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Four Tenets to Fix Capitalism & Unlock Your Business's PotentialPremium

Sisodia, Raj

 

Free-market capitalism is under fire -- yet it is still the best system for social cooperation and human progress. In this article, the author casts his vision of Conscious Capitalism, refuting those who say Wall Street will never buy it. Using real cases, he argues that building ethical, sustainable businesses is possible.

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4 Reasons Humble Managers Rule

Argandoña, Antonio

 

Does humility have a place in the upper echelons of business management? Absolutely, says IESE's Antonio Argandoña. In his research paper "Humility in Management," Argandoña explores this often crucially overlooked quality and its ramifications for leadership.

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Preventing Another Global Financial Crisis

Argandoña, Antonio

 

The greed and reckless actions of certain financial institutions were instrumental in provoking the 2007-08 global financial crisis. However, as IESE's Antonio Argandoña argues in a 2016 book, many public and private institutions, as well as society as a whole, must also shoulder some of the blame to prevent a recurrence. Argandoña offers a look at the ethical dimensions of the crisis.

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Setting the Wheels in Motion for Sustainable Transportation

Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric; Duch T-Figueras, Ana Isabel

 

Transportation is crucial for cities on the move, but rapid urban growth is multiplying challenges and driving up emissions along the way. How can urban environments rise to the occasion, sustainably? The book Cities and Mobility & Transportation aims to help with smart transit strategies from around the globe, as part of the "IESE Cities in Motion: International Urban Best Practices" series.

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How Keeping a Foot in Two Worlds Can Lead to Success in Both

Cavotta, Valeria; Ramus, Tommaso; Vaccaro, Antonino

 

It might seem foolhardy to take on organized crime, even more so while also treating patients with mental illness. However, IESE's Antonino Vaccaro and co-authors show how an unusual social enterprise in rural Italy has turned its dual focus into a strength. Its success, which illustrates the value of a concept called "multiple embeddedness," has implications for entrepreneurs and activists alike.

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Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Drain? Bribery and Business Strategy

Birhanu, Addis; Gambardella, Alfonso; Valentini, Giovanni

 

As corruption attracts increasing international scrutiny, a study coauthored by IESE's Giovanni Valentini confirms that, in Africa and Latin America, paying bribes is associated with lower levels of investment, stunting longer term growth prospects for companies. Kickbacks are also associated with a short-term vision for business. Could a change in strategy help root out corruption?

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A Strategic Approach to SustainabilityPremium

Rosenberg, Mike

 

Environmental sustainability is an imperative, not just for activists but for managers to prepare their companies for the future. While there are no easy solutions, the author outlines six strategic options and steps to put companies on the right path toward better environmental performance.

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Greening Up in the City

Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric; Duch T-Figueras, Ana Isabel

 

How can cities become part of the solution, instead of part of the environmental problem? For greener urban living, two IESE professors gather best practices for sustainability from around the globe. The 2016 book, Cities and the Environment, kicks off a series called "IESE Cities in Motion: International Urban Best Practices."

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Keeping Up with "Cities in Motion," the Book Series

Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric; Duch T-Figueras, Ana Isabel

 

Launched in May 2016, "IESE Cities in Motion: International Urban Best Practices" is a book series covering the 10 dimensions that make up IESE's Cities in Motion Index (CIMI). The volumes cover the world's smartest cities' approaches to the environment, mobility and transportation, human capital, social cohesion, the economy, public management, governance, urban planning, technology, and international outreach.

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Stop Greenwashing: A Manager's Guide to True Shades of Green

Berrone, Pascual

 

Telling "green lies" doesn't pay, as Volkswagen recently found out. In his new book, Green Lies: How Greenwashing Can Destroy a Company (and How to Go Green Without the Wash), IESE's Pascual Berrone helps companies answer the "clear call for change," for sustainability's sake.

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