by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Finance, Strategy

The responsible creation of long-term value in business is the cornerstone of a successful business leader. With the quickening pace of technological advancement, you may be forgiven for thinking that value can be added just by purchasing the right tech. Yet, it is, and will always be the skill and will of human capital who…

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Prepare to surf a business skills revolution

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

Prepare to surf a business skills wave to benefit from IoT. Digitization, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are creating a big wave of change. However, businesses should be considering their investment in skills and training alongside their investment in technology to maximize the benefits this digital revolution can bring. With technology conducting…

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Business Innovation

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

Modern systems and processes can provide an ecosystem where business innovation thrives, and with it, the ‘next big thing’ can be born. Innovative products and services drive growth, therefore, nurturing a company culture that enables and encourages business innovation is a direct investment into future revenues. It is also a significant recruitment and retention tool…

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Staff objectives

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

Staff objectives are too important for an annual appraisal. A strategy may be written by the board, but it should be delivered by the staff, visibly monitored and incentivized through their objectives. In the world of Human Resources (HR), objectives are probably one of the most underutilized strategy tools. Objectives are often brought out only…

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Sauber F1 Team proves that speed and environmental responsibility can coexist

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Strategy

Formula 1 may not be the obvious place to start looking for environmental responsibility, but the Sauber F1® Team has made carbon neutrality a core deliverable since 2011. At the beginning of 2016, IFS became a Principal Partner of the Sauber F1 Team, a relationship based on three shared values: a commitment to innovation, valuing…

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Corporate Social Responsibility

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Finance, Strategy

Enhancing Corporate Social Responsibility makes a business more valuable for investors, more responsible for communities and more accountable globally. Round-up This concise summary of my discussion topics for Q2 2016 accommodates all three blogs from the quarter. From the Tuck-in section, you can access this quarter’s blogs directly or catch up on all the salient…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Finance, Strategy

Managing a company’s eco-footprint creates value. Here are five steps to start a successful implementation of an eco-program based on the GHG Protocol and ISO14064. What are your annual greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)? Where do they originate? How can you reduce them? ISO14064 is the only international standard for corporate GHG measurement, and the GHG…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Finance, Strategy

In 2015, 6.2 gigatonnes of carbon (tCO2e) were traded globally valued at $52.8Bn, and the figures are accelerating. The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) market is big business and a win-win for savvy business leaders and eco-warriors alike. (Figures by Climate Observer) This two-part blog series introduces environmental reporting as a means of compliance, adding value, efficiency…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Agility, Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

Poor business ethics can lead to a huge devaluation for both Tangibles and Intangibles, with stocks and brand values falling for those being singled out. Outcomes from poor ethical decision-making have been hitting the headlines recently, and the subsequent backlash from the media, public, and legislators alike, have ignited interest in integrating value-added ethics with business…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

Alleviating the top concerns of CFOs requires change modelling to steer investment towards creating an agile and secure business.   Round-Up Welcome to Round-Up, a concise summary of my discussion topics, reviewing all three blogs from 2016’s Q1. From the Tuck-In section, you can access Q1 blogs directly, or catch up on all the salient…

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