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A collection of resources on small businesses and what they do #inbiz4good, focused on the UK and with wider global significance
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Is net positive feasible when it comes to water?

Is net positive feasible when it comes to water? | InBiz4Good | Scoop.it
It is much more complicated to manage water than carbon and deserves more effort than simply transferring the same metrics
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InBiz4Good companies

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Resource page for the inBusinessForGood virtual summit supported by Wilson Sherriff, FSB and Department of Health
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Weekly storifies from In Business for Good - some great tweets about what small companies do to support the environment, charity and community

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in Business For Good News

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in Business For Good News, by In Business for Good: News and Information about what small business do that is #inbiz4good #CSR #green
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Daily information on #CSR and small firms from Twitter feeds

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Storify - Create stories using social media

Storify - Create stories using social media | InBiz4Good | Scoop.it
We promote what smaller biz do #inBiz4good thru networks, virtual events & research. We follow back biz & RT. Support by @WilsonSherriff Twts by @carolesherriff
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InBiz4Good storify showcasing what small businesses do 'inbiz4good'.

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Three things small businesses can learn from Vine stars

Three things small businesses can learn from Vine stars | InBiz4Good | Scoop.it
Ryan Caligiuri offers three techniques professionals can use to become pre-eminent in their respective fields
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Intriguing for businesses interested in using Vine

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Naomi Klein: Green groups may be more damaging than climate change deniers | Salon.com

Naomi Klein: Green groups may be more damaging than climate change deniers | Salon.com | InBiz4Good | Scoop.it

Canadian author Naomi Klein is so well known for her blade-sharp commentary that it’s easy to forget that she is, above all, a first-rate reporter. I got a glimpse into her priorities as I was working on this interview. Klein told me she was worried that some of the things she had said would make it hard for her to land an interview with a president of the one of the Big Green groups (read below and you’ll see why). She was more interested in nabbing the story than being the story; her reporting trumped any opinion-making.

 

Such focus is a hallmark of Klein’s career. She doesn’t do much of the chattering class’s news cycle blathering. She works steadily, carefully, quietly. It can be surprising to remember that Klein’s immense global influence rests on a relatively small body of work; she has published three books, one of which is an anthology of magazine pieces.

 

Klein’s first book, No Logo, investigated how brand names manipulate public desires while exploiting the people who make their products. The book came out just weeks after the WTO protests in Seattle and became an international bestseller. Her next major book, The Shock Doctrine, argued that free-marketeers often use crises – natural or manufactured – to ram through deregulatory policies. With her newest, yet-to-be named book, Klein turns her attention to climate change. Scheduled for release in 2014, the book will also be made into a film by her husband and creative partner, Avi Lewis.

 

Klein’s books and articles have sought to articulate a counternarrative to the march of corporate globalization and government austerity. She believes climate change provides a new chance for creating such a counternarrative. “The book I am writing is arguing that our responses to climate change can rebuild the public sphere, can strengthen our communities, can have work with dignity.”

 

First, though, she has to finish the reporting. As she told me, speaking about the grass-roots response to climate chaos: “Right now it’s under the radar, but I’m following it quite closely.”

 

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Arguing that climate change gives us an opportunity to rebuild the public sphere and strengthen our communities but that larger businesses response may be preventing that. I'd argue that small businesses are moving in a more beneficial direction but I am a little biased on that!

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14 Excellent CSR Resources – Public Relations with a conscience

14 Excellent CSR Resources – Public Relations with a conscience | InBiz4Good | Scoop.it

Working in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is something I find difficult but gratifying. The field of CSR is tumultuous but, as in most fields these days, fellow CSR strategists collaborate via social media to discuss the good, the bad, and everything in between. Over the years, I’ve found some amazing companies and innovators that I have found to be great resources within CSR. (In no particular order)...

 

[CSR and PR strategists take note - JD]


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Good resources, mainly catering for larger businesses but worth a look

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The Green New Deal in the Observer

The Green New Deal in the Observer | InBiz4Good | Scoop.it
Today's fifth anniversary Green New Deal report is featured in the Observer this morning.
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Collection of different views on the Green Deal and the role of government in greening the economy.

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Do small businesses have the edge on maternity leave?

Do small businesses have the edge on maternity leave? | InBiz4Good | Scoop.it
Many women still claim having a baby can harm their prospects. Are small businesses leading the way on maternity leave?
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Interesting article suggesting - rather against common stereotypes - small businesses are more flexible when it comes to maternity leave.

