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Environmental Stewardship

The State of Nature Affects Us All

June 6, 2013 by Mark Whitman

David Attenborough

Published last week amid as much of a blaze of publicity that the media ever grants to environmental issues, the State of Nature report was launched by veteran documentary maker Sir David Attenborough.[read more]

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15 Things Your Office Can Recycle, and That You May Not Know About

May 29, 2013 by Erin Steiner

When it comes to recycling, there is more to it than paper and soda cans. Here are a bunch of things that you can recycle that you might not have already tackled.[read more]

Trucost Report: Nail in the Coffin for Sustainable Capitalism?

May 21, 2013 by Mark Whitman

Trucost Report

Last month, the environmental consultancy firm Trucost published a report entitled “Natural Capital at Risk: The Top 100 Externalities of Business,” calling into question the validity of sustainable capitalism as a new paradigm.[read more]

Communication: Crucial to a Conservation-Minded Society

May 15, 2013 by Glenn Vowles

communication

Communication between organisations and stakeholders on environmental and other issues is important because stakeholders are individuals, groups or organisations that affect and/or are affected by it.[read more]

Are Fair Trade Products Worth It?

May 7, 2013 by Mark Whitman

fair trade

In times of economic difficulty, when money is tighter than usual, we always look for a good deal. But how do we balance getting a good deal with the idea of fair trade? Are fair trade products worth it?[read more]

What Are the Benefits of CSR?

May 1, 2013 by Mark Whitman

sustainability and profits

There’s nothing like prefacing an article with a colossal question – what are the benefits of CSR? A question that is both difficult to pose and incredibly difficult to answer.[read more]

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Stigmatizing Unsustainable Behaviors

April 25, 2013 by Richard Crespin

unsustainable behaviors

Unsustainable behaviors follow predictable patterns of addiction. If you want to change the amount of energy Americans waste, follow the same game plan that cut smoking and teen pregnancy in half: stigmatize it.[read more]

Are Personal Carbon Off-sets a Cop-Out?

April 24, 2013 by Mark Whitman

carbon offsets

 

Since the option of trading carbon offsets on the market became a reality, a bewildering array of private companies have become established that offer private citizens the possibility of off-setting their carbon consumption.[read more]

Is Corporate Zoo Sponsorship a Real Contribution to Conservation?

April 16, 2013 by Mark Whitman

sponsoring zoos

While the proportion of most zoos’ incomes derived from corporate sponsorship is generally small, the question remains as to whether this type of funding is ethically used.[read more]

Want To Be A Global Ambassador for Social Good? [VIDEO]

April 11, 2013 by David Connor

your big year

Sometimes the world can feel like an overwhelmingly big place and we, as individuals, can do little on our own to make it better against the tide of challenges and barriers, especially our own self-limiting beliefs.[read more]

Rethinking Charity: Increasing Overhead [VIDEO]

March 23, 2013 by David Connor

rethinking charity

The big challenge is to encourage a significantly stronger entrepreneurial approach to social impact and mitigate the unease created by the increased blurring of the boundaries.[read more]

China’s Carbon Emissions: Global Consumer Dilemma

March 15, 2013 by Paul Raybould

China's carbon emissions

It's easy to see the economic growth of China as evidence that it should be responsible for fixing its own emissions. However, that growth is fueled by exports to Western nations, so don't they have a part to play?[read more]