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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability

Karen Favazza Spencer
  • Gloucester, MA
  • United States
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What is your Interest?
Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Development, Environment, Microfinance
Name of Company / Organization:
What is your current job title / department?
Analyst and Project Management - Wireless Broadband
Seniority Level
What would you most like to get out of this network?
Networking, Share Best Practices, Career Opportunities
What knowledge, skills and experience do you have that you would be happy for people to contact you over?
Agile, Scrum, Business Process, Requirements Gathering and Documenting, Meeting Facilitation, Strategizing, Group Dynamics, BioChar, Wireless Broadband, Fiber Ring Telecom

Karen Favazza Spencer's Blog

Say No to Plastic

Posted on November 15, 2011 at 8:45am 3 Comments

What can we do to reduce to the point of near elimination the creation of plastic? 


All the plastics ever manufactured, still exists. Plastics absorb & concentrates toxins. Ultimately billions of tons of plastic finds its way into our ocean and is consumed by marine life. As horrifying as this is, it gets worse. Plastic bits eventually blanket the ocean floor in a type of plastic sand, creating a barrier to the natural oceanic carbon sink which naturally absorbs 25% of…


The 3 Laws of Sustainability: Japan Nuclear Crises Demonstrates Unsustainable Decisions

Posted on March 16, 2011 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

The unfolding nuclear disaster in Japan illustrates how superficially we understand the concepts of Sustainability and Risk Assessment. Just as there are a three basic immutable Laws of Thermodynamics, I propose there are similar laws for true Sustainability, laws that we ignore at our mortal peril. 


Three Laws of Sustainability

  1. Risk: For any…

Connections to Reality

Posted on November 23, 2009 at 12:28pm 0 Comments

Whenever there is a separation between real everyday life and the "people in charge" be they legislators, bankers or corporate execs, the theories and practices that look good on paper will cause a cascade of unintended consequences. We absolutely need national and global structures - but they need to connect the dots to reality and have the primary influence be grassroots up - reality influencing theory, not the other way around. Our systems are too complex, they need to have the ability to… Continue

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