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  • CR Magazine Autumn 2018 Digital Edition

    CR Magazine Autumn 2018 Digital Edition

    Review the full digital edition of CR Magazine Autumn 2018.
    - 3 Nov 18, 12:00am -
  • Brand Activism Matters Now More Than Ever

    Brand Activism Matters Now More Than Ever

    Back in 2011, outdoor gear giant Patagonia shocked the country by taking out a full-page ad in the New York Times with the message “Don’t Buy This Jacket” emblazoned over it…
    - 2 Nov 18, 12:00am -
  • Minting a New Legacy

    Minting a New Legacy

    For the world’s largest food and beverage companies, the push for a more responsible and sustainable supply chain is as much about long-term survival as it is about addressing c…
    - 2 Nov 18, 12:00am -
  • Smallest Carbon Footprint

    Smallest Carbon Footprint

    If you are not familiar with Rolland Paper, get to know this Québec-based paper company. For one thing, unlike many of its competitors within the pulp and paper sector – not to…
    - 2 Nov 18, 12:00am -
  • The First State is First Again

    The First State is First Again

    Delaware may only be 45th in population and 49th in size amongst U.S. states, but the First State is poised to become a global leader in sustainability. One of the catalysts deter…
    - 2 Nov 18, 12:00am -
  • Univision Wants Everyone to Be Seen, Heard and Counted

    Univision Wants Everyone to Be Seen, Heard and Counted

    What can a media company that owns a combined 126 television and radio stations do so that all citizens feel they have a voice in the future of the United States, even as the coun…
    - 2 Nov 18, 12:00am -
  • José Andrés is Feeding the World, One Person at a Time

    José Andrés is Feeding the World, One Person at a Time

    2018 BRANDS TAKING STANDS™ HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR From his restaurants in Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles to South Beach, you might know José Andrés – Chef/Owner, ThinkFoo…
    - 2 Nov 18, 12:00am -
  • Together We Make Progressive Change to Inspire the World

    Together We Make Progressive Change to Inspire the World

    Highlighting the winners of CR Magazine’s excellence in leadership awards Shana DeaneCEO, 3BL MEDIA Dear Reader. CSR and sustainability are the issues of our time. At 3BL Media,…
    - 2 Nov 18, 12:00am -
  • The New Model On Sustainable Development

    The New Model On Sustainable Development

    At one time cotton was Haiti’s fourth largest agricultural export, but by the late 1980s, its cultivation largely ceased for economic, political and environmental reasons. Now h…
    - 2 Nov 18, 12:00am -
  • Voice and Choice

    Voice and Choice

    For Rachel Hutchisson, these are the two most important aspects of social responsibility today. Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good was re…
    - 2 Nov 18, 12:00am -

CSR International

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    - 19 May 17, 6:47am -

Responsibility INCorporated.

  • The circular economy: could it present a new way of doing business?
    Companies are turning to a new model of sustainable business in an effort to reduce their dependence on finite resources The sense that our planet is running out of the minerals, metals and organic matter required to sustain its rising human populati…
    - 25 Sep 13, 4:25pm -
  • Talk point: what value should we place on water in developing countries?
    Water is the essential ingredient for all kinds of products made in developing countries, yet assessing its value raises issues As American financier Warren Buffett once said, “price is what you pay, value is what you get”. Price is set by the ma…
    - 17 Sep 13, 10:25am -
  • Escape to the Country: is rural life healthier for workers?
    Flexible working has led to an exodus of people to the country. But does rural living really beat the city for health and wellbeing? It has been the dream of retirees for thousands of years: to escape the urban sprawl and settle down in the countrysi…
    - 30 Aug 13, 4:54pm -
  • Detroit: how can regeneration solve city bankruptcy and abandonment?
    Renewal that promotes sustainable business is vital for cities seeking to reverse a downward economic and social spiral You could be forgiven for thinking the 21st century had turned its back on Detroit: its once mighty industries have been hollowed…
    - 28 Aug 13, 4:56pm -
  • Will we ever see water footprint labels on consumer products?
    Displaying water inputs on consumer items is an idea floated frequently, but is it any closer to becoming reality? That 130 litres of water goes into making your average coffee is a statistic that amazes most people. Even more surprising is that…
    - 23 Aug 13, 4:58pm -
  • Tracking timber: could new technology help clean up the supply chain?
    Fears over timber traceability have created opportunities for technology startups – but also challenges for certification bodies The prized tropical hardwood merbau was once found in abundance from east Africa to Tahiti. It is beloved of homebuilde…
    - 14 Aug 13, 7:37pm -
  • An uneasy relationship: human rights charities and business
    Human rights charities and sustainable businesses are often working towards the same goal, but partnerships between the two remain controversial It’s the perfect match. A company grappling with a minefield of human rights issues and rules partners…
    - 8 Aug 13, 9:35am -
  • The tech startups that believe happiness can be found in an app
    Developers of new digital apps designed to track and promote happiness hope to prove the haters wrong, but is the argument convincing? What is the cost of happiness? It’s free, the saying goes. How much is it worth? That’s an entirely different…
    - 29 Jul 13, 4:56pm -
  • Is it greener to travel by rail or car?
    Advances in research and technology challenge assumptions that trains are automatically greener than transport by road. Almost universally accepted by business, and rarely challenged, is the received wisdom that rail transportation is greener than tr…
    - 25 Jul 13, 4:54pm -
  • The new water technologies that could save the planet
    What are the new and emerging technologies that will help business overcome the scarcity of clean, fresh water? The well was a transformative invention, though it is often overlooked. This source of freshwater, vital for the expansion of inland commu…
    - 22 Jul 13, 4:51pm -

