Monday, 25. November 2013
Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Sustainability, Responsible Business & Ethical Business are all examples of terms that have been either introduced or been used frequently in the Middle East over the last 10 years, when the relationship between corporates, individuals and their environmental and social impacts started to be one of the major concerns in the region.
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The most prominent landmarks of my city are four stout ladies wearing their very own perfume. Their breath can be felt almost everywhere. On especially calm days one can even see it. The sisters Azovstal, Azovmasch, Illytscha und their little sister Aglophabrika have brought fame to our town. Every child knows their name, local authorities applaud them. With a tired and slightly dark smile the workers thank them for their salary.
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Wednesday, 6. November 2013
The plastic bag is a subject that sparks contrary perceptions of the problem in climate debates in the US. Since 1977, the simplicity of uninhibited use of plastic bags in the everyday lives of US consumers has been and is one of the most stubborn habits contributing to the avalanche of waste on our planet. One reason for the supremacy of plastic is directly addressed in the first episode of the series “Veep:” “You piss off plastics, you piss off oil.” And that must be avoided, despite the growing mountains of waste and plastic lids along the California coastline.
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Monday, 28. October 2013
The incident with the Russian ‘Prirazlomnaya’ oil platform in the Arctic has aroused a lot of controversy in Russia and all over the world. This episode, already unofficially nicknamed as ‘Arctic Pussy Riot’ by a famous Russian journalist, Yulia Latynina, has shown how huge is the gap between governmental actions and environmental concerns, and how thin is the line between a peaceful protest campaign and illegal invasion of other country’s property.
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Tuesday, 8. October 2013
Not all that long ago, sharing cars seemed a bit off-beat. People did so only with family members or with friends. Carsharing did exist here and there, but the fact is we simply got annoyed at not being allowed to use parking spaces we were thirsting for because they had a sign standing over them with the comfortless words “Reserved for Carshare.”
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