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What is Sustainability? (04.02.2010)
Written by Randy Bisenz  

As the general population becomes more aware of our environmental challenges and the emerging energy crisis certain words have become popular in the media.  Not too many years ago words like sustainable, green or renewable would bring snickers from people who thought the environmental movement and search for alternative energy sources were just hoaxes perpetuated by those with purely political agendas.  Not anymore.  Just about everywhere you look in media and advertising people are talking green and sustainability.

One unfortunate side effect of having meaningful words become marketing buzzwords is that what these words mean and represent is often lost in a barrage of advertising and shallow quasi-news reporting.

The words sustainable and sustainability are powerful words with meaning that reveals great wisdom for the future of humankind.  It is important that we preserve the power of these words to help us understand what we must do to provide a high quality of life in the years ahead.  It would be tragic to be seduced by the spin doctors that because we put a green or sustainable label on something that we are properly addressing our long-term challenges.

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Insurance requirement could improve CSR practices (07.18.2007)
Written by Tim Brown  

Mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) insurance would make TNCs more responsible and compensate victims

            If a corporation enters a community to build a mine that will last 10 years and causes human rights and environmental damages, who will pay after the corporation leaves? Who will fund redress for victims? Governments or corporations are prime candidates for covering these liabilities. Germany provides a precedent for a government taking responsibility for the bad acts of its corporations. Germany placed money into a fund for individuals who were made slave labourers at Nazi corporations.[1] This was a post facto remedy that took decades of litigation and diplomatic negotiation. This is the fundamental challenge of actually getting compensation for victims of human rights abuses: time and political will.

            A more pro-active approach would take the preventative measure of requiring that projects have CSR insurance...


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