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Articles tagged with: human capital

29 September 2010

Carbon Tax: Trade or Trees

Written by Robyn Ferrar, Posted in editorials

Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, we humans have been taking advantage of the planet’s ecological services free of charge.  Today we are paying the price in many ways, and yet still we dig our heels in when it comes to shouldering that burden of debt.  Radical reform of our economy is required but until the powers that be get their heads around that one, we need to look at intermediate solutions.

29 September 2010

Human Capital and Sustainability

Written by Robyn Ferrar, Posted in editorials

When it comes to Human Capital, the big question in boardrooms throughout the world is: “Can we leverage our human capital towards business success without throwing more money at it?”.  The answer is YES.  In fact, throwing more money at it – pay rises; promotions; bonuses etc. – is one of the least effective ways to leverage this potential, because money is only a short-term motivator.  So, how can this be done?