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Corporations have a responsibility to be mindful of their impact on both environmental and human health
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Can we scale sustainability without consumers? (We Need a New Model)

Can we scale sustainability without consumers? (We Need a New Model) | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Scaling sustainability is vital for global prosperity and consumers need to be on board to make it happen, says Peter Lacy from Davos... @guardiansusbiz

To address the issue of scale and sustainable consumption, the fundamental dynamics of supply, demand and rules of the game will need to be shifted to support a world in which we are able to drive growth but with less impact on the natural environment.

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The critics ramp up the pressure at Davos - A club for the rich and powerful?

The critics ramp up the pressure at Davos - A club for the rich and powerful? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum in Davos is not just a get-together of leading politicians and managers. Organizations like Amnesty International are also piping up - occasionally with scathing criticism.

"Davos can not afford to be a complacent club for the rich and powerful of this world," says Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International. He couples this statement with a call for a demonstration in Davos. The motto: "Companies must be kept on a tight leash." Nongovernmental organizations (NGO) have adopted a stern approach at this year's forum in the Swiss Alps, effectively forcing their topics onto the agenda. "The governments must take responsibility. We need stricter regulation of large corporations," says Shetty.

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EU sees thirsty China as a partner at RioPlus20

EU sees thirsty China as a partner at RioPlus20 | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

China’s growing water problems make it a likely ally for European efforts to press global action on sustainable development at a UN conference later this year, Denmark’s environment minister said

Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development http://ow.ly/8JWbG @UN_Rioplus20

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Qatar in deal to develop future automotive hub

Qatar in deal to develop future automotive hub | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Qatar Automotive Gateway (Qatar Ag), has entered into a deal with Prodrive, one of the world’s leading automotive technology and motorsport businesses, to build and develop a cutting-edge automotive industry value chain in the country.
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 'We Need A Revolution' VIDEO

The UN Secretary General talks about economics and the need to change the status quo.
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MIDWAY - a short film by Chris Jordan - Do We Have The Courage?

On Midway Atoll, a remote cluster of islands more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent, the detritus of our mass consumption surfaces in an astonishing place: inside the stomachs of thousands of dead baby albatrosses. The nesting chicks are fed lethal quantities of plastic by their parents, who mistake the floating trash for food as they forage over the vast polluted Pacific Ocean.

For me, kneeling over their carcasses is like looking into a macabre mirror. These birds reflect back an appallingly emblematic result of the collective trance of our consumerism and runaway industrial growth.

Like the albatross, we first-world humans find ourselves lacking the ability to discern anymore what is nourishing from what is toxic to our lives and our spirits. Choked to death on our waste, the mythical albatross calls upon us to recognize that our greatest challenge lies not out there, but in here.

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11 Powerful Environmental Ads - Planet in Peril

11 Powerful Environmental Ads - Planet in Peril | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
These images from various ad campaigns around the globe remind us that the planet is in peril.
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The Wild World of the $3.5 Million 'Future Energy Prize'

The Wild World of the $3.5 Million 'Future Energy Prize' | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
What do Leonardo DiCaprio, the Prime Minister of Iceland, and Andre Agassi have in common? They all help award millions of dollars to folks solving the world's energy problems, of course!
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Dow and Monsanto Team Up On the Mother of All Herbicide Marketing Plans

Dow and Monsanto Team Up On the Mother of All Herbicide Marketing Plans | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Working in cahoots with its erstwhile rival Monsanto, Dow is on the verge of unleashing a chemical gusher onto US farmland—with the USDA's blessing.
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A GAME CHANGER? Crowdsourced Website Documents World's Entire Food System

A GAME CHANGER? Crowdsourced Website Documents World's Entire Food System | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

A new, crowd-sourced website plans to document every angle of the food system. Given its stated aim of documenting "the entire food system", and given that ANYONE can upload photos and tell the story of their food, it seems like there is an opportunity for activists to tell the stories of the industrial food system through this platform too.

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Making ECOCIDE a Law at Rio+20 - Putting People and Planet First

Making ECOCIDE a Law at Rio+20 - Putting People and Planet First | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Rio+20 is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create targets for sustainable development. I applaud the aspirations of Sustainable Development Goals, they are our starting point. To make these aspirations a reality, international law that places people and planet first is necessary to establish a level playing field for everyone around the world. Achieving this requires a commitment to outlawing destructive business practices and creating laws that prioritises green, clean, and life-enhancing business. One law that does just that is my proposal to make Ecocide a crime. [http://www.eradicatingecocide.com/thesolution/].

