Sustainability has been seeping into corporate reality at a growing pace and from an increasing number of perspectives. We would like to share some thoughts on those perspectives: what characterises them, how companies are responding, how to seek advantage and what we see as the opportunities for a Supervisory Board in that context.
To celebrate International Women’s Day we have collected quotes from the women we have placed in top-level positions around the globe. #PressforProgress
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”
George Bernard Shaw
SRI Executive is proud to be part of the 30% club, which advocates for greater representation of women in senior leadership positions and at Board level.
If asked, my honest answer would probably be that the last thing we need is another international development agency working on green growth and sustainable development. The landscape is already very crowded, with many institutions doing excellent work in sometimes overlapping areas. If anything, we probably need less institutions, more cooperation and targeted focus, on where real value can be added. However, I am not so sure that “no thanks” is really the best answer.
SRI currently has the honour of working with an organisation that is seeking to find a sustainable way out of this conundrum. The International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) has re-positioned its vision, mission and goals to focus on supporting sustainable livelihoods in dryland areas. Situated in a region, where many of the economic and political migrants are coming from, it is adjusting its services to respond to global and regional challenges, has re-oriented its resource mobilisation strategy and is taking appropriate solutions to scale, by working with local partners and the private sector.
When President Trump recently announced his planned withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, some saw this as galvanising support for climate action, in the rest of the world. Of course, every cloud has a silver lining, but let not that lining be an excuse to ignore the cloud. President Trump’s announcement has at least three very serious consequences.
On March 17, everyone is a little Irish. Even though St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, his name will be celebrated with parades and festivities worldwide this Friday.
From the Thought Leadership Series, from SRI Executive
By Siobhain Burke, B.A. (Mod) with Jill Bausch, MSc, bringing together over two decades of Executive Search and Development experience in Gender and Leadership capabilities.