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  • An Alternative to Extremist Ideology and Terrorism

    Q. How can business strategy that you describe here provide an alternative to extremist ideology and terrorism?The leaders of terrorist organizations are, more often than not, driven by extremist ideologies. Militant Islam, for example, weaves together fundamentalist religious beliefs, moral...

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  • Al Hammond

    Big Thoughts on How to Reach the BOP

    My colleague and first mentor in BOP business strategies, Stuart L. Hart, is one of the world?s authorities on the implications of sustainable development for business strategy. Stu is S.C. Johnson Professor of Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell?s Johnson Graduate School of Management,...

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  • Generating the Industries of Tomorrow

    Q. So you really think this whole movement is going to drive itself?Yes. Eventually, the spoils will go to those who figure out how to do it. And if those who figure out how to do it come from the developing world, then those are the companies that are going to be the companies of the future.?...

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  • Al Hammond

    New energy options for the BOP ?

    I’m struck by the seeming convergence of a number of new options for providing/generating energy in rural BOP areas. Wind-up radios and pedal-power water pumps are already succeeding commercially in Africa. Photovoltaic packages look promising for powering cell phone and other mobile device...

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  • The Feasibility of a Business Shift towards Sustainable Global Enterprises

    Q. Are you optimistic that a real, widespread shift to sustainable global enterprise is feasible in today?s world, given the challenges inherent in political realities and the resistance prevalent in many corporate cultures?Those companies are there, the rigid, routine culture is there....

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  • John Paul

    Business & Development: What?s the right approach?

    Over the course of four weeks in April and May, 400 people participated in the online discussion Business & Development: What?s the right approach. The exchange was moderated by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a coalition of 175 international companies...

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  • The Triple Bottom Line

    Q. How did you conceive of the idea that serving the needs of the four billion people at the base of the economic pyramid (BoP) ? as opposed to continuing to focus on the 800 million at the top ? could be done in a way that would be,? as you put it, ?culturally appropriate,...

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  • The Anti-Globalization Movement

    Q. In your book, you cite the fact that over the past 40 years, as economic globalization led by multinational corporations (MNCs) has skyrocketed, the gap between the richest and the poorest in the world has widened considerably. This is just one factor that has led to ?a rising tide of...

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