Author: Real Leaders

Beyond financial profit

Florida Ice & Farm Co. is one of the few companies around the world that has been able to implement a Triple Bottom Line Strategy. While many companies have sustainability strategies, the truth is that few of them have managed to merge their business strategy with their sustainability strategy. CEO, Ramón Mendiola, has systems in […]

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The Business of Education in Morocco

Education is a real issue in Morocco. Around 40 percent of the population is illiterate – not a great scenario for parents wanting to help with their kids education. Each year, the birth rate adds 640,000 more kids to the system while 380,000 leave school before completing high school. These kids are very often exposed […]

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Investing For Impact

Founded by entrepreneur Andrew Kuper and launched with President Bill Clinton in 2008, LeapFrog set out to reach 25 million vulnerable people, including 15 million women and children, within 10 years. In just 3.5 years, LeapFrog’s portfolio companies have reached nearly 10 million people in emerging markets – 70% of them women and children – […]

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The “It” Artist of the Green Movement

Chris Jordan is a photographic artist who uses his artworks to bring awareness to a serious problem of our time – consumerism. Seen from afar his images look like modern recreations of famous masterpieces, but as soon as he approaches the viewer is confronted with thousands of photographs of waste assembled into a beautiful picture. […]

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The Cleaner Planet Plan

You might assume that a giant global consumer goods company such as Unilever achieving quarterly growth of  7.1 percent could be attributed to large amounts of research and some clever future forecasting, and you’d be right, to a certain degree. Yet every great business is based on individuals who recognize opportunity through personal experience, and not […]

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Out the Box

Change everywhere requires everyone to be a changemaker, says Bill Drayton, Founder of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. We have all heard Lao Tzu’s proverb, “Give a man a fish; feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish; feed him for a lifetime.” But what do we do in a rapidly changing world, a […]

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Is Anyone Following?

  Every now and then it’s a good idea to look over your shoulder and check, says author Bill Boyajian. I was once  told a story about a jet airliner that was carrying executives from many countries, including a tribal chieftain from the interior of Brazil.  The plane went down in the jungle near the […]

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