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2 years 6 months ago

Guest Blog by Cheryl Heller, Founding Chair, SVA’s MFA program in Design for Social Innovation 

This interview with Cheryl Heller was conducted by the Design for Social Innovation (DSI) program (taking applications now) and explores what it means to design for social change—a path Cheryl has dedicated her life to and writes about periodically.

DSI: How do you define design for social innovation?

CH: Design for social innovation is really interaction design in...


2 years 7 months ago

Guest Blog by Richard Mazzola, CEO/Founder, KarmaConnect

2015 will be a critical year for the progression of sustainability movements. As the United States prepares for a Presidential election in 2016, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) disseminates their Fifth assessment report and the United Nations urges new austerity measures for emissions we will see a significant shift in the way we talk about sustainability:

1.     The Sustainable Shopper

Over the past 5 years consumers have increasingly become aware of a brand’s sustainability. But rising retail prices...


2 years 8 months ago

Guest Blog by Fred Boltz and Anders Granlund

The year ahead is a critical one for the planet’s climate and our collective future. In December 2015, countries will come together in Paris to finalize a global treaty that could set us on a path toward capping and eventually reducing greenhouse gas emissions. There is momentum with the recent agreement between the United States and China. More commitments are needed, but we also need to change our approaches to climate change and other stresses.

The effects of climate change are already visible around us....


2 years 9 months ago

Guest Blog by Tara Holmes, Communications and Marketing Manager, Future 500

More and more, across ethnic, racial, class, and geographic divides, it’s clear that women are playing the driving role influencing social, economic, and environmental policy. This role comes as no surprise as globally, according to the UN, women are most directly impacted by a changing climate and therefore have more at stake, and more to lose. 

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2 years 10 months ago

Guest Blog by David Israelson

War! What is it good for? 

Absolutely nothing … except, some say, profit opportunities.

Investing in “sin” companies – weapons makers, Big Oil, polluters, tobacco, gambling firms and the like – is likely a vexing issue for most DIYers. Can investors live with themselves if they put money into companies that are known for questionable or harmful practices?

It’s an ethical minefield, no pun intended.

Consider these moral quagmires:

– Investing in weapons companies may be unpalatable to many DIY investors, but lots...


2 years 10 months ago

Nestlé, in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), will host its sixth Creating Shared Value Forum, in Switzerland, on 9th October.

The forum will provide a space for debate and discussion for members of academia, industry, international institutions and civil society from around the world on the changing role of business in society.

Nestlé believes that for a company to be successful over the long term and create value for shareholders, it...


2 years 10 months ago

Guest Blog by J.H. Fearless

In a groundbreaking finding, Nielsen recently reported that the majority of the world’s consumers now prefer to buy products that are socially and environmentally responsible.

Will this trend last? That depends on the individual consumer.

Who’s Buying?

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is no longer a new or vague concept in the minds of global consumers. And the increasing number of people who...


2 years 10 months ago

Guest blog by Sara Santiago, Stakeholder Engagement Manager at Future 500 

We rarely hear about deforestation in mainstream U.S. news, and we certainly don’t see the destruction of rainforests making the front page. Yet, rainforest destruction, particularly in Southeast Asia as acres of land are cleared for pulp and paper products and palm oil plantations, is a dire reality. Despite momentous strides made to protect the Amazon and other forests in the last decade, global tropical...


2 years 10 months ago

Guest Blog by Cyril Bouquet and Chloé Renault

In cities all over the world an ugly war is being fought by “traditional” taxi companies against a new form of competition from Uber and other ride-sharing services.

These newcomers’ methods aren’t news anymore: through a mobile application customers can find and reserve vehicles in their immediate area in minutes. From Los Angeles to Sydney and Singapore, these services are shaking up the taxi business and are being met with heavy resistance. Historically, taxis have fought for their place in the urban transportation spectrum by staging strikes and paralyzing cities like...


2 years 11 months ago

Guest blog by Annie White, Associate Director, Research Products, Sustainalytics

(Hong Kong) - Sustainalytics, in partnership with Channel NewsAsia and CSR Asia, has launched the Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking at the 10th annual CSR Summit in Hong Kong.

As the first of its kind in Asia, the ranking was created to identify the leading firms in corporate sustainability across 10 industries and 10 key Asian economies:  China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand...


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