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80 Percent of Public Schools Have Contracts With Coke or Pepsi

80 Percent of Public Schools Have Contracts With Coke or Pepsi | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Augut 15, 2012 - Tom Philpott, Mother Jones

New research highlights the need to crack down on junk food in schools.

If you don't know what I mean, consider yourself lucky. Starting in the early '90s, cash-strapped public schools began selling exclusive "pouring rights" to one or another Big Soda company, which would then supply all the beverages sold in on-site snack bars, stores, and soda machines as well as at sports events. Along with sugary drinks, of course, the companies also stuffed the schools with plenty of advertisements... http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/08/schools-limit-campus-junk-food-have-lower-obesity-rates

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Drought: Never let a good crisis go to waste

Drought: Never let a good crisis go to waste | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 16, 2012 | World Development Movement

First Food Speculation, Now Water. Putting our public assets into private control is not going to yield better outcomes for people, as investors need constant high-level returns, while profiting from scarcity and high prices.

 “Never let a good crisis go to waste”, as the saying goes.  As if food speculation wasn’t enough, the US drought provides yet another crisis for investors to take advantage of: water shortages.Yesterday, Bloomberg Business News offered this headline: “Water Shortages Means 44% Return for Impax’s Water Strategy”... http://www.wdm.org.uk/blog/drought-never-let-good-crisis-go-waste

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Tribes from the Air - A Beautiful Audio/Visual Slideshow

Tribes from the Air - A Beautiful Audio/Visual Slideshow | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Survival International helps tribal peoples defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures. We live in a beautiful world. From the air, the diversity of its landscapes is enchanting. For generations, tribal peoples have been the guardians of these lands.

Their stewardship is inspiring; but their homes are being destroyed as you read this. Please help us to help them protect their lives and lands... http://www.survivalinternational.org/galleries/tribes-from-the-air

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The future of responsible business - Business in the Community

The future of responsible business - Business in the Community | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 9, 2012 Business In The Community

Contributed by Catherine Sermon Director of Visioning the Future,

 

Where development occurs it happens in such a way that we put unsustainable use of natural resources at the heart of progress. The numbers simply don’t stack up for trade to be the solution out of poverty, if the fundamental shape of trade doesn’t change. Companies are the best agents of change in shaping trade for the future. People in business solve complex problems every day.

At the same time sustainable companies continue to engage more meaningfully with communities, whether local areas or communities of interest, and addressing social issues relevant to their business....

http://www.bitc.org.uk/media_centre/comment/the_future_of.html

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Doped-Up Nation: How America Became a Country of Addicts

Doped-Up Nation: How America Became a Country of Addicts | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 14, 2012 -| Alternet

The external fixes to our internal problems are readily available, and every addiction fuels somebody else's craving—for cash.

Recent studies confirm an alarming reality: As a country, when it comes to dealing with personal problems, we use an external fix. Whether it's routine disruptions we face at work, the common crises at home, or our children trying to parse the maelstrom of media overload—the fact is that it's increasingly rare that Americans turn to internal or interpersonal resources to establish equilibrium....

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/doped-nation-how-america-became-country-addicts?akid=9209.237541.apUgwH&rd=1&src=newsletter692553&t=8

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Five Ways Privatization Degrades America

Five Ways Privatization Degrades America | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 13, 2012 - Common Dreams

We spend lifetimes developing community assets, then give them away to a corporation for lifetimes to come.

A grand delusion has been planted in the minds of Americans, that privately run systems are more efficient and less costly than those in the public sector. Most of the evidence points the other way. Private initiatives generally produce mediocre or substandard results while experiencing the usual travails of unregulated capitalism -- higher prices, limited services, and lower wages for all but a few 'entrepreneurs.'... http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/08/13-1

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What Would Happen If Sharks Disappeared? INFOGRAPH

What Would Happen If Sharks Disappeared? INFOGRAPH | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
If sharks were wiped off the face of the planet, how would the world change? We are more dependent on this ancient fish than we might think.

 

ALSO SEE:  STATUS OF THE SHARK INFOGRAPH http://ow.ly/cWoVK


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How digital culture is rewiring our brains

How digital culture is rewiring our brains | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 7, 2012 Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

A recent survey in the US showed that more than half of teenagers aged 13 to 17 spend more than 30 hours a week, outside school, using computers and other web-connected devices. If their environment is being transformed for so much of the time into a fast-paced and highly interactive two-dimensional space, the brain will adapt, for good or ill. Professor Michael Merzenich, of the University of California, San Francisco, gives a typical neuroscientific perspective.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/how-digital-culture-is-rewiring-our-brains-20120806-23q5p.html#ixzz23PARIRzw

 

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Sustainability: It's in the Water | Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainability: It's in the Water | Corporate Social Responsibility | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

- August 6, 2012 - JUST MEANS

Water must be factored into sustainability accounts and some companies are leading the way. Water is a precious commodity and it has become a central sustainability issue with concepts such as "water footprint" and "embedded water" quickly catching up with carbon in terms of importance. Companies are central to water sustainability since they are the biggest users

