of Australia’s leading corporations are rewarding their executives for achieving sustainability targets as well as financial targets. Its findings may surprise you.


Cranfield on Corporate Sustainability

Cranfield University. Market: UK, Year: 2012

The challenge for business schools and business itself is to establish a new maxim “the business of business is sustainable business”. Business schools have a special contribution to make in developing globally responsible, critical and independent thinking future leaders and managers. This book (available through Amazon) aims to provide a roadmap both for business students – the leaders of tomorrow – and for existing and engaged leaders who need support, coaching and counselling to address the challenges of the sustainability agenda. With contributions from more than 30 Cranfield faculty and associates across multiple management disciplines, the book emphasises the need for cross-disciplinarity when confronting sustainability dilemmas.

Although the book is not free – you can purchase it from Amazon there are freely available Video interviews with each lead author}1


Introduction: The business of business is sustainable business, Professor Frank Horwitz

Chapter 1: Overview: Professor David Grayson

Chapter 2: Embedding corporate sustainability as a knowledge-creation journey, Professor Patrick Reinmoeller

Chapter 3: Philosopher, pet, trickster: New role models for corporately responsible leaders, Professor Donna Ladkin

Chapter 4: Embedding the governance of responsibility in the business of the board, Professor Andrew Kakabadse

Chapter 5: Strategic business performance for sustainability, Professor Mike Bourne

Chapter 6: Sustainability and new product development, Professor Keith Goffin

Chapter 7 & 8: Sustainable marketing, Professor Lynette Ryals

Chapter 9: Towards more sustainable supply-chain management, Mike Bernon

Chapter 10: Enabling the change: Corporate sustainability and employee engagement, Dr Martin Clarke

Chapter 11: Sense and sustainability, Sharon Jackson

Chapter 12: Telling like it is: Report sustainability performance, Dr Ruth Bender


Frugal Innovation by Social Entrepreneurs in India

Serco Institute. Market: India, Year: 2012

Over the last 60 years, innovation in India’s public services has frequently emerged in the absence of state involvement, with social enterprises stepping in where the government has failed.


“Frugal Innovation” is the idiom applied to this sweeping revolution in public service design and delivery. The term is used in India and other developing economies to describe innovation that minimises costs by creating frugal solutions to deliver improved or previously non-existent public services. Frugal innovation has given more people access to a wider range of services.

This paper provides insights into how solutions developed from the bottom-up in some of the most challenging public service environments can better meet the needs of citizens. It investigates a range of new perspectives applied to services by over 40 social enterprises in India. It challenges the notion that uniformity in delivering public services driven by a top-down centralist ideology translates into good value for money.


Integrating ESG issues into executive pay. Guidance for Investors and Companies.

PRI and UN Global Compact LEAD. Market: Global, Year: 2012

The recent focus on executive remuneration has demonstrated the challenges for investors to assess complex pay packages and corporate performance. Existing remuneration plans for senior executives do not necessarily promote sustainable value creation for their companies. However, the inclusion of appropriate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues within executive management goals and incentive schemes can be an important factor in the creation and protection of long-term shareholder value.


This guide is a tangible tool to guide dialogue between shareholders and investee companies about integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into executive pay. The document aspires to reflect a common understanding of opportunities and challenges, as well as provide practical examples of emerging practices.


Leadership for a Clean Revolution

Climate Group. Market: Global, Year: 2012

The Clean Revolution requires a massive up-scale of clean technologies that will improve the efficiency and use of our natural resources to create jobs and boost economic growth. But to drive this change we need bold, transformational leadership. Leadership for a Clean Revolution aims to inspire the world’s most influential business, government and thought leaders to take transformative action on climate change, creating a tipping point for the low carbon economy.


MIT SMR BCG Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point Winter 2012

MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group Market: Global, Year: 2012

They have conducted a survey of managers and executives from companies around the world, asking how they are developing and implementing sustainable business practices. This year, most survey respondents say sustainability is on their companies’ management agendas to stay. What’s more, a substantial portion of respondents say their companies are profiting from sustainability activities. This research report discusses our findings and offers lessons to managers who are either trying to develop a sustainability agenda or wondering whether they should.

