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Corporations have a responsibility to be mindful of their impact on both environmental and human health
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The seed emergency: The threat to food and democracy

The seed emergency: The threat to food and democracy | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Patenting seeds has led to a farming and food crisis - and huge profits for US biotechnology corporations.

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The Silent Alarm of Climate Change - Businesses really should be paying attention

"...there are a lot of alarms going off at the moment and yet few people are doing anything about it - you wonder if alarm-fatigue has set in.Today, Defra publishes an ambitious Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA), providing the latest in a long line of climate reports that businesses really should be paying attention to."

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2012: The Year of the Cooperative

2012: The Year of the Cooperative | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
How an old business model is finding new relevance all over the world.

The United Nations has named 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, and indeed, co-ops seem poised to become a dominant business model around the world. Today, nearly one billion people worldwide are cooperative member-owners. That’s one in five adults over 15 — and it could soon be you.

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World at risk without climate justice

World at risk without climate justice | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Praful Bidwai's book "THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE GLOBAL CRISIS - MORTGAGING OUR FUTURE" is written at a time of deep diplomatic despondency. It is brutally honest about what is at risk if no action is taken at the national and international level. It exposes the false solution offered by India in its National Action Plan on Climate Change, and its chasing the nuclear mirage as a clean energy option. But most importantly it looks at alternative visions and the role of renewable.

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Exclusive: How the Sierra Club Took Millions From the Natural Gas Industry—and Why It Stopped

Exclusive: How the Sierra Club Took Millions From the Natural Gas Industry—and Why It Stopped | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Mainstream environmental groups have struggled to balance local concerns about traditional pollution with planet-sized worries over climate change, and how to work with corporate America without being seen as selling out.

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Ten Ways Monsanto and Big Ag Are Killing You—And the Planet

Ten Ways Monsanto and Big Ag Are Killing You—And the Planet | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Energy-intensive industrial farming practices that rely on toxic chemicals and genetically engineered crops are not just undermining public health, they’re destroying the planet.

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The Lunacy of "Economic" Growth (as We've Known It)

The Lunacy of "Economic" Growth (as We've Known It) | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

We Cannot "grow" our way out of the global financial, food and social dilemma

International Forum On Globalization - Vandana Shiva...

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Arctic Drilling Needs Science, Not Politics -Oil Suicide

Arctic Drilling Needs Science, Not Politics -Oil Suicide | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
More than 500 distinguished scientists signed a letter urging the Obama administration to use science to guide decision making on oil and gas activities in the remote and fragile U.S. Arctic Ocean.
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"Sustainable Consumption" Is Not an Oxymoron. It's Not Optional, Either

"Sustainable Consumption" Is Not an Oxymoron. It's Not Optional, Either | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
What are we willing to do to make a difference? 7 billion people can do a lot. I think we just need the right incentives and systems to make doing the "right" thing easier and more affordable.
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GRI Publishes New Guidance for Green Events

GRI Publishes New Guidance for Green Events | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS—Event organizers can now report on sustainability issues like impacts on communities, natural environments, and local and global economies, thanks to new guidance just published by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) helped developed the guidance as part of a multi-stakeholder Working Group and Advisory Group.

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Swap-O-Matic – a Vending Machine that Promotes Sustainability

Swap-O-Matic – a Vending Machine that Promotes Sustainability | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
If you thought that vending machines that dispense nothing but baby carrots are the latest green innovation in this field, we’ve got news for you. There’s a vending machine that is far more progressive and innovative.
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Green energy isn't always good energy

Green energy isn't always good energy | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal seem mostly benign -- in part because they are still a small part of the energy equation. But when green gets big, it can be controversial.
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Couldn’t Make Davos This Year? Here Are the 5 Things Everyone’s Talking About

Couldn’t Make Davos This Year? Here Are the 5 Things Everyone’s Talking About | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
The topics and tropes fall faster than snowflakes here in Davos, where several thousand of the world’s leading business people, politicians and policy makers gather once a year for an annual think-fest.
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Rio+20 Must Rethink 'Economic Growth Is Always Good' Paradigm

