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Five leadership priorities for 2017

Five leadership priorities for 2017

In the picture: Thais hold candle lights as they pray to celebrate the new year at Sanam Luang park in Bangkok, Thailand January 1, 2017. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom. As the past year has demonstrated, leaders must be responsive to the demands of the people who have entrusted them to lead, while also providing a vision and […]

Cities worldwide commit to combating emissions

Cities worldwide commit to combating emissions

Through bold climate commitments, 228 cities around the world are taking the lead on climate action. Over 200 cities have set greenhouse gas reduction goals or targets. Action in these cities, which represent a combined population of 439 million people, could propel countries to meet their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)—–the national greenhouse gas reduction […]

The Global Ethicist

The Global Ethicist

Take it from the top By *Andrea Bonime-Blanc It’s easy to think the reputational buck stops with the chief executive. But even the CEO is accountable  to the board, which needs to keep a close eye on more than just the money, says Andrea Bonime-Blanc. The proliferation of scandals involving executive malfeasance that have graced […]

Okay, so what is it?

Okay, so what is it?

The word “love” can have a variety of related but distinct meanings in different contexts. Often, other languages use multiple words to express some of the different concepts that English relies mainly on “love” to encapsulate; one example is the plurality of Greek words for “love.” Cultural differences in conceptualising love thus make it doubly […]

Eco marketing: What price green consumerism?

Eco marketing: What price green consumerism?

Remember the innocent days of the 1980s ethical consumer movement? New Age entrepreneurs rode the green wave into the hearts and malls of the world. The promise? Buying pricey ice-cream or hair rinse made with Brazil nuts (or the stocks of the companies that made those products) would make the world a better place. That […]

Weather extremes the new normal

Weather extremes the new normal

It’s weird, the weather. Or it may just be that it is obvious. Depends on whom you talk to. Climate change has been on the march for a while now, or it may just be a phenomena – what has been happening lately – in the earth’s cycle.  –Doug Green, Publisher For example, this week […]

ASEAN’s Pivotal Role in Myanmar

When ASEAN took in Myanmar as a partner, Myanmar’s fate becomes ASEAN’s fate. This review outlines ASEAN’s decisive role, Buddhism in Myanmar, a previous rebellion led by monks and why Than Shwe and his junta must not be overthrown. Buddhist monks holding hostages and then protesting en masse on the streets of Yangon swelling to […]