SMR BCG Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point Winter 2012.pdf


More Women Equal Smarter Groups

MIT. Market: Global, Year: 2012

MIT discover “having a bunch of smart people in a group doesn’t necessarily make the group smart.” Almost everybody would make the natural and logical assumption that a group of the smartest people in the world would be the smartest team in the world, since their collective intelligence would be even greater than the sum of their individual intelligences. But this might not be the case… unless maybe there were enough women on the team. Women were found to generally scored higher on interpersonal intelligence, or as /> this study describes it, “social sensitivity.” With enough women, teams usually have a better dynamic and stronger group cohesion because females are more inclined to increase the number of conversational turns and perceive the emotions of other members, which in turn creates a more conducive work environment. http://hbr.org/2011/06/defend-your-research-what-makes-a-team-smarter-more-women/ Listen to an interview with Anita Woolley


PRI: A toolkit for integrating ESG issues into investment and informing investment decisions

Katie Swanston, Head of Implementation Support, PRI. Market Global, Year: 2012

This presentation by Katie, shows how the Principals for Responsible Investment (PRI) is a toolkit for integrating ESG issues into investment and informing investment decisions. It’s Grounded in fiduciary duty is both voluntary and aspirational.

Report – Insights from Corporate Responsibility Leaders

AccountAbility Institute. Market: Global, Year: 2012

Corporate responsibility and sustainable development evolve due to the initiatives of bold, forward-thinking and passionate leaders. These leaders-CEOs, CSOs, Heads of NGOs, Social Entrepreneurs, and Researchers-are changing the way we think about business. AccountAbility interviews influential corporate responsibility leaders about their insights, experiences, and the lessons they learned. This publication shares highlights from their conversations with five international leaders


Shared goals, shared solutions: research on collaboration for a sustainable future

Business in the Community. Market: UK, Year: 2012

This study provides a guide to how, when and why businesses are collaborating with others. It identifies common structures and success factors to provide practical guidance to companies.


Steering Sustainability.

UTS Centre for Corporate Governance. Market: Australia, Year: 2011 – 12

The past decade has seen a growing interest in the social and environmental activities of public companies. But surprisingly little attention has been paid to the internal structures and processes that support and encourage sustainable business practice.This report is part of the Centre’s Full Disclosure campaign. The campaign’s objective was to explore the growing influence of corporations in society and assist communities in articulating what standards and behaviour they expect of companies.


Sustainable Capitalism

Generation team. Market: Global, Year: 2012

To address these sustainability challenges, generation team advocates for a paradigm shift to Sustainable Capitalism; a framework that seeks to maximise long-term economic value creation by reforming markets to address real needs while considering all costs and stakeholders.

The objective of this paper is twofold. First, they make the economic case for mainstreaming Sustainable Capitalism by highlighting the fact that it does not represent a trade-off with profit maximisation but instead actually fosters superior long-term value creation. Second, they recommend five key actions for immediate adoption that will accelerate the mainstreaming of Sustainable Capitalism by 2020.

Sustainable Capitalism.pdf


Upskilling towards a sustainable future – briefing note

Business in the Community. Market: UK, Year: 2012

This briefing note makes the case for companies to develop new skills for a sustainable economy in order to become the transformational leaders of the future.


The Sustainability Yearbook 2012

KPMG RobecoSAM. Market: Global, Year: 2012

The 2012 edition of The Sustainability Yearbook marks the beginning of a new global alliance between SAM and KPMG aimed at helping companies measure and enhance their corporate sustainability performance. It provides insights into the 58 sectors examined by the 13th SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, which determines the companies that are included in this reference guide to the world’s sustainability leaders. The leading companies in 58 sectors are classified into three categories-SAM Gold Class, SAM Silver Class and SAM Bronze Class-with special status awarded to Sector Leaders and Sector Movers.

Social Intrapreneurs – An Extra Force for Sustainability

School of Management, Cranfield University Market: UK, Year: 2011

/>This Guide elaborates on social intrapreneurs, who are people within a large corporation who take direct initiative for innovations which address social or environmental challenges profitably. Typically, they are going against the grain and challenging their employers.

In the accompanying video, David Grayson and Heiko Spitzeck discuss the anatomy of social intrapreneurship.

