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Future Trends in CSR: The Next 10 Years - PART 2 Future Trends in CSR: The Next 10 Years - PART 2
This is a purpose-driven, principle-based approach, in which business seeks to identify and tackle the root causes of our present unsustainability and irresponsibility, typically through innovating business models, revolutionizing their processes, products and services and lobbying for progressive national and international policies.
Future Trends in CSR – The Next 10 Years Future Trends in CSR – The Next 10 Years
Looking to the future, what is needed – and what is just starting to emerge – is a new approach to CSR, which I call Systemic CSR, or CSR 2.0. This is a purpose-driven, principle-based approach, in which business seeks to identify...
Are We ‘Chasing Our Own Tail’ on the Circular Economy? Are We ‘Chasing Our Own Tail’ on the Circular Economy?
The cold hard truth is that despite sector growth that bucks the recession trend, not only is the green economy uncompetitive when pitched against the (heavily subsidized) brown economy, it is also not a serious rival to other green issues such as street litter. How so? Well, because...
Practising social responsibility without the CSR label Practising social responsibility without the CSR label
SMEs face many barriers in adopting sustainable business practices but with a little creativity, collaboration and help from government, things could change...
Religious structures: Free to be anywhere Religious structures: Free to be anywhere
Ah. That’s coming to (one of) the point(s). Parking space. That little casualty that happens when a place of worship is situated along a road, cramped between a flower-selling shop and a fruit vendor’s permanent cart. People have cars and they will park it somewhere.
India's poor: What a fat load of numbers India's poor: What a fat load of numbers
Something is fishy, I say. You will not deny that most of the expert articles on ‘poverty in India’ are an exercise in showing off one’s knowledge of which commission has come up with what numbers of the poor population – and what methodology was used by which commission to arrive at the numbers it arrived at...
What would ‘butch cassidy and the sundance kid’ do? What would ‘butch cassidy and the sundance kid’ do?
If CSR is to be relevant for a post-recession world from 2015 onwards, it needs to become infused with resiliency thinking. CSR advocates now stand at the cliff edge at a time of great uncertainty. They can turn back or make another great leap of faith to shape a more responsible capitalism.
Will Anyone Join Your Revolution? Will Anyone Join Your Revolution?
Margaret Mead once said, ‘The only person who likes change is a wet baby’, to which Hunter Lovins added ‘and the baby squalls all the way through the process.’ So change is never easy, especially on the big issues of sustainability. In thinking about this...
Watching the watchers Watching the watchers
When Cyprus announced that it was edging closer to being the latest Eurozone country to seek bailout money, the fragile nature of how the world deals with sovereign debt was thrust once again into the public consciousness...
When do we learn to kill? When do we learn to kill?
Instead of engaging in fruitless debates over the sense and sensibility of holding the gun, may we not stop giving it any importance? Live as if guns do not exist? No, it is not in the least about shielding our babies from reality. Are guns our reality? For ordinary individuals like us—who are mainly bothered about living a dignified life—guns belon
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