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Six Trends That Will Shape Consumer Behavior This Year

<i>This article is by Hazel Barkworth, Cultural Insights Project Director, Added Value.</i><p>2014 looks set to be a year of demanding more. When we look at the small cultural shifts that beckon change–the emerging behaviours that are just reaching the mainstream–it seems that consumers are going to expect …

Six Things Every CMO Should Be Watching This Year

There’s no shortage of trend pieces or crystal ball-gazing this time of year. The problem is that with all that prediction going on, we often tend to cover too much ground rather than focus on the spaces that matter directly to us. This piece looks specifically at what a senior marketing executive …

As Sea Level Rises, Fijian Village Begins To Relocate Citizens

Faced with rising sea levels that flood farmlands and seep into homes during high tide, residents of the Fijian village of Vunidogolo are packing …

No Rain In The Forecast Doesn’t Just Mean Drought — It Also Means Dirty Air

On “Spare the Air” days in San Francisco, it’s illegal to burn wood or any other solid fuels in fireplaces, woodstoves, or outdoor fire pits. Since …

Study Finds Underestimated Methane Emissions Negate Industry Claims of Fracked Gas’ Benefits

By Mark Golden<p>The first thorough comparison of evidence for natural gas system leaks confirms that organizations including the U.S. Environmental …

Communicating climate change: where next?

As the dust settles on another disappointing international sustainability summit, many who work on the myriad of issues around climate change and sustainable development are taking stock. And for those who are involved in promoting public engagement with climate change, it is difficult to avoid the …

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How climate change climbed up the business agenda

Climate change, deforestation, sustainable sourcing. Voices of concern over these issues – and more – aren't only those of activists or the environmental community. Increasingly, disparate stakeholders and investors are chiming in. What was once a murmur is now a chorus, often built into business …

Sustainability

Is sustainability a key part of education?

On 11 June, England's education secretary Michael Gove revealed the draft new syllabus for the geography GCSE exam: it mentions climate change once. This adds to the news in March that the government plans to drop references to sustainability and climate change from the curriculum for under …

Davos 2014: business and sustainability – day two as it happened

That's it from us at Davos today - we hope you've enjoyed the coverage and we'll be back first thing tomorrow with live updates from day three.<p>New millennial consumers and sustainability<p>Dara O’Rourke, a professor at UC Berkeley and the co-founder of GoodGuide.com, is the chair of WEF's Global …

Davos 2014: climate change and sustainability – day three as it happened

Mindy Lubber: finding hope at Davos from Twitter<p>Mindy Lubber, president of US NGO Ceres, takes a break from the meetings at Davos to get some perspective from social media. She writes:<p>Forsaking the freezing cold and the nonstop meetings here in Davos, I'm scrolling through my Twitter feed. Some of …

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Focus on low carbon technology, says former UN climate chief

Efforts to tackle climate change must urgently focus on implementing low carbon technologies such as wind and solar power rather than discussions of the science and quarrels over policy, the former United Nations climate chief has said.<p>Yvo de Boer headed the UN Framework Convention on Climate …

The Internet Of Things: The Real Money Is The Internet, Not The Things

The Internet of Things is real and growing, but the money will come neither from Internet nor the Things. Instead, the big money will derive from business services that pull data from those IoT networks.<p>Unfortunately, a lack of standards threatens to slow the market’s maturation as vendors are …

Dyson wants to build domestic robots that 'see and think' like we do

The British company invested £5 million in a robotic vision lab in London<p>Is Dyson readying its own take on the autonomous Roomba vacuum cleaner? The British appliance company has invested £5 million pounds (about $8.2 million dollars) in a new robotic vision laboratory at Imperial College in …

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Influential Leaders Ask These 6 Questions | Inc.com

The key to being a powerful leader isn't giving orders -- it's extending your influence. And one important way to do that is by spreading and soliciting new ideas.<p>As an influential leader, you are a conduit of ideas. Some are your own, while others are from your team. Some are well-baked concepts …

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

8 Good Morning Questions that Create Happiness

<i>The morning is extremely important. It is the foundation from which the day is built. How you choose to spend your morning can be used to predict</i> …

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A Scientific Guide to Effectively Saying No

Learning how to say no is one of the most useful skills you can develop, especially when it comes to living a more productive and healthy life. …

The 5 Greatest Personal Development Strategies That Actually Work | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There are <i>thousands</i> of different strategies and ideas on how to improve your life.<p>But how are you supposed to know what really works? By these three …

York University

At Work, Be Like Water

By onJuly 16, 2013 in Book Reviews, Wellbeing in the World of Work<p><i>“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it</i> …

Top 10 Tricks for a Healthier, High-Energy Workday

Working at an office can be surprisingly unhealthy. Between sitting all day, eating poorly, and enduring never-ending stress, your office can take a …

How To Improve Your Business Writing

Improve your business writing by following the seven suggestions below. By practicing these tips, you will be able to get your message across more …

CMO Tenure Reaches 45 Months

CMO tenure continued its upward trajectory in 2012, to an average of 45 months, a gain of two months from the year before—further retiring the storied 23-month hold. That’s according to the latest CMO tenure study by executive search consulting firm Spencer Stuart. CMOs for a variety of reasons are …

Cross-Industry CMO Skills Are Underrated

Companies want marketers who can deliver growth, revenue and new thinking.<p>CEOs say they want CMOs who can disrupt the status quo – and that has generated a lot of talk about the need to hire CMOs who are outside a company’s core industry. But for now, hiring outside a given industry is still more …

Measuring Social Media ROI: Companies Emphasize Voice Metrics

The influential economist Albert O. Hirschman argues that customers can have a disciplining effect on companies and markets through their exit and voice behaviors. Instead of simply “quitting” a product, Hirschman urged customers to voice their complaints so companies could improve and learn. …

Y&R's David Sable On The Redefinition Of Ad Agencies

David Sable is now more than two years into his post as global CEO of WPP Group’s Y&R, one of the original ad agencies on Madison Ave. On the eve of its move to a new address–3 Columbus Circle–Sable talked about the changes afoot in the business as well as the fundamentals that persist.<p>Agencies …