Governance of Corporate Responsibility: Doughty Centre “How To” Guide

School of Management, Cranfield University Market: UK, Year: 2011

Imagine a Financial Times reporter asking you critical questions on corporate responsibility (CR) issues of your organisation’s strategy and your governance arrangements for this strategy. How comfortable would you feel being a board member of a CR leader or a laggard? Corporate governance for CR can make a significant difference! This is especially true as CR has become part and parcel of good business and risk management and therefore, should be managed as such. [unrecognized beecos tag: {http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/p15144/Knowledge-Interchange/Guides/Corporate-Responsibility-and-Sustainability/The-Governance-of-Corporate-Responsibility-Doughty-Centre-How-To-Guide

This guide}] aims to explain how to integrate CR and sustainability issues within the governance framework of an organisation, providing some answers from CR leaders as well as outlining some potential pitfalls. Our recommendations have been compiled from a wide array of reports and academic research.


Business Case for being a Responsible Business

School of Management, Cranfield University Market: UK, Year 2011

The aim of this report is to articulate succinctly the business case for being a responsible business witha headline synthesis of the arguments being used and the most frequently stated business benefits.

The Sustainability Yearbook 2011

SAM & PWC. Market: Global Year:2011

The 2011 Sustainability Yearbook offers an overview of the results of SAM’s 12th annual assessment of corporate sustainability practices, which provides the basis for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. It contains sustainability insights into 58 sectors. The top performers in each sector qualify as SAM Sector Leaders. In addition, the companies that have achieved the most significant year-to-year improvement in their corporate sustainability performance in each sector are recognised as SAM Sector Movers. The key topic of water as a global sustainability issue is a focal point for 2011.

Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership within the Global Compact

Market: Global, Year: 2010

This is a new model of leadership within the Global Compact, which is designed to inspire advanced performers to reach the next level of sustainability performance. It identifies leadership criteria linked to implementation of principles, efforts to support development objectives, and engagement in the Global Compact.



McKinsey Global Survey results: How companies manage sustainability

Market: Global, Year: 2010

This survey explored how companies define sustainability, how they manage it, why they engage in activities related to sustainability, and how they assess as well as communicate this engagement.



UN Global Compact and Accenture have released findings of the largest CEO research study on corporate sustainability

Market: Global, Year: 2010

The findings are based on a global survey of more than 750 CEOs and in-depth interviews with 50 of the world’s foremost CEOs in a range of industries and geographies.



Leadership skills for a sustainable economy

Market: UK, Year: 2010

To enable the potential of business to play a lead role in moving towards a sustainable economy, it is critical that individuals at every level in all types of businesses are equipped with the skills they need to take action.




Appetite for change – Global business perspectives on tax and regulation for a low carbon economy

Market: Global, Year: 2010

This PwC research indicates what business leaders think, and what they are looking for, from government and environmental policies. This creates a platform for constructive dialogue between business and government, which is ultimately what business really wants.



How-to Embed Corporate Responsibility/Sustainability

School of Management, Cranfield University Market: UK, Year: 2009

The guide is a comprehensive synthesis of over 60 guides to provide a practical, relevant and timely how to guide.


Stakeholder Engagement: A Road Map to Meaningful Engagement

School of Management, Cranfield University Market: UK, Year: 2009

A ‘how-to’ guide for busy managers on engaging NGO and community stakeholders – a key aspect for improving the practice of responsible management. />This guide is designed to be used as a visiting card and tool for advisory services work with companies.


Good boss, bad times

Robert Sutton, McKinsey and Company. Market: Global, Year: 2009

Management expert Robert Sutton shares lessons on handling layoffs and teams in crisis. Layoffs, pay cuts, and organizational reordering have become widespread realities in a downturn. In this interview, management professor and author Robert Sutton offers his advice on how to be a good boss in today’s difficult climate. . Listen to the podcast, watch the video or read the transcript.


Leaders in the crisis: McKinsey Global Survey Results

McKinsey and Company. Market: Global, Year: 2009

Most executives are coping relatively well with the demands and effects of the economic crisis, but people problems loom on the horizon. In this survey a range of executives-from corporate directors and CEOs to middle managers – were asked if and in what way the crisis has led to changes in their professional roles and the ways in which they spend their time on and off the job.


The Ethical Business Guide

Market: UK, Year: 2009

The end goal of this report is to help the reader create a company that not only contributes more to society but also enhances competitiveness, helps to build greater trust in your brand and helps your business be prepared for the future.