Strat. Corp. Social Responsibility

  • Strategic CSR - Shell
    The article in the url below reports this headline news from Shell: "Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is to set carbon emission targets and link them to its executive pay." The headline is a little more encouraging than the reality, however. Rather t…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Mar 19, 5:33pm -
  • Strategic CSR - Refillables
    The articles in the two urls below (which appeared together on the same page of The Wall Street Journal) offer competing versions of our attempts to minimize the role of plastic in our lives. The first article reports that companies such as Unilever…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Mar 19, 8:37pm -
  • Strategic CSR - Olympics
    The article in the url below announces what seems to be a worthwhile use for e-waste: "All medals at next summer's Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo will be made from recycled electronic waste, including discarded smartphones, digital cameras and ot…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 8:09pm -
  • Strategic CSR - The human-centric environment
    The current debate around the environment is completely human centric. This is not surprising given our overwhelming confidence in our collective self-importance, but it does color the debate in ways that simultaneously distort it. It is fine to do…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 7:32pm -
  • Strategic CSR - Freedom
    The article in the url below is a critical review of a new book (titled On Freedom) by Cass Sunstein, most famously of the "nudge" phenomenon. The author of the review begins with an overview of "what is means for people to be free." Presenting a ba…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 10:47pm -
  • Strategic CSR - Basic Income
    There has been lots of discussion recently about the idea of a basic income for all citizens. Largely, this discussion has been in response to alarmist headlines due to the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and projections about…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 1:34am -
  • Strategic CSR - 5e ToC
    Last semester, I wrote the fifth edition of Strategic CSR, which will be published by Sage this summer (hopefully late July). These editions don't get any easier – lots of details to update! :-) The structural changes are more incremental than ra…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 2:34pm -
  • Strategic CSR - Davos
    The article in the url below, in a nutshell, demonstrates everything that is wrong with our collective response to climate change. The article reports on the annual survey of confidence among political and business leaders in advance of the annual…
    - 27 days ago, 26 Feb 19, 11:13am -
  • Strategic CSR - Palladium (II)
    The article in the url below contains a follow-up to the Palladium Newsletter of a couple of weeks ago (Strategic CSR – Palladium), which reported that the metal, palladium, is now worth more than gold. As a result, the criminal world is adapting…
    - 32 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 4:03pm -
  • Strategic CSR - Green New Deal
    The recently announced Green New Deal (GND), fronted most publicly by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (the new congresswoman from New York), is receiving a lot of attention in the media. As The Economist puts it in the article in the first url below, the p…
    - 34 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 12:57pm -