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Kellogg’s facing wrath of GMO-free movement activists online

Kellogg’s facing wrath of GMO-free movement activists online | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
A movement to essentially take over the Facebook wall of cereal giant Kellogg’s appears to [...]...
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What Went Wrong: The Betrayal of The American Dream

What Went Wrong: The Betrayal of The American Dream | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 12, 2012 - Investigative Reporting Workshop - Old-school investigative reporting. New tools and models. Moving nonprofit journalism into the future. @irworkshop

 

THE END OF RETIREMENT, ASSAULT ON THE MIDDLE CLASS, PHANTOM JOBS

Pensions were once an integral part of the American dream, a pledge by corporations to their employees: For your decades of work, you can count on retirement benefits. Not everyone had a pension, but from the 1950s to the 1980s, the number of workers who did rose steadily — until 1985. Since then, more and more companies have walked away from pensions. Before today's workers reach retirement age, decisions by Congress favoring moneyed interests will drive millions of older Americans — most of them women — into poverty and push millions more to the brink.,,,Full Story http://www.americawhatwentwrong.org/ ; @AmericaWWW

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When sustainability meets human resources

When sustainability meets human resources | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
For many, the nexus between sustainability and human resources is an intangible one. But the sustainability-HR connection is critical to companies' success in sustainability.
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America’s Deficit Attention Disorder - Giving Life Priority Over Money

America’s Deficit Attention Disorder - Giving Life Priority Over Money | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

= August 10, 2012: David Korten, YES Magazine

Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us.

The political debate in the United States and Europe has focused attention on public financial deficits and how best to resolve them. Tragically, the debate largely ignores the deficits that most endanger our future.... http://ow.ly/cTHpl

 

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Start businesses, not wars

Start businesses, not wars | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 16, 2012:The Hill's Congress Blog, Terry Neese

No one wants war – ever. Wars take a tragic toll on human lives and leave physical, emotional, and financial scars.

But, for just a small start, what if we took some of our capital and brilliant minds here and utilized those resources to help invest in women overseas?...

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/243955-start-businesses-not-wars

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How strengthening people's altruistic values can help change behaviour

How strengthening people's altruistic values can help change behaviour | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 15, 2012 - Guardian Sustainable Business

Should sustainability campaigns prime people's self-transcending values rather than their self-interest? Findings of new research ... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/strengthening-altruistic-values-change-behaviour

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TAINTED FOREST: Major USA Timber Companies Secretly Destroying and Spraying Forests with agriculture glyphosate, and Agent Orange 2,4-D

TAINTED FOREST:  Major USA Timber Companies Secretly Destroying and Spraying Forests with agriculture glyphosate, and Agent Orange 2,4-D | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 14, 2012: Center for Investigative Journalism

VIDEO:

Major usa timber companies – Weyerhaeuser, Roseburg Resources, Stimson Lumber, Seneca Jones and others – have been spraying millions of pounds of herbicide on their "private" forestland in Oregon. But many residents suspect chemicals are being carried on mountain currents, prompting health concerns... http://cironline.org/reports/oregonians-fear-harmful-effects-timberland-herbicides-3731

 

IT'S ALREADY GOING INTO OUR GMO FOOD: http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-and-gmos-gm/p/1897140715/ready-for-agent-orange-2-4-d-corn-highly-toxic-to-honeybees-and-human-health

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Why saving the planet is no longer the work of political leaders - An Urgent Collaborative Task Ahead

Why saving the planet is no longer the work of political leaders - An Urgent Collaborative Task Ahead | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 13, 2012: Guardian Sustainable Business

 From states to citizens, everyone has a stake in overcoming the inertia that surrounds decisive action on sustainability...

With the collapse of intergovernmental and global processes, it is becoming increasingly apparent that we now must use new mechanisms that bring businesses and communities together. For these to succeed, we need new ways to define and measure our goals and achievements. Saving the planet is no longer the work of political leaders, but an opportunity for managers, CEOs, accountants and activists to devise collaborative solutions.... there must be measurable goals and a new mechanism for accountability.

No longer is conventional CSR reporting adequate to the task. New accounting methods, as Rio's Declaration on Natural Capital begins to define, must be put in place....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/saving-planet-work-political-leaders

 

FastCoExist, March 03, 2014
THE COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY IS EXPLODING, AND BRANDS THAT IGNORE IT ARE OUT OF LUCK http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027062/the-collaborative-economy-is-exploding-and-brands-that-ignore-it-are-out-of-luck

 

Jan 11, 2012: YES Magazine VIDEO Rachel Botsman:
WELCOME TO THE NEW AGE OF COLLABORATIVE CONSUMPTION http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/why-own-when-you-can-share

 

Feb 26, 2013 - Jeremiah Owyang

COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY:  BRAND EDITION: DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPER

For those new to this topic, there's an unstoppable trend of people trading, renting, and borrowing all kinds of services and goods.  The disruptive impacts to brands are high:  consumers can now buy and trade among themselves, often without purchasing things directly from the brands themselves.  Corporations who don’t pay attention to this trend, are leaving themselves in a state of risk as technology and society continue to quickly innovate...http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2013/02/26/collaborative-economy-brand-edition/

 

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Scenes from the Great Transition - The Values Shift - Share The World's Resources

Scenes from the Great Transition - The Values Shift - Share The World's Resources | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 13, 2012 - SHARE THE WORLD'S RESOURCES @STWR_

A vision of the future by Paul Raskin.