The Sustainability Survey 2009 Highlights

Market: Global, Year: 2009

GlobeScan has conducted its twice yearly Survey of Sustainability Experts since 1994. In 2009, the Survey of Sustainability Experts is being replaced by The Sustainability Survey Research Program, a joint SustainAbility / GlobeScan effort leveraging the capabilities and expertise of two world-class organizations. Some important points are highlighted in this paper: 1) Addressing climate change requires both government and corporate leadership; 2) The economic downturn may catalyze progress on sustainability; 3) The mantle of corporate leadership is changing, etc. Highlights include graphical illustration of the survey.



IBM – Leading a sustainable enterprise

Market: Global, Year: 2009

This 2009 survey reveals that sharing relevant information to educate and inform stakeholders was a primary objective. Interestingly, using information to optimize supply chains, transport and logistics, waste management and product lifecycle was a far less prevalent goal. Given that 87 percent of business leaders surveyed say they have focused their CSR efforts to create new efficiencies, we see a missed opportunity to connect operational information with this important CSR objective.



Leadership for change – aligning organisations for the future

Market: UK, Year: 2009

Leaders in businesses and governments are grappling with a huge change agenda at a time when public trust in them is low. Most are still trying to transform into organisations that can take full advantage of a globally interconnected world in which knowledge and innovation are changing our lives at warp speed.

Leadership for change – aligning organisations for the future


BITC Guidance note for Corporate Responsibility (CR) reporting

Market: UK, Year: 2009

Corporate Responsibility (CR) can help develop trust, build business, boost morale, create opportunities and reduce risks. And it has never been more important for companies to be communicating with their stakeholders to demonstrate leadership, their values and vision, successes and failures in CR.



Leadership for change – aligning organisations for the future

Market: UK, Year: 2009

Leaders in businesses and governments are grappling with a huge change agenda at a time when public trust in them is low. Most are still trying to transform into organisations that can take full advantage of a globally interconnected world in which knowledge and innovation are changing our lives at warp speed.



Leader Business 2.0 – Hallmarks of Sustainable Performance

Market: UK, Year: 2008

This report is intended to describe what leadership in business and sustainability looks like today. For each of ten areas of business activity defined leadership characteristics – which is called hallmarks – as well as providing the ten identified areas of business activity.



Corporate Social Responsibility in Canada: The 2008 Ivey-Jantzi Research Report (Case Study)

Market: Canada, Year: 2008

Ivey’s Centre for Building Sustainable Value strives to stimulate research that simultaneously builds business and social value. The Centre ensures that this research has impact on education and practice. Through this research, the Centre provides practitioners and students with the knowledge, tools and capabilities to manage both private and public interests effectively through organizational actions.



The Social Intrapreneur: A Field Guide for Corporate Changemakers

AccountAbility Market: UK, Year: 2008

This report presents a field guide to the world of social intrapreneurship a new breed of social entrepreneur within big business. These corporate changemakers work inside big business, often against the prevailing status quo, to innovate and deliver market solutions to some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.


Managing Change

Forbes & IBM: Year: 2008

Overall, CEOs rate their ability to manage change 22% lower than their expected need for it, a “change gap” that has tripled since 2006. In other words, eight in 10 CEOs are expecting “change,” but only six in 10 say they have been able to adapt successfully. See this report from IBM.



Bill Gates: World Economic Forum 2008

Market: Global, Year: 2008

At the World Economic Forum 2008, Bill Gates held an interesting speech that bridges the divide between corporate philanthropy and corporate responsibility.


Action and engagement in the community.

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Market Australia, Year: 2007

Four community specialists, share their views and answer your questions on community engagement, corporate-cause partnerships with a focus on brand driven partnerships and corporate citizenship.

Wayne Burns – Director Allen Consulting and Australia Centre for Corporate Public Affairs.

Hailey Cavill – Director Cavill + Co, Australia’s most prolific cause partnership broker.

Jerry Marston – Director London Benchmarking Group and General Manager Melbourne Positive Outcomes.

Bill Hauritz – Director of Australia’s highly successful Woodford Folk Festival

Wayne Burns

Hailey Cavill

Jerry Marston

Bill Hauritz


Grow me the money.

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Market Australia, Year: 2007

Associate Professor Dr Suzanne Benn – UTS School of Management and co-author of Organisational Change for Corporate Sustainability.

Professor Dean Forbes – Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International), Flinders University.

