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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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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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Could You Be Wrong in Thinking Climate Change Does Not Affect Your Business?

Credit: Takver via Flickr Introduction: what The Economist has to say about climate change and business More than a year ago, we started off a series of blog posts on mandatory non-financial disclosures with a post on climate change. At that point, four risk groups of climate change were identified and suggestions were made on

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What every manager should know about (5/5): Non-Financial Disclosure

Introduction This ‘What Every Manager Should Know About’-series is intended for managers whose businesses have to disclose (or feel the need or pressure to disclose) non-financial information. The needs or pressures to disclose non-financial information are manifold. Regulatory compliance such as EU directive 2014/95/EU, NGO pressure, ESG-risk management, demands from investors, and many other factors

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What every manager should know about (4/5): Corruption and Bribery

Introduction Now that large corporates have to adhere to EU regulation 2014/95/EU, managers should be more familiar with a number of non-financial topics. The EU regulation on the disclosure of non-financial information asks firms to provide information on environmental, social and employee matters, respect for human rights, anti-corruption and anti-bribery matters. In this post, the

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