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10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy — This Chart Shows How

10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy — This Chart Shows How | Conscious Living | Scoop.it
Ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to batteries. But it gets even crazier who when you see who controls the money.
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Makes you think again about consumption, no?

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21st Century Movements - The Modern Lifestyle (sponsored by CSRwire)

21st Century Movements - The Modern Lifestyle (sponsored by CSRwire) | Conscious Living | Scoop.it
21st Century Movements - The Modern Lifestyle (sponsored by CSRwire)
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"I think part of the problem is how we frame the question. If the frame the question in terms of how many of the planets resources we’re using, I don’t think its a conversation that everyone wants to be involved in. This is partly because for example in the US college graduates are facing 50% unemployment and 27% of our citizens in the US could at any one time with major depression or anxiety disorder. So the question isn’t just are we consuming too many of the world’s resources, the question is are we using our resources in a way that actually provide for human health, happiness, and security? And I’d say the answer to that question is no."

-Colin Beavan

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Book Discussion on [Conscious Capitalism] - C-SPAN Video Library

Professor Raj Sisodia talked about his book, [Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business], in which he argues that the forces of business and capitalism can be combined to create value for shareholders, workers, customers, and...
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Watch this to learn more about Professor Raj Sisodia's new book about the future of capitalism.

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Top 50 Socially Responsible Companies 2013

Top 50 Socially Responsible Companies 2013 | Conscious Living | Scoop.it

For the fifth year in a row, Maclean’s has partnered with Sustainalytics, a global leader in sustainability analysis, to select 50 leaders in corporate social responsibility–companies who know that doing good is just good business. Canada’s Top 50 Socially Responsible Companies were selected on the basis of their performance across a broad range of environmental, social, and governance indicators and rank at the top of their industry groups.

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I've worked with Desjardins, Danone, and Starbucks and have to agree. Anybody have experiences or stories with some of these "best in class" companies? 

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Evan Williams on Building a Mindful Company | Holacracy

Holacracy received some great exposure in the Silicon Valley last weekend at the Wisdom 2.0 conference.
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"Holacracy is the opposite of the cliché way to run a startup. People think "freedom, no job description, everybody does everything, it's totally flat, and that's cool because we're all down with those rules". But actually that creates tons of anxiety and inefficiency, and various modes of dysfunction, whether we have to build consensus around every decision, or I'm gonna do a land grab for power... People romanticize startup cultures, but I know it's fairly rare that people in startups say "this is it, it is amazing and everybody is super-productive and going along". So in Holacracy, one of the principles is to make the implicit explicit — tons of it is about creating clarity: who is in charge of what, who is taking what kind of decision — and there is also a system for defining that, and changing that, so it's very flexible at the same time."

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The New Curated Consumer Marketplace Model: 10 Criteria For Success

The New Curated Consumer Marketplace Model: 10 Criteria For Success | Conscious Living | Scoop.it
By Stephanie Tilenius, an entrepreneur in residence at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers The Wild West of online marketplaces is over.
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Love this, thanks for sharing!!!

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Policy Points: 3 Progressive Initiatives That Are Good For Businesses

Policy Points: 3 Progressive Initiatives That Are Good For Businesses | Conscious Living | Scoop.it
By Richard Eidlin Voluntary corporate sustainability initiatives and social enterprises are essential, but are not game changers by themselves.
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As business leaders, we can and must support policy change to help make the economy more sustainable. Here are three important policies to consider supporting – and specific actions you can take.

1. A Stronger Minimum Wage is Good for Business

2. A Hard Look at Toxic Chemicals

3. Help Needed for Equal Pay

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