We explore how corporations are growing market share, engaging employees and building sustainable businesses based on CR and Corporate Sustainability strategies and values and how universities, as large public-private hybrids (with nationally significant commercial and export interests), are building strategies to improve both environmental and broader sustainability, particularly in the way in which they seek to insert ?community engagement’ into their strategies and connect with broader government sustainability thrusts.

Dr Suzanne Benn and Professor Dean Forbes



How do we show leadership and survive in a carbon restricted world?

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Market Australia, Year: 2007

Tim Castree – CEO, Leo Burnett.

Carol Battle – Partnership Manager Climate Positive.

Damien Wigley – Director, Ecovantage.

In this segment we take a look at how to go Carbon Neutral (using the CSR Summit as an example). We also take a look at the effects from events such as Earth Hour and how you can influence change and take control of your environmental footprint moving forward.

How do we show leadership and survive in a carbon restricted world?






How to gain management buy-in that there is a better way to run a business by moving from a shareholder single bottom line approach to an all encompassing stakeholder triple bottom line approach and on the flip side, why (if at all) management need to buy in.

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Market Australia, Year: 2007

Andrew Beatty – Partner Environment and Environmental Markets Group Baker & McKenzie (Co-author of Corporate Responsibility A guide for company directors).

Dani Fraillon – Director, Mettle Group.

John Reid – Research Director, Opinion Leaders.






Managing tomorrow’s people

Market: UK, Year: 2007

This study, unlike many studies that have been undertaken to explore the future of society, the environment, business and even the workplace, focuses explicitly on the business context and the impact on people and work. The pace of change in the next decade will be even more fundamental. Therefore it is important to get ourselves ready to prepare for the future business environment. pwc_managing_tomorrow_people.pdf

Now that climate change is recognised as a major risk to business, how do you elevate from belief to action? 

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Market Australia, Year: 2007

Professor Dean Forbes – Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International), Flinders University.

Peter David – Vice President Sales, EC3 Global.

Louise Hicks – Head of Planning, Environment and Local Government Law Practice DLA Phillips Fox.

This panel discussion, we will talk about the challenges and benefits of improved environmental management including bio-remediation, carbon trading, systemic change etc.Professor Dean Forbes

Peter David

Louise Hicks


So you have company support for a TBL approach. How do you elevate from belief in what’s right to action and get immediate results?

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Market Australia, Year: 2007

Scott Delzoppo – Fosters, Sustainability Manager.

Russell Workman – Manager Corporate Responsibility & HBOSA Foundation Corporate Affairs, HBOS Australia.

John Fisher – a former senior partner of PWC, now business mentor, strategist and owner of several companies including BRW 2007 Fast Starter – Box Built.

Scott Delzoppo

Russell Workman

John Fisher


Sustainability – the next level…Total Corporate Responsibility (TCR)

Frank Dixon – CEO Global Systems Change (US) Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Market Australia, Year: 2007

Hundreds of corporations around the world are gaining major financial and competitive benefits by integrating sustainability into their core business strategies. Yet in spite of this great work, environmental and social conditions are declining rapidly in many areas and driving growing problems for business. This begs the question, what’s wrong with the sustainability movement? What else is needed? The answer largely is that much more attention must be given to improving overarching economic, political and social systems that essentially compel all organisations to operate unsustainably.


In this keynote address, Frank Dixon, CEO Global Systems Change (and the former Managing Director of Research for Innovest – the research analytic data provider for the Global 100 – the world’s most sustainable companies) describes leading-edge sustainability strategies. He will also unveil a system change-based approach to sustainability, called Total Corporate Responsibility (TCR) – a practical, profitable, collaborative, business-led approach to driving the system changes needed to achieve sustainability. This is the vanguard of the future and a must attend for business, government and community leaders looking for solutions to a sustainable future for business and our communities!




We explore what is driving change in the marketplace, and where there are gaps in an endeavour to understand what Australia needs if we are to catch up to other business centres of the world, reduce risk and sustain ourselves into the future.

CSR Summit. Market Australia, Year: 2007

Tim Castree – CEO Leo Burnett, National Director and NSW State Chairman of the Advertising Federation of Australia.

John Meacock – Managing Partner, Deloitte Sydney.

Amanda Little – MD, Edelman Sydney.

Roslyn Doyle – Qualitative Senior Researcher, Opinion Leaders.

