This year’s Earth Day tagline grabbed my attention: “Let’s get really big stuff done for our planet.” It got me thinking how much the movement has grown over the last decade and how every person and every institution, however small, can play its role in something so big as saving the world! Over the past decade we have witnessed a strong tendency in developed countries, and … [Read more...] about Earth Day Reflections: “Getting Big Stuff Done” on our CSR Journey
Responsible Production and Consumption
A small company’s day-to-day work can be overwhelming, due to worries about productivity, payroll, clients’ needs, purchase of supplies, and licenses. It’s no surprise that doing something for the environment is not necessarily the first priority for these companies’ managers, even though many wish to do so. They assume that environmental services are not a benefit, but instead … [Read more...] about Cleaner Production Is Good Business: What Four Small Argentinian Enterprises Teach Us
At the tip of my running shoe, lying in the dirt, is an empty, crushed, shotgun shell; then another one; and there, in the shrubs, again. I register the fact, but it's too hot, in the sizzling late morning Caribbean sun, to think much about it, busy as I am taking notes, keeping out of trouble and looking for shade. I just wondered for a split second what kind of game people … [Read more...] about The Tilapia Wars
Changing behaviour is one of the most challenging things about working in Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility (CSR). There are many simple actions that employees can adopt on a daily basis that can reduce the environmental footprint of the organization. The question is how can a CSR program motivate employees to adopt more sustainable practices, and do so in a … [Read more...] about Could you reduce your environmental impact for a whole week?
Boyan is a 19 year old Dutch, who just invented a viable solution to clean up the ocean from millions of tons of plastic. Thankfully, he is not the only one of the committed young minds at work. As we look for solutions to tackle climate change, we tend to blame two major groups: governments for their inaction; and the private sector for its lack of initiative. But what if … [Read more...] about Meet the new generation of youth innovators