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Fundamental Steps Needed Now in Global Redesign of Earth System Governance

(3BL Media) Tempe, AZ – March 16, 2012 – Some 32 social scientists and researchers from around the world, including a Senior Sustainability Scholar at Arizona State University, have concluded that fundamental reforms of global environmental governance are needed to avoid dangerous changes in the Earth system. The scientists argued in the March 16 edition of the journal Science that the time is now for a “constitutional moment” in world politics.

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Saudi Potato Battery Could Be Commercially Available in One Year!

Saudi Potato Battery Could Be Commercially Available in One Year! | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Professor of physics at King Abdulaziz University, Suliman Abdalla told SciDev.net that he is developing a prototype that is two times more efficient than a standard 1.5V battery, 26 times cheaper, and could provide clean energy for millions of people .

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A Worthy Watch: WHAT IS PEAK OIL? - Video - Great Graphics

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We must leave oil before it leaves us - Fatih Birol, Chief Economist EIA, 2008 Peak Oil represents the point in time when roughly half of the ultimate available oil has already been used. Many scientists and experts believe...
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40 years “LIMITS TO GROWTH” - What was the Message? video

40 years “LIMITS TO GROWTH” - What was the Message? video | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Limits to Growth is a study about the future of our planet. On behalf of the Club of Rome, Donnella Meadows, Dennis Meadows, Jorgen Randers and their team worked on systems analysis at Jay W. Forrester’s institute at MIT

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The Social Enterprise Emerges in China (SSIR)

The Social Enterprise Emerges in China (SSIR) | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Social enterprises are being shaped by cultural and linguistic history, new state approaches to economic and social development, and strategic framing.
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Economic Security Beyond Jobs - Share The World's Resources

Economic Security Beyond Jobs - Share The World's Resources | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Imagine a commons-based income for all Americans in addition to the existing safety net and separate from the federal budget. This could be based on the common wealth that belongs to everyone and that, as co-owners, we have a right to receive as dividends, writes Peter Barnes.

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Gorbachev calls for global court for environmental crimes

Gorbachev calls for global court for environmental crimes | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Paris (AFP) March 13, 2012 - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Tuesday for the creation of an international court to try environmental crimes, in an interview published in French daily Le Monde.

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Chinese Multinationals Becoming More Responsible Corporate Citizens

Chinese Multinationals Becoming More Responsible Corporate Citizens | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Leading Chinese international companies are actively developing corporate citizenship efforts as they expand their global footprint, according to a new report being released today by the World Economic Forum. Prepared in partnership with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and titled Emerging Best Practices of Chinese Globalizers: The Corporate Global Citizenship Challenge, the report gives examples of how Chinese globalizers are aligning their profits with real and lasting contributions to the local communities in which they operate.

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6 Lessons In Brand Strategy, From The Brains Behind Gaming’s Best Brand

6 Lessons In Brand Strategy, From The Brains Behind Gaming’s Best Brand | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Brett Lovelady, the man behind Astro Gaming, talks about creating a performance brand in a brutal space where branding was non-existent.

Brett Lovelady started Astro Studios in 1994 with the objective to bring more of a consumer product perspective to technology.

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Beyond Growth: Green Transition Accelerating Despite Recession

Beyond Growth: Green Transition Accelerating Despite Recession | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
'Beyond Growth: Green Transition Accelerating Despite Recession' blog post by Rosalinda Sanquiche.

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Objet Geometrics 3D Prints Electric Car Dashboard

Objet Geometrics 3D Prints Electric Car Dashboard | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Middle East Environment news will save the Middle East.
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5 New Rules For A Winning Brand Launch

5 New Rules For A Winning Brand Launch | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

One year ago, Kraft did something it hadn’t done in nearly a quarter of a century: It launched a new brand that created a new category..and you can do the same

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Among ‘Best’ of B Corporations : Method, Patagonia, King Arthur Flour

Among ‘Best’ of B Corporations : Method, Patagonia, King Arthur Flour | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
B Lab - a nonprofit dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems - released its first “Best for the World” lists recognizing companies creating the most positive overall social and environmental impact.
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The Keys For Keeping Your Brand Relevant In The Post-Occupy Era

The Keys For Keeping Your Brand Relevant In The Post-Occupy Era | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
For many Americans, the world seems like a markedly different place than it was in 2008. They have experienced a global recession, sweeping changes in technology, and four seasons of Jersey Shore.
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Curvy Desert Home Designed by Iranian Students Mimics the Snail

