The following is just one paragraph from a very insightful and powerful article by John Ikerd of the University of Missouri. I highly recommend you read the full article here.
It is called Rethinking the Economics of Self-Interests. A big thank you to my friend Liviu who alerted me to this article.
It’s economics that is out of date – not small family businesses, caring communities, loving families, nations with… Continue
Added by Ian Berry on March 16, 2010 at 10:26pm —
Heavily in debt Kraft Foods (estimated at 22 billion USD) was allowed to buy Cadbury's the UK chocolate maker recently for 18.9 billion USD. The union representing many of Cadbury's workforce asked for assurances that Kraft would not close factories. Well guess what after giving assurances to the Cadbury board and the workers that no closures would occur they have announced a 'review' of this decision. An MP select commitee will hear representations from both Kraft and Cadbury bosses Marc… Continue
Added by Mark Harrison on March 11, 2010 at 4:41am —
(Deutsche Welle) The world's largest tourism fair ITB Berlin is on. One of the growing trends in this industry is corporate social responsibility. But more steps need to be taken for tourism to lastingly benefit developing
Africa is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination. Figures by the UN World Tourism Organization show the continent will show an average… Continue
Added by Development Crossing on March 11, 2010 at 1:30am —
Gap Inc. was named as the top retailer in Corporate Responsibility
Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizen List, placing 9th overall in the
most recent ranking of major U.S. companies by CRO Magazine which
serves as a national indicator of best practices in the area of
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is based entirely on publicly-available information and ranks Russell 1000 companies on their performance in seven key areas: Environment,… Continue
Added by David Martel on March 10, 2010 at 9:00pm —
O2 is investing £5m over three years in a new corporate social responsibility drive called Think Big, aiming to encourage young people to help make a difference in their communities.
The initiative, which is being developed in partnership with UK Youth and the National Youth Agency, sees young people aged between 13 and 25
offered £300 grants to run projects to help their local communities,
with the possibility of an extra £2,500 grant…
Added by Development Crossing on March 10, 2010 at 1:54am —
I feel despair when so called world leaders fail to collaborate and therefore what needs to happen with climate change, economics, you name it, doesn’t happen.
On the other hand I feel excitement, inspiration, and exhilaration when I see or hear of so called ordinary people making a difference. I am convinced more than ever that positive and productive change is personal first, local second, the world third.
Aside from law and order, maintaining some infrastructures and… Continue
Added by Ian Berry on March 9, 2010 at 9:30pm —
I was walking hurriedly towards Ambavi when suddenly a man whose face was familiar, stopped me and made a request. This request was bitter than any of the requests I have ever had. He became so cruel Continue
in my eyes that I felt strongly to thrash him, at least with words. I
was in a hurry and I kept walking. The man actually said to me to look
for if there is somebody sick or in great need of money and willing…
Added by Kunj Mann on March 9, 2010 at 9:11am —
Passengers should refuse to ride in any vehicle driven by someone who has been drinking. Besides, given the perils of passive smoking they should also not let anybody smoke in public transport and any other public places. And there are many such things which people should do but they don’t. Reasons can be aplenty. “What I have to do?”, “I cannot do it alone” and “Look my contribution will hardly make a difference in the situation.”… Continue
Added by Kunj Mann on March 7, 2010 at 10:40am —
It has been quite some time that I left my home for studies and work and
so did many of my friends. In many of the conversations with friends I
realized that I'm not alone who is nostalgic (admitting hereby). We
persistently used to miss the home cooked food and everything else. One
of the strategies which I followed while in college was to befriend
girls who were living with their families and then become a parasite to
their lunch boxes! It worked most of the… Continue
Added by Kunj Mann on March 5, 2010 at 1:13pm —
Every other day some prophet or some political leader come calling that the next world war will be over water. True, truths are always bitter. In the recent years, there has been a lot of discussion over sustainable development and to check the over exploitation of natural resources. Climate activists have suddenly sprung up all over the world. Among all the natural resources water stands as the most important. It not only keeps the humans, animals and plants alive but also lubricates our… Continue
Added by Kunj Mann on March 5, 2010 at 10:18am —
"Green T" engages James Cameron in a conversation about National Tree Hugging Day
while hosting for Global Green's 7th Annual Pre-Oscar Party:
Added by Tamara Henry on March 4, 2010 at 11:27pm —
Corporate Responsibility Magazine just released their 2010 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. The categories that companies were judged on are environment, climate change, human rights, employee relations, governance, philanthropy, and financial. While the list offers insight as to companies that are striving to be good corporate citizens, to be honest, looking at the list makes my stomach turn. As the saying goes, figures never lie, but liars figure.
It seems that a key question… Continue
Added by Will Marre on March 4, 2010 at 11:58am —
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing
said Mahatma Gandhi would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
We can do a lot worse that following some of the controversial, yet I think common sense approaches of Umair Haque, a Director of the Havas
Media Lab, and a regular conributor to Harvard Business Review blogs.
I particuarly like Haque’s great to… Continue
Added by Ian Berry on February 23, 2010 at 10:29pm —
The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.
Tourist – Traveler – Guide. This is the journey of the volunteer. The great failure of volunteer coordinators lies in expecting tourists to act like guides, treating guides like tourists, and ignoring the traveler all-together. Its time we meet people where they're at. Here's what… Continue
Added by Chris Jarvis on February 23, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Over the past several years, Colorado families have been the
beneficiary of the growth of online high school options. Colorado
online high schools have proven to be a valuable education choice for
many students and their families who are looking for an alternative to
the traditional school setting, whether because of learning style, life
or family circumstances. For many, virtual high schools have meant the
difference between giving up on school or… Continue
Added by Crystal Thomas on February 22, 2010 at 6:00pm —
How would you Connect Arts, Human Rights and Modern Day Slavery (ART & CSR) into Core Business and Marketing Strategies? CSR stands for Corporate Social Responsibility.
SICU (Synergy Integrated -
Connects the Unconnected) has agreed on a STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP with ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM - A globally active project fighting for… Continue
Added by Tom Merilahti on February 22, 2010 at 9:00am —
is a link to an excellent article by Zack Smith and Chad Stewart.
Zach and Chad are principals of Interkannections an organisational development consultancy focusing on leadership development, sustainability, and talent management systems.
I love their article for several reasons. It focuses on why being less bad (which is what a lot of… Continue
Added by Ian Berry on February 21, 2010 at 9:33pm —
Added by Tamara Henry on February 21, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Any interest in a speculative reflection on the power of modern science, technology and innovation systems (STI) for revealing some distinctive style of modernity in Africa?
The modernization of these systems, as the backbones of any mode of modernity, also requires the modernization of our mental or intellectual costumes. This process is essentially the passage from closed, self-confirming, faith-based, customary, totalizing or terrorizing knowledge systems to essentially… Continue
Added by Jacques L. Hamel on February 19, 2010 at 1:24am —
Man..Dwight Howard can JUMP
! I'm actually in the middle of watching the Spurs take on the Nuggets on TNT but nothing spectacular going on, looks like the Spurs are going to pull this off. I wish I could jump that high, but after watching White Men Can't Jump it just hasn't been the same.…
Added by Kenneth Westling on February 17, 2010 at 1:00am —