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JeremyOppenheim

ESG and Sustainable Business - 02 MAY 2024

A Masterclass in Systems Change

Jeremy Oppenheim, Founder and Senior Partner of Systemiq, offers his views on how corporates can benefit from looking beyond traditional walls to become “system shapers.”

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - 02 MAY 2024

Why Investors are Looking at LGBTQ+ Inclusion

An Open For Business coalition study finds connections between transparent reporting and profits for investors.

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ESG and Sustainable Business - 02 MAY 2024

B Corp in APAC

Entrepreneurs in Singapore and Hong Kong are seeing advantages to the structured commitments a B Corp status provides. Daniel Del Re reports.

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ESG and Sustainable Business - 02 MAY 2024

An Activist Mindset in Systems Transformation

An excerpt from The Activist Leader by Jon Miller and Lucy Parker.

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ESG and Sustainable Business - 02 MAY 2024

How to Avoid Greenwashing

Corporate claims around climate change are coming under increasing scrutiny in Asia. A report co-written by the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) outlines the steps companies and investors need to take to avoid greenwashing. By Stacey Chow.

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ESG and Sustainable Business - 24 APRIL 2024

ESG Checkup in Brazil

As a practical matter, long-term success demands ESG discipline, says Dr. Jeane Tsutsui, CEO of Brazilian medical diagnostics company Grupo Fleury. She speaks with Brunswick’s Roberta Lippi and Daniel Wiedemann about her journey.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - 06 FEBRUARY 2024

Canceling Cancel Culture

Co-authors Kenji Yoshino and David Glasgow think people would be more eager to be allies in DEI conversations if they weren’t so afraid of saying the wrong thing.

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ESG and Sustainable Business - 23 JANUARY 2024

Beyond the Backlash

2023 was the year of the backlash for ESG. Here’s our perspective on 8 key criticisms driving most of the debate, to help companies move beyond it in 2024. By Lucy Parker and Jon Miller.

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Energy and Resources - 06 DECEMBER 2023

The Language of Nature

In Galapagos, former corporate executive Ambre Tanty-Lamothe is making it her mission to grow biodiversity in the boardroom. By Carlton Wilkinson.

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Consumer Industries - 01 AUGUST 2023

All Roads Still Lead to Singapore

International arrivals fell 99.9% during the pandemic’s peak. Jeannie Lim of the Singapore Tourism Board discusses how the country’s tourism industry survived—and actually emerged stronger.

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Energy and Resources - 01 AUGUST 2023

The Great Energy Balancing Act

Governments and private enterprise must work together to solve the “trilemma” of a just energy transition, says Brunswick’s Maxim Petrov.

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Business and Society - 01 AUGUST 2023

In Conversation: Nithi Patarachoke

A President at Thailand-based SCG, formerly the Siam Cement Group, spoke with Brunswick about leadership, sustainability commitments and key trends set to shape Southeast Asia.

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Business and Society - 20 JULY 2023

Defending Ukraine Against the Cold

Bombs and bullets destroyed millions of windows in Ukraine. A nonprofit has developed a way to install new ones in 15 minutes, for only $15. Brunswick speaks with founder Harry Blakiston Houston.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - 17 FEBRUARY 2021

Activism for Humanity

Now a UK citizen, Nigerian gay activist Bisi Alimi draws on his experiences to battle inequality on all fronts—and he has a message for business.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - 03 JUNE 2020

The Grandfather of Pride

In a new book, Dr. Eric Cervini spotlights early gay-rights pioneer Frank Kameny, a long-overlooked figure who helped launch a global movement. Wyatt Yankus reports.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

Nature Targets with Teeth

Science-based targets revolutionized business action on climate. They’re poised to do the same for nature. Leaders from three businesses in the vanguard of this dizzyingly complex—and critical—work talk about shaping the new standards.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

Taking on Nature Loss at Scale

McDonald’s is one of the largest restaurant chains in the world, operating in over 100 countries. Chief Sustainability Officer Jenny McColloch discusses how a business of that scale is addressing biodiversity loss and the emerging global food crisis.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

Rooted in the Soil

PepsiCo’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Vice President Jim Andrew talks to Brunswick’s Brendan Riley and Lucy Parker about the company’s actions and commitments to regenerative agriculture.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

Zebra Saving Rhino

Why is a bank on the frontlines of the fight to save the rhino from extinction? Brunswick’s Graeme Coetzee and Kevin Helliker report.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

Cowboy Conservationist

America’s largest landowner tries to balance carbon, cattle and people. By Mark Robichaux.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

Mark Schneider

In an excerpt from Jon Miller and Lucy Parker’s book The Activist Leader, the CEO of Nestlé explains why leading the transition to regenerative agriculture this decade is key to reaching net zero, and the long-term resilience of his company.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

Structuring Solutions

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, one of the architects of the Global Biodiversity Framework, tells Brunswick we need a “whole-society approach” to reversing biodiversity loss.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

Going Local for Real-World Impact

Ilona Szabó de Carvalho, President and co-founder of the Amazon-focused “think and do tank” the Igarapé Institute, is an authoritative voice on climate security and biodiversity.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

Expectations of Youth

A leader of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network, Swetha Stotra Bhashyam says business around the world needs to listen to young people and respond.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

A Tale of Two COPs

A climate change COP in Egypt, a biodiversity COP in Montreal—confusing, yes? But their results work in tandem, pushing the world toward significant UN goals. Brunswick’s Phil Drew and Joseph Doyle explain.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

Natural Capital

Revaluing nature can create both positive environmental impact and financial returns, writes Schroders CEO Peter Harrison.