The Business Ethics Blog

  • Why I’m Not Buying Nikes This Week
    I’ll get right to the point. I’m not buying a pair of Nikes this week because I don’t need them. No, I’m not boycotting Nike. Far from it. I think Nike’s recent move to feature Colin Kaepernick in their ads is strategically very clever, and…
    - 10 Sep 18, 5:31pm -
  • Let’s Celebrate Business Integrity When We See It
    A friend-of-a-friend of mine runs a mid-sized construction company in Latin America. As many readers will know, that industry in that region has a reputation for a relatively high degree of corruption, and in particular bribery. This friend-of-a-frie…
    - 8 Jun 18, 3:33pm -
  • Starbucks is trying to please everyone, and it’s not going to work
    Should Starbucks care more about the homeless, or its employees? Should it care about them equally? Should it even be in the business of balancing such interests? More generally, how should a company prioritize its stakeholders? Should a company try…
    - 26 May 18, 1:40pm -
  • The buck stops here: why leadership requires taking responsibility
    When and Why are Leaders Responsible? The idea that leaders bear ultimate responsibility for the success or failure of their organizations is an old one. Maritime tradition has long held that “the captain goes down with the ship.” And US Harry Pr…
    - 1 May 18, 10:29am -
  • Unlike most boycotts, the #BoycottNRA campaign might really work
    If the NRA were a publicly-traded corporation, I’d be short selling its stock. Not because the organization is going away any time soon, or because I think Americans are going to repeal the Second Amendment any time soon. But because a group of hig…
    - 27 Feb 18, 4:16pm -
  • Ram Trucks and MLK
    It has to be admitted that the Ram Trucks ad featuring a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr, and played during this year’s Super Bowl, was in fact reasonably subtle. The company’s logo only appeared at the very end, and without much fanfare. In a w…
    - 8 Feb 18, 1:08pm -
  • Was it right to fire an employee for giving President Trump the finger?
    Is she defiantly hero, or a disrespectfully flippant? The woman who flipped off Trump has lost her job. Did her employer act ethically? Juli Briskman—irked that the president was golfing when he ought to be focusing on more important matters—rais…
    - 13 Nov 17, 11:48am -
  • A professor gets fired, and shows how short-term thinking damages a brand
    The university just wanted to solve the short-term brand headache of a faculty member’s controversial opinion, but it harms its brand in the long term. Brands are a funny thing. Sometimes we do damage to their long-term value by focusing too narrow…
    - 31 Mar 17, 9:54pm -
  • CEOs Navigate Ethical Minefield in the Age of President Trump
    What’s a responsible business to do in the face of a Trump presidency? This has been a live question for months now, and growing more challenging with each day that passes. For some time now we’ve known that Trump is unpredictable. He’s a busin…
    - 1 Feb 17, 8:22pm -
  • Trump, and Why Corruption Matters
    The New York Times recently carried a blog post by columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman about US president-elect Donald Trump and the worries that Trump would be unable, or simply unwilling, to disentangle his business dealings fr…
    - 28 Nov 16, 3:46pm -
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The Global Journal

  • The End of Globalization and Renaissance of The Welfare State

    The End of Globalization and Renaissance of The Welfare State

    Globalization and its influence on state sovereignty has been undoubtedly a topic of broad discussions and hot debates among academics, experts and policy makers. A popular idea developed recently is “the end of the welfare state” concept echoin…
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  • The Long Arm of the National Security-Communications Industry Complex

    The Long Arm of the National Security-Communications Industry Complex

    This is a story about more than just the national security implications of government surveillance, but it begins there.The New York Times reported in a front page story earlier this month that the Central Intelligence Agency is paying AT&T in…
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  • Good Governance on the Ground in Ethiopia
    The concept good governance emerged as a development agenda by World Bank twenty years ago. The 1989 World Bank study, “Sub-Saharan Africa – from Crisis to Sustainable Growth” (1), indicated good governance as a public service that is efficient…
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  • The Digital Wake-up Call Europe and Asia Cannot Ignore
    After Europe, the « Snowden » revelations virus is now spreading to Asia. Like their European counterparts, Asian governments are discovering the extent of the digital surveillance put in place by the American NSA. When they meet in New Delhi on…
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  • When is Prime Time?
    When open source started, techies revolutionized not just the info tech space but also some of the rules of doing business and providing services and products to customers. In other words, they transformed economics.In the last decade, technology in…
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  • The Future of Nanotechnology in Warfare

    The Future of Nanotechnology in Warfare

    In April this year, the US Navy announced the deployment of a laser weapon on the USS Ponce. The YouTube image they posted at the same time demonstrates how effective it is to damage an unmanned aerial vehicle. The image might have excited some sci-…
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  • Theatrics surrounding the Uttarakhand Tragedy

    Theatrics surrounding the Uttarakhand Tragedy

         In India, tragic incidents have always been marked by theatrics and drama by the political class much to the chagrin of those who suffer at its hands. The mass tragedy caused by the Uttarakhand floods didn’t spared our eminent politicians…
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  • Accreditation: NGOs Journey towards Excellence

    Accreditation: NGOs Journey towards Excellence

    IntroductionThe accountability of not-for-profit organizations has been the subject of substantial debate and analysis. Today, NGO and voluntary sector are unorganised and unregulated and its credibility is in question. Many people, institutions and…
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  • Superbugs, Humans And The G8: A Global Reckoning
    Let's ask the G8 to consider the case of Ms. D.She was a mother of six, her youngest child two years old. She caught a cold on a Sunday. The cold weakened her and led to a bacterial pneumonia. It was 1943, and the world was busy making war. Ms. D st…
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  • Importance Of Bioenergy Should Not Be Underestimated

