Be safe as the situation unfolds
Our mission: We orchestrate business model innovation and technology agendas for our clients. We take a business development perspective in designing high-impact digital strategies and long-term ESG impact investments. For the Port of Rotterdam, the corporate world in various industry sectors, and academic institutions incl. INSEAD, IESE, we've been engaged in board advisory services, the execution of business strategies, 2nd opinion on global opportunities, executive education, and/or speaking engagements. Here below and elsewhere on the website some key topics that have caught attention.
Governance in the digital age and in today's geopolitical environment increasingly resembles an art of decision-making conducted in the globalization versus deglobalization debate, with a recurring theme of what economic growth means in a system that touches on the physical limits of our planet. Can we expect long-term value creation and ESG mpact investing in the real economy to become more important? Will global tensions slow down the process to structurally transform and improve the world, we live in? How significant is the paradigm still about the trilemma of the world economy?
Today's complexity, fragmentation and
volatility require social-public-private and
strong hybridity and governance capabilities; a culture of
action in which creative leaders can
simultaneously meet competing global demands. How
to link the complex settings of values and
value-creation mechanisms with organizations and
institutions in the various contexts of
hybridity? Will the many dissonant characteristics of
impose higher demands on those in charge;
for those working at governments, municipals, and public agents?
Will there be a bluebook and roadmap for innovation?
impose higher demands on those in charge; for those working at governments, municipals, and public agents? Will there be a bluebook and roadmap for innovation?
ADVOCACY. CIVIL SOCIETY
New governance arrangements are not
necessarily beneficial for everyone. Citizens,
and politicians are generally at a distance
whenever governments and corporations
collaborate on -
for instance - the development of infrastructure and real estate. Social
organizations struggle to get involved in
partnerships. Communities, movements, civil
society - must be heard. How to
create added and shared value in terms of
politics and power to protect and to pursue
civil society interest? How to create a
successful social advocacy strategy? How to keep the faith in
the 'license to operate' given to business entities?
How to create added and shared value in terms of politics and power to protect and to pursue civil society interest? How to create a successful social advocacy strategy? How to keep the faith in the 'license to operate' given to business entities?
Culture of action 1
INSEAD Alumni Forum Americas
"Today’s business leaders are confronting a disrupted world. The legitimacy of shareholder capitalism has eroded, the pandemic has accelerated and pushed forward many societal issues, from climate change to inequality, and we are witnessing new waves of national rivalry".subject Read
Culture of action 2
Smart Port of Rotterdam
"The future of ports. Aligned with smart ecosystem partners in logistics chains, accelerating sustainability. Entrepreneurial. Opting for impact though revolutionary developments in technology affecting the shipping industry incl. digital twins and autonomous vessels".subject Read
Culture of action 3
High Performance Boards
"Unprecedented developments in business, politics and society. Geopolitical tensions, uncertainty and risks. High performing boards increasingly realize that governance is the determining factor behind success and failure of organisations i.e. governments, NGOs and more".subject Read
Culture of action 4
Purpose of the Corporation
"The purpose of the corporation and by extension, the purpose of corporate governance. Debates and discussions. Two schools of thought. First, the corporation is a “legal fiction” designed to facilitate what is essentially a private agreement among shareholders. Second, the corporation is a “real entity” enabled by law to serve the needs of society". Which one is yours? Why?subject Read
Culture of Action 5
HORASIS, the Global Think Tank
"Companies are not owned by their shareholders. Companies are incorporated bodies which bring together a range of stakeholders. Increasingly governments are unable to address the problems plaguing societies on the planet. Corporations are having untapped potential to mitigate these problems. An urgent call for a robust definition of corporate purpose".subject Read
Culture of action 6
Scaling Up the Mindsets
"Board oversight requires prospective and seasoned directors who can stay ahead of the curve on governance and leading practices. The mindsets include an explorer one on value propositions, an architectural one in value delivery, a conductor one to empower human capital relationships, and a director mindset and willingness to pivot the process and drive change".subject Read
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