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Geopolitical and Regulatory - 26 APRIL 2023

The Global Landscape

At the Paris Peace Forum, four experts discuss the challenges and expectations for business in confronting the world’s nature crisis, led by Brunswick’s Lucy Parker.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

Higher Expectations

Brunswick CEO Neal Wolin was interviewed at the Paris Peace Forum by Pauliina Murphy, from the World Benchmarking Alliance.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

Reimagining Food Systems

Brunswick’s Phil Drew and Tarini Kumar talk to Morgan Gillespy, Executive Director of the Food and Land Use Coalition at the World Resources Institute, about an end-to-end systemic transition.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

The Playbook

Jon Miller and Lucy Parker, co-authors and co-leads of Brunswick’s Business & Society practice, talk to Kevin Helliker about the new mindset of leadership.

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Energy and Resources - 26 APRIL 2023

An Operating System for the Ocean

Running Tide Founder and CEO Marty Odlin speaks with Brunswick.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

Self-Driving Boats Powered by AI & Clean Energy

Clearbot CEO Sidhant Gupta speaks with Brunswick.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

Building “Digital Living Reefs” to Save Shorelines

Will Bateman, CEO of CCell, speaks with Brunswick’s Alex Burnett and Jack Stewart.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

An Antacid for the Ocean

Planetary Tech transforms mine waste into a carbon-removal tool. Peter Chargin, a Vice President at the company, speaks with Brunswick.

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Energy and Resources - 26 APRIL 2023

Renewable Energy in Harmony with Nature

Ørsted is the world’s largest developer of offshore wind power. Ingrid Reumert is a Senior Vice President with the company. She talks about designing wind farms with nature in mind to Brunswick Partner Wolfgang Blau and Ignace Beguin Billecocq, Oceans lead at the UN Climate Change High Level Champions.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

New Solutions for the Oceans

At a time when so many stories about the oceans are dispiriting, Brunswick spoke with five companies, large and small, that inspire a sense of hope.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

The Business Path to Nature Positive

The New Nature Economy series, produced by the World Economic Forum, lays out the risks and opportunities for business. By Akanksha Khatri and Lucy Almond.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

Health and Nature: A Critical Intersection

Not waiting for nature-positive standards, UK multinational GSK is taking action and a leadership role in the pharma and biotech sector. By Alastair Morton and Ellie Fallon.

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Business and Society - 26 APRIL 2023

Business on the Frontline

The challenge is to reverse course, from causing nature loss to being “nature positive.” By Stacey Chow.

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Energy and Resources - 24 APRIL 2023

Bird's Eye View

Satellite-based tracking of CO2 and methane emissions represent the dawn of a new era for business transparency, says Antoine Rostand, CEO of tracking platform Kayrros.

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Business and Society - 24 APRIL 2023

No Net Zero without Nature

Preserving and restoring nature is a critical part of the climate solution. Brunswick asks two leaders of this effort to draw on their experience and highlight the role of business.

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Business and Society - 23 APRIL 2023

Foreword

An introduction to the fourth edition of the Brunswick Social Value Review from the Editors in Chief.

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Business and Society - 23 APRIL 2023

Biodiversity Crisis

While climate is a well-established concern, mass extinction and ecosystem collapse loom equally large—and businesses are beginning to respond.

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Business and Society - 15 MARCH 2022

Foreword

Welcome to the third edition of the Brunswick Social Value Review, born of our belief that to be a leading company in today’s world you need to deliver financial value alongside social value.

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Business and Society - 15 MARCH 2022

The Road from COP26

New Brunswick research on what the public took away from the historic climate conference.

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Leadership - 15 MARCH 2022

How to Reform Capitalism

“I think it would be odd if there wasn’t cynicism given the track record of big business,” says Brunswick Chairman Sir Alan Parker. But, he adds, “Right now, you are witnessing a change unlike anything I’ve seen in my career.”

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Business and Society - 15 MARCH 2022

The Paris Peace Forum

Brunswick’s Pascal Lamy, President of the Paris Peace Forum, describes the opportunities the event presents for global corporations to engage with governments, peers and civil society toward solving the world’s toughest problems.

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Business and Society - 15 MARCH 2022

A New Net Positive Role for Business

How businesses can please investors by addressing society’s biggest challenges. By Paul Polman & Andrew Winston.

