What whales can teach us about joy, why employees are gaining more influence in the workplace and more in this week’s edit.
The death of George Floyd forced business leaders around the world to address their diversity issues. One year later, Tim Gibbon asks, has anything changed?
Post-lockdown anxiety, resistance to returning to the office, the pursuit of purpose and more in this week’s edit.
Collectively, we can all contribute to building an equal, just and anti-racist society. Here's our selection of some of the incredible resources available.
In this week’s edit we look at the year following George Floyd’s murder, preventing further pandemics and the role of businesses in the 21st century.
The power of values in uncertain times, how to talk to people who don’t want the vaccine and more in this week’s edit of the global conversation on purpose.
Is the concept of net zero emissions being used to 'greenwash' a lack of commitment to solving global warming?
Employees are crashing. Can we redesign the way we work to do better?
How has leadership been altered in the past year, and what changes will endure post-lockdown?
We reflect on how vaccines bring us closer and consider what new challenges immunisation programmes face today.
With much of air travel grounded for over a year, we question whether the industry should ever return to its pre-pandemic state.
Ellen Windemuth - producer of the BAFTA and Oscar winning documentary, My Octopus Teacher - discusses our relationship with nature and the incredible power of storytelling.
In this week's edit, we reflect on Earth Day 2021. How does our connection with nature impact our understanding of purpose?
It's often said that failure is an essential part of the journey to success, but how much can leaders legitimately change their course of action?
Research reveals four ways to make procurement central to supply chain sustainability
In this week's round up, we reflect on how living a purpose-driven life can impact individual and global wellbeing after a year that saw the ground shift beneath the entire world's feet.
With the Ever Green finally refloated, we are reminded that business can impact the entire world in this week’s round up of the global conversation on purpose.
Global warming can feel overwhelming, but cycling is one practical way that individuals can make a difference.
The CEO’s of Patagonia and Allbirds discuss how they’re tackling the climate crisis while sharing innovative practices and materials.
As we face the pressing issues of the 21st century, we need a multi-dimensional style of leadership.
Author Johan Norberg makes the case that progress is intrinsically linked to connectivity.
Entrepreneurs from low and middle income countries face many obstacles. These programs help their breakthrough ideas see the light of day.
What can Greta Thunberg, the Dalai Lama, and leading climate scientists teach us about how we can combat the climate crisis?
Our 2020 purpose audit: has this year made businesses more or less focussed on purpose beyond profit?
Has the watershed year of 2020 changed the way individuals and businesses think about their role in the world?
Why is purpose essential to solving complex community issues, from education to water to public health?
After the pandemic, how can we build a world that is more equal, more sustainable and more resilient?
We need to reimagine what is possible in order to drive change in the here and now. But how do we get that perspective?
What can businesses learn from the pandemic to start thinking about things differently?
Where does purpose-led leadership begin?
What happens when organisations don’t follow up pledges with real action?
How can the single purpose of an individual transform the lives of many?
In narrowing available resources or abilities, limitations are momentous sources of potential for organisations.
Fifty years after it was written, how relevant is Milton Friedman’s “The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits” today?
How can the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative's 'Principles for Responsible Banking' impact people and planet?
What can the British Academy's ‘Principles for Purposeful Business’ teach us about purposeful business amidst the pandemic?
In order to make sense of the challenges around us, are we better off reframing our search for pleasure or happiness, to one of meaning?
Was Nietzsche onto something when he said, “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger”?
Businesses now accept that they have a responsibility to consider climate change. But can they really steer the solutions?
How can we distinguish ‘woke-washing’ from authentic brand activism?
What does it mean to live with and lead with purpose?
As scrutiny on supply chains increases and the ethics of trade are being questioned, how can businesses improve their transparency?
What does it really mean to live by your values when money is at stake?
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We spoke to five business leaders about the 'why' driving the leadership. How, despite challenges, do they stay comitted to a higher cause?
Over the past few weeks and into the next few months it feels as though many people are going to go on this journey. Spontaneous, or at least triggered, introspection.
“It takes leadership and a certain kind of courage to admit that change is needed,” wrote Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune at CNBC. “Now we must keep the pressure on.”
Even the most emotional person uses rational thought when deciding, and even the most rational person is affected by emotions when making decisions.
A silent revolution is happening in investing. How can it impact climate change?
As much as we’d like to believe that published research and scientific facts are infallible, they aren’t.
By dwelling on the downsides of bioplastics, we’re hobbling efforts to make them part of the solution
How can we reconceputalise challenges into opportunities that we can take advantage of?
