Here is our recent podcast of finding possibilities with Dan Runde of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
Dan is Senior Vice President, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director of the Project of Prosperity and Development at CSIS. He joins us to discuss the need for society to learn from current experiences and the tectonic shifts underway around the globe. Specifically, he connects education, inequality and corruption and their effects in a pandemic-impacted world.
Dan is a connector of ideas and people. His insights are very helpful.
Recently, in our new offices, our Chairman, Brad Anderson, spoke briefly on leadership. You can hear his take on what each and all of us can do to lead at this time above or on our YouTube Channel here.
Brad, a former CEO of Best Buy and member of many corporate boards, thinks of leadership as deeply personal – personal to us and personal to those we lead.
The moral work of a leader is to give others a sense of significance in their work, no matter what their salary or title, social status or scope of authority. At this time, leadership, understood in this way, has a sacred quality – we must each step up to leadership.
I would be very interested in your thoughts and feedback.
Our podcast discussion with John Little of Melbourne, Australia, can be seen above.
John started an ethics center in Australia. He grounds his approach on insight and discernment, as recommended by the noted Jesuit thinker, Bernard Lonergan. He further thinks about how our work and lives could be more fulfilling if we more intentionally seek those ends or goods which seem under conditions of natural law most appropriate for our human species.
John first introduced me to the thoughts of Lonergan and I have been grateful to him ever since. Reflecting, having confidence in our capacity for insight, intuition and cultivating sensitivity to flow, empower our minds and spirits with self-confidence and brace them against the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” with a sort of humble courage.
I think you will find John’s comments very helpful to you at this time.
I am very pleased to inform you that our podcast discussion with Herman Mulder of The Netherlands is now available and can be viewed above.
Herman is one of the most experienced and astute leaders in the CSR/Sustainability evolution of capitalism, now with the Impact Institute in Amsterdam, a best practice leader in measuring the impacts of enterprises.
He is most notable for the initiation of the Equator Principles. He is currently a Chairman of the True Price Foundation, member of the board of the Dutch National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for MNE’s and former Chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative. He was also a Senior Executive Vice-President at ABN AMRO.
Mr. Mulder played a key role in the creation of NFX, a coordinated platform between the Dutch government and Dutch financial sector focused on finance for development. Herman was Senior Advisor to the U.N. Global Compact and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He is an Ambassador of the International Integrated Reporting Council and Advisor to the Natural Capital Coalition.
In November 2005, he received a Knighthood of the Order of Oranje-Nassau as a recognition for his active role in the development of the sustainability topics and Dutch economy, after which he was promoted to be an officer in the same order in October 2017 for his work as Chairman of the Sustainable Development Goals – Dutch Charter Coalition.
The Caux Round Table is lucky to benefit from his experience and wisdom.