ebbf - mindful people meaningful work
short news from ebbf members
ebbf’s make it meaningful series is the result of 25 years of experience, evolving its international events. We discovered that people are not just looking for knowledge. They want to participate. And even more important, they want to contribute. Together we challenge the working environment and come up with ways of making our work more meaningful, connecting it to a wider purpose. Making change happen at the level of the individual, organizations and institutions.
This May we will be exploring interconnected business and specifically the mutual influence between organizational culture and structure and the people who work inside a system and give life to it. How do we as individuals affect positive change in the organizations where we operate? how can organizations enable instead of disabling people?
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Marcelino Congo was one of the participants from the last ebbf conference in Barcelona on justice in the workplace. He was born in Angola and moved to Portugal when he was young where he completed most of his studies, after which, pursued a PhD in Food Safety at Catholic University (Oporto, Portugal) and Cornell University (NY, USA). He is currently a teacher and a researcher in Microbiology.
Jelena, through her work with the Loop, organized a get-together, between, what they called at that time, two ‘opposite tribes’: young social activists and business leaders from large corporations. They wanted to create a space for human interaction between leaders of today and those who have started shaping the world of tomorrow.
Arthur, Former Deputy Assistant Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and consultant to the World Bank, spoke at CSR Meetup Geneva about ‘The impact of climate change and pollution on the global economy’.
BAS brought the pioneer business model, Path to Zero, in which an integrated solution was offered to customers to lead them towards energy independence, thus turning energy cost into value creation. The company was the first energy company in the world to accept Bitcoin as payment and won two categories at the 2014 MIT Climate CoLab Challenge.