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How digital culture is rewiring our brains

How digital culture is rewiring our brains | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 7, 2012 Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

A recent survey in the US showed that more than half of teenagers aged 13 to 17 spend more than 30 hours a week, outside school, using computers and other web-connected devices. If their environment is being transformed for so much of the time into a fast-paced and highly interactive two-dimensional space, the brain will adapt, for good or ill. Professor Michael Merzenich, of the University of California, San Francisco, gives a typical neuroscientific perspective.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/how-digital-culture-is-rewiring-our-brains-20120806-23q5p.html#ixzz23PARIRzw

 

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Sustainability: It's in the Water | Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainability: It's in the Water | Corporate Social Responsibility | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

- August 6, 2012 - JUST MEANS

Water must be factored into sustainability accounts and some companies are leading the way. Water is a precious commodity and it has become a central sustainability issue with concepts such as "water footprint" and "embedded water" quickly catching up with carbon in terms of importance. Companies are central to water sustainability since they are the biggest users

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Kellogg’s facing wrath of GMO-free movement activists online

Kellogg’s facing wrath of GMO-free movement activists online | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
A movement to essentially take over the Facebook wall of cereal giant Kellogg’s appears to [...]...
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What Went Wrong: The Betrayal of The American Dream

What Went Wrong: The Betrayal of The American Dream | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 12, 2012 - Investigative Reporting Workshop - Old-school investigative reporting. New tools and models. Moving nonprofit journalism into the future. @irworkshop

 

THE END OF RETIREMENT, ASSAULT ON THE MIDDLE CLASS, PHANTOM JOBS

Pensions were once an integral part of the American dream, a pledge by corporations to their employees: For your decades of work, you can count on retirement benefits. Not everyone had a pension, but from the 1950s to the 1980s, the number of workers who did rose steadily — until 1985. Since then, more and more companies have walked away from pensions. Before today's workers reach retirement age, decisions by Congress favoring moneyed interests will drive millions of older Americans — most of them women — into poverty and push millions more to the brink.,,,Full Story http://www.americawhatwentwrong.org/ ; @AmericaWWW

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When sustainability meets human resources

When sustainability meets human resources | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
For many, the nexus between sustainability and human resources is an intangible one. But the sustainability-HR connection is critical to companies' success in sustainability.
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America’s Deficit Attention Disorder - Giving Life Priority Over Money

America’s Deficit Attention Disorder - Giving Life Priority Over Money | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

= August 10, 2012: David Korten, YES Magazine

Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us.

The political debate in the United States and Europe has focused attention on public financial deficits and how best to resolve them. Tragically, the debate largely ignores the deficits that most endanger our future.... http://ow.ly/cTHpl

 

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Humanizing Business - Beyond Social Media

Humanizing Business - Beyond Social Media | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

CHRIS BROGAN: The single most potent negative business trend of the last several years has been the systematic dehumanization of business processes and the steady push towards transactional sales over relationship-based partnerships. When I say “human business” is the solution to this, I mean that sustainable (you must be able to make a living), relationship-minded (put the people first) business is the path to revitalizing our own economies. What we lose in volume, we will make up for in depth of experience and the ability to help that yields longer term buyers... http://www.chrisbrogan.com/where-im-headed/

 

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Don’t Forget to See the Larger Ocean: How the ocean might hold the key to better defining your business

Don’t Forget to See the Larger Ocean: How the ocean might hold the key to better defining your business | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

- Chris Brogan

On my post about how the ocean might hold the key to better defining your business, I made the point that if you tried to serve the entire ocean, your business was doomed to failure. It wrapped up very nicely in the context of the post.

But then I got this comment from @pdjmoo: ... http://www.chrisbrogan.com/largerocean/

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The Next CSR Evolutionary Step. September 6-15, 2012 - Mark Your Calendars !!

