Category Archives: Business and Society

THE NEW TRIAL OF SOCRATES 2012: Serious stuff for Thought Leaders

In the spring of 399 B.C., Socrates confronted 500 Athenians, citizens, judges and jurors, in his trial initiated by the charges leveled at him by Meletus, Anytos and Lycon. The trial began with a reading of the formal charges: Socrates … Continue reading

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Building Ripples Into Your Futureproof Brand

By Marc Stoiber The concept of brand has rippled, or expanded, greatly with the rise of sustainability. Suddenly, it isn’t all about limiting interaction to times revolving around consumption. Companies are thinking about how the consumer can do more, impacting … Continue reading

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Brandkarma: an open reputation system for brands

Brandkarma is a new, open reputation system for brands designed to amplify ratings and suggestions to drive positive change.Brandkarma looks at brands in a new light. How good are their Products, how well do they treat People, and how well … Continue reading

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The two pillars of any successful Community investment

Financial commitment and active engagement are the two pillars of any successful community investment according to experts. . And Bell Canada seems to know well this rule.The largest communications company in Canada, has just published its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report … Continue reading

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CSR conscious companies have better access to finance ?

This is under examination in a recent Harvard paper by B.Cheng, I. Ioannou and G. Serafeim.Authors investigate “whether superior performance on corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies leads to better access to finance, hypothesizing that better access to finance can be … Continue reading

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Corporate Reputation again in the rise in America, according to Harris Interactive U.S. Reputation Survey 2011

Overall corporate reputation is experiencing rehabilitation as the American public gives high marks overall to corporate America, specific industries, and the largest number of individual companies in a dozen years. This, according to the findings of the 2011 Harris Interactive … Continue reading

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CSR :Top five trends of Q2/2011

“ With the maturing of CSR (and some will say, the ‘commercialization” of CSR), the conversation is revolving more and more around the deeper integration of sustainability into business value, strategy, culture and the intersection of CSR with core business … Continue reading

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"Cradle to Cradle" : A biomimetic approach to the design of products that calls for radical changes for corporations and brands

In Cradle to Cradle, authors McDonough and Braungart argue that the conflict between industry and the environment is not an indictment of commerce but an outgrowth of purely opportunistic design.C2C is a biomimetic approach to the design of systems. It … Continue reading

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The European Year of Volunteering 2011 : Make a difference

The European Year of Volunteering 2011 is both a celebration and a challenge. It is a celebration of the commitment of millions of people in Europe who work in their communities during their free time without being paid – for … Continue reading

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A list of the world’s most sustainable companies for 2010

Corporate Knights, a Toronto-based media company, released its seventh-annual list of the world’s most sustainable companies. Corporate Knights worked with a research firm to winnow down its list of publicly traded companies from 3,000 to 300, based on financial performance … Continue reading

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