short news from ebbf members
It is hard to find a more suitable person than Marjo Lips-Wjersma to define meaningful work, a key element of ebbf‘s tagline, as she is the author of the book “Map of Meaning, how to sustain our humanity in the world of work” and of ebbf’s publication: Purpose beyond Profit – Towards a spiritual foundation for corporate responsibility.
Wouldn’t it be great if events organised by ebbf and other positively-impacting organizations could contact you to use your presentation or workshop facilitation skills to inspire and elevate their events?
ebbf is launching a platform that will allow you to share your profile and presentation skills.
Event organizers will be able to quickly find your profile and the ideal fit to the events they are creating.
If you are interested to be a speaker/facilitator/chairperson now or in the future,
click here and fill-in your data to allow event organizers to easily find you and benefit from your skills.
What are you waiting for?
Wishing you a very meaningful week.
Martina Crepaz and Daniel Truran
ebbf speakers platform team
I have followed the work of the IPCC for many years and participated in one of their earlier meetings as part of my responsibilities for the UN System-wide Earthwatch. I helped to create and oversee the Global Climate Observing System and the Integrated Global Observing Strategy Partnership with all the space agencies and international research programmes, and have collaborated with a number of the scientists involved in the IPCC at various times. I have great admiration for the scientific processes behind the IPCC, and full confidence in its results, acknowledging that it always errs on the conservative side to avoid any criticism. The meeting I attended in Bern immediately after the report was finalized was organized by the Swiss researchers who led one of the main IPCC working groups.
Elizabeth Walker Sobhani, Managing Director of Lotus Consulting Asia, based in Beijing, was one of the authors of the first report on Chinese money donors behavior funded by the Skoll Foundation as part of a project with Half the Sky and Chun Hui Children that was officially launched on Dec. 2nd 2014. A US-China Team with 4 experts conducted the research and report, “Catching the Rising Tide—Chinese Donor Strategies and Implications”. Half the Sky has a long track record of success in China, and has extensive systems for measuring its programs and progress.
Today is the United Nation’s International anti-corruption day. We take the opportunity to raise awareness and open conversations of possible ways forward, perhaps you wish to spark a meaningful conversation using ebbf’s own Knowledge Centre on this topic or its publication “Fighting to restore trust“, also created by ebbf expert in the sector Jean-Pierre Méan.
Paul Hughes’ exhibition in London, titled Images not to be seen but rather envisioned, was curated and designed by AKKA (Stephanie Akkaoui Huhges). He opens an explanation about the exhibition with “Knowledge is a human right. However, it is not just about the access to knowledge, but more importantly it is about the application of Knowledge and the Creation of Knowledge as a human right”.
During the meaningful hangout held on Tuesday 20th November Greg Hodges and Mae Carmel Walters explored the question: How to choose the values that will sustain your enterprise? They kicked off the conversation by offering highlights of their enterprise and the values they selected to drive it. “We asked ourselves what kind of work, what kind of lifestyle do we want? Moving to a rural area and being engaged in agriculture was the answer and we evolved from ambitious gardening to feed ourselves and our neighbours, to then expanding to an enterprise to supply over 100 families with fruits and veg.”
Lili Rahmati’s primary motivation to contribute as a journalist was based on the opportunity to connect one-on-one with other entrepreneurs and be able to share their story as individuals: “As a business owner/entrepreneur, I feel that I am uniquely positioned to extract certain perspectives that could be beneficial to others who are interested in taking the leap toward entrepreneurship.”
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Yi, one of the new ebbf journalists, hopes to make the most of what she called, a precious meaningful opportunity, that allows her to do something related with her work: “I hope to contribute to ebbf’s goal to reach a broader population, strongly accompany everyone involved and be inspired by ebbf members and learn to work in a unique culture”.