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FSG - Social Impact Consultants

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Home > Leading Sustainable Capital Markets Intrapreneurship - Career Development Tools From Learning to Think Like an Entrepreneur Fulfill your potential by releasing your intrapreneurial talents. © iStockphoto/variusstudios Do you make a unique difference to your business? We're not just talking about being a constructive member of the team; a vital cog in the machinery of your organization. In his 2012 keynote address at the University of the Arts, London, award-winning author Neil Gaiman advised his audience to "do the stuff that only you can do... This article explores how unleashing your intrapreneurial skills can make a real difference at work, and open your leadership team's eyes to the value that you – and you alone – can bring to your company. What is an Intrapreneur? Imagine office stationery without Post-it® notes, or the rise in popularity of computer game consoles without the Sony PlayStation®. All of these iconic products (and more) were the result of intrapreneurs – people who think and act like entrepreneurs while working for a larger organization. 1. Tip: 2. 3. 4.

Surviving And Thriving In The Human Economy - Forbes Fifteen years ago, when 40 companies formed the Global Compact at the United Nations, they laid out the principles for a more inclusive and sustainable world. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called for a “global compact of shared values and principles, which will give a human face to the global market.” Today, as I address the assembled members of the UN Global Compact, I urge business leaders to consider how that “human face” of the global market is needed more urgently today than ever. The 21st century has been a marked period of personalization and humanization. Today, a fruit vendor and a few friends with camera phones can spark a revolution that topples dictatorships throughout an entire region. In economic terms, we’ve gone from an Industrial Economy – where we hired hands — to a Knowledge Economy – where we hired heads — to what is now a Global Human Economy – where we hire hearts. How can we shape a new face of leadership for a more Human Economy?

Home Since 1990, we have been linking our sound understanding of sustainability with innovative research solutions for the financial markets – the main reason why we belong to the largest and most respected agencies in Europe. Our mission is to be an integral part of the global financial infrastructure by providing sustainability intelligence that allows capital markets to redirect investment flows toward a more sustainable economy. Download the Corporate Brochure Business Model Generation The Impact of Values and Culture on CSR Most of what I’ve written for Forbes over the last year has focused on a global view of the social purpose of business. Recently, however, I started wondering about the ways in which CSR varies based on the country where a corporation is located. In what ways do the elements of CSR change based on where it’s practiced? Is there a unique approach to corporate social responsibility that differs from one country to the next? I recognize that these are big questions and I thought it would be appropriate to begin exploring this where I live in Canada. “Canadian culture has long been influenced by our relationship to the environment and energy has long played a significant role in the Canadian story of that relationship,” said Tom Heintzman, President of Bullfrog Power a company that is founded on a belief that consumers have a unique ability to change the world. Understanding what makes Canada unique is also a priority for global companies that have a strong presence in this country.

Monaco Family Office- Family Offices Group Monaco is a place of extreme wealth, despite its relatively small size. This principality is home to many hedge fund and wealth managers as well as a number of family offices. Monaco is fast-becoming one of the most popular destinations in Europe of family offices. As more and more wealthy individuals and families move to Monaco, it is expected that the number of family offices in the city will continue its impressive growth. The following free Guide to Monaco Family Offices will help you better understand Monaco family offices and provide you with resources to learn more about Monaco. You should also check out our 100% free book on family offices. Introduction to Monaco First some background about Monaco: Monaco is a sovereign city state with a high population of around 35,000 for encompassing less than a square mile. Why Monaco? Family Offices in Monaco The zero personal income tax is undoubtedly a draw to wealth individuals and families that would like to preserve their wealth.

Extracting with Purpose | Shared Value Initiative Oil and gas and mining companies operate in some of the most underdeveloped regions on earth. Many of the countries and communities in which they operate face significant challenges in health, education, economic development, and basic infrastructure. Meanwhile, the extractives sectors present an opportunity for social change on a massive scale: Five of the world’s twenty biggest companies operate in these sectors. In the new FSG research report Extracting with Purpose, we’ve found that there is a clear business imperative to improve societal outcomes. While the sectors’ downstream products and services create tremendous benefits for society, this report focuses on the upstream—the activities related to extraction—area of the business. Learn about the companies pursuing opportunities that tie business success to the prosperity of host communities and countries. How ready is your company to move beyond business as usual? *Join the community to participate in this poll.

Value Creation is Inherent in Social Business There have been many attempts in the drive to describe the value of social and collaborative environments. Most often I find a discussion of this becomes embroiled in an argument over how to calculate (often down to a mathematical level) a return on investment on the software. The reality is that the software can be used in so many ways that its real value only becomes apparent when you look at specific scenarios of where it is being applied in a particular business process within a line of business, particular to an organization. Enterprise 2.0 Summit 2012 (Source: Kongress Media) At Enterprise 2.0 Summit last week, I described this need to focus on delivering social business specifically to lines of business and creating value for their specific business needs, goals and operations. First, I think we need to look at how the inherent properties, which emerge from working as a social business, can create value for an organization.

Liste des family offices à Genève | Gestion de patrimoine - votre site spécialisé en gestion de patrimoine Un family office est une structure spécialisée dans la gestion de patrimoine d’une famille (plus d’informations ici). Introduction La liste présentée ci-dessous est en partie issue du site de l’ ASG – Association Suisse des gérants de fortune. Cette liste est présentée à titre informative et n’engage d’aucune manière le site sur la qualité des prestations offertes par ces établissements. Cependant, leur appartenance à l’ASG et par conséquent à leurs différents règlements de bonne conduite est déjà un indicateur fort. La liste complète et actualisée des membres de l’ASG est disponible ici : Liste non exhaustive des family offices Si vous n’apparaissez pas dans cette liste et que vous offrez des services de family offices sur Genève, vous pouvez nous contacter.

Collective Impact Forum | Resources How Public Policy Can Support Collective Impact, a new learning brief co-authored by FSG and the Forum for Youth Investment and published with the Collective Impact Forum, provides examples and recommendations of public policies that use funding streams, regulations, reporting and auditing practices, and interdepartmental collaboration to enable communities to apply the collective impact approach to tackling complex social problems. Drawing on interviews with policymakers, extensive secondary research, and their own experiences in the policy sphere, the authors identified public policies that support the five conditions of collective impact and ways that government structures, processes, practices, and mindsets can enable and sustain those ”collective impact friendly” policies. The authors hope this learning brief serves as a platform for gathering and highlighting examples of such public policies at all levels of government across the nation.

Entrepreneurs, the Environment, and Social Value (?) - Forbes Off and on for some time we’ve been writing about the intersection of entrepreneurship and creating social value along with economic value. There is a school of thought that creating economic value itself is a social value, which we think is true: adding something to the human environment in such a way that there is a net gain fits the definition of making social value—jobs are created, families are raised, the economic health of communities is maintained and improved. By contrast, consuming something from the human environment in such a way that there is a net loss is a good way of destroying social value, as we’ve seen with the Groupon mess. But while neat frameworks and taxonomies make for good copy and research projects, the real world is more diverse and confusing. What about a med-tech entrepreneur who decides there’s a need for everybody to understand the real facts about environmental issues? Social value? Kate, you’ve started and run a nonprofit focused on the environment.