Category Archives: Business and Society

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 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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IKEA Foundation : “Soft Toys for Education “ campaign was able to donate 12,4 mil euro last year

Every year, the IKEA Foundation donates €1 for every soft toy sold in participating IKEA stores in November and December. The donation goes to Save the Children and UNICEF , and is spent on children’s educational projects. The IKEA Foundation … Continue reading

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