Leadership Stories: Change.org's Dr. Uygar Özesmi

November 13, 2013 by Ross Nicholson leave a comment + 8375 comments

Dr. Uygar Özesmi, a social and environmental entrepreneur, started early on with ecology and environmental science, was a professor, UN Bureaucrat and leader of Civil Society Organisations. He constantly founded, invigorated and led organisations; ranging from the TEMA Foundation and BirdLife Partner Doğa Derneği, to the first Nature Conservation Federation and the first crowd-sourcing site in Turkey. Finally after Greenpeace Mediterranean, he is now with Change.org.

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Future Leaders: Cas van Kleef

October 29, 2013 by Ekaterina Dzhalchinova leave a comment + 8172 comments

Cas van Kleef started his career as a journalist researching the world of youth volunteering and development aid across the globe. After graduating from the University of Amsterdam he became Head of Political Affairs at Jonge Democraten, the biggest independent political youth organization in Holland, raising awareness of climate change. In 2013 he joined WakaWaka Foundation as President.

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Geoff McDonald: Will Your Organisation's Culture Support Sustainability?

October 4, 2013 by Andy James leave a comment + 6759 comments

Our clients are typically businesses looking to develop products and services through a lens that drives social impact and profit simultaneously. Following Ross'  blog on HR's role in defining sustainability strategy, we reached out to Unilever's Geoff McDonald (Global VP Human Resources) for a few tips on how Human Resources leaders can drive that agenda forward within their organisations...Geoff McDonald: Two Ways HR Can Aid the Sustainability Agenda.When strategy and culture collide, culture wins. If your sustainability strategy grinds against the existing culture within your organisation, your people will carry on with old behaviours despite it. So what can Human Resources do, as custodians of that culture, to play an active part in the sustainability agenda and help the success of sustainability strategies?

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Can you have it all?

September 2, 2013 by Andy James leave a comment + 8432 comments

When we first launched Six Degree People, we spent some time deciding on the types of businesses we wanted to work with and the common denominators of a great client. We decided that one description could be businesses where employees could "have it all"; working for organisations which were developing products & services the world needs more of, without over compromising on salary, which in turn created a work life blend or mix which was stimulating and sustainable.

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The Right Kind of Growth: Six Degree Trends

May 17, 2013 by Six Degree People leave a comment + 8218 comments

Things never stand still, in the words of one of our clients “most things remain to be done”. We wanted to share with you some interesting trends and observations from the searches we’ve been asked to undertake in the last 12 months. We call them Six Degree Trends and for the next six weeks we’ll be going deeper into each of these trends sharing not only our experiences but the thoughts and ideas of those in our network at the forefront of transforming their businesses.

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