Change Management

 
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Updating Your Materiality Matrix post Covid-19

As the world is in various stages of recovery from the impact of the corona virus, it becomes clear that while there is a ‘new normal’, companies are aiming to go back to business-as-usual as soon as possible. How does Covid-19 affect your company’s sustainability strategy and how should this be reflected in your materiality matrix? Should you discard your old matrix and rebuild from scratch? Should pandemics be featured in it? As is almost always the case in complex situations, the answer is: it depends.
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Learn how to embed sustainability into the core of your business

Start of the IMD Winning Sustainability Strategies Online Program

Following the publication of the book Winning Sustainability Strategies, IMD Lausanne is launching an online program aimed at business executives, strategy practitioners and sustainability professionals who are interested in the business case for sustainability and its strategic implications. Facilitated by the authors Jan van der Kaaij, Managing Partner of Finch & Beak, and IMD professor Benoit Leleux, the program starts on 21 September 2020 and is designed to help integrate sustainability in your strategy so you can maintain your competitive edge.
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Lessons from DSM’s Winning Sustainability Strategy

The roots of global specialty chemicals company Royal DSM are as a Dutch state-owned coal mining company that started in 1902. The company’s future, however, is far removed from its past. DSM’s Strategy 2021 describes how the company plans to drive above-market growth through developing innovative solutions addressing Nutrition & Health, Climate & Energy and Resources & Circularity, together with increased customer-centricity and large innovation projects. In this article, DSM’s approach is decomposed by looking at the elements of its sustainability strategy, and we provide tips how to replicate this.
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Team Acceleration with Change Pro©

To accelerate performance on today's biggest sustainability challenges, understanding the key success factor to implement your sustainability program is crucial. As experienced trainers, Finch & Beak offers programs to maximize the impact and capture the highest value from sustainability. Since 2003, Finch & Beak has collaborated with world class business schools such as IMD Lausanne, INSEAD Singapore and SKOLKOVO Moscow for lecturing, coaching and case writing on the business value of sustainability.
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Innovation Summit 2019: London

This year's Innovation Summit takes place at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London and focuses on the role of culture in innovation. Business leaders, policymakers, academics, corporate entrepreneurs, innovation directors and business development executives come together to discuss and share insights on integrating innovation in the day-to-day work life.
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Embedding Sustainability in Company DNA

Great leaders are said to be of the essence in driving change and embedding sustainability in the core of the business. However, organizational commitment is vital in creating a true sustainability culture and facilitate effective execution of sustainability strategies. In this article we highlight what defines a company’s culture of sustainability and how this can be made measurable.
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Developing a Roadmap for Sustainability

When sustainability becomes an integral part of business, its legacy is ensured for future generations and stakeholders to enjoy. Plotting the Future is a holistic tool to facilitate the development of a high-level roadmap for the implementation planning of a company’s sustainability strategy. It is based on back-casting, a technique that starts by projecting a future objective on a time horizon and then plans backwards towards the present.
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Start 2017 with Accelerating Your DJSI Approach

In 2016, increased transparency on ESG aspects towards investors has changed the ratings game and accelerated the business case for sustainability. Investor benchmarks such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) provide an excellent opportunity for external acknowledgment of your company’s efforts. RobecoSAM and Finch & Beak are excited to announce two dedicated trainings: one for experienced DJSI participants, and one for companies that are just joining the process.
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DJSI Team Acceleration Training in collaboration with RobecoSAM

In 2016, increased transparency on ESG aspects towards investors has amplified the importance of ESG ratings. Why not take charge with the most valued benchmark of all: the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Help your investors fill in the blanks, and get credit for the efforts that your company is taking. To get going, RobecoSAM and Finch & Beak are hosting an exclusive 2-day DJSI Team Acceleration Training in Zürich on 15-16 February 2017, specifically designed for companies that are not yet actively participating in the DJSI.
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Washing "the Emperor's New Clothes": the Case of Novozymes

Since its public listing in 2000, Danish company Novozymes has been extremely successful in delivering shareholder value from sustainable innovation. With a current 48% global market share in industrial enzymes and a price/earnings ratio of approximately 35, Novozymes shares have become one of the most expensive shares of its industry. Fundamental to its success is the company’s focused strategy of “Partnering for Impact”. What can we learn from their voyage?
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