Why Social Sustainability Should Be Part Of Every Business I can’t think of anything that illustrates the human cost of doing business more than the tragedy this past April in Bangladesh. More than 1,100 men, women, and children died when the Rana Plaza building, which housed a number of garment factories, collapsed. Most were garment workers who were ordered by supervisors to report to work, even after inspectors deemed the building unsafe. Millions of people around the world work in dangerous and unhealthy conditions, earning a nominal income to deliver the products we consume. While the factory collapse in Bangladesh is a terrible tragedy, it’s another wake-up call that business leaders need. Some of you might be thinking that social sustainability is a phrase made up of feel-good buzz words. Here are three key points that every business leader should keep top-of-mind: Social Sustainability Mitigates Risk Simply put, ignoring social sustainability is a liability--to both your brand and product quality--that businesses can no longer afford.
Why We Cant Clean Up the Pacific Gyre :: Fake Plastic Fish | Live Life With Less Plastic Over the next few years you are going to hear a lot of claims about programs to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The floating island of plastic garbage twice the size of Texas. The trash patch. The area Captain Charles Moore discovered ten years ago. The Pacific Garbage Patch is not an island. First of all, it’s a misnomer to call it an island. There are several ocean gyres full of plastic. The problem is even bigger than cleaning up the North Pacific Gyre. We’re Dumping More Plastic Into the Ocean Than We Can Clean Up. How can we ever clean it up when every day, more and more single-use disposable products are manufactured, used, and disposed of? Focusing on Cleanup Misdirects Attention from the Real Issue. The Plastics Industry sponsors cleanup efforts without reducing the production of single-use disposable plastics in the first place. You are encouraged to implement the sections and steps that help achieve your company’s specific goals. What experts have to say
How do we redesign a new economic theory framed by ecological systems? | Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional Economics as we know it today is broken. Unable to explain, to predict or to protect, it is need of root-and-branch replacement. Or, to borrow from Alan Greenspan, it is fundamentally "flawed". But where do we look for inspiration in facilitating what is the mother of all paradigm shifts? Interestingly, the most insightful and strikingly innovative ideas are coming from all directions other than the economics profession. Ecology offers the insight that the economy is best understood as a complex adaptive system, more a garden to be lovingly observed and tended than a machine to be regulated by mathematically calculable formulae. From anthropology we learn that economy and society are inseparable and that markets and money are relatively recent arrivals, a thin veneer layered onto a much older history of co-operation, gift and reciprocity. At our college, the core hypothesis we work with is that nature is mentor. This content is brought to you by Guardian Professional.
Welcome - The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science A Brief Introduction to Typography | Buscando Trazos agosto 27, 2012 § La Tipografia és un dels elements clau de tot disseny gràfic. M’atreviria a dir que és l’ELEMENT. Amb aquesta infografia pretenc explicar els aspectes més bàsics de la tipografia i donar a conèixer les “millors”, aquelles que sempre funcionen sense necessitat de complicar-se gaire la vida. A continuació enllaço algunes pàgines que m’han servit de documentació: · 100 Best Typefaces · 100 Best Fonts in a Huge Sortable Table · Las 100 Mejores Fuentes Tipográficas · A Brief History of Type · Vox-ATypl Classification · Basic Anatomy · Serif · Typeface Anatomy Nota: La classificació emprada a l’apartat 100 Best Fonts no es correspon amb la que detallo en l’apartat Classification, ja que està agafada directament d’una pàgina web i les classificacions tipogràfiques estan subjectes a interpretacions que moltes vegades difereixen. Me gusta: Me gusta Cargando...
The Venus Project Sustainability Professional Development & Membership | International Society of Sustainability Professionals Arquitectura de información y usabilidad: nociones básicas para los profesionales de la información Indice Anterior Siguiente Lic. Antonio Montes de Oca Sánchez de Bustamante1 Resumen Se describen los antecendentes y se definen las nociones de "arquitectura de información" y "usabilidad". Palabras clave: Arquitectura de información, usabilidad, organización de la información, sistemas de navegación, webs, intranets, guía de evaluación. Abstract The background is described and some notes on "information architecture" and "usability". Key words: Information architecture, usability, information roganization, browsing systems, webs, intranets, assessment guide. Junto a ellos, sin embargo, han proliferado productos inconsistentes, sin una organización coherente de la información y que generan un proceso de recuperación sumamente difícil para sus usuarios. Compilar y analizar los elementos medulares que establecen las disciplinas de arquitectura de Información y usabilidad y que inciden en el desarrollo de productos de información para el World Wide Web. Métodos Arquitectura de información
Bill Moyers: Ending the Silence on Climate Change Ending the Silence on Climate Change from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo. Remember climate change? The issue barely comes up with any substance in our current political dialogue. But bringing climate change back into our national conversation is as much a communications challenge as it is a scientific one. This week, in an encore broadcast, scientist Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, joins Bill to describe his efforts to galvanize communities over what’s arguably the greatest single threat facing humanity. Leiserowitz, who specializes in the psychology of risk perception, knows better than anyone if people are willing to change their behavior to make a difference. “[A] pervasive sense up to now has been that climate change is distant — distant in time, and distant in space,” Leiserowitz tells Bill. © 2013 Public Affairs Television Inc.
BOB WILLARD The Business Case for Sustainability Bob is a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies and has given hundreds of keynote presentations to corporate, government, university, and NGO audiences. Bob applies his business and leadership experience from his 34-year career at IBM Canada to engage the business community in proactively avoiding risks and capturing opportunities by using smart environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies. He has authored four books: The Sustainability Advantage (2002), The Next Sustainability Wave (2005), The Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook (2009), and The New Sustainability Advantage (2012). In addition, his two DVDs, business case simulator Dashboard and Worksheets, and extensive master Slide Set provide capacity-building resources for sustainability champions. Bob is on the advisory boards of The Natural Step Canada and Learning for a Sustainable Future. View Bob's efforts to walk-the-talk on sustainability