Ideas

Rise of populism in the West, linked to loss of “influence”: Interview to United Nations Radio News

The emergence of a new nationalism in some Western countries, can be linked to the general feeling that they’re losing “influence and hegemony” in the world, according to the CEO of a think tank called Global Compass. Jean Christophe Bas made the remarks after moderating a panel discussion on the global rise of populism and polarization. The event was held in …

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Bringing “Diversity on board”

Canadian cities are among the most diverse regions of the world, with immigrants and visible minorities comprising an increasing share of their population. There are more than 170,000 nonprofit and charitable organizations in Canada, many of which are headquartered in urban centres. All are governed by boards of directors, drawn from members of the public. In addition, municipal, provincial and …

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The Economist launches The Global Diversity List (GDL)

The objective of the Global Diversity List is to create global diversity standard that covers every strand of diversity, in every country, in the world. The results of the Global Diversity List will be released annually, with the first list being published in October 2015. Why create a Global Diversity List (GDL)? Benchmarking the diversity profession The diversity profession has developed …

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Indonesia Commitment to Diversity

Bhinneka Tunggal Ika is the official national motto of Indonesia. The phrase is Old Javanese translated as “Unity in Diversity“. It is inscribed in the Indonesian national symbol, Garuda Pancasila (written on the scroll gripped by the Garuda’s claws), and is mentioned specifically in article 36A of the Constitution of Indonesia. It is a quotation from an Old Javanese poem Kakawin Sutasoma, written by Mpu Tantular during the reign of the Majapahit empire …

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Intercultural Innovation Award: Apply before September 30

The Intercultural Innovation Award, a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group, searches for innovative and sustainable projects around the world that promote intercultural dialogue and understanding, making vital contributions to peace and prosperity. Ten organizations with potential for expansion and replication will be awarded funding and strategic support. Awardees will be announced at …

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Big Data: 20 Mind-Boggling Facts Everyone Must Read

Bernard Marr is a best-selling author, keynote speaker and business consultant in big data, analytics and enterprise performance. His new books are ‘Big Data’ ‘Key Business Analytics’. This is what he has observed: “Big data is not a fad. We are just at the beginning of a revolution that will touch every business and every life on this planet. But …

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The rise of radicalization

Very inspiring conversation with Leonard Lauder chairman emeritus of the Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and one of the greatest philanthropists in the US  : “the greatest challenge in the world today is radicalization, being in religions, politics, cultures…we must enhance understanding among people and cultures, otherwise we will never have peace in this world…we must learn to compromise…”

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MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) : Try Coursera

With a mission to provide universal access to the world’s best education, Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take. Anyone can choose from hundreds of courses created by the world’s top educational institutions. Watch short video lectures, take interactive quizzes, complete peer graded assessments, and connect with …

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Business and Good Society : the B Corp experience

Government and the nonprofit sector are necessary but insufficient to address society’s greatest challenges. Business must create value for society, not just shareholders. Systemic challenges require systemic solutions and the B Corp movement offers a concrete, market-based and scalable solution. Over 1,000 businesses have already joined this community, encouraging all companies to compete not just to be the best in …

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