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Prof. Wayne Visser, PhD, shares his reflections on what it means to be purpose-inspired - for business, society and each one of us. The podcast explores how business can be a force for good in the world, and how individuals can make a positive difference. Covering topics like corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainable business and transformational change, each series is based on one of Dr Visser's books that synthesizes the emerging ideas, practices and lessons learned on the journey to becoming purpose-inspired.

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Prof. Wayne Visser, PhD, shares his reflections on what it means to be purpose-inspired - for business, society and each one of us. The podcast explores how business can be a force for good in the world, and how individuals can make a positive difference. Covering topics like corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainable business and transformational change, each series is based on one of Dr Visser's books that synthesizes the emerging ideas, practices and lessons learned on the journey to becoming purpose-inspired.

    S5:E5 - Technological Innovation (Part 1)

    S5:E5 - Technological Innovation (Part 1)

    In this episode, we start to explore the process of unlocking change through technological innovation. In particular, the episode includes the following topics:
    - How To Use Technology To Make Our Planet More Sustainable, Not Less
    - Tackling the Food Waste Challenge with Technology
    - Meeting Water and Energy Challenges in the Agri-food sector

    • 18 min
    S5:E6: Technological Innovation (Part 2)

    S5:E6: Technological Innovation (Part 2)

    In this episode, we continue to explore the process of unlocking change through technological innovation. In particular, the episode includes the following topics:
    - Sustainable Tech in Africa: A Case Study
    - Why Banning Dangerous Chemicals Is Not Enough
    - Will Green Chemistry Save Us From Toxification?

    • 20 min
    S5:E7: Technological Innovation (Part 3)

    S5:E7: Technological Innovation (Part 3)

    In this episode, we continue to explore the process of unlocking change through technological innovation. In particular, the episode includes the following topics:
    - Lessons from Egypt in Building a Cleaner Chemicals Industry
    - Iron Ore and Rare Earth Metals Mining: An Industry Under Siege?
    - Why Metals Should Be Recycled, Not Mined

    • 19 min
    S5:E9: Corporate Transparency (Part 1)

    S5:E9: Corporate Transparency (Part 1)

    In this episode, we continue to explore the process of unlocking change through corporate transparency. In particular, the episode includes the following topics:
    - Trends in Corporate Accountability
    - Explosive Sustainability Reporting Growth
    - Proliferation of Reporting Standards
    - Improvement of Data Quantity and Quality
    - Shift from Corporate to Value Chain Data

    • 17 min
    S5.E18: Integrated Value (Part 1)

    S5.E18: Integrated Value (Part 1)

    In this episode, I begin by examining whether Creating Shared Value (CSV) is a revolution or clever con. Many argue that CSR and sustainability are not the way to unlock change. I have been one of the critics, while still believing that reform is possible. More recently, however, the most vocal critic has been Harvard professor Michael Porter.  I go on to introduce Creating Integrated Value (CIV) and a concept that goes beyond both CSR and CSV, bringing us the "how to" for delivering integration in organisations.

    • 20 min
    S5.E19: Integrated Value (Part 2)

    S5.E19: Integrated Value (Part 2)

    In this episode, we continue our exploration of integrated value, beginning wit the 6-step process of implementation: 1. Listen Up! (stakeholder materiality), 2. Look Out! (integrated risk), 3. Dig Down! (critical processes), 4. Aim High! (innovation & value); 5. Line Up! (systems alignment); and 6. Think Again! (audit & review). I then introduce a more philosophical way to look at integrated value, which is to see it as a way to transform the dying metaphor of business as a “rational machine” into a new metaphor:  business as a “living whole”; hence creating integrated value through holism.

    • 17 min

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