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newyorker:

A New York real estate cartoon-of-the-day

newyorker:

A New York real estate cartoon-of-the-day

forgottenantiquities:

1915, “Mrs Eleanor Foster Lansing in Auto”.

forgottenantiquities:

1915, “Mrs Eleanor Foster Lansing in Auto”.

Sustainable Value Creation

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CSR is no longer about risk mitigation and “doing no harm;” it’s about shared value creation.

Originally posted on the CSRwire website.

By Elaine Cohen

CSR is not what it used to be. Long gone are the days when managing your carbon emissions and contributing to the community were good enough. Today, the talk is about sustainable value creation. But is this a realistic objective for most companies?

CSR is no longer about risk mitigation and “doing no harm.” It’s no longer about being a responsible corporate citizen, paying taxes, developing employees or reducing carbon emissions. This kind of CSR activity may be a necessary stepping stone to sustainability but its return is limited. There is only so much money you can save by reducing your water consumption and only so many stakeholders you can appease by expanding your community outreach. The real prize is when the corporation moves beyond CSR.

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As part of the New Economy 2.0 series

By David Korten

Many people are intrigued by the story of my defection from my establishment roots to become a rebel voice challenging the legitimacy of the institutions I once served. It is the story of a lifelong journey filled with…

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“Conservatism” today looks much like the piracy of old.

As part of the New Economy 2.0 series

By David Korten

Like many Americans, I grew up believing conservative values were about local control and personal responsibility for family, community, nature. It seemed…

Seven Interventions

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Top seven failings of the old economy and their new economy solutions.

As part of the New Economy 2.0 series

 

By David Korten

The Old Economy fails us because it concentrates power in unaccountable corporations and financial markets that value money more than life. Here are seven critical sources of Old Economy failure—each paired with its New Economy solution.

1.     Problem: Financial Indicators. The use of financial indicators like gross domestic product (GDP) and the Dow Jones average to assess the performance of the economy gives priority to financial values over life values. This leads to the sacrifice of human, community and natural health to make money for people who already have more than they need.

Solution: Living Indicators. Optimize sustainable human well-being by evaluating economic performance against indicators of human- and natural-systems health. The Bhutan experiment with a happiness index is an excellent start.

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To this day, I still question a small change we made back in ClickToFlash 1.4: enabling loading of invisible flash by default.

“Invisible” Flash are small flash views that are ≤ 8px × 8px. We choose 8px based on numerous bug reports about sound/music sites not working with ClickToFlash, and…

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When will business care about the environment?

By David Bollier

If we are going to make serious progress against global warming and the myriad other environmental problems, we must begin by transcending standard economic thinking and start to recognize a vast terra incognita, the…

csrwiretalkback:

When will business care about the environment?

By David Bollier

If we are going to make serious progress against global warming and the myriad other environmental problems, we must begin by transcending standard economic thinking and start to recognize a vast terra incognita, the…