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Social Entrepreneurialism and Sustainability

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Social Entrepreneurship

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he can feed himself for life. How could you put this principle into practice through the development of a social entrepreneurship venture?

Development of Social Entrepreneurialism

Corporate Social Responsibility

Externalities

Social Inequality

Social Entrepreneurship and Food

Social entrepreneurship was introduced in the 1970s to address the issue of social sustainably and the term "social entrepreneur." This analysis will begin by providing a brief history as well as a working definition for the concept of social entrepreneurialism. It will also discuss some of the related movements that have been working towards some of the same goals, albeit, from different directions to address various challenges in society and the environment. Furthermore, a more detailed overview of the exact challenges that are present in society that social entrepreneurialism can work to address will…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Abu-Saifan, S., 2012. Social Entrepreneurship: Definition and Boundaries. [Online]

Available at: http://timreview.ca/article/523

[Accessed 28 April 2016].

Ashoka, N.d.. Vision and Mission. [Online]
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Research Proposal for Sustainability in Pharmaceutical Pricing

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Sustainability in Pharmaceutical Pricing

How Can Pharmaceutical Public-Private Partnerships Help to Achieve the Dissemination of affordable medicines - The Case of Anti Malaria Drugs in Nigeria?

Sustainability Perspective

Many individuals from developing countries who could benefit from pharmaceuticals products do not receive them due to high costs. Antiretroviral therapy's failure in reaching more than scant numbers of individuals in developing nations, suffering from AIDS, has drawn extensive publicity. However, even far cheaper medications that can be delivered easily aren't reaching numerous individuals who require them. Over a fourth of children all over the world and more than half of the children in a few nations do not receive vaccines, which come under the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Expanded Program on Immunization. Even though these vaccines only cost a family under a dollar a dose, they still cannot afford the medicine. The lack of access to beneficial pharmaceutical products and the…… [Read More]

References

AUSPA 2012, Policy & Advocacy, Western Australian Council of Social Service Inc., viewed 10 June 2017,

Buckley, J & Seamus, T 2005, International Pricing and Distribution of Therapeutic Pharmaceuticals: An Ethical Minefield. Business Ethics, pp.127-141.

Hussein, A 2015, The Use of Triangulation in Social Sciences Research: Can Qualitative and Quantitative Methods Be Combined? Journal of Comparative Social Work, vol. 4., no.1.

Lampard, R & Pole, C 2015. Practical social investigation: qualitative and quantitative methods in social research. Routledge: Abingdon, UK.
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Sustainability in Business Sustainability Powerpoint® Presentation and

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Sustainability in Business

Sustainability PowerPoint® Presentation and Paper

Sustainability refers to the capacity of a business to have no significant negative impact on the local or global community, environment, society or the economy. These businesses strive to meet the triple bottom line (TBL) which consists of people, planet and profit. This means that the businesses demonstrate their commitment to CS through catering for people, the planet and profit. For people, it means that the organization has fair business practices that are beneficial toward the employees and the community at large. For the planet, it means that the practices of the business do not bring any harm to the environment. Lastly, in terms of profit, it means that the business has economic value and it creates an economic impact to all stakeholders in it.

Sustainability and financial success

Sustainability is a key element in the achievement of success for a business.…… [Read More]

References

http://www.bsr.org/reports/BSR_New_Frontier_Sustainability.pdfBSR. (2010). The New Frontier in Sustainability: The Business Opportunity in Tackling Sustainable Consumption. Retrieved from Choi, J., & Wang, H. (2009). Stakeholder Relations and the Persistence of Corporate Financial Performance. Strategic Management Journal, 30(8), 895-907.

Deloitte. (2010). Sustainability in Business Today: A Cross-Industry View. Retrieved from http://www.greencareerpathways.org/uploads/Deloitte-sustainability-survey.pdf

Greenwood, M. (2007). Stakeholder Engagement: Beyond the Myth of Corporate Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics, 74(4), 315-327.

Lacy, P., Cooper, T., Hayward, R., & Neuberger, L. (2010). A New Era of Sustainability. Retrieved from http://www.unglobalcompact.org/docs/news_events/8.1/UNGC_Accenture_CEO_Study_2010.pdf
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Sustainability What Is Required to Stop Global

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Sustainability: hat is required to stop global warming and other negative consequences of industrialization?