Australia’s way forward

Amanda Little

Roslyn Doyle


Why non-financial measurement, reporting and management are essential to predicting and managing corporate health.

John Meacock, Managing Partner, Deloitte

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit Market Australia, Year: 2007

Deloitte’s recent global survey of directors and senior executives found that while boards and top management agree non-financial data was important, firms generally did a poor job in this area. In this session, John Meacock shares how regulators and customers are demanding better non-financial information and how business must now prepare and measure non-financials monthly if they are to predict and manage corporate health and stay on top of the game.




From challenge to opportunity: The role of business in tomorrow’s society

WBCSD. Market: Global, Year: 2007

Companies able to tackle issues such as poverty, climate change and population shifts are those most likely to succeed in the future. This is a view shared by eight global business leaders in a major new publication from the WBCSD. From Challenge to Opportunity sets out a “manifesto for tomorrow’s global business” as defined by the Tomorrow’s Leaders group of the WBCSD. It also discusses why and how four key areas of business and sustainable development need to be profitable in order to be effective.


Doing Business with the World – The new role of corporate leadership in global development

Market: Global, Year: 2007

The purpose of this report is to encourage business leaders to think differently about development, the developing world and the obstacles and opportunities inherent in both.



The Sustainability Value Formula

Integrity + Innovation = Sustainable Performance

Market: Global, Year: 2007

This report explores how the combination of integrity and innovation feeds business success and previews empirical research into the strength of the relationship.



Taking Shape… The Future of Corporate Responsibility Communications

Market: UK, Year: 2007

This paper explains major trends that lie behind the initiatives of materiality, stakeholder engagement, and the integration of financial and non-financial performance; and predicts how these trends may influence corporate responsibility communications at a practical level in the years to come. These predictions will help companies by challenging presumptions about the role of CR communications in their business.



CEOs on strategy and social issues

Market: Global, Year: 2007

Chief executives have increasingly incorporated environmental, social, and governance issues into core strategies, but may face challenges when they do. CEOs are responding to increasing pressure from employees and consumers, but some also see opportunities to gain a competitive advantage and address global problems. Look out this study to see how CEOs think about incorporating society’s expectation into their core strategies.



Business in the Community at 25 – The BITC Jubilee Dialogue paper (Case Study)

Market: UK, Year: 2007

Business in the Community www.bitc.org.uk is one of the very oldest and is the largest of the business-led coalitions around the world which promote Responsible Business. It was established in1982. This paper explores what Business in the Community has learnt in twenty-five years about engaging business, and speculates on the next phase of BITC’s work.

Business in the Community at 25


Business-Led Corporate Responsibility Coalitions: Learning from the example of Business in the Community in the UK (Case Study)

Market: UK, Year: 2007

Business in the Community (BITC) in the UK is the largest and one of the oldest business-led coalitions dedicated

to corporate responsibility. This paper documents the evolution of BITC from a group dedicated to regenerating local economies through charitable contributions, to one concerned with integrating sustainability into its members’ core business strategies.



Business leadership towards a low carbon economy

Market: UK, Year: 2007

This publication uses ten best practice case studies from leading companies and data from Business in the Community’s Environment Index to demonstrate the business benefits of taking action on climate change. It is essential reading for all businesses, whether they are just beginning to tackle their climate change impact, or whether they are further along in their journey to a low carbon economy.




Business in the world of water

Market: Global, Year: 2006

Everyone understands that water is essential to life. With population growth and economic development driving accelerating demand for everything, the full value of water is becoming increasingly apparent to all. Businesses cannot afford to ignore this trend. For some it means new economic opportunities in making water available to meet demand or in finding solutions to improve water quality and water use efficiency. For others, it means closer scrutiny of how they, their supply chains, and their markets access and use water, and f how new business risks emerge as they compete with other users. In any case, it is time for businesses of all sectors and sizes to add water to their strategic thinking. businesses_in_the_world_of_water.pdf}1


Corporate Social Responsibility: looking forward Melbourne (Case Study)

Market: Europe, Year: 2006

In her presentation, CSR Europe’s Catelijne Wessels gives an overview of the CSR Europe network, its tasks and the development of CSR during the last ten years.



How to create a strong, profitable, globally competitive company that delivers strategic business imperatives whilst being responsible to its collective stakeholders including its shareholders!

