sustainability

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    7 Ways Startups can Foster Innovation through Sustainability

    August 3, 2017 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Strategies

    Here’s a spoiler: 90% of all startups fail. The 10% that make it have one thing in common – they all are bringing in innovation through sustainability. These startups are all about evolving by providing faster results with less wastage. It’s a never ending process of innovating for the present and future generations.

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    Redefining the Good Life

    May 22, 2017 | By: | In:

    Be part of a critical and timely conversation about what the Good Life of the future looks like. Discover how future focused brands can help drive better business results by enabling healthier individuals, families and communities around the world and a flourishing future for all. SB’17 Detroit sparks and enables transformational leadership at the personal, […]

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    Three Hurdles to Sustainable Innovation

    March 15, 2017 | By: | In: Column & Opinion, Enabling Factors

    Most people agree on the importance of sustainability in innovation, so why is it difficult to deliver? In this article, we’ll explore three hurdles to sustainable innovation: it’s often not considered by innovators themselves as they plan their projects; sustainability is not framed as an exciting and imaginative opportunity; and that sustainable innovation may not fit into a company’s ongoing processes.

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    5 Reasons Sustainability Drives Innovation

    February 20, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies, Trend Alert

    Sustainability is one of the key emerging trends in recent years. But much like innovation, it is a maturing discipline with few established business practices and lots of evolving methodologies. Sustainability champions at organizations often face the same challenges that innovation champions do: lack of senior level buy-in, lack of process, lack of resources. The benefits of successful sustainability and successful innovation are similar, as well: a competitive advantage, improved profit margins, and better brand sentiment from employees and customers.

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    Over 650 Projects Submitted to Campaign Bringing Tech&Science Closer to People

    February 6, 2017 | By: | In: News

    Over 650 submitted projects from all over the world, over 70 international partners including UNESCO, governments, NGOs and media – these are the first facts and figures from the Bringing tech&science closer to people campaign, launched in November 2016. All the best projects were officially presented on Closertopeople.com last week, the effect is mind-boggling.

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    What’s New in Crowdsourcing?

    February 2, 2017 | By: | In: News

    This month we’ve seen how the crowd continues to contribute in the political arena and in further developing clean and safe cities. The trend of incorporating “citizen scientists” in the search for data and groundbreaking ideas is expanding from the glaciers all the way to Mars. This month we’re seeing a large number of medical studies calling for crowdsourced data, and finally we can learn from ZTE’s failure to crowdsource a smartphone.

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    Unlocking the One Trillion-Dollar Sustainable Innovation Opportunity

    January 12, 2017 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, News

    Last week Unilever announced research showing that one-third of consumers now purchase its brands based on their good social and environmental performance, but went on to suggest that brands are missing an opportunity from not promoting sustainability effectively. Getting this right could unlock a further $1trn market opportunity for sustainability innovators.

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    How the IoT can Change your Workplace

    November 16, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, Trend Alert

    The IoT (or “Internet Of Things”) is becoming a more popular topic of conversation these days. Many have already realized this with regard to individual use (say, through fitness trackers) or “smart homes.” But the IoT can also have a huge effect on the workplace – here’s how.

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    Foresight and Extreme Creativity: Strategy for the 21st Century

    October 25, 2016 | By: | In: Book Reviews

    Judging by experience, most top managers and innovators feel that they are in a maelstrom of change. For some, the rate of change and the magnitude of the consequences induced are so high that they feel a kind of ‘Present Shock’ – a term coined by Douglas Rushkoff, building upon Alvin Toffler’s concept of Future Shock, to describe the psychological impact that occurs when too much is happening simultaneously.

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    What’s New in Crowdsourcing?

    August 16, 2016 | By: | In: News

    August 16, 2016: Are you a crowdsourcing enthusiast? If so, you probably find it hard to keep up with the latest news because the crowd is literally contributing to positive change all over the world. For this reason IM.se is launching a new blog to give you a rundown of recent stories and help you find the best platforms to contribute your own ideas.

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    Driving Breakthrough Change – Dynamic Scaling in Four Steps

    November 25, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership

    How did a small organization kick-start a process that doubled the amount of nature in the Netherlands? Siegfried Woldhek used this four-step scaling strategy at the World Wildlife Fund to create a now-legendary example of highly creative strategies that shifted the application of resources on a massive scale.

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    The Super Heroes of Solar

    October 26, 2015 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    What is the real value of participating in innovation programs? In this article Rob Hoehn looks at his favourite example, working with the Department of Energy. They started by asking the public what the most pressing problems were when it came to making solar a cost-competitive resource for every citizen and then asked that same crowd to come forward with possible solutions to the top-voted problems.

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    Reinventing Capitalism – Making Money Doing Good

    September 23, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Organization & Culture

    How do you make money doing good? The societal assumption is that making a profit and doing good sit on the opposing ends of the spectrum, and it is a theory that pervades our culture. In capitalism, one must choose between profit and doing good, but cannot have both. We choose to challenge this way of thinking and argue that creative leadership must be able to find a way to combine the two.

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    Heading for Mass Extinction

    July 16, 2015 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Global diversity is in crisis. Scientists have recently announced that our planet is in the middle of the sixth global mass extinction event and this time it’s man-made. Not since the time of the dinosaurs have so many species been under threat and it’s not just the environmental infrastructure which should be giving us cause for concern.

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    The Need for Creative Leadership

    June 25, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Enabling Factors

    The terms creative leadership and innovation leadership are being used more and more. Creative qualities in leaders are nowadays greatly desired, say research surveys: Lack of creativity is seen as the most serious shortcoming in new hires reports the Economist’s Global Talent Index Report 2012 and creativity is seen as the most important leadership quality in a 2012 study of IBM under over 1,500 CEO’s. So, what is Creative Leadership and what is sparking this interest in it?

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