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?

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Finance, Research, Strategy

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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Business Innovation

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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

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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5 steps to create value by managing your eco-footprint [Part 2]

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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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Environmental Reporting

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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Download our most recent business agility whitepaper, which focuses on how the tools you use enable agility, improving the "handling characteristics" of your business.

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In my previous post in November, I highlighted the importance of speed and agility to retain and gain competitiveness. The other day, we had the opportunity to have an open strategic exchange session with one of our key retail customers. We learned that speed and agility has other dimensions linked to it as well. Said…

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