Innovation

The Changing Landscape of Purpose

By Cambria Hayashino – It’s no secret that purpose is increasingly important for companies. Having a strong sense of purpose can help companies attract top talent, and also help their bottom line. A recent Fast Company article highlighted this connection between purpose and success, advocating that the most successful companies are often the ones with a clear […]

How to embed circular economy thinking into a multinational’s culture now

Markus Laubscher, Director of Sustainability and Circular Economy of Philips, discussed with us ways of intervention that moves a multinational towards a circular economy thinking. Philips is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Markus told us the adoption of sustainable practices has been accelerating in the last 15 years in Philips. In 2003, the company had its first […]

Falling in Love with Solutions

Trust someone involved in innovation for a living to find a link between women’s rights, statistics, Darwin and sustainability. This was precisely what Giulio Quaggiotto, Senior Programme Manager in Innovation Skills, NESTA, did during his session. Quaggiotto started the session with a thought-provoking idea, challenging the audience try to solve a problem without defining it. […]

The Robots are Coming!

“I don’t want to work with humans” – anonymous robot Mention cognitive computing and artificial intelligence (A.I.), and what might come to mind are Hollywood movies featuring autonomous super intelligent killer robots that threaten mankind. Indeed, various prominent individuals such as Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Yuval Noah Harari, have all warned about the threats […]

How to design relevant, meaningful and impactful brands now

Samsung Electronics Iberia, a big but humble company, is creating a positive change in the world, through using their technology and the power of their brand. Francisco Hortigüela, Director of Communications, Institutional Relations and Corporate Citizenship of Samsung Electronics Iberia, presented how the firm is having an impact in the world. First, they realized that […]

Sustainability and Profits: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Reporting sustainability is no longer optional for many companies. “You can wait… you can iterate… [and wikileaks has shown] it will get published if you don’t” said R. Paul Herman, CEO and Founder of HIP. Moderating the workshop on strategic scorecards for sustainability, Herman brought with him both passion and gravitas from his varied experiences […]

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