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Have We Reached The End Of Brand Purpose?

Have We Reached The End Of Brand Purpose?

Rather than offering solutions to societal needs, brand ‘purpose’ risks becoming a euphemism for ill-conceived CSR campaigns. The Holmes Report's Alex Brownsell talks to CMOs, incl ...

The Next in Augmented Relationships

The Next in Augmented Relationships

Melanie Joe, Consultant, Research and Insights, MSL Exciting developments from the technology sector are in the news on an almost everyday basis; big data, virtual reality (VR), au ...

How Technology will Help Communicators Usher in Limitless Consumerism

How Technology will Help Communicators Usher in Limitless Consumerism

By Daphne Hoytt, SVP, MSL Atlanta, NA Consumer Practice Director In today’s modern world, it goes without that saying that exclusivity is what moves the needle in consumer brand co ...

China’s Live-streaming Trend: Paving the Way for Increased Engagement

China’s Live-streaming Trend: Paving the Way for Increased Engagement

By Glenn Osaki, President, Asia, Shanghai, China, MSL and Liki Qin, Regional Senior Manager, Asia, MSL 2016 will be known as the dawn of the era of live-streaming in China, with ov ...

PR – Driven Media: Hero of The Day

PR – Driven Media: Hero of The Day

By Guillaume Herbette, Global CEO, MSL Every brand is a media company now. This message has undoubtedly been instilled in every communications and marketing professional. And what ...

Immersive Tech Meets Sustainability

Immersive Tech Meets Sustainability

By Sheila McLean, NA Citizenship & Sustainability Practice Director, MSL Much has been said and written about how immersive tech will transform the communications industry, ush ...

Transforming the Patient Experience with Immersive Technologies

Transforming the Patient Experience with Immersive Technologies

By Jim Weinrebe, Health Practice Leader, MSL North America The integration of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) with Big Data, increasingly, has t ...

3 Tips to Achieve Real Impact with your Human Rights Initiative

By Luna Atamian, Senior Account Executive, Corporate & Brand Citizenship, North America, MSLGROUP The belief that human rights are relevant to the economic, social and environmental aspects of corporate activity hasn't always been very popular, which can be surprising given that human rights common norms have existed for 67 years. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHD) adopted by the U.N Gener ...

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Building the Resilience of People and Communities

By Liping Mian, Human Rights Advocate Coming from a human rights and anthropology background and having worked with different non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for almost ten years, I naturally became interested in the subject of while studying at Sciences Po Paris in 2013. Businesses in general have a more mature management system and more sustainable resources, which NGOs do not always have. Plus, a f ...

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Human Rights is at the Center of Business Sustainability

In the past five years, the topic of human rights has moved to the center of corporate responsibility and sustainable business. There are two specific reasons and one more general and very powerful driver. First, the United Nations Global Principles on Human Rights and Business, adopted in 2011, make it clear that companies have a responsibility to respect universal human rights in their operations and supp ...

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Engaging Employees Around CSR

By Kerri Warner, Senior Vice President Employee Practice, North America, MSLGROUP The state of employee engagement isn't revealed simply through an annual survey, but self-evident in the corporate culture - the habits of mind and behavior that leaders and employees express every day. When working with clients who want to improve employee engagement, we start with the end in mind. We ask clients, “when emplo ...

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Disruptions in Action: Make Clean Energy

The majority of our energy today is used for transport, electricity and heating, and comes from fossil fuels (oil, coal and natural gas). Fossil fuels are far from sustainable - they are a limited resource that we are consuming at an accelerating rate and they are the major source of carbon emissions. That's why clean energy is top of the agenda. For the sake of people, planet and profit, it's crucial that ...

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Disruptions in Action: Change Behavior

While products are made at factories and sold at stores, they are ultimately used and discarded by end consumers. Therefore - and perhaps more so for some products - a significant footprint lies with the people who use or misuse them. To be truly sustainable, to reduce footprints and establish a circular economy, it's important to involve people in the sustainability agenda. To inspire people to change thei ...

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Disruptions in Action: Collaborate Across Boundaries

By Melanie Joe, Consultant - Research and Insights, MSLGROUP Our insights team highlights broad trends that point to a real chance for change. We feature examples of initiatives led by businesses, organizations and people, and shine the spotlight on inspiring businesses at the forefront of sustainability. As businesses and organizations dive deeper into sustainability, it's quickly apparent that no one enti ...

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Disruptions in Action: Create Positive Handprints

By Melanie Joe, Consultant - Research and Insights, MSLGROUP Our insights team highlights broad trends that point to a real chance for change. We feature examples of initiatives led by businesses, organizations and people, and shine the spotlight on inspiring businesses at the forefront of sustainability. Traditionally, organizations have created positive impact through CSR programs that promote local commu ...

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Disruptions in Action: Maximize Resources

By Melanie Joe, Consultant - Research and Insights, MSLGROUP Our insights team highlights broad trends that point to a real chance for change. We feature examples of initiatives led by businesses, organizations and people, and shine the spotlight on inspiring businesses at the forefront of sustainability. Maximize Resources From startups to well-established brands, businesses are constantly finding new ways ...

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It’s Time for Transformation: Question Everything

By Pascal Beucler, SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, MSLGROUP, The Future of Business and the Future of Sustainability are the two sides of the same coin: it's all about combining profit and purpose to deliver a better performance and value for all. Over the past two decades, sustainability has become a core business concern that is fundamental to long-term objectives and value creation. Businesses that add ...

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