Wednesday, 30 August, 2017
Return on Character book cover

Surprise! Surprise! Those business organizations whose CEOs are character-driven outperform those organizations where the leaders are ‘self-focussed’ in their ambitions. It should be obvious, but it ain’t necessarily so. The ground-breaking thesis of this book is the research undertaken by Fred Kiel, and his team at the leadership development firm KRW International, which shows the clear link between character-driven leadership and performance.

Tuesday, 16 May, 2017
Rishabh Khanna on the line-up panel (second from left) when the Charter was launched

The Malaga Charter to promote sustainable development and social justice, which Initiatives of Change helped to draft, was launched at the New Economy and Social Innovation (NESI) Forum in Malaga, Spain, on 20 April. Initiatives of Change's TIGE programme (Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy) was one of the partners in launching the charter at the four-day event.

Friday, 07 April, 2017

Laurence Cockcroft, one of the world’s leading campaigners against grand-scale corruption and co-founder of Transparency International, spoke on the theme of his new book 'Unmasked: corruption in the West', in the London centre of Initiatives of Change (IofC) on 4 April.

Thursday, 24 November, 2016
Mike Smith and Christiaan Groen (centre) with mature students at Manchester Metropolitan University and their lecturer, Kelly Elshafey

When Nathalie Ormrod from Manchester attended a TIGERoadshow—a day’s event on Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy—at Liverpool Hope University, back in 2013, it was, she says, ‘a turning point’ for her: a lightbulb moment. Ormrod, who is Lecturer in Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University, said she realised, there and then, that she needed to introduce the issue of ethical decision-making in business into her lecturers.

Monday, 21 November, 2016
Peter Neville Lewis

The millennial generation are said to be half as wealthy as their parents’ generation, because of the triple whammy of student debt, soaring house prices and increased taxes. Yet research explodes the myth that they are only interested in ‘doing their own thing’. Rather they ‘want to contribute in a meaningful way to an organization where their voices are more likely to be heard and where there are goals that are not just financial,’ says Peter Neville Lewis, co-author of a new report on the millennial generation’s attitudes towards employee-owned businesses.

Tuesday, 25 October, 2016
Charles Fowler

Honesty, kindness and compassion seen as the world’s most important values at the UK launch of World Values Day on 20 October

Thursday, 06 October, 2016
Inese Voika

Latvia has enjoyed freedom from Soviet occupation for the last 25 years, short enough to be within living memory for older citizens, and long enough for a young generation to have grown up in political freedom. The country’s 500-kilometre boarder with Russian is only a three or four hour drive from the capital city. Twenty-six per cent of the population is Russian in this Baltic state.

Thursday, 22 September, 2016
Economics of Happiness speakers

The world needs an ‘economics of happiness’ to guarantee human and ecological sustainability at the local and global levels. This was the message from speakers at a forum on The Economics of Happiness held in London on 14 September. Economic activity needed to move from the disruptions caused by globalization towards ‘localization’, supporting local communities, they said. Localisation meant fostering and investing in local communities as a key to the world’s ecological, financial and social sustainability.

Tuesday, 09 August, 2016

The August edition of Lanka Monthly Digest, a leading business magazine of Sri Lanka, has published a full-page review of Mike Smith's book 'Great Company'.

Wednesday, 03 August, 2016
Sustainable Development Goals

The business community had welcomed a ‘very inclusive process’ in drawing up the UN Sustainable Development Goals, said Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Vice-Chair of the United Nations’ Global Compact (UNGC), speaking in Caux, Switzerland on 6 July. The former Chairman of the Royal Dutch Shell Group and Anglo-American mining corporation was addressing a discussion workshop on ‘the ethical business response to the SDGs’, during the Caux conference on Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy.

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