Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … | Here’s a great summary of the conscious capitalism model for business; it’s worth reading. It’s a Q&A with Whole Foods founder John Mackey about the four pillars of conscious capitalism. In the interview he explains how the model can benefit all stakeholders.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … | Cheetah are one of our most favourite animals, so this article about a scientist tweeting about cheetahs caught our attention. It’s a funny account of how technology is changing the world of science in some of the remotest regions of the world.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … | We cut our teeth in the intersecting worlds of marketing promotions and commercial printing, so this story on Pantone caught our eye. It’s a history about the most iconic colour system in the world. The standard for colour reaches far beyond the printing world to iconic brands as well as fashion. It’s become so popular, the familiar look of the Pantone chip is now being copied.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … plus what I’m reading right now | There is much talk these days surrounding the idea that CSR needs a serious facelift. The belief is that it’s an outdated system in which companies continue to maximize profit and give back only a small portion of their profits (mostly with the aim of improving PR exposure). This article talks about the idea that the system will not solve our present-day problems and suggests that CSR move away from being a cost centre and become a value centre instead.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … | I was in Rwanda in June, 2013 and was impressed with the progress I saw there … for a country that had suffered so much and had been brought so close to the brink of disaster. Rwanda is adopting a creative approach to moving goods around in a land where it’s difficult at the best of times. A drone airport will courier medicine (as well as other goods) around the country. This is a great example of how technology can solve age-old problems.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … | Do non-profits need to act more like business? How can social enterprises make a positive contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? This article explains that to affect positive change we’ll have to get all hands on deck.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … | The term “conscious capitalism” wasn’t used in this article, but there are a number of different terms in here that align just as well with conscious capitalism. This article talks about the economic model of the markets and capitalism and asks, “How will capitalism evolve to match consumer demands?” It’s a short and worthwhile read.