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Innovation in the NGO sphere: Embracing technology and beyond for social good

| May 22, 2024

In the NGO sector, technology serves not merely as a tool but as a catalyst for transformation and social impact. As NGOs confront global challenges such as climate change and social inequality, integrating advanced technologies provides a pathway to enhance their services, rejuvenate their missions and broaden their impact. The Kestria NGO & Not For Profit Global Practice Group has convened four esteemed experts from around the globe to explore how embracing technology can drive innovation, improve operational efficiencies and expand outreach in meaningful ways.

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The board profile in 2024

| May 16, 2024

Today's boards need to be not just robust, but also remarkably agile. Uncertainty and agility have surfaced as pivotal traits shaping the contours of modern corporate governance. This shift underscores the urgency for an updated blueprint of board profiles, ensuring they are equipped to steer organisations successfully in a fluctuating economic landscape.

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AI and robotics integration: Transforming production and automation

| May 15, 2024

Advancements in technology, particularly in artificial intelligence, robotics and IoT, are transforming the industrial and production sectors. This shift leads to more efficient, cost-effective and high-quality manufacturing, with a focus on sustainability and green practices. The sector is also adapting to global supply chain challenges by prioritizing resilience and flexibility to respond to market changes and geopolitical factors.

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AI ethics, regulation and business growth

| May 8, 2024

The technology sector is increasingly focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and the ethics of its use. AI has become one of the most transformative developments, impacting the future of business, living, and how things are done. Machines are now learning on their own, without regular human input, leading to accelerated efficiency, effectiveness, and cost reduction, thanks to AI. However, governments are concerned about AI; while it offers tremendous benefits if used correctly, it also poses significant risks if misused.

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Unleashing the power of experience: Why hiring talent over 50 wins

| May 1, 2024

As the demographics of the workforce shift, the proportion of older workers available and willing to work has increased. Traditional hiring practices often favor younger talent, driven by misconceptions about the capabilities and expectations of older workers. This overlooks a crucial asset seasoned professionals bring to the table.

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Strengthening your board for success in a volatile world

Anders Jorgensen | April 24, 2024

The dynamics of corporate boardrooms are increasingly recognized as pivotal to the success or failure of organizations worldwide. As such, the composition of these boards and the challenges they face have never been more critical. This perspective emphasizes the importance of adopting strategic recruitment practices for board members, comparable to the rigorous standards applied in executive recruitment, to ensure a vibrant, effective and forward-thinking governance team.

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Building bridges across borders: Strategies for a cohesive remote global team

| April 17, 2024

The global landscape of work is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Fueled by advancements in technology and a growing desire for flexibility, remote work is rapidly becoming the norm, bringing a host of benefits. This shift offers undeniable advantages like access to a broader talent pool and improved work-life balance, even though it presents unique challenges.

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Pioneering climate-neutral innovations in Dutch greenhouse horticulture

Patrick Westerburger | April 9, 2024

Dutch greenhouse horticulture is a major sector, with more than 3,300 specialized companies representing an export value of €10.8 billion. This makes greenhouse horticulture one of the most important sectors within Dutch agribusiness. Patrick Westerburger, Managing Partner, Kestria Netherlands, interviewed Adri Bom-Lemstra, the chairman of Glastuinbouw Nederland, about innovations in the sector.

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Unconventional leaders elevate organisational success

| April 4, 2024

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the role of leadership has taken on a new dimension. Gone are the days when industry experience within a single sector was the golden ticket to success. Instead, a new breed of leaders is emerging - ones who bring a wealth of knowledge and fresh perspectives from diverse industries.

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Inclusion and productivity: The challenge of age diversity in the corporate environment

Carlos Eduardo Staut | March 5, 2024

In recent years, we have witnessed a significant transformation in the corporate landscape. For the first time in history, we have four generations living together in the workforce: Baby boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z. In this context, Human Resources managers play a key role in promoting inclusion and combating ageism, helping to build a work environment where everyone feels valued and able to contribute their best.

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