The need for businesses and governments to be sustainable enterprises is one of the most talked-about subjects in the media today. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): "Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations" ("hat is sustainability," EPA, 2012). For most of us, we pat ourselves on the back for our sustainable efforts when we engage in relatively simple, low-stress actions such as recycling and buying green products. This demands little 'cost' of us, other than time. However, advocates of the Deep Ecology movement and other radical…… [Read More]

Works Cited

"Demand for SUVs on the rise in China." Truck Trend. 28 Feb 2012. [23 Jun 2012]

http://www.trucktrend.com/features/news/2012/163_news120228_demand_for_suvs_on_the_rise_in_china/index.html

Drengson, Alan. "Deep ecology movement." [23 Jun 2012]

http://www.deepecology.org/movement.htm
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Social Cultural and Political Influence in Healthcare Delivery

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Social, Cultural, And Political Influence in Healthcare Delivery

Social, cultural, and political inequalities are detrimental to the health and healthcare system of the U.S. This is because the U.S. is one of the most multicultural, overpopulated, diverse and undergoing rapid economic growth. The federal government has embarked on efforts geared at addressing unsustainable costs of health care in the U.S. With the leadership of the current president, Barrack Obama, initiatives of containing health care costs will evaluate and explore strategies to contain the growing costs of health care based on a system-wide while enhancing the value and quality of health care (Ubokudom, 2012). The apparent system of health care is rife with opportunities of minimizing waste, delivering coordinated, effective care, and improving well-being and health of all Americans. The government in collaboration with care providers must prioritize cost effective containment strategies with the greatest possibility for political success and non-partisan…… [Read More]

References

Albrecht, G.L., Fitzpatrick, R., & Scrimshaw, S. (2013). Handbook of social studies in health and medicine. London: Sage Publications.

Armstrong, E.G. (2011). The health care dilemma: A comparison of health care systems in three European countries and the U.S. Singapore: World Scientific.

Bale, J.R., Stoll, B.J., & Lucas, A.O. (2013). Improving birth outcomes: Meeting the challenge in the developing world. Washington, DC: National academies press.

Buseh, A.G. (2008). Empowering resilience: Improving health care delivery in war-impacted African countries: a case study of Liberia. Lanham, Md: University Press of America.
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Sustainability it Appears There Is Much Riding

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Sustainability

It appears there is much riding on the earth's future. Leadership of the next decades must be ready to deal with new challenges that have not been recorded in history. A major issue of this future will be the ability for society to sustain itself amid an illusion of resource scarcity. The purpose of this essay is to investigate the next generations' ability to carry the torch of sustainability as it relates to the five capitals. These capitals include: natural capital, human capital, social capital, manufactured capital and financial capital. This essay will first present some general background about sustainability before summarily addressing each one of the five sub-points and their relation to one another.

Background

Shott (2012) explained that a new attitude must be adopted by the next generations. He explained the onus rests upon these young people due to their circumstances: "the often maligned Y-Generation is growing…… [Read More]

References

Confino, J. (2011). Will our future leaders be the first sustainable generation? The Guardian UK, 6 Dec 2011. Retrieved from http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable- business/blog/sky-sustainability-future-leaders

Ehrlich, P., Kareiva, P., & Daily, G. (2012). Securing natural capital and expanding equity to rescale civilization. Nature, 7 June 2012, 486: 68-74. Retrieved from http://mahb.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/2012_Ehrlich-Daily-Kareiva- Rescaling-society.pdf

Forum for The Future. 2008. The Five Capitals Model -- a framework for sustainability . [ONLINE] Available at: ttp://www.forumforthefuture.org/sites/default/files/project/downloads/five-capitals- model.pdf.

Shott, R. (2012). Building a Generation of Sustainability Mavericks Because We Can, Or Because We Have to. Forbes, 11 Oct 2012. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/singularity/2012/10/11/building-a-generation-of- sustainability-mavericks-because-we-can-or-because-we-have-to/
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Social Business and the Retailer

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Social Media etailing Applications: Opportunities and Threats

How Has Social Media Developed and What are the Benefits and Downsides of Using Social Media for etailers Today?

This study examines social business in general, how it developed and the benefits of using social media in particular. Second, this study provides a discussion concerning the potential positive as well as the effects of social business in the retail sector which is followed by a description of optimal business strategies for social media applications, the pros/cons of using these tools in the industry, and some representative case studies concerning companies that succeeded and some that recently failed in their use of social media. Finally, the study provides a summary of the research and important findings is followed by a series of recommendations concerning how retailers should use social media technologies in their own businesses in the concluding chapter.