Margot Cairnes – Founder and Chairman of Zaffyre International. Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Year: 2006

Strategically driven leadership grounded in chaos and systems theories can result in unprecedented outcomes. And who better than Margot Cairnes one of the Greatest Minds of the 21st Century, a leading practitioner of organisational transformation for the past twenty years and founder and chairman of Zaffyre International, to share how to build a strong, profitable and robust company based on responsible business principles that can positively impact the broader community, whilst delivering strategic business imperatives. Margot challenges top level executives to proactively seek transformation that is lasting, profound and the precursor to quantum growth. Margot and her team at Zaffyre work with boards and CEOs to deliver programs that raise levels of thin and provides breakthrough strategic solutions to deliver results


Margot has authored more than 400 articles and 5 books. To order a copy of any of Margot’s books Download the order form here.


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Ethics, values and corporate governance.

Professor Stephen Bartos – University of Canberra, Director of the National Institute for Governance

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Year: 2006

Prof Bartos shares key learning’s from the Australian Wheat Board and its recent Oil for Food scandal and how good governance is at the heart of corporate social responsibility. Professor Bartos Author of “Against the Grain” released by UNSW press) on the AWB scandal – so his presentation pulled no punches in terms of what he sees as failings of both the Government and the AWB.


Ethics, values and corporate governance


How intimately understanding stakeholders and their values can build global companies.

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Year: 2006

Harry Hodge – Founder and Chairman Quicksilver Europe, Exec Advisor Quicksilver Inc, Director Quicksilver Foundation and SurfAID International, Chairman Better Energy Systems Inc shares how he as a former journalist and surfing enthusiast moved to the south west of France in 1984 to establish Quiksilver Europe. By matching his stakeholders values and caring for their communities, Harry created surf industry history by growing his company from one million dollars in 1984 to over $500 million in 2005. Today Harry lives back in Australia on Sydney’s northern beaches and divides his time between Australia, Europe and the USA acting as an Executive Advisor to Quiksilver and as a Director of the Quiksilver Foundation. He is also Chairman of Better Energy Systems, producers of solar energy products and is a Director of Surfaid International, the surf industries leading humanitarian organisation – their initiatives include: The Quiksilver Foundation, Surfaid International, United Nations Reef Check, Keep Abreast, The Sumba Foundation, the Surfrider Foundation

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Risk insurance for the 21st century. How CSR through ethics, values, good corporate governance and environmental management can keep companies ahead of the game and out of harms way.

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Year: 2006

Introduced and facilitated by Dr Stephen Cohen, School of Philosophy – University of NSW and Past President of the Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics. Other speakers include:

– Professor Stephen Bartos, Director National Institute for Governance, University of Canberra.

– Dr Attracta Lagan, Principal Managing Values.

– Andrew Beatty, Partner Baker and McKenzie




Top leaders stand up for what counts

Market: Europe, Year: 2006

Chaired by Rene Carayol, MBE, 2006 ‘Leaders in London’ International Summit attracted over 1,200 attendees who gathered to hear the latest ideas and proven practices to apply to their own leadership roles. Baroness Susan Greenfield, Sir Richard Branson, Sir Alan Sugar, Sir Bob Geldof and General Colin Powell are just five from the 15 outstanding leaders and innovators drawn from the business, scientific and political arenas who spoke at the event in November.



The Power of Philanthropy

Market: US, Year: 2006

A look at how the former President of US, Bill Clinton, has borrowed from the business world to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa and other scourges.



Reinventing Accountability For The 21ST Century

AccountAbility Market: UK, Year: 2006

This guide maps out:

– The accountability deficits they are trying to plug, and the dangers and limitations they face as they seek to transform markets and institutions.

– The potential for learning, synergies and amplification across currently separated domains of accountability activity.

– A new generation of tools, frameworks and systems through which people are securing a right to a say in the decisions that govern their lives.

Reinventing Accountability For The 21ST Century


Driving Success – Marketing and Sustainable Development

World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Market: Global, Year: 2005

This briefing decribes how you can make sustainable development good for your career and good for your company. In other words, it explains how it can help your business address its strategic goals and generate long-term value; and what you can do to make this happen. WBCSD_Marketing_and_Sustainable_Development.pdf

CSR and SME’s.