Curvy Desert Home Designed by Iranian Students Mimics the Snail | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

If you think this curvy desert dwelling looks a bit like a snail, then you definitely aren’t going crazy! Tasked by the Biomimicry Institute’s Student Design Challenge with finding solutions to every day challenges by looking to nature,

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YES - Youth Encounter for Sustainability - The Donella Meadows Institute

YES - Youth Encounter for Sustainability - The Donella Meadows Institute | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

The Youth Encounter for Sustainability (YES) comes to the United States under the joint auspices of the Donella Meadows Institute, the ACTIS Foundation of Zurich Switzerland and Sterling College in Craftsbury Vermont. Designed to help young people begin moving our society towards the ideals of justice, equity and sustainability, YES was developed by an international partnership between Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, University of Tokyo, and Chalmers University of Technology

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In Partnership with the Biosphere: Reframing the Debate on the Limits of Growth

In Partnership with the Biosphere: Reframing the Debate on the Limits of Growth | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

David Korten/The Club of Rome Blog:

In 1972, the Club of Rome (CoR) published a report spelling out the obvious, but neglected, truth that perpetual growth of consumption on a finite planet leads to system collapse. The report called for a global effort to achieve “system equilibrium”—a condition of balance between humans and nature.

 

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OECD demands immediate green action to avoid 'grim' future

OECD demands immediate green action to avoid 'grim' future | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Business as usual policies will not be enough to spare the world from devastating climate change and constrained growth.

World leaders must take immediate and co-ordinated action, or risk locking the world into a calamitous temperature rise of up to six degrees as demand for energy, food, and water overwhelms the planet...

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Water Or Gold? Locals Across South America Protest Multinational Mining Projects

Water Or Gold? Locals Across South America Protest Multinational Mining Projects | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
By Chrystelle Barbier and Christine Legrand LE MONDE/Worldcrunch
LIMA/BUENOS AIRES -- In Catamarca, one of Argentina’s poorest provinces, residents are on the war path.
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A Tough-Oil World - Why 21st Century Oil Will Break the Bank -- and the Planet

A Tough-Oil World - Why 21st Century Oil Will Break the Bank -- and the Planet | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Why Twenty-First Century Oil Will Break the Bank -- and the Planet By Michael T. Klare

Oil prices are now higher than they have ever been -- except for a few frenzied moments before the global economic meltdown of 2008....and are destined to remain high. In energy terms, we are now entering a world whose grim nature has yet to be fully grasped. This pivotal shift has been brought about by the disappearance of relatively accessible and inexpensive petroleum -- “easy oil,” in the parlance of industry analysts; in other words, the kind of oil that powered a staggering expansion of global wealth over the past 65 years and the creation of endless car-oriented suburban communities. This oil is now nearly gone.

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Bridging the disconnect between business and nonprofits.

Bridging the disconnect between business and nonprofits. | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
'The Basic Rules of Impact: EarthShare CEO Connects the Dots' blog post by Guest Contributors.

While the corporate world has done a great job in connecting and partnering with the nonprofit sector over the years there tends to be one glaring disconnect when considering relationships between the two sectors—and for once, it's got nothing to do with corporations not doing enough.

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9 Of The World’s Most Inspiring Infographics

9 Of The World’s Most Inspiring Infographics | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
We spend lots of time here at Co.Design hunting down the smartest and most creative infographics to feature daily, but we’re limited by what’s available on the web, what we have permission to publish, and what languages we (and you) can understand.
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WHO OWNS OUR WATER: Privitazing For Profit vs Public Access For All

WHO OWNS OUR WATER: Privitazing For Profit vs Public Access For All | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Competing international conferences taking place in Marseille March 12-17 both seek to improve global freshwater access but hold radically different views on the private sector's role in reaching that goal.

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The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content

The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
There’s so much information online just begging to be curated: news, social media, images, video, websites… the list goes on. Reading great content from my favorite blogs and websites i...
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With New Tool, Visual.ly Wants To Replace PowerPoint With Infographics

With New Tool, Visual.ly Wants To Replace PowerPoint With Infographics | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
"Before PowerPoint, you had to go find a designer to create a custom presentation," says Stew Langille.

Visual.ly, is attempting to do for infographics what Microsoft did for presentations. Today, the company launched a new platform to allow virtually anyone to create data visualizations. By tapping into data APIs--from Facebook Insights, Twitter, Data.gov, and so forth--Visual.ly enables users to ...

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