Reflections on 10 Years of Cross-Sector Partnership, from acclaimed analysts Peter Newell, Steve Waddell and Saleem H Ali.

10 years following publication of “Terms for Endearment: Business, NGOs and Sustainable Development” we share reflections from 3 experts in cross-sector partnering, who contributed to the original book. Their chapters are available for free from Greenleaf to mark the anniversary (see the links below). The reflections are from Professor Peter Newell,... Read more

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Critical Thinking on Partnership: free chapters mark ten years

“Ten years after Terms for Endearment was published it continues to be groundbreaking, as it provides a more nuanced analysis of cross-sectoral partnering than many studies on the subject, and maps out an agenda for corporate citizenship that continues to inspire us today. A decade ago Terms for Endearment was critical in helping me to realize... Read more

From Global Compact to Global Impact

In June the largest corporate responsibility (CR) initiative in the world, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) celebrated 10 years since its launch, with a Leader’s Summit in New York. I’ve followed the the Global Compact since correspondence in 1998 with its founder Georg Kell; we discussed how the UN could learn from how NGOs and... Read more

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Will Design Thinking Save Us? The Creativity Revolution in Responsible Business.

There is a shift under way in the how some executives are thinking about their relationship to society and the great challenges of our time. If you work in this field, you will have begun to hear more about social enterprise, social innovation, CSR 2.0, a sustainable enterprise economy, and design thinking. This is part of what I call a ‘creativity... Read more

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Pakistan’s 1st signatory to the UNPRI would further the reach of responsible investment

Lifeworth Associate Hanniah Tariq returned to her home country of Pakistan to do some pro-bono work advancing responsible investment there. We are delighted that through her efforts even challenging conditions such as those faced by Pakistan at present, need not be barriers to responsible investment and we hope, such investment strategies might support... Read more

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Video Interview with Director of UNPRI

In the belly of the beast of global finance, there are people motivated not by bonuses, but by supporting a more fair and sustainable world. These people can become allies not enemies of the needed transformation of finance and investment. The new networks and projects they are creating may be crucial in the coming years, as societies call on governments... Read more

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Lifeworth Publishes Directory of CSR-related organisations in Geneva.

We can announce the release of the first Directory of CSR Geneva participants. It lists almost 100 organisations and who they are collaborating with in Geneva. To download your free copy as pdf file, visit (or right click and save the target file to your harddrive). Lifeworth’s Dr Jem Bendell is a co-founder... Read more

The UN gets Fashionable – its an eco luxury event in Geneva

Two worlds that Lifeworth consults with have not often intersected – the United Nations, on the one hand, and luxury fashion, on the other. But these are extraordinary times, when traditional barriers are tumbling, and need to tumble further. In 2008 Lifeworth’s director Dr Jem Bendell had just finished giving a little talk on a cat walk,... Read more

Jem Bendell joins board of Global Vision Institute

Lifeworth Director Dr Jem Bendell has joined the board of the Global Vision Institute. The GVI is a think-tank and catalyst for creating a values-driven international system. Based in New York, its mission is to revitalize the founding values of the United Nations – peace, justice, equality, human dignity and sustainability. It supports global... Read more

The New Lifeworth Consulting Site is Launched

I am delighted to announce the launch of the new Lifeworth Consulting website. It maps out what is key about what we do, and allows us to share some of the outputs of our work, such as our publications. There are a three ways to navigate the site. First, you can select from the main menu. From here you can see an outline of “what” we do, including... Read more


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