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Living in an Anthropocene world - The Tipping Points

Living in an Anthropocene world - The Tipping Points | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
By guest blogger James P M Syvitski, Chair of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

It seems that hardly a day passes without new research or a new media story demonstrating the human impact on the Earth system. It’s easy to think that we know a lot about our planetary footprint. And we do indeed. But there is much that we know little about.

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Get Prepared to Grow: a new perspective on the changing business environment

Get Prepared to Grow: a new perspective on the changing business environment | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
By guest blogger Yvo de Boer, Special Global Advisor, KPMG Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services

Over the past two decades, we have recognised that the way we do business has serious impacts on the world around us. It is now apparent that the state of the world affects the way we do business. The central challenge of our age – maintaining human progress while minimising resource use and environmental decline – can simultaneously be one of the biggest sources of future success for business.

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Living on Earth: Mushroom Packaging

Living on Earth: Mushroom Packaging | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Americans throw out 19 billion pounds of Styrofoam packing peanuts each year, which sit in landfills for half a millenium. One company in upstate New York is producing alternative packing material out of sustainable ingredients.
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When the Gravy is too thick to trickle down

When the Gravy is too thick to trickle down | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Who are the scariest climate deniers? Maybe not the people who say global warming is a hoax but the people who say they are concerned about it ("Yes,yes, yes!") and then carry on with business as usual ("More, more, more!").

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The Journey of Sustainable Business - Animated Video

Can business profit through sustainability or is this all just wishful thinking? Trace the journey from the Industrial Revolution to the present to find out....
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William McDonough: Remaking the Way We Make Things - Cradle to Cradle

William McDonough is an award-winning architect and co-author with Michael Braungart of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, a groundbreaking treatise on designing products and processes in a way that eliminates the concept of waste...
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Brainwashing children. It's a new low, even for Monsanto.

Brainwashing children. It's a new low, even for Monsanto. | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Outrageous Lies Monsanto and Friends Are Trying to Pass off to Kids as Science

In a blatant attempt at brainwashing, the Council for Biotechnology Information (CBI) has widely circulated what it calls a Biotechnology Basics Activity Book for kids, to be used by "Agriculture and Science Teachers."

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Corporate Accountability: FAST FOOD EMPIRE: Manipulative Marketing and the global epidemic of diet-related disease

Corporate Accountability: FAST FOOD EMPIRE: Manipulative Marketing and the global epidemic of diet-related disease | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

The Global Epidemic of diet-related disease.

Is making fortunes while contributing to debilitating childhood illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes ethical?

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The Age Of Uprisings, Brand Movements, And Ad Backlashes

The Age Of Uprisings, Brand Movements, And Ad Backlashes | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Unless you’ve been on another planet the past few weeks, you already know the story of how Rush Limbaugh uttered some highly provocative remarks about a private citizen and paid for it by hemorrhaging advertisers.
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Why we shouldn't be talking about embedding sustainability

Why we shouldn't be talking about embedding sustainability | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

By by Olivia Sprinkel, Salterbaxter

I hold my hands up. I have used the phrase ‘embedding sustainability’ myself. Most recently on the cover of the publication ...

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PepsiCo: a Model of Corporate Responsibility or A Master Corporate Spin?

PepsiCo: a Model of Corporate Responsibility or A Master Corporate Spin? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

The article describes how PepsiCo utilizes an array of public relations maneuvers to convince Americans their products are healthy, despite copious health advice to the contrary. Moreover, PepsiCo engages in lobbying and other underhanded behavior that defy its self-proclaimed “Performance with Purpose” image. These tactics include:

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Why “humanizing” brands begins with a state of mind

Why “humanizing” brands begins with a state of mind | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Emotional Branding Alliance:

The rise of social networks and the adoption of a more socially engaged corporate culture has enabled many brands to not only achieve all 10 Commandments but do so with great speed and unprecedented levels of transparency. The social marketing and engagement strategies for such brands vary from having a singular brand voice i.e. Starbucks,or Patagonia. To a multi-dimensional voice as reflected through a combined presence of brand ambassadors i.e. Zappos or Google.

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US lawmakers to Taiwan: Take Our feed-tainted meat exports or else....

US lawmakers to Taiwan: Take Our feed-tainted meat exports or else.... | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Dissatisfied with the Taiwanese government’s plan to partially allow imports of US beef containing the livestock feed additive ractopamine, a bipartisan group of 68 US lawmakers on Thursday sent a letter to the administration of US President Barack...
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Green Economy: Roadmaps, Routes and Destinations: Global vs Local

Green Economy: Roadmaps, Routes and Destinations: Global vs Local | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
By guest blogger Adrian Ely, Head of Impact and Engagement, ESRC STEPS Centre

We need green economy roadmaps with “concrete goals and benchmarks of progress” and we need them fast, according to the zero draft of the outcome document from the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20...

