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6 steps to create shared value in your company

<i>[Editor's Note:</i> <i>This is Part 2 of a two-part series on Creating Shared Value. Read about the CSV controversy in Part 1.]</i><p>What would it take to redirect …

"Creating Shared Value" is lost in translation. Let's reclaim it

When I coined the term "creating shared value" in 2005 and developed the strategy to implement it globally at Nestlé, I had no idea that it would …

How an arrest in Iraq revealed Isis's $2bn jihadist network

Two days before Mosul fell to the Islamic insurgent group Isis (the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant), Iraqi commanders stood eyeballing its most trusted messenger. The man, known within the extremist group as Abu Hajjar, had finally cracked after a fortnight of interrogation and given up the …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

iPad

3 Signs You Could Be Eating Too Much Protein

With recent launches of Lunchables Protein Packs and Cheerios Protein, it seems food companies are trying to sell us on more protein in just about every aisle of the grocery store.<p>The average adult needs about 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight a day, which comes out to roughly 56 …

A Chemist Has Uncovered A Secret To Brewing Delicious Coffee At Home

Christopher H. Hendon, a PhD student in theoretical and computational chemistry at the University of Bath, was sitting in his local coffee shop when he overheard a conversation between two frustrated baristas.<p>"They were having problems with coffee that tasted good one day and not another," he …

Mr. Number 19 and the Race to Educate the Next Generation

Thought Leadership Publications & Reports - Inspiration for Business Leaders

Introducing the BCG Sustainable Economic Development Assessment: From Wealth to Well-Being

As a strategic advisor to businesses, The Boston Consulting Group has always recognized that maximizing short-term profits does not always equate to …

China's coal burn 'down 40% by 2020'

Investors need to dispel any belief that Chinese coal demand is insatiable, and integrate this transition into their decision-making.<p>Analysts believe …

Carbon Dioxide Levels Just Hit Their Highest Point In 800,000 Years [Updated]

The concentration of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that drives climate change, hit 402 parts per million this week — the highest level recorded …

Are lab-grown gems the key to a sustainable diamond trade?

Long a staple of the industrial diamond industry, laboratory-created diamonds only represent about 2% of the jewelry market. Increasingly, however, they are becoming a force to be reckoned with: some producers have achieved "type IIa" quality, the purest form produced in nature. Only 2% of the …

Sustainability

Renewable energy in Germany is less than nuclear

Solar and wind energy are less expensive than nuclear power in Germany<p>When it comes to clean energy, cost is a major hurdle that is not easily …

GreenBiz

Creati diamanti sintetici. Hanno proprietà inedite

Una pietra con caratteristiche rivoluzionarie realizzata in laboratorio da un team di ricercatori cinesi<p>LE DONNE LO SANNO. Se il fidanzato ti regala …

3 Crazy-Fun Ab Exercises

Crush your next ab workout with these moves<p>One sentence you aren't likely to hear: "Those crunches were so much fun!"<p>In fact, you'll rarely hear that kind of declaration with any exercise. Which is too bad, for plenty of reasons.<p>But we've found three new core exercises that are indeed fun. Yes, …

The Chinese Digital Consumer in a Multichannel World

Two points are worth highlighting: First, while almost two-thirds of the sample transactions we analyzed originated directly from e-commerce sites, a …

eCommerce

Here's What I Tell People When They Ask How to Crush it as a LinkedIn Writer

In the spring of 2014, we rolled out the ability for any to publish long-form content on LinkedIn. Our goal was simple: to allow anyone, anywhere to …

Top 10

BCG Classics Revisited: The Growth Share Matrix

MOOSE

An Imperative for Consumer Companies to Go Green

<b>Report</b><br>Thursday, June 12, 2014<br>Goods labeled organic, natural, ecological, and fair trade are no longer a niche in the food, personal-care, and …