Publications

  • Sustainability matters in the battle for talent

    May 20, 2013 | Social & Public Sector | HBR.org

    With top talent in short supply throughout many industries, employee attitudes about sustainable business practices are compelling more companies to take this issue seriously, yielding better business results for those that take action.

  • The big green talent machine

    April 17, 2013 | Talent Management & Leadership Supply, Social & Public Sector | Bain Brief

    With top talent in short supply throughout much of the world, employee attitudes about sustainable business practices are compelling more companies to take this issue seriously, yielding benefits to those firms that take action. A recent Bain survey shows that employees view their companies’

  • Key talent that social enterprises can use from profit firms

    February 28, 2013 | Social & Public Sector | Business Daily Africa

    Social enterprises that focus on wooing corporate talent must also be committed to their own efforts to achieve scale.

  • How to woo talent from the for-profit world

    February 15, 2013 | Social & Public Sector | HBR.org

    For ambitious young professionals, the abilities they develop fairly quickly at a social enterprise are the sorts of listening, communications, problem-solving, and relationship skills that take years to acquire by climbing the corporate ladder.

  • To grow, social enterprises must play by business rules

    January 09, 2013 | Nonprofit | HBR.org

    Social enterprise stems from a desire to make the world a better place. But if we want it to do so at a meaningful scale, it is time to acknowledge that social enterprises earn their right to be in business the same way private enterprises do: by serving customer needs better than their competition.