The Next CSR Evolutionary Step.  September 6-15, 2012 - Mark Your Calendars !! | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

- The IUCN World Conservation Congress, 6-15 September 2012 - Giving you the tools for a sustainable planet - linking business, society and Nature... http://ow.ly/cTLG3 #IUCN2012

@IUCN - The Nature Equation http://ow.ly/cTLyv

@IUCN - Natural solutions to global challenges http://ow.ly/cRTEp

 

Sustainable Business and Nature are Integrally Linked... For societies around the world to flourish, they must develop in a sustainable way that gives nature a central role. Global production and consumption patterns are destroying nature — our life support system. Meanwhile, governments, the private sector and communities are under-using the power of nature to provide solutions to global challenges such as climate change, food security, and social and economic development. We call these nature-based solutions and they’re a key focus of IUCN’s work... http://ow.ly/cTLG3

 

VIDEOS: Congress Themes In A Nutshell http://www.iucn.org/knowledge/focus/see_you_in_jeju/?10597/Videos--Congress-themes-in-a-nutshell

 

Cannot be in Jeju? Follow the Congress online: Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @IUCN and watch out for our Twitter hub where you will be able to view and search all tweets about nature conservation topics discussed at Congress.

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Desperately Seeking: A Sustainable, Climate-Friendly Food System

Desperately Seeking: A Sustainable, Climate-Friendly Food System | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 8, 2012 - CSRWire -By Mia MacDonald, Executive Director, Brighter Green (In collaboration with the Worldwatch Institute)

 

Globalization of Food System Incompatible With Sustainablity: Present Food System Wastes Vital Resources...

Unfortunately, the food system that is being globalized rapidly—basically the U.S. model—doesn’t fit the bill. In large part, that’s because at its core is the mass production of animals for meat, dairy, and eggs, as well as crops like corn and soybeans that are used for animal feed.... http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/495-desperately-seeking-a-sustainable-climate-friendly-food-system

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Time to start valuing human capital as an asset on the balance sheet

Time to start valuing human capital as an asset on the balance sheet | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Recognising the value of employees in company accounts makes a compelling business case and reflects the realities of 21st century business, argues Leon Kaye...
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Moving In The Right Direction: Businesses using their expertise to tackle homelessness

Moving In The Right Direction: Businesses using their expertise to tackle homelessness | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Schemes that facilitate companies working with local communities will always be most successful when they are integrated with an organisation's day to day business...
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Our Always-On Economy: What happened to a restful sleep?

Our Always-On Economy: What happened to a restful sleep? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 3, 2012: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL:

In today's always-on economy, we're tired like never before. How did we get this far away from our most basic, ancient habits? And how can we get back on track? By David K. Randall ... http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443866404577565781327694346.html

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PurPle = Purpose + People: What It Means To Be A Good Corporate Citizen

PurPle = Purpose + People: What It Means To Be A Good Corporate Citizen | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

3BL MEDIA - @3BLMedia PEOPLE, PLANET, PROFIT

What it means to be a good corporate citizen has changed from Green (environment) to Blue (sustainability) to Purple (purpose + people). Tomorrow’s successful PurPle companies and brands will be the ones that work collaboratively with communities, governments, customers and organizations to co-create solutions to the world’s toughest problems. Moving from corporate social responsibility to collaborative social innovation will drive more rapid and meaningful change in society and in business because with collaboration and co-creation comes shared value and a mutually beneficial shared purpose in society.... http://3blmedia.com/theCSRfeed/Campaign/PurPle-Purpose-People

 

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Cirque du Soleil's Global Citizenship: Creative Approaches to Drive Social Change | Corporate Social Responsibility

Cirque du Soleil's Global Citizenship: Creative Approaches to Drive Social Change | Corporate Social Responsibility | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 8, 2012: Justmeans

The more I read about Cirque du Soleil, the more impressed I am with the company's efforts to contribute to the social well being of communities where it performs and resides. The following is a small selection of Cirque du Soleil's Global Citizenship efforts, and ONE DROP's mission.... http://www.justmeans.com/Cirque-du-Soleil-s-Global-Citizenship-Creative-Approaches-Drive-Social-Change/55425.html

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The U.S. economy reveals a complex picture. American social ills in exponential decay

The U.S. economy reveals a complex picture.  American social ills in exponential decay | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

- June 19th, 2012 - Investigating Reporting Workshop

The economic story of the past 40 years — wage stagnation, increased poverty rates, rising consumer debt — stands in sharp contrast to earlier periods in American history, when an expanding economy brought broader prosperity and created a large and dynamic middle class. The charts below tell the story in ways that words, alone, cannot. http://americawhatwentwrong.org/story/economic-indicators/

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Is the natural world being turned into a subsidiary of the corporate economy?