Climate crisis: we are not individuals fighting a faceless system – we are the system that needs to change
What happens when we start thinking ourselves as part of a collective?
If businesses are to prosper in this climate, it is now essential that they include their whole supply chain.
What do Leaders on Purpose tell us about leading a successful, purpos-driven corporation?
Over 3000 companies spanning 150 industries are currently a certified B Corp. What does the certification mean?
From coffee to cosmetics, companies are looking for ways to protect the plants their products are made from
As crop varieties disappear, boosting biodiversity becomes smart business. “The food system that we’ve built over the last century is a dead end for…
From transport and housing to food production and fashion, our civilisation is driving climate and ecological breakdown. It’s no coincidence that almost every single sector of industry is contributing to the planet’s downfall,…
Imagine two different societies. In the first, people tend to be stressed, tense, irritable, distracted and self-absorbed. In the second, people tend to be at…
by Elliot Wilson What is purpose? Research shows that people with a hard-wired sense of purpose do better in life. Jaak Panksepp, the esteemed Estonian…
I can still remember the horror of discovering that everything I had worked on was wrong. I was a PhD candidate just starting my second…
How are creativity and happiness linked? Does happiness make us more creative or does creativity make us happy? Most of the research so far seems to indicate that a positive mood enhances creativity.
Shift in VC investment: players who prioritise purpose are next big earners.
Humans are currently in a war against global warming. Or is it a race against global warming? Or maybe it’s just a problem we have to deal with?
Following the Business Roundtable Statement, here are three ways that businesses can start creating more people-focused companies.
Navi Radjou discusses how creative problem-solving can address some of today's biggest global issues.
Rasmus Hougaard, founder and managing director of Potential Project, discusses the desire to do good in business and the place for compassionate leadership.
For an effective altruist, the core question is: “Of all the possible ways to make a difference, how can I make the greatest difference?”
With private equity assets now common in investor portfolios, investors have upped their non-financial performance demands
Business can and ought to have higher ideals that go beyond shareholder value. If we are going to answer some of the most complex…
The C-suite must engage with the deeper values and purpose of the business, ensuring they are understood by all stakeholders.
Circularity requires less resource extraction and is designed to have a longer shelf-life to minimise the impact of waste.
What is your purpose? Research shows that humanity’s purpose rests in the spectacular drive of our minds to extract meaning from the world around us.
The drastic change needed to clean up our waterways cannot depend alone on consumers to change their relationship to plastic.
The themes of transparency and supply chain disruption are taking central stage at this year's Fashion Revolution Week. Are high street brands doing enough?
Extinction Rebellion in the UK and around the world is forcing mainstream news to start giving the politics of climate change the attention it deserves.
Healthcare and Pharma are facing more disruption than ever. How can the industry leverage purpose as a behavioral compass to navigate through change?
Naomi Klein reveals her thoughts on the current political landscape, and discusses how the emerging concept of brand purpose impacts the corporate space.
Can microfinance empower women and increase equality? Cath Everett examines the impact of money apps and microfinance organisations on women in rural Kenya.
Simon Sinek encourages an infinite mindset - in both business and how we perceive ourselves. We look at the five key elements of the infinite game.
Christa Gyori, CEO and co-founder of "Leaders on Purpose," discusses the immense business potential that lies in the United Nations’ SDGs.
Cities are growing faster than ever. Mass migration poses a major challenge, and the demands on the construction and architectural industries are immense.
Awareness of how much plastic is polluting our ecosystem is growing, and highlighting climate disasters through narrative is now more important than ever.
Helen Taylor, former CEO of Forest Green Rovers, is inspired by the desire to prove that the sports industry can start “doing things differently.”
For some, The Fourth Revolution conjures up a dystopic vision of the world of work where robots take over the world of work, resulting in…
Timothy Henry, founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement, discusses a different, more holistic way of doing business.
Don Tapscott, Executive Chairman of The Blockchain Research Institute, forsaw the profound affect information technology would have on business and society.
Be More Pirate: Or How to Take on the World and Win is a rallying cry for anyone who wants to embrace their rebellious…
William McDonough, architect, author and pioneer of the circular economy, talks to us about design principles for the creating in today’s world.
Innovation driven by purpose is bringing the world of digital books to the visually impaired and those managing sight loss.
Effective communication starts with an authentic narrative that is created by building trust.
Rediscovering our purpose and defining The Beautiful Truth has brought meaning back to our business, and to our own stories as people.
Shareholder value has been the corporate mantra for decades, but the tide is changing and purpose-driven businesses are outperforming the competition.