David Grayson OBE, CBE – Director Business in the Community; Principal BLU; Director /strategic Rail Authority, Co-Founder Project North East (UK).

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit, Year: 2005

Since December 2001 David has been the part-time Principal of the BLU – the world’s first, virtual corporate university for small business development professionals. The BLU has been established by the UK Government’s Small Business Service and the Business Link operators. David shares key learning’s around responsible business practices for all small to medium enterprises and companies that deal with small to medium enterprises. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J57x6awzOFk And, if you’d like to purchase books by David Grayson referred to in this video presentation Download the order form here.


Global Case Study. How BT integrated CSR within the telecommunications industry globally.

Janet Blake – Head of Global CSR, British Telecom (UK), a global services division that concentrates on multi-site organisations which are headquartered in Europe but have global ICT and solutions requirements.

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit, Year: 2005

Janet shares how CSR can improve marketplace performance using quantified evidence and examples from BT’s experience in both the consumer and business markets. She highlights the challenges of a fast-changing business and explain show to implement global CSR practices whilst maintaining the balance between local and global business needs. BT has some 102,000 people across 49 countries including 90,000 employees in the UK where BT is one of the largest employers.



The Invisible Hand of Exclusion: Diversity Brought to Life.

Tess Finch-Lees – Director of The Global Effectiveness Group (UK).

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Year: 2005

The concept of “diversity”, by its very nature, will mean something different from one country, company and individual, to the next. Effective management of diversity involves the ability to see differences as an opportunity, not a problem, which can be harnessed in a proactive way in order to optimise business benefits. Tess focuses on the pivotal role of leaders i.e. CEO and board of directors, HR, as well as recruitment, marketing and advertising professionals, in actively promoting practices of inclusion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG1pxo_QGiw


Why and how you gain buy in from the board and senior management and why reporting

is so critical.

Lynette Thornsten – Head of Community and Environment IAG.

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Year: 2005

As a former CEO of Greenpeace Australia, Director of the Greenpeace International Climate Change Campaign based in Amsterdam and Director of Social Development and Environment for Premiers NSW and now head of Community and Environment for Australia’s Largest Insurance Company, Lynette draws on her depth of experience to share how to build a business case and get support and buy in form the board and other key stakeholders. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP-iaGwNK7k&feature=youtu.be


Managing to be ethical: Debunking five business ethics myths

Market: US, Year: 2004

A study by Linda Klebe Trevin’o and Michael E. Brown, experts on the management of ethics in organizations and ethics and leadership respectively, on five common myths about business ethics. The study also provides responses that are grounded in theory, research, and business examples.



The World in Context: Beyond the Business Case for Sustainable Development

Market: UK, Year: 2003

This essay confronts conventional thinking and critically questions whether the current response of business, government and civil societ is adequate to address the challenges of unsustainability.



The Business Case for Sustainability

The Business Case for Sustainability is explained by Ray Anderson, Founder and Chairman of InterfaceFLOR. Interface’s bold vision “mission zero” is the company’s promise to eliminate any negative impact it may have on the environment, by the year 2020. At his carpet company, Ray Anderson has increased sales and doubled profits while turning the traditional “take / make / waste” industrial system on its head. In a gentle, understated way, he shares a powerful vision for sustainable commerce.


Do your people have the know-how to make your company competitive and sustainable?

World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Market: Europe

Chronos is an e-learning tutorial on the business case for sustainable development. Developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the University of Cambridge Program for Industry, it is concise, interactive, motivational and easy to use. Society now expects business to be part of the solution to issues like poverty alleviation, environmental protection, health and security. And business leaders increasingly recognise that their company’s future success depends on how well they address these challenges. So it’s time to know if your people have the know-how to make your company competitive and sustainable. chronos-teaching_employees_about_sustainability.pdf


Towards a more sustainable way to Business

Interface Market: Global

In 1994, Interface® Founder Ray Anderson challenged his company to pursue a bold new vision “Be the first company that, by its deeds, shows the entire world what sustainability is in all its dimensions: people, process, product, place and profits – and in doing so, become restorative through the power of influence” The Interface journey toward sustainability has been a momentous shift in the way they operate their business and see the world. Move through these pages for a closer look at their progress, and their Mission Zero® journey. http://www.interfaceglobal.com/sustainability.aspx

Or view this video on the The business Logic of Sustainability by Ray Anderson.