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Wayne Visser

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Wayne Visser
Prof. Dr. Wayne Visser is Professor of Integrated Value at Antwerp Management School, a Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Founder of CSR International and author of 28 books. Chair in Sustainable Transformation Professor of Integrated Value
Expertise

April 28, 2021

By Wayne Visser

Sustainable Transformation: The Journey of a Thousand Miles

Sustainable Transformation Supply Chain & Logistics Leadership

Since sustainable development was first defined in “Our Common Future” (a 1987 UN report) as ‘development that meets the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs’, we have made a lot of progress. The vast majority of

May 18, 2020

By Wayne Visser

How COVID-19 is inspiring sustainability at work

Sustainable Transformation COVID-19

When I was researching and writing our paper for Randstad’s sustainability@work report, recently published, COVID-19 had not yet hit. And yet, the analysis of what sustainable transformation implies for employees and the workplace has proved to be more relevant than ever for organizations

Opinion

February 14, 2019

By Wayne Visser

Climate marches won’t change the world – but they will speed up change in the world

Sustainable Transformation

Public protests – like today’s Students for Climate march in Brussels – usually register as nothing more than a blip on the radar of the daily news cycle. Some group is dissatisfied with something. They exercise their democratic right to wave a few placards and chant some clichéd slogans.

Column

October 15, 2018

By Wayne Visser

Purposeful Leadership – A Tribute to Kofi Annan

Sustainable Transformation

The recent death of Kofi Annan gives me pause to think about the nature of leadership – and especially what makes one leader stand out, as Annan clearly did. What makes a leader good, or inspiring, rather than simply effective?

Opinion

March 26, 2018

By Wayne Visser

The SDGs and Business: New Horizon or New Smokescreen?

Sustainable Transformation

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by 193 countries in September 2017, are very fashionable now – especially among big companies. But are they really changing the way that business does business? Or are they little more than a new wave of corporate PR spin – a successor to

Expertise

October 16, 2017

By Wayne Visser

Integrated Value: The Aspirational Goal of Purpose-Inspired Organizations

Sustainable Transformation

I have recently been appointed Professor of Integrated Value at Antwerp Management School, so I thought it appropriate to explore the concept of integrated value in this, my first AMS blog. If you are not familiar with the term, that is because integrated value is a relatively recent