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In Business For Good

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A discussion group linked to the In Business for Good programme and annual virtual summit. Register...
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In Business for Good Facebook page enabling small businesses to tell us more about what they do In Business for Good

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The Two Biggest Distractions – And What to Do About Them

The Two Biggest Distractions – And What to Do About Them | InBiz4Good | Scoop.it
Distractions are the enemy of focus. Being able to keep your focus amidst the daily din of distraction makes you better able to use whatever talents you need to apply – whether making a
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Blog from Daniel Goleman

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In Business for Good | LinkedIn

In Business for Good | LinkedIn | InBiz4Good | Scoop.it
Discussion and networking group to support the In Business for Good programme including the free virtual summit which will be held in June 2013. Join the group and help shape the...
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InBiz4good LinkedIn group discussions

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Video: Chuka Umunna on what can be done to help SMEs

Video: Chuka Umunna on what can be done to help SMEs | InBiz4Good | Scoop.it
The shadow business secretary and Labour MP for Streatham came to the Guardian offices in Kings Cross to talk about what is needed to help Britain's small businesses get ahead and improve relations with local communities.
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Labour Party policy on small businesses

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WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. The wisdom of zen master Thich Nhat Hanh

WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. The wisdom of zen master Thich Nhat Hanh | InBiz4Good | Scoop.it

September 5, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

Why on earth are many of the world's most powerful technology companies, including Google, showing a special interest in an 87-year-old Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk?

The answer is that all of them are interested in understanding how the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, or Thay as he is known to his hundreds of thousands of followers around the world, can help their organisations to become more compassionate and effective.

In a sign that the practice of mindfulness is entering the mainstream, Thay has been invited later this month (September 2013) to run a full day's training session at Google's main campus in California...

Global tech companies are connecting to the power of mindfulness and meditation in order to drive sustainability and happiness...

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/global-technology-ceos-wisdom-zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh

 

May 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. Released from the banalities of the office, reconnecting with the outdoors can stimulate innovation...  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/google-sony-nature-inspire-leaders

 

 

February 20, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

THICH NHAT HANH:

BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239

 

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September 5, 2013 Treehugger
UNTIL WE GRIEVE, WE'LL NEVER PROTECT THE EARTH

We'll protect what we fall in love with, that's the premise behind this video on the stunning beauty of pollination.

http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/until-we-grieve-well-never-protect-earth.html

 

 

26 August 2010 Guardian - Living Our Values

THICH NHAT HAHN:  ZEN AND THE ART OF PROTECTING THE PLANET: In Rare Interview with zen buddhist master Thay warns of the threat to civilisation from climate change and the spiritual revival that is needed to avert catastrophe http://www.theguardian.com/sustainability/environment-zen-buddhism-sustainability

 

Jan 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

THICH NHAT HANH:  ONLY LOVE CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE

Leading spiritual teacher Thay suggests that our search for fame, wealth, power and sexual gratification provides the perfect refuge for people to hide from the truth about the many challenges facing the world. Worse still, our addiction to material goods and a hectic lifestyle provides only a temporary plaster for gaping emotional and spiritual wounds, which only drives greater loneliness and unhappiness..... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-love-climate-change

 

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

THICH NHAT HANH

MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/1474669518/thich-nhat-hanh-maybe-in-100-years-there-will-be-no-more-humans-on-the-planet-the-ecologist

 

 

 

HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values

 

June 26, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

LEADERS NEED TO THINK ABOUT THE COMPASSIONATE CHOICE AND RIPPLE EFFECTS. Changing systems is essential for creating sustainable business, but so is embedding kindness into small decisions... http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/leaders-compassionate-choice-ripple-effect

 

 ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

November 9, 2012 Guardian Sustainable Business
MOMENTS OF REVELATION TRIGGER THE BIGGEST TRANSFORMATIONS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/epiphany-transform-corporate-sustainability

 

 

 

THESE OFFICE WORKERS CAN TEND CROPS WHILE THEY'RE IN BORING MEETINGS http://sco.lt/6sswVd

 

A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH

 

BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/8aEijR

 

THE STATE OF THE WORLD: IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY? http://sco.lt/4ueEQz

 

 

 

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

 

>> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES  http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

September 3, 2013 - Think Progress

"WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT"

UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE:   ....  http://sco.lt/7r58s5

 

 

OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

Biodiversity IS Life http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&cp=49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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A timely reminder that there is more to life than materialism and profit

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, September 6, 2013 6:37 PM

Why not seek out the stewards of wisdom and knowledge?

