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Posted: Feb 08, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
China’s expansionism, like that of the U.S. and other empires, revolves around lending countries easy money, then plundering their resources, and paralyzing their leaders through fear. But China appears to have learned from the mistakes of the United States. Chinese loan deals sidestep many of the draconian demands imposed by the World Bank and IMF, such as voting for specific UN policies, trading only in dollars, or authorizing the establishment of military bases occupied by foreign troops.
Posted: Feb 05, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
As a Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Community Relations or HR Professional, you may be tasked with community engagement, employee engagement, retention, productivity and so much more. All of which can be tough to support and maintain momentum year round. Is there any way to keep your workforce engaged and rally them around a cause while swimming last minute requests for funding, volunteer projects, changing schedules, open enrollment and much more?
Posted: Feb 03, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Land conflict is a pressing issue facing many natural resource-based, agri-businesses and communities around the world. The success of addressing major global issues, such as deforestation, largely depends on land conflict approaches.
Posted: Feb 01, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Viacom, one of the world’s largest media corporations, and Second Chance Toys, an East Coast nonprofit, have partnered to reduce the amount of plastic toys that enter landfills and to put smiles on the faces of kids living below the poverty level by collecting and distributing toys to those in need.
Posted: Jan 29, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
A large opportunity exists to substantially improve the effectiveness of the corporate responsibility (CR) and socially responsible investing (SRI) movements.
Posted: Jan 25, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
In this post, I look at the mutually beneficial relationship that HR and CSR have now begun to share.
Posted: Jan 22, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Since the crises of 2008, the global financial system has shaken many societies, causing job losses, homelessness, sluggish economies, overhangs of unrepayable debt with central banks trying stimulative exercises to substitute for failing fiscal policies and political will.
Posted: Jan 20, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Most of the products we buy and consume are bound to reach their ‘end of life’ at some stage. To date, business and industry have customarily followed an economic model that is built on the premise of ‘take-make-consume and dispose’.
Posted: Jan 15, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Corporate Social Responsibility is bringing communities and corporations together in ways that will change the future.
Posted: Jan 13, 2016 – 11:05 AM EST
The subject of human rights has long been the black sheep of the corporate responsibility (CR) “family” of issues. Respecting and promoting human rights can be a challenge if companies don’t have insight into their human rights practices, impacts and policies.
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