One of my favourite writers and authors is Thomas L. Friedman. His 14th May 2010 blog A Question From Lydia raised my awareness for two reasons. Firstly Thomas is in Greece and the question from Lydia he saw on a burnt down facade of Marfin Bank In what kind of a world will I grow up? Lydia, age 10.
And secondly this paragraph:
So more and more of us are behaving by, what Seidman calls, “situational values”: I do whatever the situation allows. Think…Continue
Added by Ian Berry on June 11, 2010 at 9:45pm —
World Environment day celebrated on the 5th of June provides yet another opportunity to reflect on the man-nature relationship- it is necessarily dialectical? Does it always imply an inherent conflict? Can one perceive of nature, environment, ecology without human beings in it?
Keith Bosak in his study of Nanda Devi Biospehere Reserve notes that much of the debate concerning nature and environment focuses on problems of ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation rather…
Jerome Dendura, Executive Director of Idilmat Ltd., shall be presenting a course on Audit Approaches to Budget Support Programmes in Brussels on the 7th of July, 2010. This is a course that evolved out of his work on Structural Adjustment Facility audits carried out in the 1990s and the early 2000s.
JOHANNESBURG, 10 June 2010 (PlusNews) - South African AIDS organisations have issued a statement lambasting FIFA, the world soccer body, for ignoring their requests to distribute HIV prevention information in stadiums and fan parks during the Soccer World Cup.
IRIN/PlusNews sat down with Federico Addiechi, head of FIFA's Corporate Social Responsibility…
Recently I drove past the BP service station where I normally do business and went to a competitor. In the process I wondered how many people are doing the same, even if unconsciously?
BP’s story of beyond petroleum signaled an intent at least that the giant company was different to the rest and prepared to create a future without oil. Of course because of the Gulf of Mexico disaster, BP’s story now looks like spin and their reputation is in… Continue
One of the great insights of recent efforts to develop transnational governance frameworks for business has been the need to broaden the understanding of sources of governance beyond the state. The territorially bounded state may remain central to
any effort to extend governance frameworks to economic enterprises that
operate across states. However, it is no longer possible to think of
states as the only source of governance or the law of…
Three CSR/Sustainability bloggers and practitioners that I admire, respect and follow are David Connor, Jeffrey Hollender, and Toby Webb. All three have recently posted blogs about companies who they feel are role models. David recently spent time with Microsoft people and Jeffrey with the CEO of Walmart Canada, and Toby has recently posted Ethical Corps 2010 Award Winners and Commended Companies.
See what David has to say about Microsoft… Continue
Added by Ian Berry on June 4, 2010 at 8:00pm —
Just passing this along at the request of the organization putting on
the event..... Spread the word!! With all the bad news lately about
the Gulf oil spill and the like, this is something we can all take part
in which will help make a difference to our planet!
I am great admirer of Open Source Software.I use open office and have received UBUNTU OS.I want to advocate and want to spread the message of OSI to society.I am trying to establish a charitable computer learning institute for poor's in my area.Here I will only use Open
Source Os and software to teach my target students. After…
Recently I had the privilege of speaking at the Key Media HR Summits in Singapore and Hong Kong. In Singapore I followed Jodi Krause, The Director for Organization Effectiveness for Cisco, who spoke on Engaging Talent for Greater Productivity. As my talk immediately followed Jodi’s, with no break for the audience, I was in the wings for her presentation which I thoroughly enjoyed. In fact it was uncanny how many times Jodi proved with real evidence what I was about to talk about… Continue
Added by Ian Berry on May 31, 2010 at 11:45pm —
The recent decision of the central government to set up a central food security fund to compensate the Below Poverty Line (BPL) beneficiaries of the Targeted Public Distribution system (TPDS) who fail to get the proposed mandatory 25 kgs of wheat or rice per family a month at a subsidized rate of Rs 3 a kg has again raised the question regarding the whole idea of identifying those below the poverty line and those above it.
The issue has always been contentious and even today…
45 tools, tips, and techniques for recruiting, engaging, and retaining great people is the title of my latest ebook and perhaps my most practical ever to help SME owners, leaders, and employees be remarkable in todays challenging times.
My ebook is about:
Attitude towards ourselves and other people.
The great German playwright, poet, and novelist Goethe said: If we see man as he is, he can only get worse. If we see man as he could be, he…Continue
Added by Ian Berry on May 25, 2010 at 9:33pm —
In a recent interview, Annie Lesroart of eBay, shared with us how eBay implemented a fast, ambitious and effective strategy to go green. From forty employees, the program expanded to hundreds of thousands of eBay buyers and sellers (including people who don’t even work at eBay!) How did this happen? And how can it happen for you?…