economic crisis 5 results

Committed to a More Humane World

Contributing to sustainable global development is the mission of the Crans Montana Forum, through international meetings and the work of the Graduate Institute of International Studies. Twsm interviews Prof. Jean-Paul Carteron. A more humane world is the clear aim of the Crans Montana Forum which takes place annually at Crans Montana, a ski resort in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The forum seeks to foster dialogues for global change. The work of fostering global dialogue is also ...

The Road to Corporate Social Responsibility

Tnt Express is a global express services company delivering 4.4 millions packages and letters every week in over 200 countries. Making its impact with more than 26,760 vehicles and 47 planes Tnt needed to adopt corporate social responsibility if it wanted the continued support of its customer base, stakeholders and its more than 163,000 employees. “Being socially responsible is our Group mission and is part of Tnt’s reference values”, says Stefania Lallai, Communication and ...

Beyond Business Reason

ABB is a firm that keeps on demonstrating engagement and values sharing, with employees, a range of community goals that extend beyond closely business-linked reasons. “The economic crisis won’t stop ABB’s attention towards corporate social responsibility.” This is what Nicoletta Chiucchi, the firm’s Training and Csr Manager for Italy, said when Twsm spoke to her. ABB has consolidated its Csr budget from mark up activities on Christmas card and corporate calendar sales, ...

Brain Powered

Is it possible for companies to achieve sustainable profitability in a time of economic crisis? If yes how? Ph.D. Jeffrey Pfeffer suggests a formula. It is based on a simple principle: the most important assets of companies are people, their motivation, commitment and their brains. twsm You wrote a book entitled Building Profits by Putting People First. How can people be considered an advantage towards sustainable profit? jp In today’s world, particularly in advanced industrial economies, ...

An Unexpected Affair

Today everybody wants to know about the current economic and financial crisis. Governments all over the world are working to try to solve the crisis, even with sometimes unconventional but innovative approaches that draw attention to parallels between the financial and the natural world. The global crisis has made clear that psychological forces are influencing the wealth of nations. As the economists George A. Akerlof and Robert J.Shiller stress in their book “Animal Spirits”, noneconomic ...