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The link between ownership and control is tenuous in a certain type of family firm.

A Different Kind of Family Firm Hiding in Plain Sight

The data show that a family that previously owned a firm can continue to control it for generations

Social intrapreneurs are talented and ambitious employees who want to use their firm’s resources to create positive social and environmental impact.

How social ’intrapreneurs’ can help businesses achieve ESG targets

By: EBR | Thursday, November 25, 2021

An ’intrapreneur’ is someone who behaves like an entrepreneur, while working within a large organisation

Remote working has created a shift in dynamics for employees.

Hybrid working: What is the best way to resolve conflict between remote employees?

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 24, 2021

’Drama’ in offices has transferred to technological tools like emails and workplace messaging services

A hybrid working model is being pointed to as an effective trade-off and way to avoid issues such as digital burnout.

Productivity anywhere: How the hybrid model can rewrite the future of work

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 23, 2021

"All hybrid models should be driven by strategic business objectives and personnel concerns that extend to employee mental health and well-being"

Diversity leads to creativity and resilience, but to implement it in businesses can be challenging.

Why diversity within your organization matters – Lessons from 11 entrepreneurs

By: EBR | Friday, November 19, 2021

Diversity brings in new ideas and acts as a pathway to unlock creativity. The business world is no exception

An impact-driven intrapreneurial venture can be a useful stepping stone for changing a company’s DNA, but its unintended consequences need to be managed carefully.

Using Corporate Social Initiatives to Build a Purpose-Driven Organisation

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 17, 2021

In addition to creating value in the marketplace, companies are increasingly expected to minimise their negative impacts (e.g. reducing their carbon emissions) and to proactively make the world a better place

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"As consumer pressure grows for business to become good global citizens, inaction is becoming increasingly costly".

Big business can make more room for innovators. Here’s how

By: EBR | Thursday, November 11, 2021

Social enterprises drive change in the global economy in two very important ways: by directly addressing difficult social and environmental challenges; and by influencing the broader business community to act responsibly

Offering employees the tools and motivation to create ideas is the key to an innovative organisation.

Innovation Is Everyone’s Business

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 9, 2021

A manufacturer of the fabric used to reinforce car tyres might not seem an obvious source of innovation inspiration

ZeroNorth is launching a new 24/7 weather advisory service.

Integrated weather routing empowers shipping industry to place weather at the heart of commercial decision-making, says ZeroNorth

By: EBR | Thursday, November 4, 2021

New technologies now allowing shipping companies to master the weather in real-time and realise tangible dollar, CO2, and safety upsides across their fleets, and enabling decarbonisation trajectory

"Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have learned a lot more about virtual collaboration".

The future of work is hybrid – here’s an expert’s recommendations

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Even before the pandemic, the U.S. workforce increasingly relied on remote collaboration technologies like videoconferencing and Slack

Singular pursuit of net-zero by 2050 could exacerbate inequality and derail our chances of a climate-resilient future.

Companies Must Put Equality at the Heart of the Race to Zero

By: EBR | Monday, November 1, 2021

The window of opportunity to secure a 1.5°C pathway is rapidly closing, and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has declared a ‘code red for humanity’

Women continue to be disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Why rethinking care work is crucial for a gender inclusive recovery

By: EBR | Monday, November 1, 2021

A year and a half since the start of the pandemic and women continue to be disproportionately impacted due to an inadequate gender responsive recovery from the health and socioeconomic crises

"Natural Climate Solutions (NCS)—conservation, restoration and land management improvement—is crucial to reduce land sector emissions and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement".

How investing in Natural Climate Solutions can make companies more resilient

By: EBR | Friday, October 29, 2021

The world heads into the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow facing some sobering facts

Lawyers should step up to help the world seize its “last best chance”.

The Sustainability Imperative for the Legal Profession

By: EBR | Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Any agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow – a.k.a. “the world’s best last chance” – relies on businesses as well as governments to turn it into action. This fact is as obvious as a raging wildfire

Some business leaders want a return to office life, while workers are asking for more flexibility.

Want to make a success of hybrid working? 3 things to focus on

By: EBR | Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic made remote work more the norm than the exception, and now many companies are struggling to map out a hybrid plan that both managers and employees can embrace long term

To maintain an edge as a leader, you need to build on your existing strengths and evolve to meet new demands, writes Michael Useem.

How to evolve your leadership skills to help mitigate business-related risk

By: EBR | Monday, October 25, 2021

Learning to lead is not a “one and done” assignment, a box to tick before you get responsibility for a team of direct reports

"Is your firm’s performance review process helping or hindering progress for your high potentials?".

Performance Reviews Need a Brand-New P&L

By: EBR | Friday, October 22, 2021

Performance reviews are clearly in need of an overhaul

"Company stakeholders increasingly see ethical behaviour and transparency as a priority and research shows it can make businesses more successful."

An ethical, open and transparent office culture can be designed. Here’s how

By: EBR | Monday, October 4, 2021

In recent years, increasing numbers of consumers and employees have been calling on businesses to lead in new, more ethical ways, but organisations still have a lot of work to do on this front

"Returning to a physical workplace post-COVID-19 brings a myriad of legal, employee and public relations complexities for businesses."

Work can be better post-COVID-19. Here’s what employers need to know

By: EBR | Friday, September 24, 2021

When business crises occur (pandemic-related or otherwise), the companies that emerge stronger are those able to flex their business and people to overcome the new challenges they face

"It has been argued that when workers are already working long weeks, adding more hours can reduce productivity."

This is how shorter working hours can affect your productivity

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Is it true that less really is more? Can companies, by asking less of their workers, actually get more out of them?

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A Different Kind of Family Firm Hiding in Plain Sight

A Different Kind of Family Firm Hiding in Plain Sight

The data show that a family that previously owned a firm can continue to control it for generations

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