Assessment of our Corporate Sustainability is often driven by a need to
comply in order to achieve the tick in a box for tender activity but is this
how it should be perceived?
Surely implemented in the right spirit and with across the board buy-in, this
buzz word strategy is a strong driver to business growth potential if only by
spreading the word throughout your sector that you are sustainably aware and
striving to be the best you can in your environment.
Didn't Marks and Spencer role out Plan A? A 5 year road map to spend £200
Million improving their sustainability by 2012? Within 2 years they announced
they were ‘cost positive' for the project,generating returns as early as
Very few organisations perceive sustainability as an opportunity to drive up
the bottom line, but history proves this to be an outcome of investment in
positioning yourself as a leade... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
A recent study run by online business networking service www.MeettheBoss.com
shows that executives are spending an extra 11 hours a month online sharing
their professional experiences and learning from their peers.
The survey asked its executive users what direct value they gained from
spending time running blogs, writing tweets and connecting with other
executives on sites such as LinkedIn, Xing, MeettheBoss, Ryze, Facebook,
Ulitzer and Twitter.
The answers revealed that executives proficient with online activities are
spending an average of 11 hours more pe... (more)
Urgent meetings are being held by the financial leaders of American
Healthcare companies in the wake of Obama's Healthcare Reform being passed
219 - 212 in the House of Representatives. The introduction of this policy
heralds a transformation in the fabric of American society, and the way U.S
citizens receive medical care has suddenly been revolutionalised in a
direction which healthcare CFO's cannot afford to ignore.
Obama states: "[It] answers the prayers of every American who has hoped
deeply for something to be done about a healthcare system that works for
insurance compani... (more)
Social media is about people accessing information anywhere and anytime and
it's a fast evolving market. Apple have now announced they are jumping on the
social media wagon, no surprise when we measure the success it has had for
those companies who are utilizing the benefits of a well formed social
The announcement at yesterdays Apple event saw the CEO Steve Jobs unveil
‘Ping' a social media application which would allow users to follow their
favourite artists and friends, something which Spotify have been offering
since is revolutionary rise as a music prov... (more)
In an interview for MeettheBoss.com, Spiegel was asked about the impact of
President Obama’s stated aim of increased access to ‘generic’ medicines
on the pharmaceutical industry.
“Fixing the healthcare system in America is a very complex issue and I am
not an expert on all aspects,” says Spiegel, “the collaboration that has
existed to date between academia, government, the pharmaceutical industry and
the bio tech industry has been extremely productive … we’re very
concerned that changes to the healthcare system and its reimbursement could
easily shift this delicate balance that ... (more)