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Corporations have a responsibility to be mindful of their impact on both environmental and human health
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Audacity, More Audacity

Contemporary capitalism is a capitalism of generalized monopolies. By this I mean that monopolies are now no longer islands (albeit important) in a sea of other still relatively autonomous companies, but are an integrated system. These monopolies now tightly control all the systems of production. Small and medium enterprises, and even the large corporations that are not strictly speaking oligopolies are locked in a network of control put in place by the monopolies. Their degree of autonomy has shrunk to the point that they are nothing more than subcontractors of the monopolies.

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Cost of War Calculator

Cost of War Calculator | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered what the International community could achieve if funding for war was diverted to urgent humanitarian needs? This eye opening cost calculator shows what could be bought instead of arms and military equipment and what could be bought if funding for war was diverted to urgent humanitarian needs.

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Sharing the World’s Resources – An Introduction

Sharing the World’s Resources – An Introduction | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

A sustainable global economy fit for the 21st Century must be based on a new ethical framework that reflects and supports humanity’s interdependence. The process of economic sharing can ensure that the world’s essential resources, goods and services are made accessible to all, according to a new brief by Share The World’s Resources.

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Commodifying and Privatising Nature: RIO+20 and the greenwashing of the global economy

Commodifying and Privatising Nature: RIO+20 and the greenwashing of the global economy | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

The focus on technologies is problematic because of the types of controversial new technologies that are promoted, including biomass incineration, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, etc. Nuclear and GMOs are not explicitly endorsed, but would fit with the approach.

The market-based approach has been heavily criticised by NGOs as it would mean assigning private property rights to nature, commodifying and privatising nature. Leaving nature to the market would undermine the opportunities of communities and states to protect the commons. Also the bitter lessons from the carbon trading debacle seem to be entirely ignored when UNEP proposes tradeable biodiversity credits. The UNEP reports exposes a misguided belief in markets, which is astonishing after the financial crisis. It is as if that example of the chronic failure of deregulation and market-based approaches had never happened.

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Over Half of Germany's Renewable Energy Owned By Citizens & Farmers, Not Utility Companies

Over Half of Germany's Renewable Energy Owned By Citizens & Farmers, Not Utility Companies | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
A democratic shift in control of energy production is well underway in Germany.
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EU urged to combat child obesity 'tobacco-style'

EU urged to combat child obesity 'tobacco-style' | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

With European children getting heavier and less active, health experts say policymakers should draw a lesson from anti-tobacco campaigns and consider heavier taxation schemes to combat teenage fat.

Taxing salty, sugary foods to discourage consumption, restricting junk-food advertising and promoting healthy eating habits and exercise would raise awareness to a health problem that could have long-term effects on already shaky public health systems.

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NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: How a sunflower & big data inspired solar plant design

NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: How a sunflower & big data inspired solar plant design | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Scientists have been turning to nature for ideas to advance research. Solar can benefit from that, too.
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Mongolia’s Quest to Balance Human Development in its Booming Mineral-Based Economy Grab

Mongolia’s Quest to Balance Human Development in its Booming Mineral-Based Economy Grab | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Because of the exploitation of its vast mineral resources, Mongolia’s economy is among the fastest growing in the world.
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CONNECTING THE DOTS: The Food Movement and Climate Change

CONNECTING THE DOTS: The Food Movement and Climate Change | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Maybe climate change will prove too diffuse to get our minds around, and show once and for all that we are unfit to be running a whole planet. Maybe the food movement will turn out to be an elitist fad.

 

The two most visible environmental issues today, climate change and agriculture, are about as different as they could be. Taken together, though, they give some reminders. Environmental consciousness is very young. Its challenge to some of the ways we live is deep. And it can be a great source of cultural and political creativity and renewal.

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Connecting people and nature: Ecosystems Knowledge Network launched

A new network has been sponsored by Defra with the aim of sharing experience from projects taking an ecosystems approach.

 

A healthy natural environment is the foundation of a sustainable future with prospering communities.

In the UK and elsewhere, pioneering projects are exploring new ways of managing land and sea environments and the benefits people derive from them. In particular, they are reflecting an ‘ecosystems approach’: a holistic and inclusive approach to promoting the sustainable use of natural resources and taking better account of the values people hold for the environment.

