Author Archives: Costas Kataras

About Costas Kataras

Futurist,Strategist,Speaker; Author of "Nice Capitalism" ;Purveyor of the "Nice Way" strategy, for a sustainable future for Brands,Corporations and Society.

A Professor at Cambridge is analytically debunking the myths of capitalism in his book “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism”

As Chang puts it in Guardian: “Economics, as it has been practised in the last three decades, has been positively harmful for most people.” !! And he adds “Economists are not some innocent technicians who did a decent job within … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Leaders Selfless and Ready to Collaborate ?

Conventional wisdom holds that winning, whether in business or life, is a zero-sum game: One wins and the other loses. Yet when surveyed about the ideal modern leader, 64,000 people in 13 countries–from China to Canada–wished their leaders were slightly … Continue reading

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Corporate sustainability was less sexy in 2012 ?

  It was an odd year for green business, and it began with some mixed signals about how far companies were coming on sustainability. A GreenBiz report indicated that progress had slowed or even regressed, but MIT and BCG also … Continue reading

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The Internet destroyed the middle class ?

Jaron Lanier is a computer science pioneer who, according to SALON, has grown gradually disenchanted with the online world since his early days popularizing the idea of virtual reality. “Lanier is often described as ‘visionary,’ ” Jennifer Kahn wrote in … Continue reading

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In a volatile business climate, companies can gain advantage by learning from nature’s rules

Good business is fundamentally about seeking out opportunities for value creation, not about trying to get something for nothing. As our social, economic and environmental landscapes become ever more volatile, business approaches need to adapt and evolve to optimise the … Continue reading

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The Role of Philanthropy within a Social Welfare Society.

 Following-up the successful developments of the 2012 conference on the role of foundations during the current crisis, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) in collaboration with the EFC is pleased to announce that its second annual international conference is scheduled to take place in Athens on 27-28 June … Continue reading

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Ethics and Globalization

The Peterson Institute held a significant and path-breaking all-day conference on “Ethics and Globalization: The Tradeoffs Underlying Our Policy Choices” on January 7, 2013. The program featured a distinguished group of economists, philosophers, political scientists, and policymakers engaged in an … Continue reading

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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation approves a grant of €10 million to help support children’s programs and services

As part of its €100 million initiative, over the next three years, which aims to help ease the adverse effects of the current socioeconomic crisis in Greece, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation announced recently 3 new grants totaling €10 million, to … Continue reading

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The Coca-Cola Foundation : New Grants to Spark Sustainability Efforts

Sixty-eight community organizations in 41 countries around the world were awarded a total of $10.5 million in grants from The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, during the second quarter of 2012. These grants support the … Continue reading

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