January 16, 2018

US Trends Towards Value-based Healthcare with Promising Results

Employers in the US are getting savvy with opting for value-based health cover for employees rather than the conventional volume-based delivery system; the value-based model is proving to drive significant cost efficiencies and improve the overall quality of healthcare services’ delivery.
January 15, 2018

Make Kindness Business-As-Usual

Engaging employees to make kindness a daily habitual takes more than a token cheque. WKUSA Chief Advisor Michael Lloyd-White offers a few pearls of kindness to help encourage employees to make free-will offerings a mainstay in working life.
January 9, 2018

Strong Diversity Demonstrates Superior Organisational Performance

Successful diversity doesn’t lie in grand gestures, but is often built out of small, everyday actions by people at all levels of an organisation. We crunch some stats on selected big brands to see who’s getting it right.
January 8, 2018

Microfinance and Impact Investing Marks Major Shift in Asia

In most of Asia, Microfinance (MFI) has played a critical role in providing much-needed finance to female entrepreneurs, who historically have had little access to formal credit. In addition, MFI uses technology to provide essential financial services to remote regions, a phenomenon that has helped deliver independence to borrowers and lifted millions out of poverty.
January 2, 2018

What Business does Kindness have in Business?

If you’re looking for when the word ‘kindness’ last appeared on your company’s agenda, you might find yourself left wanting among dusty closets and archived boxes. Like all things much loved, but a little neglected, perhaps it’s time dust off the ‘word’ and give it a new lease of life…
January 1, 2018

Virtual Reality Set for Exponential Growth by 2020

The virtual world is about to go into overdrive. According to Super Data Research, the virtual reality market (VR) is projected to reach USD 28.3 billion by 2020.

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January 16, 2018

US Trends Towards Value-based Healthcare with Promising Results

Employers in the US are getting savvy with opting for value-based health cover for employees rather than the conventional volume-based delivery system; the value-based model is proving to drive significant cost efficiencies and improve the overall quality of healthcare services’ delivery.

January 8, 2018

Microfinance and Impact Investing Marks Major Shift in Asia

In most of Asia, Microfinance (MFI) has played a critical role in providing much-needed finance to female entrepreneurs, who historically have had little access to formal credit. In addition, MFI uses technology to provide essential financial services to remote regions, a phenomenon that has helped deliver independence to borrowers and lifted millions out of poverty.

January 1, 2018

Virtual Reality Set for Exponential Growth by 2020

The virtual world is about to go into overdrive. According to Super Data Research, the virtual reality market (VR) is projected to reach USD 28.3 billion by 2020.

December 12, 2017

Voluntourism the New Vocation Vacation

Nothing gets a consumer feeling good about a spend than justifying it with a social cause. The Voluntourism industry, while unregulated, is booming. We take a look at the history, the problematics and the positives of this lucrative international trade.

November 16, 2017

PSD2 Heralds New Age of Banking in EU 2018

While the fault line has been forming for some time, it is about to turn into the Grand Canyon with banks on one side, and tech companies on the other. As of January 2018, the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) regulations come into effect across the European Union enabling businesses and customers to use third-party providers to manage their finances.

November 9, 2017

Baba Ramdev Overpowers FMCG Sector in India

Ascetics (colloquially known as babas) in India are re-inventing themselves as business gurus. The well-known baba Ramdev has not only become the de facto brand ambassador of yoga in India and abroad, he is also powering Patanjali Ayurved, an FMCG brand which has disrupted the mojo of deep-pocketed domestic and global giants.

October 20, 2017

Who is DARPA and Why You Should Care

DARPA has a USD 3.1 billion budget for R&D, which is on par with big pharma and tech giants, so it is interesting to note how under the radar DARPA is. Perhaps it’s not surprising considering they invented the technology for Stealth fighters (pun intended) and O! they also invented the internet plus a truckload of other cool things we all take for granted. We take you through a timeline of their most accomplished achievements to-date. Down Periscope!

October 18, 2017

Green Building Rankings Grow World-Wide

Commercial and residential buildings are responsible for almost forty percent of the Greenhouse Gas emissions globally. We take a snapshot of how green building ranking systems are tracking across the continents…  

October 4, 2017

Digitisation and High Disposable Income Drives Urban Spending Boom

High disposable incomes and a booming services sector are driving urban spending in India. India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), a trust under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry expects consumer spending to reach USD 4 trillion by 2025.

September 27, 2017

Bathrooms Become ‘Wellness Spaces’

Bathrooms are increasingly moving beyond utility to becoming an extension of experimental living spaces. In India, it is USD 2 billion industry that is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 17-18 percent per year, and is estimated to grow by 20 percent in the next five years.

September 26, 2017

USD 97 Trillion Needed for BRICS by 2040

With developing economies, such as BRICS countries moving towards maturation, the emphasis on infrastructure spending is increasing. According to a report ‘Global Infrastructure Outlook’, USD 93 trillion is needed to meet global infrastructure growth demands by 2040.

September 20, 2017

Japan Plans Cyber Security Hub for 2020 Summer Olympics

Japan is taking cyber security threats very seriously, with its plan to set up a cyber security hub to protect infrastructure during the 2020 Paralympics and Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo.

September 13, 2017

Scientists Develop Star Wars Style 3D Holograms

Scientists from the University of Utah in the US have developed a new way to make low-cost 3D holograms that are more realistic than holograms in the Star Wars series.

September 7, 2017

Proparco, Ecobank Inks Millions for EU-West Africa Trade

French Development Agency’s private sector financing arm Proparco signed a USD 50 million trade finance guarantee agreement with pan-African banking group Ecobank to boost trade between France and West African countries.