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It's Getting Hot In Here: A Video Of Climate Change Temps over last 120 years

It's Getting Hot In Here: A Video Of Climate Change Temps over last 120 years | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
A new visualization from NASA shows the spikes in temperature that have occurred over the last 120 years.
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Animation: Climate change, energy & action

A one minute animation about climate change and energy from WWF-Brazil.
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4 Desertec Deals That Make Our Energy Future More Secure (Huge Solar Project)

4 Desertec Deals That Make Our Energy Future More Secure (Huge Solar Project) | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

In just six hours, the deserts receive more energy from the sun than humankind produces in a year, and Desertec is harnessing it.

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Environment: Commission asks Italy to strengthen laws on environmental liability

Environment: Commission asks Italy to strengthen laws on environmental liability | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Brussels – The Commission is concerned that Italy has incorrectly implemented EU legislation on environmental liability, leading to insufficient protection...
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SDGs: a new generation of development goals?

SDGs: a new generation of development goals? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

One of this generation’s greatest tragedies – and oncoming catastrophes – is the failure to stem the accelerating rate of biodiversity loss. Biodiversity underpins the ecosystem goods and services on which humanity depends, and its loss represents a betrayal for the world’s poor as progress towards development is undermined.

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First report on UK climate impact - Impacts and Opportunities

First report on UK climate impact - Impacts and Opportunities | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Climate change this century poses both risks and opportunities, according to the first comprehensive government assessment of its type.
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Kenya: Emerging Markets Set Stage for Mobile Wallet Shopping

Kenya: Emerging Markets Set Stage for Mobile Wallet Shopping | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience...

Increased use of mobile money in Kenya has created a ripe environment for the use of near field communication (NFC) technology and other forms of mobile wallets which could be more widely accepted as payment systems compared to traditional ones such as credit cards.

Adoption of the alternative payment systems could not only further slow the growth of the use of credit cards but could also see the creation of a new market for NFC-enabled devices including point of sale terminals and mobile phones in the country.

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Global Water Footprint - National Geographic

Global Water Footprint - National Geographic | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Learn about the water consumed to make everyday products.

In order to grow the corn for your tortilla and the cotton for your T-shirt, farmers rely on freshwater from the world's river basins. Whether crops get
watered by rain only or by irrigation as well, much of the water gets "consumed" through evaporation or transpiration, and so is no longer locally available.
Click to learn more about the water embedded in everyday items, and calculate your own water footprint.

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Fracking: It's All About the Water

Fracking: It's All About the Water | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
People get sick wherever gas companies start fracking. It starts with the groundwater.
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FEED THE BEAST: BIG OIL - Clean Energy Projects Face Waning Subsidies

FEED THE BEAST: BIG OIL - Clean Energy Projects Face Waning Subsidies | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Wind and solar companies say they need more government support to be competitive. But in Washington, there’s little enthusiasm for more subsidies.  It is clear that the trillion dollar oil industry in firmly in control unless they can see a way to own and make huge profits from renewables...that's just the problem..."renewables" are not profit-oriented...time for a new model and paradigm for economics and corporations I would think

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Climate Change and Farming: How Not to Go Hungry in a Warmer World

Climate Change and Farming: How Not to Go Hungry in a Warmer World | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
The fact that the climate is already changing, and will continue to change, means we need to start adapting agriculture to a warmer world immediately...
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Mercury Moves Up Food Chain into songbirds and bats

Mercury Moves Up Food Chain into songbirds and bats | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Dangerously high levels have been detected in Northeastern songbirds as the most toxic form of the heavy metal moves through the food chain.
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World Economic Forum Calls for More Women Leaders

World Economic Forum Calls for More Women Leaders | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

During the session, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said that the empowerment of women is essential to development. “Without women we will miss six of the eight Millennium Development Goals,” he said. Asked what would happen if women ruled the world instead of men, Tutu responded, “Men have tried to rule the world for centuries, and they have made a mess. Let’s let the other half try.”

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Human Impact on the Environment - Sustainable Baby Steps

Human Impact on the Environment - Sustainable Baby Steps | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
This page includes a brief, but thorough, overview of our human impact on the environment, the consequences of such an impact and one important question to consider.
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