A Green Investment Bank to Power the Economic Recovery
The AG have launched a new report that is a collection of articles written by leading commentators from finance and industry that put forward their views in regard to the scope, barriers and capitalisation for the Green Investment Bank. The Government is due to publish its policy proposals after the Comprehensive Spending Review in the Autumn.
Report can be downloaded here http://www.aldersgategroup.org.uk/reports
The video clip at the link below shows the need we have to communicate our new reality, but we also know that it hard to learn a second language later in life and this where we stand now as economies.
We have all learnt a language from birth that is shaped by the multi-planet lifestyle we are trying to lead on the only planet we have.
We now have to learn a new language that is appropriate for our ability to communicate in the One Planet World we are entering. Like the Tower of Babel, we have fractured into many languages, quality, environmental, CSR, sustainability, H&S and others.
The critical need is to create an Organisational Esperanto to communicate the ‘sustainability journey of integrated continual improvement towards perfect quality’.
The ‘Babel Fish of Sustainability’ as Douglas Adams might call this Blog.
Reshaping business education in a new era
Source: Strategy Practice McKinsey Quarterly
This is a Conversation Starter, one in a series of invited opinions on topical issues. Watch the video, then share your thoughts by commenting
With rising interest in corporate social responsibility and increasing doubt in the sanctity of institutions, an evolving breed of MBA student is surveying the business landscape with a more discerning eye and demanding a new type of education. One person who feels this shift acutely is Blair Sheppard, dean of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Sheppard has a prime view of this maelstrom of forces—changing expectations from students, different contours of global business, new management issues for educational institutions—and a unique perspective on what these portend for business students and business schools alike. He spoke in New York with McKinsey Quarterly editor Allen Webb about where MBA education stands in the wake of the financial crisis, and where he thinks it’s headed.
Watch the video, or download a PDF of the transcript.
Story and video (Free account needs creating) at https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/ghost.aspx?ID=/Strategy/Strategic_Thinking/Reshaping_business_education_in_a_new_era_2500
The clip below highlights our current predicament with regard to our future, the reductionist questions we are asking ourselves “how to we prevent climate change?” – “how do we mitigate the effects of climate change?” are not the right ones.
Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not the Earth is creating our One Planet World, the only question that matters is “How do we help the Earth create that One Planet World so humans have a viable future in it?”
‘Build your future helping create the One Planet World’
Are You Asking and Answering the Right Questions?
Author: From the Editorial Staff at e-BIM
Peter F. Drucker had a special genius for asking the right questions.
Indeed, one of his most notable principles was: “You will attain the greatest results in business (or any other institution in society) if you drop the word ‘achievement’ from your vocabulary… and replace it with ‘contribution.’”
When people tell you what they’ve achieved, you should ask them: “What have you contributed?” Hopefully, it won’t be a conversation stopper.
Instead, of talking today about “entitlement” we should be talking about responsibility and contribution. Said Drucker: “What we ought to be asking is not, ‘What should you be entitled to?’ but ‘What should you be responsible for?'”
A question such as this can give people a new direction and a new purpose.
Our point? We tend to answer questions, that is, react to them. This means we react, many times, to the wrong question. Changing the question can change everything.
Peter F. Drucker observed most organizational/people conflicts result from people asking and answering different questions.
In short: Assume all conflicting parties are providing correct answers. However, also assume all are answering different questions.
“Never ask, ‘Who is right?’ in a conflict. Never even ask, ‘What is right?’ The proper response is to discover, first, what the question is that everyone is answering.”………………….
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