As part of their mission to drive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UK’s DFID and Unilever have launched an open call for social enterprises to share their ideas, harnessing the power of open innovation through the TRANSFORM initiative.
"With the mass commoditization brought about by technology, your people are now your greatest source of competitive advantage. What’s required is a complete reinvention of people strategies."
Rather than getting to the market as quickly as possible, businesses are taking a more measured approach to innovation in 2018. Comparing to data from 2016, the GE Global Innovation Barometer found that “innovation achievers” are increasingly cautious in their approach to innovation.
As part of its Executive Education offering, the Harvard Business School has developed an alternative to an executive MBA programme. Designed for specialists and contributors with 10 to 15 years of work experience, the Program for Leadership Development (PLD) is an accelerated learning experience for emerging business leaders.
Retaining its position for the fifth consecutive year, South Korea is the most innovative country in the world, according to a recent league table published by Bloomberg. The Asian country took the top spot in the 2018 Bloomberg Innovation Index, which used seven criteria to compile the list, including research and development spending and concentration of high-tech companies.