Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Practively Engaging the Firm’s Externalities to Reduce Risk

Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:49 Comments Off

While meeting with 10 partners from one of the world’s leading consulting firms, I engaged in a conversation where I spoke about how foreign firms in China would seemingly do all they could to look away from obvious risks, and then find themselves in crisis mode when things went south. JCI and Apple were my […]

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China’s Environmentalists on Twitter

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4:54 5 Comments

Following last week’s post where I listed China’s Social entrepreneurs and enterprises, I thought I would also update the list of people and organizations who are focused on sustainability and the environment in China.  As before, this is certainly not a complete list of those who exist on twitter, so if you see anyone missing, […]

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CSR and Environmental Compliance Are Still Not Seen as Worthy Investments

Sunday, March 18, 2012 18:54 Comments Off

Interesting to see that after months of stories related to Apple’s labor and environmental failures, this poll from the Wall Street Journal doesn’t include any consideration for improving social and environmental compliance. Apparently social and environmental compliance still don’t offer the returns to garner a spot in the top 5 things a firm with a […]

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Apple Takes A Step Forward Towards CSR. But is Still Exposed…VERY Exposed

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:00 3 Comments

If the first step towards recovery is admitting that you have a problem, then readers will agree that Apple taking the time to meet with several of China’s most prominent Green NGOs was a first step for Apple. Particularly given the fact that Apple was largely unwilling to address the numerous labor and environmental failures […]

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Gaining A Deeper Understanding of Apple’s CSR Standards

Sunday, May 1, 2011 23:27 Comments Off

In the world of CSR, the issues can be quite subjective.  What is it that firms are responsible for is often a hazy question depending on how far the branches of the tree extend from the roots, and rarely are we able to see all the issues or programs of a single firm.  so, developing […]

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Haibao’s Fuxing Christmas Tree

Sunday, January 3, 2010 18:13 Comments Off

Following the recent holiday, I found the above tree that mixed the new (haibao) with the old (a packet of Double Happiness) as a strange reminder of just how far we have yet to go.

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The Future of Green Business in China

Friday, May 22, 2009 10:00 1 Comment

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has released a filming of their recent Event, The Future of Green Business in China. Terry Yosie, President and CEO of World Environment Center and Ye Weijia, head of New Ventures China, discuss green businesses in China. They discuss the work their companies have already done, while anticipating […]

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Plastic Bags Run Amoke

Thursday, May 21, 2009 23:05 4 Comments

Seriously.  What is the use of this plastic bags?  It is clearly not strong enough to support the weight should I chose to use the bag as a … bag, and it is clearly not meant to act as a measure of protection. Is this the result of a food safety law, or is it […]

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China Earth Hour Newsletter

Friday, May 8, 2009 7:03 Comments Off

With the WWF China team still on a high from the success of March’s Earth Hour event, their local team pt together a press package (download here) of all the China based events that I think does a great job of summarizing the success they found in China. For me, one of my primary concerns […]

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Greenpeace Tells Monsanto How They Really Feel about GM rice

Monday, May 4, 2009 11:10 Comments Off

One of the more interesting groups to follow, no matter where you are in the world, is Greenpeace. Their history of confronting issues is well known, and while some of their tactics might be considered extreme for some, in china their efforts have been targeted, measured, and are done in a manner that I think […]

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