Rio+20 Must Rethink 'Economic Growth Is Always Good' Paradigm | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Even as every politician continues to hold on to the idea that the solution to every social problem under the sun is more economic growth, there's thankfully an increasing amount of pushback on environmental grounds.
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UNFCCC launches a Business Climate Adaptation guide

UNFCCC launches a Business Climate Adaptation guide | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Levi's, Nestlé and Starbucks are all listed among 100 examples of adaptation efforts included in the new Adaptation Private Sector Initiative database hosted on the website of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

While climate change poses a number of risks to vulnerable communities and businesses around the world, many opportunities are unfolding for private companies to implement actions towards reducing risks to their business operations, as well as investing in adaptation action in vulnerable regions in a sustainable and profitable manner.

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BASD business sustainability coalition re-established in run-up to #RioPlus20

BASD business sustainability coalition re-established in run-up to #RioPlus20 | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
The temporary coalition of the Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) has been re-established to coordinate the participation of the private sector to Rio+20 and enhance its contribution to sustainable and inclusive markets.
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Termite Mounds Inspire Energy Neutral Buildings

Termite Mounds Inspire Energy Neutral Buildings | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

How and what should sustainable architecture and living in urban areas look like? One solution is to observe nature, and apply its solutions to “human problems”. Nature has had 3.8 billion years’ worth of evolution and trial and error to perfect solutions so that it can become self-sustaining, so learning from it seems like a clever idea.

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Corporate Social Responsibility–A Defining Moment: Apple Sweatshops & Twitter Censorship

Corporate Social Responsibility–A Defining Moment:  Apple Sweatshops & Twitter Censorship | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Blog post by Christine Bader @CSRWire Talkback

Apple’s supplier woes have put the social impacts of business onto every media outlet from the Daily Show [see below] to Fox News. Twitter users organized a boycott this weekend after the company’s announcement that it would withhold tweets in countries where the content is illegal. Next month the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case about Shell’s activities in Nigeria, and determine whether corporations can be sued for human rights abuses abroad.

 

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How Clinging to Economic Growth Stifles Our Imagination

How Clinging to Economic Growth Stifles Our Imagination | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Whether unlimited growth is possible in a finite world remains a thorny topic. Andrew Simms argues it's time to embrace alternatives.
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Why behaviour change is at the heart of sustainable business

Why behaviour change is at the heart of sustainable business | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Brands must find ways to be innovative in order to push people towards sustainable living without preaching to them...
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Why Don't We Act in Our Own Best Interest? To transform the world, we must first transform ourselves.

Why Don't We Act in Our Own Best Interest? To transform the world, we must first transform ourselves. | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
At the World Economic Forum last week, I attended a small dinner that included eight Nobel Prize winners. What a privilege in itself. The question the Laureates were asked to address was "What do you see as the world's biggest challenges?
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Timberland Ecolabels Go Beyond Green Info

Timberland Ecolabels Go Beyond Green Info | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
More than just dispensing green data, Timberland’s ecolabels successfully merge consumer, environmental and technical information.
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Keeping the Green Hope Alive, One Wise Investment at a Time

Keeping the Green Hope Alive, One Wise Investment at a Time | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Here in Abu Dhabi, through the investment arm of Masdar, Masdar Capital, we continue to see interesting opportunities for cleantech investing, and a number of worthy renewable energy projects both within the region and around the world.
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LET WOMEN LEAD: VIDEO Women as the Way Forward - Annual Meeting 2012 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

LET WOMEN LEAD: VIDEO Women as the Way Forward - Annual Meeting 2012 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Imagine if half the world's population were to reach its full potential. How would this advance progress on economic, societal and political issues?

Dimensions to be addressed:

- The girl effect and the graduate effect
- Interventions to close gender gaps
- New models of leadership

Michelle Bachelet, Undersecretary-General, United Nations Women (UN Women), New YorkSheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook, USA; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012; Young Global LeaderArchbishop Desmond M. Tutu, Archbishop; Chair, The Elders, South AfricaTalal Al Zain, Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, Bahrain; Global Agenda Council on Private Capital

 

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai.

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