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

November 13, 2013 by Ross Nicholson leave a comment + 8393 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: Fraser Doherty

October 10, 2013 by Ekaterina Dzhalchinova leave a comment + 6388 comments

Fraser Doherty started selling jams to his neighbours aged 14. Ten years on, he’s one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs. His company SuperJam now supplies Waitrose, Tesco and ASDA and he is the first non-American to win the Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year award. As part of our new series on Future Leaders, I met with Fraser in London for a chat about leadership, social purpose and jam.What motivated you to set up SuperJam?For me, starting a business isn't about trying to get personally wealthy. But thankfully SuperJam is profitable, which gives me a lot of freedom in how I chose to live my life and run my business! We've sold many millions of jars of SuperJam around the world and that has ...

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

October 4, 2013 by Andy James leave a comment + 6907 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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The Right Kind of Growth: Six Degree Trends

May 17, 2013 by Six Degree People leave a comment + 8317 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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