Social Media Business Applications

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References

About Honda. (2013). Honda. Available: http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=philanthropy_overview. Last accessed 1 November 2013.

About Virgin. (2013). Virgin America. Available: http://www.virginamerica.com/about/airline-company.html.

Baumann, M. (2010, June). @Twitter Discloses Business Model #Promotedtweets RT.

Information Today, 27 (6) 1-5.
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Social Entrepreneurship Briefly Our Plan

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The people of Singapore see charity as totally altruistic and does not include notions of sustainability and corporatization to maximize full potentials. Therefore, more work is needed in educating the public and government in understanding the proper administration of a social enterprise (ibid.).

We need to consider theories on social entrepreneurship before we link our blueprint to them. One theory known as the triple bottom line (3Ps-People, Planet and Profit) which measures corporate social entrepreneurship of organizations such as charity foundations and apply corporate finance and economic calculations to measure the efficiency of social organizations. The modern perspective of social entrepreneurship is slightly altered in U.S.. There is also the model provided by the William and Melinda Gates Foundation operate where money no longer goes to governments and the ministries who determine how the charitable institutions will decide on how to spend the money. Unfortunately, many governments waste a lot…… [Read More]

References

Hian, L.. (2007). Our charity sector: Uniquely Singapore -- F1 or F9?. Available:

http://theonlinecitizen.com/2007/06/uniquely-singapore-f1-or-f9-our-charity-sector/. Last

accessed 13 February 2012.

Leong, B.. (2006). Can Social Entrepreneurship take off in Singapore?. Available:
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Sustainability and Peter Drucker

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Sustainability of Britt Coffee

Sustainability is a huge word in business today. It is an admirable goal for business to make promises to lower their carbon footprint. Yet, it is the businesses that take this mission and align it with strategic financial goals that illustrate the theories of the late Peter Drucker in action. Drucker believed that without taking care of its operations first, there is no way a business could really be socially responsible in any other meaningful way. Thus, for modern businesses to be successful in their sustainability strategies, they must also be successful in their strategic operational strategies. The health of the business always comes first, according to Drucker, and then the health of their social responsibility and sustainability efforts will come after. This can be seen in the strategy of Britt Coffee, a company that in many ways combines its effort to gain a competitive advantage…… [Read More]

References

Britt Coffee. (2014). Sustainability. Experience Cafe Britt. Web. http://www.cafebritt.com/sustainability

Drucker Institute. (2014). Peter Drucker's Life and Legacy. About Peter Drucker. Web. http://www.druckerinstitute.com/link/about-peter-drucker/

Mok, Karen. (2012). Reinventing Work, Reinventing Organization. Peter Drucker Challenge. Web. http://essay.druckerchallenge.org/fileadmin/user_upload/essays_2012_pdf/S_Karen_Mok_Peter_Drucker_Essay1.pdf

Stallone, Jesse. (2010). Peter Drucker on Sustainability. Sustainability. Web. http://jessestallone.com/2010/09/17/peter-drucker-on-sustainability/
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Sustainability for the Planet and

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The biggest problem with maintaining sustainable fisheries levels around the world is gaining the cooperation of other counties. Many other countries, such as Japan and some European nations do not comply with sustainable fishery practices, which means they are depleting the fisheries at a more rapid rate than countries who do comply, and they could fish many species into extinction. However, many countries besides the United States understand the importance of creating sustainable fishing practices. Many countries around the globe are working to reduce or control overfishing while still providing popular seafood items to diners around the world.

Overfishing is not the only problem with the world's fisheries that can lead to nonsustainability. Other practices include net and trawling fishing (sometimes called "longline" fishing) that can take up many other species along with the intended catch, such as birds and dolphins. Managing fishing practices to maintain sustainability is also an…… [Read More]

Increase long-term economic and social benefits to the nation from living marine resources."

12. Editors. "Various." International Institute for Sustainable Development.   http://www.iisd.org/  

Use information from several pages to fill in gaps in information throughout the report. Use in movement examples to show different areas of sustainability and why they are important. Eradicate poverty to create a better lifestyle and reduce dependence on agricultural pursuits that damage the land and ecosystems. "Yet if the rate of greenhouse gas emissions remains at the current level, the world could face an increase in average temperature of between three and 10 oC."
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Sustainability in the UK Construction

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Buildings will be equied to obtain enegy cetification. At the cuent time, constuction enginees ae the most likely candidate fo the job. This being the case, it is estimated that appoximately 12,000 enginees will need to be etained to cay out these functions (Covedale, 2002).

