Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Social Innovation as a Sustainable Business Model

Monday, October 29, 2012 7:31 Comments Off

Last week, we held the second in the Beyond Business As Usual events, Social Innovation as a Sustainable Business Model. Hosted by HK Polytech University, roughly 220 people showed up to learn about what social innovation was and how it is rolling out through organizations large and small. For my part, I focused on the […]

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Developing a Sustainable and Responsible Supply Chain

Sunday, July 1, 2012 0:28 Comments Off

Developing the business case for sustainability is growing easier by the day, and many executives are now identifying areas where their firm is exposed. It is a process that for many, even those with seemingly small operations, can be a difficult and complex one, and in our recent series of articles for Supply Chain Magazine […]

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(Updated) Follow Collective Responsibility

Friday, April 20, 2012 0:38 Comments Off

Are you a reader who is Linkedin, Tweeting, or would like to be notified when a new video or presentation are uploaded? Then take a few minutes to integrate the various Collective Responsibility social mediums into your accounts… and if you are not sure about which mediums are worth your time (social media can get […]

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IBM Technologies. Fixing China’s Fissures

Sunday, February 12, 2012 7:34 Comments Off

Last year, Jack Ma said in an interview with Charlie Rose that the biggest business opportunities (in China) would be those that fix China’s problems, and if you have been following IBM in china they are clearly showing an interest. going back 3 years ago, IBM began working with the city of Shenyang to monitor […]

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Enough with the Band Aids. It’s Time for Solutions!

Saturday, February 4, 2012 4:39 1 Comment

If the goal is to solve (or avert) the problems of business as usual, then it is going to take more than band aids to do it. That is a simple lesson that I teach my students every semester, and one that requires them to go through a series of exercises to identify the root […]

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Follow Collective Responsibility’s Social Media Platforms

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:29 Comments Off

Are you a reader who is Linkedin, Tweeting, or would like to be notified when a new video or presentation are uploaded? Then take a few minutes to integrate the various Collective Responsibility social mediums into your accounts… and if you are not sure about which mediums are worth your time (social media can get […]

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The Problem With Endless Supplies of Resources is That They Don’t Really Exist

Monday, November 21, 2011 8:17 Comments Off

The other day, while making my way home I caught a glimpse of Toray’s desalination advertisement. It was one of those moments that at first I was not sure what I was looking, or the greater meaning, until the very end where the advert cuts out with the ocean in the background and makes reference […]

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CSR and Social Media in China

Sunday, November 13, 2011 23:48 Comments Off

One of the more popular topics in China these days is the impact of social media. It’s popular (in my eyes) for two reasons. The first is that firms in China see the potential in the platform as a way to reach consumers, and develop loyalty. The other is the fact that social media has […]

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Empowering I.T. Departments to Create Responsible Systems

Monday, November 7, 2011 23:51 1 Comment

The morning while havinga¬† coffee with the CSR manager of a large retailer, he mentioned the fact that on a semi-frequent basis he would find himself going around the office shutting off computers.¬† After working hours. That while his firm, in his opinion, had done a good job of developing and communicating a framework for […]

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Walmart Drives CSR and Sustainability Into Their Core

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:20 Comments Off

One of the things about corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives is that the best programs are those that are part of the core operations of the firm, align to the greater goals, and do not require a constant champion.¬† It is simply embedded into the economics and actions of the firm, and while the firm […]

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