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Inside the mind of YeJiang Pan

October 2018

(or what you might find there)

I need to talk to Wang Lei and Wang Zhaozhao. We go out to dinner for a chat. Our shoptalk gets better and better, and we have fun over a good meal. My French friends tell me that’s typically Chinese, which makes me laugh: what about them and their obsession with regional cuisine and their vineyards?

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Dans la tête de Warren Buffett…

Juillet 2018

(ou ce que l'on pourrait y trouver !)

87 ans… Susie m'a dit qu'il est temps de penser à rédiger mes Mémoires. Elle a toujours un coup d'avance, ma Susie, et toujours peur pour moi. Quelle idée farfelue d'expliquer à la presse que je ne stocke pas de piles de Coke chez moi ! Pire, de revendiquer que je paie moi-même ce que je bois ! Pousser ma fille à se faire mon avocate publiquement sur des rumeurs…quel coup de maître de journaliste.

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What makes a good fundraising experience?

March 2018

We live in times of unmatched speed of wealth creation and of general agreement that the private sector has an equally unmatched responsibility over development in the Global South. Yet, these are also times where competition for philanthropic fundraising is fierce, especially when it is about attracting and securing private sector capital.

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Inside the Mind of Warren Buffett

November 2017

Eighty-seven years old… Susie has told me it’s time to start thinking about writing my memoires. Hmm… She’s always ahead of the game, my Susie, and always worried for me. What could have gotten into her to be explaining to the press that I didn’t have stockpiles of Coke at my house? Even worse, to be claiming that I pay for what I drink myself? That’s a heck of a story, right there. (Smiles.)

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Back to Business

September 2017

Autumn is here. Wherever you look, there are people with the wind in their sails. We are on course for the 4th quarter, but first let’s have a little glance astern, so that we can securely lash your organisation’s goals to the sector’s challenges.

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How to listen to your stakeholders

July 2017

Multi-stakeholder dialogue allows companies to take the pulse of society

In an era of 360° communication, where data circulates the blogosphere and bounces between stakeholders, it has become vital to forecast and capture stakeholder concerns upfront. This implies giving stakeholders a voice in the process of reaching solutions and making decisions. That is what multi-stakeholder dialogue is all about.

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Are NGOs up to the reputation challenge?

January 2017

Even as agents of change, attention must be focused on effective reputation management

10 million! That is the estimated number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) worldwide (source: The Global Journal). Imagine: as a country, they would form the fifth largest economy in the world. In Europe, 147,000 registered public-benefit foundations deliver combined annual expenditures of nearly 60 billion euro.

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Salutaire professionnalisation

Septembre 2016

En Chine, la nouvelle loi sur la philanthropie promeut une simplification administrative pour la création et l’accréditation d’une organisation sociale.

Qui avait entendu parler de Gensheng Niu avant juin 2016? Tout investisseur, chercheur ou media intéressé par la Chine et l’industrie laitière. En Suisse plus particulièrement, Nestlé et Emmi qui ne cessent de capter en Chine une part croissante de consommateurs de produits laitiers devenus méfiants à l’égard de la production domestique depuis le scandale du lait contaminé à la mélanine en 2008. Mais au-delà?

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Engage to win

May 2016

The change from the Age of Information to the Age of Relationships means that communicators have to engage online, culturally and socially.

Communication used to be all about producing, packaging and distributing content to specific audiences to inform them about the organisation. However, today the scope of communications has expanded. Society has become a diffuse network of continuously interacting and inter-influencing stakeholders, who initiate all sorts of debates, channel all sorts of data and opinions from all sorts of sources, towards all sorts of recipients. As a result, communicators must transform themselves into permanent stakeholder engagement agents. Engagement is the capacity to connect a business with a sense of purpose and to secure bonding with the community of stakeholders in all its diversity.

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La philosophie ravivée du contrat social

Août 2014

Renforcer la symbiose entre l’entreprise et son environnement humain est un des avantages précieux de la philanthropie.

Depuis Genève, dite aujourd’hui «capitale de la philanthropie» pour sa vivacité en la ma-tière, on est naturelle-ment tenté de se référer à Jean-Jacques Rousseau et au concept de volonté générale développé dans l’esprit des Lumières du XVIIIe siècle.

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The consequences of diversity

November 2013

The change from the Age of Information to the Age of Relationships means that communicators have to engage online, culturally and socially.

Communication used to be all about producing, packaging and distributing content to specific audiences to inform them about the organisation. However, today the scope of communications has expanded. Society has become a diffuse network of continuously interacting and inter-influencing stakeholders, who initiate all sorts of debates, channel all sorts of data and opinions from all sorts of sources, towards all sorts of recipients. As a result, communicators must transform themselves into permanent stakeholder engagement agents. Engagement is the capacity to connect a business with a sense of purpose and to secure bonding with the community of stakeholders in all its diversity.

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