Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability and Green, all at once! Market observers tend to look to Sweden as a CSR success case, thanks in no small part to the government playing an active role in coordinating Corporate social responsibility policies and integrating them into trade and foreign policy strategies.…Continue
A few years ago my wife and I completed the restoration of a 100 year old property that took us several years part time. We cried as our friends and family shared the joy of the finished product. It was amazing to see the old house with a fresh coat of paint they said.
What was unmentioned was the untold hours of back breaking work and the preparation to get ready to put on the finishing touches of a coat of paint on that made our home look so grand.
All great work…
One of the biggest challenges that sustainable companies face is effectively communicating to people that they are, in fact, sustainable. If you’re sustainable, tell somebody. People, customers and clients, in particular, do care about your…Continue
I see a lot of stuff on the web (particularly social media) about the new normal. I even saw the phrase ‘The New Normal’ in my local newspaper yesterday in an article about interest rates! Not another buzz word I thought.
Most references to the new normal look to me usually! as the same old sh.. repackaged.
Changing what’s normal, particularly when normal (the status quo) no longer serves humanity, is another thing altogether.
The following line from Seth Godin…
Added by Ian Berry on January 19, 2013 at 6:33pm — No Comments
One of my favorite things to do is observe people at networking events and large parties. I find it fascinating that almost without exception the people at these events gravitate towards people just like them. If you are a lawyer, you are probably talking to other lawyers, if you are in the film business, you are probably talking to other people in the film business, sports-sports etc. etc. Usually the only people there who interact with a wide variety of people, from different fields…Continue
Added by Sam Obitz on January 10, 2013 at 11:52am — No Comments
A known and a used phenomenon is that some people love to play with other people – but on the basis of greed, power, self-preoccupation and in some cases simple psychopathic behavior.---read more via this link:Continue
Added by Kurt Lykke Lindved on January 10, 2013 at 9:26am — No Comments
Three words: corporate volunteer programs. But don’t just take my word for it; there are firms out there that actually research these things. For example, a 2011 Deloitte Volunteer Impact study found that 61% of…Continue
Added by Laleh Rafiei on January 6, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The current crop of sustainability oriented companies are reducing resource use, and that will give us time, but we need to rethink how we interact with nature to prevent a reoccurrence of the situation we now face. These companies are leading the way!
These are the real rock stars of business, even if you’ve never heard of them and they aren’t gigantic in size, and perhaps that’s part of the point. What makes them rock stars is their ability to be true to themselves and express…Continue
These days, most business leaders have had enough media training to think they know what the outside world wants to hear. And right now, sustainability is one box they are sure to tick. Ask a CEO if sustainability is a strategic issue for their firm, and you'll only ever hear one answer: yes.
Why is it, then, that budgets for sustainability initiatives are frequently so small that they appear to have been shoved in as an afterthought? Urgency to get the keyword sustainability out in…Continue
Having trouble deciding which conferences to attend this year? Following you’ll find a list of our top 13 conferences for 2013 – plus 17 more! These conferences are focused on CSR, Sustainability, Corporate Volunteering and/or Philanthropy. Let us know where you’re going to be – hopefully we’ll see you there!
Note: Even with 30 conferences listed, there are likely to be some that we missed.…Continue
That would be an emphatic no.
Which is why Warner Bros. recognizes that if it is going to continue to attract top talent and engaged…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on January 1, 2013 at 1:54am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on December 10, 2012 at 11:56pm — No Comments
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.
I work with business owners/leaders of medium sized business and leaders of divisions in multi-national…Continue
Added by Ian Berry on December 8, 2012 at 11:44pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Hannah Rollings on December 4, 2012 at 5:06am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on December 3, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on December 3, 2012 at 3:20am — No Comments