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Obama defends EPA, says agency work ‘vital’ and some environmental regulations necessary

Obama defends EPA, says agency work ‘vital’ and some environmental regulations necessary | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama defended the work of the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, saying he would stand with the agency that has taken a beating from Republicans in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail for...
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The Green Economy – which way to look in 2012

The Green Economy – which way to look in 2012 | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Re-engineering our transport, energy, food systems and building stock for a low carbon future could provide a much needed economic boost, says Andrew Simms (@theneweconomics on why governments should support #greengrowth
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"Citizen Power" 51% of German Renewables Now Owned by Its Own Citizens

"Citizen Power" 51% of German Renewables Now Owned by Its Own Citizens | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Farmers, individuals and community groups could, for the first time, emulate their Danish neighbors by installing their own wind turbines and selling the resulting electricity at a hoped-for profit. These electricity rebels, Stromrebellen as they're called in German, began appearing all across the country, even in the former communist East Germany.

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REMEMBERING OUR PARTNERS IN LIFE

REMEMBERING OUR PARTNERS IN LIFE | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Our beautiful fellow partners in life on this planet...let us treasure, protect and conserve our environment and ecosystems for them and us. Healthy Planetary Ecosystems = A Healthy Humanity.

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From Corporate Empire to Compassionate Capitalism

From Corporate Empire to Compassionate Capitalism | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Ecuador recently passed the first constitution in the history of mankind, as far as we know, that gives inalienable rights to nature, including animals and plants, rivers and all the natural environment.

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Programmed to be fat: everyday chemicals linked to obesity and diabetes

Programmed to be fat: everyday chemicals linked to obesity and diabetes | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Chemicals found in plastics, cosmetics and industry may be altering cells in our bodies, making us more likely to get fat and develop diabetes...
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Environmental Imagination: The Food Movement and Climate Change

Environmental Imagination: The Food Movement and Climate Change | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Environmental Imagination: The Food Movement and Climate Change. The two most visible environmental issues today, climate change and agriculture, are about as different as they could be.

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4G and the coming cancer crisis

4G and the coming cancer crisis | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

The mobile phone industries today remind me of the chemical industry in the 1970s. They are profiting hand over fist from the smartphone boom and do not seem to have time to consider public safety or environmental health concerns from public use of their products. A few decades of litigation and class action suits later, maybe the mobile industry survivors will tell us they did not realise the risks of 4G phones. They will be liars.

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The Song of the Earth - The Origins of Human Sounds

The Song of the Earth - The Origins of Human Sounds | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Some birds make sounds that are musical to our ears. Consider the skylark, whose melodious sounds we label as song.

So it’s quite natural to wonder whether there is a connection between animal sounds and the music that humans create. Famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough examines various exotic members of the animal kingdom for clues to this fascinating puzzle.

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The Gaia Reports: Fracking Companies Promote Jobs Across The US Hoping To Conceal The Risks

The Gaia Reports: Fracking Companies Promote Jobs Across The US Hoping To Conceal The Risks | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Halliburton, previously led by Cheney, reportedly earns $1.5 billion a year from its energy operations – which relies heavily on its fracking business.

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How Tar Sands Will Devastate Agriculture, Increase Hunger in Africa

How Tar Sands Will Devastate Agriculture, Increase Hunger in Africa | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
An eye-opening study shows the effects that full development of Canada's tar sands would have on global food production.
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Meet the New Consumers: Five Marketplace Trends That Will Shape the Green Economy and Change the Future of Branding

Meet the New Consumers: Five Marketplace Trends That Will Shape the Green Economy and Change the Future of Branding | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

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The dawn of a more resourceful, creative and sustainable economy is beginning, with a growing number of New Consumers re-thinking what really matters and creating new ways to do more with less. BBMG's Raphael Bemporad and Mitch Baranowski will introduce you to these values-aspirational, practical purchasers and share five emblematic trends that show how this group is taking sustainability from buzz to tipping point.

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The next generation of GMOs could be especially dangerous

The next generation of GMOs could be especially dangerous | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
The next wave of genetic engineering uses microRNA to control pests on industrial farms. But new research out of China shows it could have adverse health effects for human digestion.
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: UN urges Group of 77 nations to champion development agenda

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: UN urges Group of 77 nations to champion development agenda | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of the General Assembly Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser today urged the bloc of developing countries known as the Group of 77 and China to ensure that concrete and actionable measures are adopted at the...
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More to Say About Fracking - levels of radioactive radium 367x the safe limit

New York Daily NewsMore to Say About FrackingArtvoiceIn 2009, the DEC analyzed 13 samples of fracking wastewater from gas drilling sites in the Marcellus Shale and found levels of radioactive radium as high as 267 times the safe limit for discharge...

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