As one can see, the EPBD will place a stain on the constuction industy in tems of knowledge and the manpowe needed to cay out the task. This eseach will play a significant ole in the ability of the industy to moe closely identify its futue needs in tems of education, pesonnel, cost and othe challenges that ae a esult of the new enegy legislation. This eseach will play a significant ole in assessing the needs of the constuction industy and the actions that they need to take in ode to be eady fo the changes and challenges that the EPBD bings. It will identify…… [Read More]

references to those wishing to learn more about the implementation of sustainable practices in the construction industry. These books are likely to become essential in the library of the construction engineer. Many of them include the principles contained in this research study, but they put in more precise terms that can be used to develop sustainable practices in the industry, These guides include:

Batty S, Davoudi S. And Layard a (Eds.) Planning for a Sustainable Future (London: Spon Press, 2001).

Cox J, Fell D. And Thurstain-Goodwin M. Red Man, Green Man (London: RICS (Foundation, 2002).

I will have to send this in two parts, the document was too big to send at once. If there are any changes that need made, I will do them immediately upon receipt.
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Sustainability Financial Sustainability Imagine Work a Business

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Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Imagine work a business consultant. Companies governmental entities hire firm make recommendations streamlining business operations, make companies fiscally sound. You asked supervisor present a local business conference subject financial sustainability

Financial sustainability: Mathematical models

Sustainability is one of the top 'buzzwords' today in terms of marketing products, but what does it actually mean? One definition of sustainability provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is that "everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations" (What is sustainability, 2012, EPA). Sustainability requires a long-term focus by the individual and corporate entities, but in the interests of making a quick profit, sustainability is often put on the shelf. Consumers…… [Read More]

References

CFOs seek boldness and shareholder value in sustainability. (2012). Environmental Leader.

Retrieved:  http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/06/13/cfos-seek-boldness-and-shareholder-value-in-sustainability/ 

Energy. (2012). Interface. Retrieved:

http://www.interfaceglobal.com/Sustainability/Our-Progress/Energy.aspx
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Sustainability the New Paradigm in

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Edwards (2005) writes, "This principle asks businesses to use foresight in the development of new products and processes and, if these are deemed potentially dangerous to society, to refrain from further action" (p. 55). This ethical concept shifts responsibility from the consumer and regulators to the business itself. The burden lies with the company to prove that technologies, chemicals, or practices are sustainable and safe. This is important because many companies view the requirement of proving non-hazards as an obstacle to technological advancement.

Maybe the most important concept in sustainability is that economic development is human development. This view integrates culture and economy. "The economy represents our societal metabolism; it processes resources and information and circulates the resulting products throughout" (Goerner et. al., 2008, p. 157). Prosperity is a function of human capital and local networks of collaboration. This is important since it reverses top-down notions which promote material means…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Edwards, a.R. (2005). The sustainability revolution: portrait of a paradigm shift. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society.

Goerner, S.J., Dyck, R.G., & Laterroos, D. (2008). The new science of sustainability: building a foundation for great change. Chapel Hill, NC: Triangle Center for Complex Systems.

Hawken, P., Lovins, a., & Lovins, L.H. (1999). Natural capitalism: creating the next industrial revolution. Brown: Little, Brown, and Company.
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Sustainability of Forest Logging in

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In this regard, Green and her colleagues emphasize that, "The corporate wealth of logging giant Gunns, Ltd. (which controls over 85% of the state's logging, is the world's largest hardwood woodchip exporter, and is worth over one billion dollars) has not trickled down into the state's economy" (2007, p. 95).

Despite the enormous range of wood products, particularly its valuable hardwoods, that could be produced from Tasmania's forests, more than 90 per cent of the country's hardwood timber is simply processed into woodchips annually, representing 5,000,000 tons of Tasmanian native forest which are then marketed to paper mills in Asia, primarily in Japan but in South Korea and increasingly China as well, accounting for around 70 per cent of Tasmania's total woodchip export production (Green et al., 2007). The sustainment practices used by the forestry industry, though, have been insufficient to replenish what is being extracted.

