Archive for the ‘Citizens and Heroes’ Category

Beyond Business As Usual: Systemic Risk and Opportunity

Monday, October 14, 2013 8:54 Comments Off

Following the successful Limits of Growth events in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Singapore, the Beyond Business as Usual series will look at how firms are practically tackling the strategic issues of sustainability and then recalibrating their models. It is a process that may start off with philanthropy, efficiency, and offsets, but one that needs to […]

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Recalibrating Education as Usual: Teaching Sustainability and Social Innovation

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 2:42 1 Comment

If there is one thing that teaching a project based course to 205 MBA students in china, it is that we have to recalibrate how students are engaged, incubated, and engaged, and in this presentation I spend 30 minutes speaking to how I have attempted (and at times succeed) in doing this. 5 years into […]

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Don’t Be “that” donor

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 18:37 Comments Off

Are you the type of person who is looking to donate money to a good cause it are unsure where you should begin? You have heard that there are a lot of organizations that “spend too much money” on overhead, and you want to make sure that ALL “your money” goes to the “cause” If […]

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Why China’s Culture of Philanthropy Has Yet to Take hold

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 0:19 Comments Off

The 5.12.08 Sichuan earthquake that left 90,000+ Chinese dead was seen by many as a turning point in philanthropy.  It was an event that brought the country together in a way that I have not seen at any other time in my 12+ years here, and it was a time when the best of China […]

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Leadership, Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility from Marjorie Yang

Saturday, April 13, 2013 9:19 Comments Off

Esquel Group has matured into a company that competes in a global market and no longer relies on the traditional strength of cheap and efficient labor. Under such a situation, I believe transparency, accountability and discipline are the key elements of leadership. We do not pursue these goals only for their own sake, but also […]

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It’s Time to Chose

Monday, December 17, 2012 11:09 Comments Off

The 21st century is either going to be the most interesting time in human history, or it is going to be very bleak, and I don’t think we have decided yet. We haven’t made the fundamental decisions about whether we are going to share the future or fight over it. – Bill Clinton

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Why Corporations Will Feel Increased Pressure to Recalibrate

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 19:55 Comments Off

When speaking about sustainability, I often revert to a patter of addressing the what, why, who, and the how much. What are the problems. Why these problems are important Who will is responsible for addressing them How much it will cost And without exception, I can carry a crowd of MBAs, EMBS, EVPs, or CEOs, […]

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2012 AMCHAM CSR Conference to Focus on Social Innovation

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 0:43 Comments Off

for me, there have been few organizations that have been consistently ahead of the game on CSR in China than the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. Founded in 2004/5 by a small group of committed professionals, it was one of the few groups who was doing anything at the time. A time when less […]

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Upcoming Event – Business Beyond Usual – Social Innovation as a Sustainable Business Model

Sunday, October 21, 2012 3:19 Comments Off

Social Entrepreneurship Lecture Series – Business Beyond Usual – Social Innovation as a Sustainable Business Model Can Social Innovation be a sustainable business model?  Nowadays, we do not simply rely on the government or NGOs for solving social problems.  What can be done by a start-up enterprise or multinational corporation?  How will Social Innovation be […]

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I’m Going On a Quest. A Leadership Quest

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 22:50 Comments Off

If there is one thing that I have come to understand over the years it is the value of learning.  At times, that means getting out into the field to learn about the challenges that are faced in society / environment, while at other times it means spending time with executives from different industries to […]

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