Is the natural world being turned into a subsidiary of the corporate economy? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 7, 2012 George Monbiot: THE GUARDIAN

Payments for 'ecosystem services' look like the prelude to the greatest privatisation since enclosure... In the name of saving the natural world, governments are privatising it. Commodification, economic growth, financial abstractions, corporate power: aren’t these the processes driving the environmental crisis? Now we are told that to save the biosphere we need more of them. Our rivers and natural resources are to be valued and commodified, a move that will benefit only the rich, argues George Monbiot....http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/06/price-rivers-rain-greatest-privatisation

 

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‘The Price of Inequality,’ by Joseph E. Stiglitz

‘The Price of Inequality,’ by Joseph E. Stiglitz | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Joseph E. Stiglitz considers the cultural and political consequences of concentrated wealth.

 

Joseph E. Stiglitz’s new book, “The Price of Inequality,” is the single most comprehensive counter­argument to both Democratic neoliberalism and Republican laissez-faire theories. While credible economists running the gamut from center right to center left describe our bleak present as the result of seemingly unstoppable developments — globalization and automation, a self-­replicating establishment built on “meritocratic” competition, the debt-driven collapse of 2008 — Stiglitz stands apart in his defiant rejection of such notions of inevitability. He seeks to shift the terms of the debate... http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/books/review/the-price-of-inequality-by-joseph-e-stiglitz.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all

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MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: Wellbeing, sustainability and economic prosperity: Connecting the Dots

MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: Wellbeing, sustainability and economic prosperity: Connecting the Dots | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 2, 2012 - GUARDIAN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS:

Addressing these issues collectively rather than pitting them against one another is key for creating a better future, argues Luke Wreford...

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Today's flourishing enterprises should focus on wellbeing rather than growth | Guardian Sustainable Business http://ow.ly/cHUcK

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Can happiness be a good business strategy? | Guardian Sustainable Business http://ow.ly/cHUfA

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Rio 20: Why western leaders have the most to learn about sustainable living | Guardian Sustainable Business http://ow.ly/cHUhE

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The Story of Send - Amazing CSR Site From Google

The Story of Send - Amazing CSR Site From Google | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Follow an email on its journey to see what happens when you send a message. Along the way, discover our data centers with videos and photos....

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Learning from nature's system of abundance -- if we are to have a sustainable future

Learning from nature's system of abundance --  if we are to have a sustainable future | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 8, 2012 GUARDIAN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

It's time to learn from nature's system of abundance if we are to have a sustainable future, says Joss Tantram...

Every day we hear more and more about scarcity. We hear how the expected demands of an increasing global population will increase conflict over scarce resources. We hear that delivering against the growth plans of global companies and the expectations of a growing middle class will put pressure on supplies of food, water and the rare metals present in the goods we have grown to depend upon.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/valuing-abundance-breaking-resource-scarcity

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What Hunting For A Mate Teaches You About Great Product Brand Design

What Hunting For A Mate Teaches You About Great Product Brand Design | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

- FASTCODESIGN

If some of these ideas seem familiar, you’re right: What you look for in a partner is also what you want in a product, argues Smart Design’s Ayça Çakmakli....

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Drought-hit U.S. busts heat record from 1936 Dust Bowl days - Consumer Food Costs to Escalate

Drought-hit U.S. busts heat record from 1936 Dust Bowl days - Consumer Food Costs to Escalate | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the throes of a historic drought in the United States, a government agency said on Wednesday that it broke a heat record in July that had stood since the devastating Dust...

U.S. corn prices have soared more than 50 percent over the past two months, hitting a record high on July 20. Soybeans, planted later than corn, rose more than 20 percent over the same period and set a record high on the same day...soaring grain prices will put upward pressure on consumer staples like milk and cheese, beef, fish and poultry. Corn and soybeans also feed into dozens of products, from biofuels like ethanol to starch, edible oils and lubricants...

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Shared Value: Exploring the impact of business on society

Shared Value: Exploring the impact of business on society | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

- GUARDIAN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS:

Of the three pillars of sustainability, the social element has tended to be isolated within the CSR departments of big companies, encompassing the moral, ethical and philanthropic responsibilities of a business. This approach leaves responsibility for social impacts at the outskirts, rather than incorporating it into core business strategy. ..

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Why Great Ideas Get Rejected

Why Great Ideas Get Rejected | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Everybody says they want more creativity, but do they really? An inherent bias against uncertainty may be at the core of our fear of new ideas.... http://99u.com/articles/7207/Why-Great-Ideas-Get-Rejected

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