Saturday, 11 October 2014
I’m launching this blog to create a space to share thoughts and ideas and stimulate discussion around the space where business meets society.
In general I believe that there is a lot of potential in this space and that more focus, especially strategic, value-oriented focus is needed.
I've worked in and around this space for a long time – when I mention how many years it makes me feel old but let’s say that in the mid-1980s I helped to negotiate one of the first (possibly The first) ever agreements between an Indigenous organization and a mining company.
It was between the Reindeer Region Economic Development Committee of NE Saskatchewan, Canada and Corona Gold Mine.
Since that time I've worked on close to 100 projects all over the world that have something to do with the space where business and society meet.
Right now I am quite interested in value and how interactions in the space where business and society meet can create or destroy value for society and for shareholders.
I've created the CSR Training Institute to serve as a vehicle to help business, society and other stakeholders, including consultants and advisers, to become better at finding, creating and preserving value in this space.
This blog will hold my thoughts and ramblings, ideas and opinions, occasional insights and, hopefully well informed guest blogs.
I welcome feedback and look forward to the ideas and people that I will meet.
(in Vancouver this weekend for my son's hockey tournament)