Jul 04, 2013 - Jul 05, 2013
With financial capitals still reeling from a crisis that redefined the entire world economy, countries are coming to terms with scarce resources, an increasingly wired generation, and the so-called “dysfunction of globalization”—issues that have been recognized in many important gatherings such as the World Economic Forum and the United Nations Summit. In this context, the business community must fully embrace its role as a powerful catalyst not just for growth, but inclusive economic growth. This is at the heart of the 2013 League of Corporate Foundations’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Expo.
Jul 23, 2013
Despite economic progress, the poor are getting poorer, and the vulnerable are left with very limited choices. To say that CSR is making a genuine impact, we should refocus, see beyond the margins, and transform the lives of marginalized and excluded communities. As we embark on our journey to sustainable development, LCF commits to bring CSR to where it is most felt and most needed. Our call: “Isang Bansa. Isang Bukas. Sabay sa Pag-unlad.”
When it comes to the value chain, what truly differentiates a market leader in the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) industry? Across the globe, companies are dealing with the increased commoditization of work. In fact, it has evolved to a degree that even knowledge work is becoming automated, transforming specialty into a mere routine.
With players pitted against each other in terms of dollars and cents, it can be easy to forget that real value emerges from creativity. In a blog for Harvard Business Review, Jack Hughes writes, “Value creation in the future will be based on economies of creativity: mass customization and the high value of bringing a new product or service improvement to market; the ability to find a solution to a vexing customer problem; or, the way a new product or service is sold and delivered.” The value chain, he explains, “will supplant the supply chain.”
If we go by market dynamics, is the case for moving up the value chain really strong? If so, are companies readily investing in more complex, higher-value work? Will this be key to sustaining the IT-BPM industry’s growth and conquering the new business frontier?