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‘The Governator’ to headline W12, Future of Water conference in CT next year

20/11/2018 • Global, Global News, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

Former governor of California, climate change activist and philanthropist, Arnold Schwarzenegger will join global leaders at the inaugural W12, Future of Water conferencebeing held at M’hudi Wine Farm in Stellenbosch in May 2019. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Image by Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0 The event, which is being organised by non-profit

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How to encourage literacy in young children (and beyond)

20/11/2018 • Contributors, Global, Global News, head, Home, Latest News, NewsComments (0)

How can parents best help their children with their schooling without actually doing it for them? This article is part of our series on Parents’ Role in Education, focusing on how best to support learning from early childhood to Year 12. Literacy

How to Tie Executive Compensation to Sustainability

13/11/2018 • Global, Global News, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

PATRIZIA SAVARESE/GETTY IMAGES The challenge of running a sustainable enterprise has taken center stage among shareholders. Last year, for example, Russell 3000 companies received 144 shareholder proposals requesting action on social and

A mindshift in sciences and humanities is the only antidote to hoaxes

13/11/2018 • Global, Global News, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

Recently, Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay published a peer-reviewed paper, subsequently retracted by the publisher, titled “The Conceptual Penis”.  The paper was ridiculous in every respect. It appeared in a peer-reviewed journal, albeit

Why the World Bank’s optimism about global poverty misses the point

21/10/2018 • Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Global, Global News, head, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

A different measure of poverty shows 70% of the world’s poor live in what the World Bank considers middle-income countries. EFE-EPA/Onome Oghene The World Bank’s latest annual report on poverty and shared prosperityhas an unsurprisingly positive message

The Ecosystem of Shared Value

08/10/2018 • Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Global, Global News, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

In the past, companies rarely perceived themselves as agents of social change. Yet the connection between social progress and business success is increasingly clear. Consider these examples: The first large-scale program to diagnose and treat HIV/AIDS in

The British Council’s Mandela exhibition: history or corporate whitewash?

01/10/2018 • Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Global, Global News, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

The “Mandela and me” exhibition includes posters from the Anti-Apartheid Movement’s campaign. Supplied The “Mandela and Me” exhibition at the British Council in London marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth in 1918. The exhibition is

Focusing Capital on the Long Term

01/10/2018 • Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Global, Global News, Home, Latest News, NewsComments (0)

Since the 2008 financial crisis and the onset of the Great Recession, a growing chorus of voices has urged the United States and other economies to move away from their focus on “quarterly capitalism” and toward a true long-term mind-set. This topic is

How to Tell If You’re Delegating Too Much — and What to Do About It

17/09/2018 • Global, Global News, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

Everyone knows leaders should delegate to ensure that they are working on the right projects and deliverables.  But if you find yourself frequently miscommunicating with your team on deliverables, hearing about issues at the last minute, and misunderstanding

Understanding Why We Overreact At Work

10/09/2018 • Global, Global News, head, Home, Latest News, NewsComments (0)

Dirk was puzzled about what just happened. To the best of his knowledge, he had only asked Jerome (a recently hired senior executive), to deal more proactively with some of the company’s clients. But Jerome had suddenly become angry, defensive, and stalked