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2012: My Year of Learning, Talking and Writing About Sustainability

What I learned, who I talked to and why we need to rethink the idea of a "quantum leap" to get to a sustainable future

In 2012, the world's biggest and most important meeting on sustainable development was Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which was meant to establish the global sustainability agenda for the next…

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Added by Reynard Loki on December 30, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Trust is the big key to your success in 2013. How trustworthy are you?

Below is my final sparkenation for 2012.



For your reflection all my weekly sparkenations for 2012 are here.



Politicians everywhere are demonstrating daily, sadly, that they can't be trusted.  The erosion of trust has us gridlocked everywhere.



As a business owner/leader what will you do about this? How many of your actions erode trust with your employees, your customers, all your…

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Added by Ian Berry on December 29, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Slum-Tourism: The Human Zoo?

Over the past decade ‘slum tourism’ has sky-rocketed to popularity, seen as a new way to branch outside the more conventional tourist activities. It was further fueled by a rising demand helped on by films such as 'City of God' and 'Slumdog Millionaire'. This form of tourism can actually be dated back to Victorian times, when the curiosity of the upper-classes drove them to London’s East End to witness the living conditions of the poor. A century or so later and slum tours were being offered…

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Added by Hannah Rollings on December 18, 2012 at 8:12am — 15 Comments

Culture of Corporate Giving Helps Darden Feed the Hungry

The need for proper nutrition is among the most primal.  Yet in our own country, one in seven homes and one in five children in the United States are labeled as food insecure.  

At the same time, food waste is also epidemic.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the United States throws out 40 percent of its food every year. That’s not half-eaten sandwiches; that’s totally edible food that any hungry person would be happy to have.  All told, this amounts to $165…

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Added by Ryan Scott on December 16, 2012 at 11:48pm — 1 Comment

We get what we gift

Regardless of your beliefs about Christmas I think it is a great time of the year to think about two key aspects of performance leadership, namely celebration and charisma, and then take action.

In my Enhancing Their Gifts System celebrating is a key component.  People using the system celebrate every time they achieve a milestone or goal in their performance possibility plan and continually have appreciation…

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Added by Ian Berry on December 16, 2012 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone from ISQEM

ISQEM would like to wish everyone the best of wishes over the festive season. 

We look foreward to meeting up with more of our ISQEM members in 2013.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone.…

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Added by Wayne Harris on December 12, 2012 at 9:41pm — 1 Comment

Who is at the centre of development? The Swaziland experience

On paper, our pursuit of economic growth, self-reliance, and social justice in Swaziland is very much in line with the Busan principles. In practice, there is another story.

In 1988, the Swazi government embarked on a comprehensive planning system designed to meet emerging and serious challenges such as poverty and economic instability. Now complete, the Swaziland National Development Strategy (NDS) articulates the country’s development aspiration for 25 years, from 1997 until 2022.…

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Added by Clement N Dlamini on December 12, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Monitoring for sustainable and effective results

Many Government Organizations (GO), Non Government Organizations (NGO) and international Aid Agencies work in many countries for social and economical development. There are various types of projects and programs implemented for developing the socio-economic conditions of those countries, especially in developing and under developed countries. Since hundreds of years, the development agencies have been working in many countries only for doing various development issues. Thousands of…

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Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on December 12, 2012 at 3:11am — No Comments

Culture of Corporate Giving Helps Darden Feed the Hungry

The need for proper nutrition is among the most primal.  Yet in our own country, one in seven homes and one in five children in the United States are labeled as food insecure.  

At the same time, food waste is also epidemic.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the United States throws out 40 percent of its food every year. That’s not…

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Added by Ryan Scott on December 10, 2012 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Expect More From 2013

I was delighted to contribute to an ebook produced by my friend and colleague Gihan Perera for the seventh year in a row.

 

Please download Expect More From 2013 with our compliments here.

 

Be the difference you want to see in the world.

Ian

I work with business owners/leaders of medium sized business and leaders of divisions in multi-national…

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Added by Ian Berry on December 8, 2012 at 11:44pm — No Comments

International Development Best Practice

Adventure Alternative have spend recent years working to support the indiginous Penan people who live in the rainforests of the Sarawak region of Malaysian Borneo.

A number of villages are represented as a whole, by a central community co-operative, the total number of people represented…

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Added by Hannah Rollings on December 4, 2012 at 5:06am — No Comments

Thoughtful Conversations & Sideways Approaches: The Barefoot Guide Connection

Are there alternatives to the cynicism and disillusionment that pervades in so many organizations that are working towards ‘development’? Where are the people who are interested in creating more grounded, creative, human and humble ways of doing this work?

You can find them here.

When I first picked up and started reading The Barefoot Guide to Working with Organisations and Social Change almost four years ago, it was one of…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on December 3, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Scale Is Sexy:" Global Conglomerates and Social Impact

With more than 300,000 employees in over 90 countries, HP is a large company by anyone’s standards. This size and scale allows them to make an impact in a way that smaller organizations cannot. 

“Scale is sexy,” says Caroline Barlerin, director of global community involvement in HP’s Office of Global Sustainability &…

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Added by Ryan Scott on December 3, 2012 at 3:20am — No Comments

Sustainability can be really simple

My mother-in-laws brother is in his late seventies.  He and is wife travel a lot in a modified utility that is their home away from home. The caravan part of the ute is made mostly of recycled stuff.  The vehicle runs on oil from fish and chips shops!

 

My “uncle” buys the oil from your local fish and chip shop owner whenever he needs to.  Mostly he gets it for free. He then cleans the oil and puts it in the ute.  These entrepreneurs! made a trip recently of several thousand…

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Added by Ian Berry on December 2, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

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