Corporate Social Responsibility

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Corporate Social Responsibility

The author Charles Dickens, in most of his works, used his storytelling to condemn the industrial revolution. Dickens’ outlook on industry certainly wasn’t friendly; he believed it stole our humanity, encouraged selfishness and ruined nature. At that time, it was impossible to predict minimum wage legislation or child labor regulations, for example. Who could have…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy, Transform Your Business

Sustainable, balanced and ethical practices are driving new opportunities for corporate strategy to resonate with stakeholder demands as global culture shifts. ‘Strategic resonance’ is the final part of this three-part blog series outlining the cornerstones required for reinforcing business longevity. Stockholder v Stakeholder Theory In the sixties Milton Freidman introduced Stockholder Theory, arguing that corporations…

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Process Industry Predictions

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Process Manufacturing, Transform Your Business

Near Field Communication and e-Labels will drive a new revolution in product information. The war on plastics will escalate to unprecedented levels. Retailers will demand that manufacturers join more sustainability schemes: 2019’s biggest industry trends will all be about manufacturers proving their authenticity, transparency and sustainability. And if it all sounds a bit heavy, don’t…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Process Manufacturing, Transform Your Business

For many years the world has seen organizations founded to drive progress in environmental sustainability. The list is long, and increasing with new schemes and governance organizations being announced almost daily there are even organizations for ‘eco friendly concrete’ and ‘the sustainable phosphorous alliance!’ What was once a fad that many companies paid lip service…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Manufacturing

As manufacturers face a customer that increasingly demands sound, eco-friendly products , they are increasingly looking at how they can become a smarter, greener producer and how they can track and document their environmental initiatives. The United Nations define ‘sustainable manufacturing’ as a form of manufacturing development that meets the needs of the present without…

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In 2018 retailers will look to innovative store concepts, Blockchain and supply chain transformation

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Research, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

Digital is everywhere in retail today. The threat from more agile, internet-based companies continues to drive traditional players to try innovative new approaches. Over the next year, we will see innovative in-store education centers, more “endless aisles” concepts and Blockchain for sustainability at the top of the retailers´ agendas. These are the 2018 retail industry trends…

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2017: Sustainable strategies or volatile velocity — which will it be?

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Finance, Research, Strategy

Remember ‘business as usual’? For many, it seems lifetimes ago. 2016 was one of the most volatile socio-political years in living memory. Literally, overnight some of the world’s most permanent trading blocs suddenly felt precarious. If 2016 taught us anything, it was that anything can happen—and probably will. The only sure-fire prediction for 2017 has…

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This will be the year of retailtainment.

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

2017 will be a fantastic year for retailers to experiment by trying out new ideas. There’s only one thing they can’t risk—standing still. What’s in store for retail over the coming years? Ulf Tillander, Global Industry Director of Retail at IFS, highlights three trends that will drive the industry in 2017 and beyond. Store as…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

Sustainability is one of the major trends facing retailers in a consumer-driven marketplace. As mentioned by Marian Salzman at NRF, sustainability is one of the major trends facing retailers in a consumer-driven marketplace. Retailers face a consumer that expects environmental transparency from anyone providing goods or services today. What does this mean to the modern…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

IFS’s Global Industry Director for the retail sector, Ulf Tillander, predicts how three key trends will be impacting the industry during 2016. Shoppers will reject retailers who don’t offer a true omni-channel retail experience The retail industry is experiencing a shift – the customers are switching between online and physical store contacts as they see…

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