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Education & Skills

The Ambassadeurs Group believe that education is a fundamental need throughout the world and lifelong learning should not only be encouraged but should be a linchpin of society. The AG brands all have a strong commitment to educate, motivate, support, and share knowledge to raise standards and opportunities for all. We should all continuously educate ourselves and one another to be and do better.

Human capital: is this the new viral currency?

What do you think when you consider the definition of the word ‘asset’? Whilst they come in many different forms – fixed, tangible, intangible – ultimately, an asset is an item of value.

Assets can be managed and measured. They can increase and decrease in value. They can be gained, they can be lost. However, when organisations consider their portfolio of assets, it’s only a few trailblazers that incorporate arguably the most defining competitive advantage for economic growth within this index: their people.

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CSR – the only business investment that never fails

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an understanding that the actions a business takes and the decisions it makes, have an impact on society and the environment that must be acknowledged.

It’s a beyond compliant approach to business operations known as ‘social practice’. It is taking the socially conscious effort to honour ethical values through considered business delivery to not only respect but drive positive change through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to people and the communities in which we live.

Moral business ethics are underpinned in legislation and in the UK, we’re all fortunate to have corporate governance that embeds a benchmark of best practice specifically when it comes to social labour. Whilst we are seeing a transition into a socially responsible approach to extend into corporate environmental and economic impact, to date most mandatory legislation focuses on disclosure rather than directive.

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Stakeholder Capitalism: the power shift is changing – will you lead or will you follow?

Stakeholder capitalism is a management theory that is prevailing its way back onto the corporate agenda. It’s the strategy concept that focuses on companies’ stakeholder models which recognise universal priorities, arguing that alignment of collective needs (not just the shareholders) is the only way to sustain longevity in successful business operations.

In business, the default has been to rely on senior governing bodies and shareholders to drive the priority memorandum; this way of working is swiftly not only becoming dated, but damaging.

Stakeholder capitalism seeks to emphasise the benefit of recognising the priorities of all those who have a ‘stake’ in driving the success of companies. It is a stakeholder model that acknowledges the customers, the employees, the suppliers etc. in addition to those in the driving seat, the shareholders.

This stakeholder model concept is about recognising the pivotal importance of those both backstage and frontstage – the global audience and the global auditorium.

Unsure of your stance – ask yourself this: are you striving for long term value creation for all those involved over short-term profit and wins?

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What will be Covid’s lasting legacy on our education systems?

The Covid pandemic has left no sector untouched. The disruption to education has arguably created the most far-reaching consequences and long-term impacts, the extent of which we won’t fully understand for years to come. Students, teachers, parents: each had to embrace new approaches to learning, rely on unfamiliar technology, and reach deep within for the fortitude required for months of home-schooling. From primary age pupils through to university students, the pandemic has also taken a serious toll on the mental health of students, which will require serious attention from schools, universities and governments in the coming years.

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