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The Cactus and The Storyteller

It’s a prickly story indeed, but the world loves cacti as ardently as it loves corporate storytellers. Whether they are natural, artificial or a gold plated pendant found on a charm bracelet, cacti are intriguing. Similarly, corporate storytelling is the mantra by which all communicators in the business world live by, and it is admired and executed in a variety of forms.

Don’t Drop that Hat! Tips for Today’s Corporate Communicator

Corporate communications is the area of expertise that is concerned with creating, curating and disseminating key communications collateral between a company and all its diverse stakeholders. This field has a two-pronged approach, and is concerned with both the internal and external functioning of a successful organisation. In an arena of over-saturated content, how can corporate communications professionals ensure they do not drop any of the many hats they wear?

The Corporate Communicator’s Role in Sustainability Reporting

In this introductory series on sustainability and the corporate world, we have already discussed the basics of sustainability, the GRI guidelines and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, followed by some important case studies that have served as examples for our insights.

Sense and Sustainability: Corporate Responsibility

This is the third article in an introductory series that explores the importance of sustainability in the corporate world. The first and second articles can be accessed from the embedded links in the article.

Long-Form Publishing on LinkedIn

One of the most exciting prospects of entering virtually any gaming world is collecting additional rewards. A luminous jewel hidden among trees could equip you with weaponry or a magic potion could give you the power of invisibility. The moment you collect these rewards you would notice that your life in the virtual space is prolonged and your score increased. In the world of social media, focus is primarily laid on exploiting trends for the benefit of the present. But when publishing on LinkedIn why not think long-term?

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Sense and Sustainability: GRI, SDGs and Everything-in-Between

Here’s the second article in our introductory series on sustainability and the corporate world. In the first article we provided a comprehensive definition of sustainability and what it means today.

Sense and Sustainability: The Basics

In this five part series on sustainability, we will explore what it means to be sustainable in the twenty-first century, why it has become such a hot topic issue, and what the implications are for all things sustainability going forward.

Ingeniously Spun: Managing a Company’s Facebook Page

Countless negative connotations are associated with spiders’ webs that are linked to its infamous occupants. Yet for a moment let’s take our minds away from the leggy, hairy occupants of a spider’s web and focus on their genius creation; spider silk.