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The best houses and buildings all around Buenos Aires

If you are coming to Buenos Aires for a while we could arrange your accomodation in the best places here.
You can have a look at our Web page to see the photos, and also more details about differents buildings.

Added by Juliana on October 29, 2009 at 11:15am — No Comments

Apple Launches Major Green Effort

After making the switch to Apple in 2007 I really could not be any more happier. The MacBook Pro is amazing and it beats the HP that I had by miles. I'm also extremely happy to be done with all the error messages that my precious Microsoft operating system bestowed upon me.

Anyways BESIDES all that I'm happy to see Apple finally making the move towards becoming more "green". Over the past couple years, Apple has been hammered by several environmental groups and in particular… Continue

Added by Kenneth Westling on October 29, 2009 at 12:39am — No Comments

What is Inclusive Tourism?


Added by Scott Rains on October 28, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Famous Eco-Beauty Product Lines Now Available In Canada

Canadian women no longer need to rely on chemical-heavy products for their beauty needs. ZOLD proudly presents Green Energy Organics, a company dedicated to unravel the secrets of smooth hair and younger-looking skin through eco-friendly, sustainable products.

The Green Energy Organics hair and skin care lines only contain pure, natural organic elements. Every ingredient is screened to ensure it offers no health or environmental… Continue

Added by Sofia Ribeiro on October 27, 2009 at 11:37am — No Comments

World Bank's Data Visualizer Online

Using 49 indicators for 209 countries, taken from the World Development Indicators, the World Bank now has its own publicly accessible tool for data visualisation. Simply select your x- and y-axis and press "play" to see the statistics change over time. Click here to get started. If you like this, you'll want to check out Hans Rosling's "… Continue

Added by Development Crossing on October 27, 2009 at 4:02am — No Comments

The world’s resources, at a glance

The World Bank's blog dedicated to East Asia and the Pacific recently posted an interesting "at-a-glace look" at some of the world’s key natural resources, organized by country. Click here for a large image.…


Added by Development Crossing on October 27, 2009 at 3:52am — No Comments

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical… Continue

Added by Development Crossing on October 27, 2009 at 3:33am — No Comments

CVS/pharmacy Rewards Shoppers For Passing on Plastic Bags

CVS/pharmacy has introduced a new product/program called GreenBagTag which rewards members of its ExtraCare loyalty program for declining plastic bags when making a purchase. With more than 62 million existing cardholders in the company's rewards program, there is definitely some good potential hear (for company and environment) to make a difference.

From the press release:

Available in-stores for 99 cents, GreenBagTag is made with corn-based material, an…

Added by Development Crossing on October 26, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Nalco Joins the United Nations Global Compact

Water treatment and process improvement company, Nalco (NYSE:NLC), announced today that it has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate citizenship and social responsibility organization.

Erik Fyrwald, Nalco's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said "Nalco has always been committed to being a responsible corporate citizen...The Nalco… Continue

Added by Development Crossing on October 26, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

IFC Partners with the Global Reporting Initiative to Promote Sustainability Reporting in Emerging Markets

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, recently announced a joint project with the Global Reporting Initiative to help companies in emerging markets "improve relationships with stakeholders and attract investors by better measuring, managing, and reporting their contribution to socially and environmentally sustainable development."

Nelmara Arbex, Director of Learning and Services at GRI, said, “Time and again we hear that sustainability reporting is valuable in helping companies… Continue

Added by Development Crossing on October 26, 2009 at 5:58pm — No Comments

The Charles Bronfman Prize Announces Call for Nominations

The Charles Bronfman Prize, "a humanitarian award that celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual or team, 50 years of age or younger, whose humanitarian work has contributed significantly to the betterment of the world." announced that the nomination period for the 2010 award cycle will commence on November 1, 2009 and close on January 15, 2010. Judges will select the Prize… Continue

Added by Development Crossing on October 26, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

John Gerzema: The post-crisis consumer

John Gerzema says there's an upside to the recent financial crisis -- the opportunity for positive change. Speaking at TEDxKC, he identifies four major cultural shifts driving new consumer behavior and shows how businesses are evolving to connect with thoughtful spending.…


Added by Development Crossing on October 24, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Is this the time for entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship?

Given the economic crisis in America, with unemployment crossing 10%, it is important to consider how jobs can be created for the 1 in 10 people out of work. Is entrepreneurship in the for-profit and non-profit realms the answer – where people start their own entities or seek new solutions?

This is the worst situation for Americans since the Great Depression, 75 years ago. Much ballyhoo has been made to conjure up the 1970s for this, although oil prices remain low for now and the… Continue

Added by Drew Tulchin on October 22, 2009 at 6:50pm — 1 Comment

Where To Find "Sustainable" Employment?

The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.

GUEST BLOG POST: Mark Swartz is a the…


Added by Chris Jarvis on October 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

ZOLD Introduces Canada’s First Eco-Beauty Recycling Program

ZOLD Eco-Sales Agency is proud to introduce the first Eco-Beauty Recycling program in Canada. In partnership with the company’s manufacturers, ZOLD will work with resellers and consumers to recycle every container and package that the company produces, reducing the amount of bottles and containers being sent to Canadian landfills every year.

This is the first time a Canadian company engages its whole supply chain to recycling its own products. ZOLD will provide both the recycle… Continue

Added by Sofia Ribeiro on October 22, 2009 at 12:33pm — No Comments

'Social Media and Sustainability: Part One: Open for discussion?'

The first of a four part article, Jonathan Ballantine, the European based communications specialist and leading CR and sustainability advisor discusses how consumers, NGOs and employees' use of social media, has sparked the digital revolution and presented a golden opportunity for companies hoping to engage with stakeholders on sustainability issues.

Read the full article at:… Continue

Added by AccountAbility on October 22, 2009 at 10:34am — No Comments

'AccountAbility calls on UN agencies to publish reports on partnerships onto CGO'

The UN focal point's August newsletter has published an article by Steve Rochlin, AccountAbility's Senior Partner and Sunette Steyn, AccountAbility's Senior Associate calling for UN agencies to publish their reports on partnerships onto the recently developed Collaborative Governance Observatory (CGO) platform, created by AccountAbility with the support of the Ford Foundation.

The CGO is an accountability hub for partnerships, designed to help partnerships deliver more effectively… Continue

Added by AccountAbility on October 22, 2009 at 10:19am — No Comments


SPHP GLOBAL NETWORK serves as "Central Neural Neutral Network" (CNNN) to support the Vision and Mission to pursue the long term "CULTURE CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM" for our Motherland and our People. SPHP GLOBAL NETWORK shall provide the most efficient and most effective network for… Continue

Added by SPHP GLOBAL NETWORK on October 22, 2009 at 5:23am — No Comments

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