August 30, 2017

India Faces Multiple Challenges Amid Widening Trade Deficit

While trade deficit should not be a grey area for India – which continues to grow as its economy and consumption patterns grow – pragmatism calls for a balance of trade; India must make in-roads to bridge its import-export gap.



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December 11, 2017

Andrew Constantine – The Cyber Fire-Starter

With the world on a seemingly deterministic course towards automation and Internet of Things (IoT), the adaptation and integration of new protocols, bots and devices into our work and home environments means individuals and organisations will be increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. We chatted with one of Australia’s youngest rising tech stars, founder of CIO Cyber Security Andrew Constantine on why there need be no rules in cyber space…

November 13, 2017

Igor Khmel – Inside the Fintech Mine

BANKEX may become a stampede of unicorns with founder and CEO Igor Khmel riding the one with wings at the front of the pack… We chat with NYC-Moscow-Hong Kong based Khmel on all things fintech and why true disruption of the banking sector is an insiders’ game.

October 23, 2017

Cory Bernardi – Coaxing Conservatives out of the Closet

Founder of the Australian Conservatives, Senator Cory Bernardi says Australia is at a crossroads, where the line stands between authoritarianism or freedom. We spent a morning in Canberra discussing the temper of the nation, the rise of Conservatism in Australia and why the Senator believes sound fiscal policy will fuel SMBs and big business under his leadership…

September 5, 2017

Tanya Jackson-Vaughan – On Strangers in a Strange Land

Our sense of belonging is not just rooted in seeing reflections of the same faces in our streets, but in acknowledging that all peoples share the same desire for self-determination, and, to have a place to call home. We chat with Pro Bono Australia 2016 !MPACT25 Winner, Executive Director of RACS, Tanya Jackson-Vaughan on the formidable challenges they face in helping people seeking asylum find refuge in Australia.

August 10, 2017

Big Klick Films Empowers Kids to Dream Big

Big Klick Films is a media start-up founded in 2012 by two like-minded people who met at film school and were driven by a common passion of film making. Unlike most private film schools where your ability to pay would decide admission, Big Klick Films wanted to be a school with a difference, by choosing underprivileged students from the slums in Delhi.

August 8, 2017

Brett Hickey – Building Cultural Capital

We chatted with a kind-hearted and accomplished founder and CEO of Star Mountain Capital Brett Hickey, who took a community of care culture from a small town in Northern Canada and translated it meaningfully and with purpose to create one of the leading lower middle-market investment firms in New York City.

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January 15, 2018

Make Kindness Business-As-Usual

Engaging employees to make kindness a daily habitual takes more than a token cheque. WKUSA Chief Advisor Michael Lloyd-White offers a few pearls of kindness to help encourage employees to make free-will offerings a mainstay in working life.

January 9, 2018

Strong Diversity Demonstrates Superior Organisational Performance

Successful diversity doesn’t lie in grand gestures, but is often built out of small, everyday actions by people at all levels of an organisation. We crunch some stats on selected big brands to see who’s getting it right.

January 2, 2018

What Business does Kindness have in Business?

If you’re looking for when the word ‘kindness’ last appeared on your company’s agenda, you might find yourself left wanting among dusty closets and archived boxes. Like all things much loved, but a little neglected, perhaps it’s time dust off the ‘word’ and give it a new lease of life…

December 12, 2017

Get Untriggered

Knowledge is power. Power is Knowledge. Whatever school of thought you subscribe to, there is one thing on which we can all agree – once we identify our triggers, we can then know how to best manage them to live a relatively untriggered life – no matter what challenges lie ahead.

November 22, 2017

The Coalition of the Good-Willing PIV – A Momentum in Kindness

As we wrap up the month of World Kindness in November, World Kindness USA Advisor Michael Lloyd-White says there persists a dominant, global narrative in the media which inspires many to follow and unwittingly perpetuate it; sadly it is not a campaign of kindness, but a campaign of fear and hatred. Nonetheless, Lloyd-White has a plan, and it begins with asking our ourselves, and demanding it of our leaders, to be the best we can be.

November 13, 2017

The Coalition of the Good-Willing PIII – All You Need is a Kindness Clause

Today is World Kindness Day! Following on from Part II of our Kindness Series in November, Advisor to the Board of World Kindness USA Michael Lloyd-White educates organisations on the Kindness Clause and how we can be authentic in its application for creating a kinder world.

November 6, 2017

The Coalition of the Good-Willing Part II – Kind Living in the USA

Following on from Part I, last week, we chat with Advisor to the Board of World Kindness USA Michael Lloyd-White on his journey to establishing WK USA, and how organisations can do their bit to bring about real change in a world that celebrates, and rewards, self-interest. According to Lloyd-White, real change starts and ends, with collaboration.

November 1, 2017

The Coalition of the Good-Willing Part I – The Courage to Be Kind

With World Kindness Day coming up on 13 November, we invited the former General Secretary of the World Kindness Movement, Sydney-based Michael Lloyd-White to share, in a four-part series during the month of November, his five-year journey in taking kindness around the globe, and, why choosing kindness in business is always the better option…

October 12, 2017

Wellness and Wellbeing at Work, Works

Organisations that prioritise staff wellbeing sends a clear message to employees that they matter. As October is Mental Health Month in Australia, we share some top tips for leaders to help colleagues reduce anxiety and improve productivity…



As a key partner with the World Kindness Movement, Advisor to WKUSA Michael Lloyd-White is our special host on conversations in kindness. Join him each fortnight to discuss why it’s good business to be kind.




The World Kindness Card is a great initiative for public and private sector organisations’ CSR programs to recognise random acts of kindness and track how each act is passed forward and resonates around the world. Awesome! Purchase single or in bulk here. 100% of all proceeds goes to WKUSA.