However, the routes available are wide open, and the end destination will be determined not by any blueprint for what a green economy will look like, but by our endless creativity and collective values...

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Women inspire the future of environment

Women inspire the future of environment | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

For centuries, women have been recognized as guardians of traditional knowledge of biodiversity. Women’s role as the family caregiver allows them to create an intimate relationship with the environment, which is the primary source of food, water, and raw materials for clothes, shelter and medicine.

As such, they have become knowledgeable in the cultivation, breeding and use of various plants and animals.

 

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THE MISSING LINK: IUCN - Putting nature in the equation give us the opportunity to think differently

THE MISSING LINK: IUCN - Putting nature in the equation give us the opportunity to think differently | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Nature is the missing, fourth dimension of the water-food-energy security nexus, says Dr Mark Smith, Director of IUCN’s Water Programme.

Nature in the nexus creates new opportunities for innovation and solutions that we will otherwise miss – at a cost to our capacity to tackle the complex, interacting pressures on the globe and on development.

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OUR HIGH CONSUMPTION LIFESTYLE: You don't need to be a monk to stop buying new things

OUR HIGH CONSUMPTION LIFESTYLE:  You don't need to be a monk to stop buying new things | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
In the second part of his interview, Thich Nhat Hanh explains why you don't need to be a Buddhist monk to give up an addiction to a high-consumption lifestyle...
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Yet Another Monsanto Lawsuit: Organic Farmers Appeal U.S. District Court Decision

Yet Another Monsanto Lawsuit: Organic Farmers Appeal U.S. District Court Decision | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

March 28 (Reuters) - A group of U.S. family farmers said on it is appealing its lawsuit against Monsanto Co to challenge the company's patents on technologies for genetically modified seeds.

The group of organic farmers and seed dealers says its industry is at risk from Monsanto's growing market dominance.

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Thich Nhat Hanh: maybe in 100 years there will be no more humans on the planet - The Ecologist

Thich Nhat Hanh: maybe in 100 years there will be no more humans on the planet - The Ecologist | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

The acclaimed buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh talks to the Ecologist about the loss of biodiversity and why human vulnerability is ...a second global warming is taking place. This time because of deforestation and industrialisation; man-made, maybe in 100 years there will be no more humans on the planet, in just 100 years. After the disappearance of 95 per cent of species on the earth by the mass extinction the earth took 100 million years to restore life on earth. If our civilisation disappears it will take some time like that for another civilisation to reappear.


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Valuing nature, changing economics

Valuing nature, changing economics | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
A new report says climate change will impact ocean to the tune of $2 trillion per year... but is that a case for change?

The concept of natural capital accounting - valuing natural resources as accurately as possible, and including in national accounts the costs and benefits of conserving vs destroying them - has emerged as a major theme in international environmental circles in recent years.

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CORPORATE GREEN WASH: Can A leopard like PepsiCo change its spots?

CORPORATE GREEN WASH: Can A leopard like PepsiCo change its spots? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

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PepsiCo makes money selling salty and sugary foods and whatever aims it has stated in Performance with Purpose, it cannot get away from this, says Michele Simon...
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The CEO Challenge: Consumer vs. Investor Relations

The CEO Challenge: Consumer vs. Investor Relations | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

'The CEO Challenge: Consumer vs. Investor Relations'

Should large companies help address societal issues? It's an age-old question that even today continues to be a subject of lively debate for the private sector.

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A Business Case for Sustainability: "Let the Rape Stop Now"

A Business Case for Sustainability: "Let the Rape Stop Now" | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
'Bob Willard's Business Case for Sustainability:...

Author of The Sustainability Advantage to keynote the 2012 Ethical Sourcing Forum

With Wall Street continuing to demand quarterly results, stringent returns on investments and short payback periods, are we really supporting sustainability in its truest sense?

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Could you make your way across San Francisco using logos alone? This City Map Says You Can

Could you make your way across San Francisco using logos alone? This City Map Says You Can | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

In 2009, an Oscar-nominated short called Logorama spent 16 minutes breaking down our entire society into logos and trademarks. It was fantastic satire. But now someone has pretty much done the same thing in real life.

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What Small Businesses Can Learn from Goliath

What Small Businesses Can Learn from Goliath | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Small companies are often deemed more innovative than their larger counterparts. Here's a look at how three giants are trying to topple that idea and...
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