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Business and Society - 15 MARCH 2022

A Framework for Purposeful Business

An interview with Oxford professor Colin Mayer.

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Leadership - 15 MARCH 2022

Mark Carney Talks Value(s)

The leading voice on sustainable finance speaks with Brunswick CEO Neal Wolin.

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Business and Society - 15 MARCH 2022

Business for Inclusive Growth

The CEO-led coalition B4IG brings the force of private enterprise to the battle against inequality on many fronts, everywhere in the world. Brunswick's Ann-Kathrin Richter speaks with CEO Camille Putois on the organization’s mission.

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Business and Society - 15 MARCH 2022

Health in Mind

From handling mental illness, the business focus has switched to creating mental health. Poppy Jaman OBE, CEO of the City Mental Health Alliance, speaks to Brunswick’s Ann-Kathrin Richter about her life’s work.

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Business and Society - 15 MARCH 2022

UN Global Compact CEO Sanda Ojiambo

The leader of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative says the pandemic has sparked record participation among its members. She shares her plans to build upon that momentum while combating “greenwashing.”

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Business and Society - 15 MARCH 2022

Indra Nooyi & Ajay Banga

The former CEO of Mastercard interviews the former CEO of PepsiCo about the challenges of social purpose in the US, India and around the world.

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Business and Society - 15 MARCH 2022

The un(Just) Transition

The CEO of Exxaro, one of South Africa’s largest Black-empowered resource companies, discusses a journey to net zero that doesn’t leave communities behind.

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Business and Society - 15 MARCH 2022

Business in the Ecosystem

More businesses internationally are seeing their responsibilities to nature and biodiversity. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema is leading the call. She speaks with Brunswick’s Nick Rice.

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Business and Society - 15 MARCH 2022

The Standard for Corporate Climate Action

Brunswick climate experts outline the firm’s new Net Zero Stakeholder Benchmark.

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Business and Society - 15 MARCH 2022

Stamping Out Slavery

There are more slaves today than at any point in recorded human history. Many are hidden in the maze of vast, complex supply chains. Lulwa Rizkallah and Kathryn Casson spoke to four leading experts on what businesses can—and should—do.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - 15 MARCH 2022

Pride & Progress

Brunswick’s Jon Miller, founder of the Open For Business coalition, talks about global LGBT+ rights with Phyll Opoku-Gyimah—a.k.a. “Lady Phyll”—UK Black Pride founder and Kaleidoscope Trust Executive Director.

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Business and Society - 15 FEBRUARY 2022

Power in Numbers

Silicon Valley high-flyer DocuSign publishes data on the race and ethnicity of its employees and senior leaders, information that isn’t always flattering. Brunswick spoke with DocuSign’s Chief People Officer on its commitment to transparency.

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Business and Society - 15 MARCH 2022

Being Transparent on Equality

Businesses are starting to choose to measure and report pay gaps by race and ethnicity voluntarily in the UK, say Brunswick’s Justine Harris and Deap Khambay. Yours should too.

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Leadership - 15 MARCH 2022

The Business of Equity

Diversity, equity and inclusion must be embedded into all the activity of an organization. Brunswick’s Deepali Bagati speaks with Deloitte Global Inclusion Leader Emma Codd.

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Business and Society - 17 MAY 2022

ESG Keywords 2022

The ESG issue “keywords” we expect to hear in 2022.

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Business and Society - 06 OCTOBER 2022

Invoking the Ancestors

The 19th century free Black town of Weeksville, in Brooklyn, speaks to New York City’s past, present and future, says the site’s President and CEO Dr. Raymond Codrington. By Chanel Caraway and Carlton Wilkinson.

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Leadership - 07 APRIL 2022

Coming Out as Transgender in Corporate America

A conversation with Goldman Sachs Managing Director Maeve DuVally.

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Business and Society - 21 OCTOBER 2022

Virgil Abloh

The late, pathbreaking designer’s vision is still unfolding, as “Figures of Speech” at the Brooklyn Museum demonstrates.

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Business and Society - 15 JUNE 2022

Mundus Mundy

Simon Mundy has written a book, and a cartography, to help navigate the world of ESG. He delves into the key ESG issues encompassed in "Race for Tomorrow: Survival, Innovation and Profit on the front lines of the Climate Crisis."

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Business and Society - 08 JUNE 2022

Lessons in Harmony

San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s President David Stull has a vision for music education in the 21st century—beginning with a new building. By Carlton Wilkinson.

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Business and Society - 02 JUNE 2022

Old School is the New School

Ferruccio Resta, who leads Milan’s oldest university, speaks with Brunswick about why he wouldn’t be surprised if Netflix or Amazon entered higher education, and what it takes for an institution to compete with the likes of Harvard, Oxford or MIT.

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Leadership - 21 JUNE 2022

Culture Catalyst

The day after his retirement as General Counsel for Panasonic, Laurence W. Bates talks to Brunswick’s David Ashton about his personal stake in transparency and his long career bridging cultures.