Ferananda's comment, September 15, 2013 8:28 PM
Totally agree with you all. @alison who are stewards you are aware of?
pdjmoo's curator insight, January 5, 2015 7:32 PM

           YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Business Should Contribute to Social Health and Well Being of Their Local Communities

Business Should Contribute to Social Health and Well Being of Their Local Communities | InBiz4Good | Scoop.it

 

 

HOW THE PURSUIT OF SOCIAL PURPOSE CAN INSPIRE AND SUSTAIN RETAIL GROWTH AND INNOVATION

 

 

"A BUSINESS THAT MAKES NOTHING BUT MONEY IS A POOR BUSINESS - Henry Ford

 

ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF

 

June 25, 2013 Social Voice:  Anneliza Humlen, Gwen Morrison

Journal of Brand Strategy Excerpt: Retailing with Purpose

COMMUNITY AND CONSUMER STRENGTH ON A LOCAL LEVEL IS CRITICAL NOT ONLY FOR SUSTAINING LOCAL BUSINESS GROWTH, but for fuelling national and global economies.  According to the Project for Public Spaces and trends analysed in Steve Davies’ report, ‘Think Global, Buy Local,’ local communities are now the catalysts for regional and national growth, rather than the result of it. Retail on a local level is the first to benefit from the health and prosperity of local communities

..It is therefore in the best interest of every business to contribute to the social health and wellbeing of the communities it serves. Most local small businesses understand this concept intuitively as they assume the role of both proprietor and local citizen.. http://www.socialvoicebranding.com/jbs-retailing-with-purpose-excerpt/

 

June 25, 2013 Media Global News
UNDP "PUTTING LOCAL GOVERNMENT AT THE HEART OF DEVELOPMENT" http://www.mediaglobal.org/2013/06/25/undp-supports-the-role-of-local-governments-in-attaining-mdgs/

 

MORALITY IS MISSING FROM THE DEBATE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOR http://sco.lt/4sveFd

 

WHY "SOCIAL" SUSTAINABILITY SHOULD BE PART OF EVERY BUSINESS

July 22, 2013 FastCoExist

I can’t think of anything that illustrates the human cost of doing business more than the tragedy this past April in Bangladesh...

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682494/why-social-sustainability-should-be-part-of-every-business

 

THE BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE: WHY CSSR IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER http://sco.lt/7ixaev

 

July 23, 2013 CSRWire Talkback
CREATING LOCAL IMPACT: CONNECTING SOCIAL BUSINESS WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/942-creating-local-impact-connecting-social-business-with-economic-development

 

ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/98I2F7

 

 
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 June 25, 2013 Harvard Business Review

THE URBAN SUSTAINABILITY OPPORTUNITY http://blogs.hbr.org/video/2013/06/the-urban-sustainability-oppor.html

 

June 19, 2013 Resilience Magazine
THE EMERGING "SHARING" ECONOMY  http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-06-19/the-next-new-economy

 

 

A 21st CENTURY COOPERATIVE WAY TO A FLOURISHING FUTURE:  SELF-SUFFICIENT COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/75dMWn

 

 

Corp2020: Pavan Sukhdev Kevin Kromash, May 2013
TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD http://thesolutionsjournal.com/node/22221

 

MORALITY IS MISSING FROM THE DEBATE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOUR http://sco.lt/4sveFd

 

ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF

 

July 2, 2013 Forbes - “Good corporate citizenship is good business.”
LARGEST TO SMALLEST, BUSINESSES AROUND THE GLOBE ARE GIVING BACK  ... http://www.forbes.com/sites/devinthorpe/2013/07/02/largest-to-smallest-businesses-around-the-globe-are-giving-back/

 

 

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Moyers & Company .

HUNGER IN AMERICA:  HOW HUNGER HURTS EVERYONE  http://sco.lt/9K53Uv

 

 

THE INSANITY OF THE MYOPIC PROFIT MINDSET http://ow.ly/mo7zN

 

 

 

 


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Carol Sherriff's insight:

Article advocating business doing more for health and wellbeing in their communities. Unusually it recognises that small businesses often do this best than large ones.

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IOANNIS APOSTOLOU's curator insight, September 3, 2013 1:04 PM

If the rumours are true, we have to resolve our organizations mindset in order to keep living in this planet.

Alex O'Dell's curator insight, September 7, 2013 3:18 AM

The only thing Businesses need to give to all is the letter of acceptance articulated through the presence of an open and inviting door.

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         YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES


▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶ CORPORATE "SOCIAL" RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

 ▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 ▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides