Corporate Social Responsibility

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No time like the present… or maybe tomorrow. Have you seen that comic where a medieval king in full armor turns down a machine gun salesman with the words “No thanks, I have to prepare for battle.”? It’s a nod to all those companies who are too busy doing their day-to-day to plan for the…

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IIoT

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Enjoying a front row seat as the industrial internet of things (IIoT) turns into a practical reality via tech transfer. When it comes to ensuring economic growth and development, there are few better places to invest than academic research. The annual AUTM Licensing Activity Survey, which reports on private sector licensing of intellectual property originating…

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Labor valuation using the “Dark Side of the Moon”

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Squaring the circle between valuing labor and adding value to labor is a key to unlocking pent-up potential in business and fostering business growth. But perhaps it needn’t be such a dilemma as a combination of strategy and HCM systems may just hold the answer. Sometimes, from obscure conversations, nuggets of wisdom are born. And…

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Corporate Social Responsibility

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Unearthing the essence of true value one bike at a time. Corporate value is a commodity based on an ability to generate future incomes. Social value is an appreciation based on the good being done in a community. Corporate social responsibility is a philosophy whereby both corporate and social value are created, consolidating both the…

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2017: Sustainable strategies or volatile velocity — which will it be?

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Remember ‘business as usual’? For many, it seems lifetimes ago. 2016 was one of the most volatile socio-political years in living memory. Literally, overnight some of the world’s most permanent trading blocs suddenly felt precarious. If 2016 taught us anything, it was that anything can happen—and probably will. The only sure-fire prediction for 2017 has…

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Butterfly by George Katsoulis

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Travelling at a height of 17,000 feet, hurtling through the skies at break-neck speeds and battling the elements to complete the mission. No, it’s not the F-35, but Lt. Freddie Huntley breaking yet another skydiving world record. Last year, as part of its program to support excellence in operations on land, sea and air, IFS…

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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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Sauber F1 Team proves that speed and environmental responsibility can coexist

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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

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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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