    Importance Of Bioenergy Should Not Be Underestimated

    Over the next decade millions of tonnes of biomass will burn in power stations across Europe. But if we are not careful many of the benefits of using biomass could also go up in smoke. This has polarised opinion and caused criticism from NGO’s. D…
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Worldwatch Institute

  • Worldwatch Institute Europe Closes, Worldwatch in DC Continues Work

    Worldwatch Institute Europe Closes, Worldwatch in DC Continues Work

     After five years of crafting environmental strategies for European decision-makers, Worldwatch Institute Europe closes its doors. Worldwatch Institute in the United States continues its work.Copenhagen—Following a five-year run of communicating s…
    - 31 Jan 17, 4:36pm -
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Worldwatch Presents Findings Assessing Evidence Linking Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability

    MEDIA ADVISORY: Worldwatch Presents Findings Assessing Evidence Linking Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability

    MEDIA ADVISORY Worldwatch Presents Findings Assessing Evidence Linking Family Planning and Environmental SustainabilityMedia Contact:Gaelle GourmelonPhone: +1 (202) 745-8092 x 510E-mail: ggourmelon@worldwatch.org WHAT:  The Wilson Center is hosti…
    - 28 Jun 16, 5:30pm -
  • Evidence Links Family Planning with Improved Environmental Outcomes

    Evidence Links Family Planning with Improved Environmental Outcomes

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact:Gaelle GourmelonPhone: +1 (202) 745-8092 x 510E-mail: ggourmelon@worldwatch.org Washington, D.C.---- A collaborative international assessment of hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific papers published since 2005 fin…
    - 28 Jun 16, 5:28pm -
  • Hundreds of Cities Commit to Combating Emissions

    Hundreds of Cities Commit to Combating Emissions

    PRESS RELEASE | Contact GAELLE GOURMELON | For release: Tuesday, June 7, 2016Notes to Editors: To schedule interviews or to obtain a review copy of Can a City Be Sustainable?, please contact Gaelle Gourmelon at ggourmelon@worldwatch.org. Through bol…
    - 6 Jun 16, 4:33pm -
  • Cities Hold the Key to a Livable Future

    Cities Hold the Key to a Livable Future

    PRESS RELEASE | Contact GAELLE GOURMELON | For release: Tuesday, May 10, 2016Notes to Editors: To schedule interviews or to obtain a review copy of Can a City Be Sustainable?, please contact Gaelle Gourmelon at ggourmelon@worldwatch.org. Worldwatch…
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  • First-Ever Sustainable Energy Roadmap for the Caribbean Launched

    First-Ever Sustainable Energy Roadmap for the Caribbean Launched

    PRESS RELEASE | Contact GAELLE GOURMELON | For immediate releaseCaribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) Baseline Report and AssessmentNotes to Editors: For more information: To download a free copy of the Caribbean Sustainable…
    - 28 Oct 15, 8:08am -
  • Land “Grabbing” Grows as Agricultural Resources Dwindle

    Land “Grabbing” Grows as Agricultural Resources Dwindle

    As global agricultural resources shrink or shift, countries are crossing border to obtain new farmlands For Immediate Release | October 6, 2015 | CONTACT GAELLE GOURMELONNotes to Editors: To schedule interviews, obtain a review copy of State of…
    - 6 Oct 15, 2:43pm -
  • Global Consumption Trends Break New Records

    Global Consumption Trends  Break New Records

    PRESS RELEASE | Contact GAELLE GOURMELON | For release: Tuesday, September 15, 2015View the Tip Sheet here.Notes to Editors: To schedule interviews, obtain a review copy of Vital Signs, Volume 22, please contact Gaelle Gourmelon at ggourmelon@worl…
    - 14 Sep 15, 4:26pm -
  • Arctic Peoples Overlooked as GLACIER Conference Thaws Climate Discussions

    Arctic Peoples Overlooked as GLACIER Conference Thaws Climate Discussions

      Are climate discussions ignoring the self-determination of Arctic peoples?For Immediate Release | September 3, 2015 | CONTACT GAELLE GOURMELONNotes to Editors: To schedule interviews, obtain a review copy of State of the World 2015 or for m…
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  • Overfishing and Climate Change, Combined, Intensify Ocean Threats

    Overfishing and Climate Change, Combined, Intensify Ocean Threats

    Millions of people and billions of dollars depend on healthy oceans, but human actions create complex interactions that endanger oceansFor Immediate Release | August 18, 2015 | CONTACT GAELLE GOURMELONNotes to Editors: To schedule interviews, obt…
    - 17 Aug 15, 4:00pm -
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