Author name: Wilfred Sleeman

Holiday Reading List 2018 – The Rationalist Delusion

Finally, this last year, long overdue, I picked up Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow (2011). And what a book it is. If you still thought you were a rational human being, deliberately making judgements, weighing pros and cons for every decision you make, consider this quote from Thinking Fast and Slow: (..) emotion now

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The Anthropocene – 3 Reasons Why It Matters to Your Business

Introduction to the Anthropocene In a wonderful new book, professors Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin at London University College, make a convincing case that the Earth has entered the Anthropocene (combining the Greek words for ‘human’ and ‘recent’). Humans have literally become a force of nature. Meaning that human activity changes the Earth from one

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How to Structure Agile Companies. A Developing Story.

Everybody, in profit and not-for-profit organizations, will know by now how to run a scrum project or set up agile teams. The topic I try to explore here is more far-reaching: are there any good ideas out there on how to build your entire organizational structure to accommodate agile working? I use concepts developed by

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Embedding ESG-risk into Your Risk Management Framework (COSO)

We wrote about integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG-) risks into your overall risk management framework before, see blog post Feb2018. This short video shows you why this is so important to businesses nowadays: The Reporting Exchange (an exhaustive source of information for anyone preparing sustainability reports) and COSO (organization that supplies risk management models

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Track the Most Important Planetary Boundary Yourself

Curbing climate change is arguably the most important non-financial topic your firm should be reporting efforts on; read here why (January 2018 post) and how (February 2018 post). To push yourself to become familiar with the numbers for climate change, internalize the range where the world enters a zone of uncertainty, see the table below

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The Most Surprising Thing I Learned from Finishing a Climate Change Course

There’s a lot of good knowledge packed into the SDG Academy’s Climate Change course. You learn about the science behind climate change, what the Paris Agreement entails, and which multi-stakeholder initiatives try to combat climate change. The one thing that was maybe lacking was a chapter on how climate change poses threats to individual businesses;

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