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Experiences from a tribal village

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

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…

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Added by Kunj Mann on March 9, 2010 at 9:11am — No Comments

What we should and what should we not?

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.”…
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Added by Kunj Mann on March 7, 2010 at 10:40am — No Comments

Are all the mothers same?

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 — No Comments

Should water be free?

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 — No Comments

Tree Hugging James Cameron at Global Green Pre-Oscar Party

"Green T" engages James Cameron in a conversation about National Tree Hugging Day
while hosting for Global Green's 7th Annual Pre-Oscar Party:
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Added by Tamara Henry on March 4, 2010 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Business Strategy Not Philanthropy

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 — 4 Comments

Doing what we are capable of doing - with thanks to Gandhi and Haque

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 — No Comments

The Journey of the Volunteer: Tourist, Traveler & Guide:

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 — No Comments

Is Online High School Right for Your Student?

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 — No Comments

How would you Connect Arts, Human Rights and Modern Day Slavery (ART & CSR)?

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 — No Comments

When sustainability isn't sustainable and how it can be

Here 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 — No Comments

Subverting, Disenchanting and Rationalizing STI Systems: A Strategy for Revealing Modernity in Africa

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 — No Comments

Social Networks: When is your audience big enough?

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.…
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Added by Kenneth Westling on February 17, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Investors Step Up Pressure on Corporate Responsibility Reporting

A coalition of global investors from 13 countries, managing over

US$2.1 trillion of assets, today added its voice to the increasing

calls for better corporate reporting on environmental, social and

corporate governance (ESG) activities.

The international investor coalition is writing to 86 major companies urging them to honour the reporting requirements of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s biggest voluntary corporate

responsibility initiative. Each of…

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Added by David Martel on February 16, 2010 at 8:59pm — No Comments

The 3 Stages In The Journey Of A Volunteer

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



Did the financial collapse have an effect on volunteering rates? You bet. Volunteer rates mushroomed during the winter of 2009. So where are all those volunteers now? Good question.…



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Added by Chris Jarvis on February 12, 2010 at 9:29pm — 4 Comments

Can You Prove Your Company's CSR Matters? Probably Not.



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



We measure…

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Added by Chris Jarvis on February 10, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Receiving and Giving - how much is enough?

When I hear or see that a child has died somewhere in the world from hunger or a preventable/curable disease (as 27000 will today) I feel an emptiness I cannot describe. I have always felt this way. Sometimes when confronted with this appauling news I stare for a few minutes without a single thought crossing my mind. When I return to normal I am renewed once more to do my bit to make poverty history.



My wife and I support children in need through World Vision and we know that our… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on February 10, 2010 at 7:29pm — No Comments

What do you care about?

This cause marketing movement really intrigues me. Not because its an upcoming trend, not because its revolutionizing the industry nor is it because it stirs up really cool campaigns.



Its because I believe cause marketing has always existed in some form or another. And we as marketers, who at times have been accused and figuratively lynched by the masses for exploiting our power and influence to foment decadence in society, now have a cure for the common mob. Marketers now exploit… Continue

Added by Kenneth Westling on February 9, 2010 at 1:18am — 1 Comment

Moral Business

I just read an opinion piece in USA Today, God Goes to the Office (http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2010/02/column-god-goes-to-the-office-.html). While it was an interesting read, it could not be more off base. The results of defining business as solely materialistic have created an inherently exploitative system only seeking to maximize short-term profit while minimizing corporate social responsibility and… Continue

Added by Will Marre on February 8, 2010 at 12:07pm — No Comments

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