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…

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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…

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Who’s Leading the Transformation Towards Sustainability? Who’s Killing it?

Coming back home from Sustainably Brands Barcelona 2016 Conference, Eleven is still thinking about the workshop she participated, as well as the rest part of the first half of the two-day event. Eleven felt happy, not because the topic of the conference was sustainability, not because speakers and their companies were super interesting, but because…

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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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How to transform and lead, in the age of sustainability now: the Coca-Cola Company

Miguel Mira, Director of Public Affairs and Communication of Coca-Cola Iberia, shared with us his thoughts on how to build a Sustainable brand. Coke, by the way, is celebrating its 130th anniversary as a brand, a mark that is not easily achieved. Miguel mentioned that sustainability for him and for Coca-Cola Co. derives from how…

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How is social and eco innovation driving behavior change in consumers and companies now?

What is social entrepreneurship and how does one go about it? This was the main questions the inspiring panel of IESE professors and business leaders tackled this afternoon at the Sustainable Brands Conference panel in Barcelona. As Sonia Ruiz, founder of NOIMA put it, social entrepreneurs do two things. First, they uncover a social or…

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Monday 23: Lego, Adidas, BASF and HIP Investor: sustainability as a business driver

The mid-morning sessions at the Sustainable Brands Conference at IESE saw speakers from Lego, Adidas, BASF and HIP INVESTOR. One thing they all had in common was that they currently all are using tools to understand and manage their businesses impact on the world and on their consumers. Tim Brooks, VP of Environmental Sustainability at Lego, focused…

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Sustainable Sunday – the sustainability kindergarten

The Sustainable Sunday 2016 hits its target by promoting a friendly environment to foster the understanding of sustainability concepts, across generations. In a Barcelona sunny Sunday, families have been to Cosmo Caixa to play and have fun while learning about sustainable fishing, the challenges of physical disabilities and about urban gardens – besides many other…

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