Surveying the world in 2084, an unfinished journey of transition sees planet earth as a natural political unit for managing our interdependent affairs—not only sustaining the biosphere and keeping the peace, but cultivating an organic planetary civilization.

The whole edifice of contemporary civilization rises on a foundation of compelling human values. The prevailing pretransition ethos—consumerism, individualism, and anthropocentrism—has given way to another triad: quality of life, human solidarity, and ecocentrism. These values spring from a sense of, a yearning for, wholeness at all levels: self, species, and biosphere....

http://www.stwr.org/economic-sharing-alternatives/scenes-from-the-great-transition.html

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Sustainable Innovation - The next generation of sustainable consumer products

Sustainable Innovation - The next generation of sustainable consumer products | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 13, 2012 - New York Times

Sustainable consumer products can be put into two broad categories. There are those products that have become more sustainable over the past years, but are not thought of as being particularly green or environment-friendly. Then there are the geeky green products.... http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/13/sustainable-innovation-part-i/

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NATURE'S Security IS "NATIONAL" Security - The Consequences of Over-Consumption

NATURE'S Security IS "NATIONAL" Security - The Consequences of Over-Consumption | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

In the 21 century, the security of nation will increasingly depend on the security of natural resources of energy, minerals, land and water.   The consequences of over-consumption.... http://www.cnas.org/naturalsecurity

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PurPle = Purpose + People: What It Means To Be A Good Corporate Citizen

PurPle = Purpose + People: What It Means To Be A Good Corporate Citizen | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

3BL MEDIA - @3BLMedia PEOPLE, PLANET, PROFIT

What it means to be a good corporate citizen has changed from Green (environment) to Blue (sustainability) to Purple (purpose + people). Tomorrow’s successful PurPle companies and brands will be the ones that work collaboratively with communities, governments, customers and organizations to co-create solutions to the world’s toughest problems. Moving from corporate social responsibility to collaborative social innovation will drive more rapid and meaningful change in society and in business because with collaboration and co-creation comes shared value and a mutually beneficial shared purpose in society.... http://3blmedia.com/theCSRfeed/Campaign/PurPle-Purpose-People

 

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Cirque du Soleil's Global Citizenship: Creative Approaches to Drive Social Change | Corporate Social Responsibility

Cirque du Soleil's Global Citizenship: Creative Approaches to Drive Social Change | Corporate Social Responsibility | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 8, 2012: Justmeans

The more I read about Cirque du Soleil, the more impressed I am with the company's efforts to contribute to the social well being of communities where it performs and resides. The following is a small selection of Cirque du Soleil's Global Citizenship efforts, and ONE DROP's mission.... http://www.justmeans.com/Cirque-du-Soleil-s-Global-Citizenship-Creative-Approaches-Drive-Social-Change/55425.html

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The U.S. economy reveals a complex picture. American social ills in exponential decay

The U.S. economy reveals a complex picture.  American social ills in exponential decay | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

- June 19th, 2012 - Investigating Reporting Workshop

The economic story of the past 40 years — wage stagnation, increased poverty rates, rising consumer debt — stands in sharp contrast to earlier periods in American history, when an expanding economy brought broader prosperity and created a large and dynamic middle class. The charts below tell the story in ways that words, alone, cannot. http://americawhatwentwrong.org/story/economic-indicators/

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Is the natural world being turned into a subsidiary of the corporate economy?

Is the natural world being turned into a subsidiary of the corporate economy? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

August 7, 2012 George Monbiot: THE GUARDIAN

Payments for 'ecosystem services' look like the prelude to the greatest privatisation since enclosure... In the name of saving the natural world, governments are privatising it. Commodification, economic growth, financial abstractions, corporate power: aren’t these the processes driving the environmental crisis? Now we are told that to save the biosphere we need more of them. Our rivers and natural resources are to be valued and commodified, a move that will benefit only the rich, argues George Monbiot....http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/06/price-rivers-rain-greatest-privatisation

 

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‘The Price of Inequality,’ by Joseph E. Stiglitz

‘The Price of Inequality,’ by Joseph E. Stiglitz | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Joseph E. Stiglitz considers the cultural and political consequences of concentrated wealth.

 

Joseph E. Stiglitz’s new book, “The Price of Inequality,” is the single most comprehensive counter­argument to both Democratic neoliberalism and Republican laissez-faire theories. While credible economists running the gamut from center right to center left describe our bleak present as the result of seemingly unstoppable developments — globalization and automation, a self-­replicating establishment built on “meritocratic” competition, the debt-driven collapse of 2008 — Stiglitz stands apart in his defiant rejection of such notions of inevitability. He seeks to shift the terms of the debate... http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/books/review/the-price-of-inequality-by-joseph-e-stiglitz.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all

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