Forestry Tasmania. The Board…… [Read More]

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Australia. (2010). CIA world factbook. Retrieved from https://www.cia.gov/library / publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html.

Brown, B. (2001). Revelations of a green senator. In H. Gee (ed.), for the forests: A history of the Tasmania Forest Campaigns. Hobart: The Wilderness Society, 2001, p. 334 in Owen

(2003).

Carter, N. (2007). The Politics of the Environment. Ideas. Activism. Policy. 2nd Edn. Cambridge:
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Sustainability Modern Society Has the

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Adopting a personal songline as a set of principles that become habitual is actually relatively difficult, because it requires small changes, but many in the tactical framework that may actually build into something larger. Obviously, each requires a great deal of research since most have strings of suppliers themselves. However, many companies post their ecological or sustainability policies, or at least allow access to them. Those that do not are likely not the type of companies with whom we would want to do business. These may be outlined into various parts of everyday life:

Transportation -- If possible, use public transportation, preferably hybrid or fuel efficient vehicles. This is for local or regional travel as well as international travel. If at all possible, band together with friends or colleagues for travel to events.

Carbon Footprint -- reduction of carbon footprint by installing energy efficient bulbs; water savers in toilet and…… [Read More]

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Sustainability in Iceland it Is Essential That

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Sustainability in Iceland

It is essential that modern businesses of all sizes focus on putting the planet into the bottom line. An article from The Economist suggests that all businesses, including small businesses like the bed-and-breakfast, should focus on implementing a triple bottom line. The first two are more traditional, with the first being profit or the bottom line of the profit and loss measurements. The second is people, thus being able to be socially responsible and take care of not only the organization of society as a whole. According to this article, "The third is the bottom line of the company's "planet" account -- a measure of how environmentally responsible it has been" (The Economist, 2009). The idea here is that we must take into account our environmental impact within our balance scorecard and other business operational practices. It is crucial not only to think of a profit and…… [Read More]

References

Corbin, M. (2001). Geothermal energy. Iceland Adventure Website. Web.  http://iceland.ednet.ns.ca/schedule.htm 

Emil, Siggi. (2013). How heothermal energy is used in Iceland. Water and Fire. Web.  http://waterfire.fas.is/GeothermalEnergy/GeothermalEnergy.php 

National Energy Authority. (2013). Geothermal energy. Geothermal. Web.  http://www.nea.is/geothermal/ 

The Economist. (2009). Triple bottom line: It consists of three Ps, profit, people, and plant. Idea. Web.  http://www.economist.com/node/14301663
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Social and Political Environment of Business

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Social & Political Environment of Business

Protectionist policies include policies such as tariffs (taxes) upon imported goods and quotas, the latter of which limits the number of imported goods which can be brought into the country. The intention of protectionist policies is to protect local industries and jobs from competition.

From the perspective of a poorer nation, protectionism can have certain advantages. A developing nation frequently does not have the resources to compete with a more developed nation in terms of the quality of the goods it manufactures. Developed nations can frequently operate on economies of scale and price their goods much more cheaply and have better technology to produce those goods. Through protectionism, a local industry in a poorer nation has a chance to grow and develop while it is 'protected' and can employ native workers in the process.

Q3. However, there are considerable detriments to embracing protectionism: from…… [Read More]

Reference

Newton, L., Englehardt, E. & Pritchard, M. (2012). Taking sides: Clashing views on business ethics and society. Expanded 12th Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.
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Social Entepreneurship Social Entrepreneur a

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Competitor products and their equivalent prizes, this is so that after establishing our break-even analysis it can act as a guiding line to set the best price. (Tao 2008)

The survey should enable one establish the best marketing strategies and anticipate any future contingencies.

Entrepreneurship development services

This service will target individuals who wish to start business on their own or in a group it will mainly involve

Training on how to originate business ideas. It is said that if you feed a man you have only feed him a day, a long-term problem in a short-term way. If you show the man how to fish then you have feed him and his family for life and I add that if you show the man how to run a fish business you will have feed the society too. In his book ich Dad Poor Dad, Kiyosaki explains that the most…… [Read More]

References

Adaman F., Keyder C., Mudderrisoglu S., Yukseker D. (2009) Poverty and Social Exclusion in the Slum Areas of Large Cities in Turkey. European Commission on Employment, SocialAffairs and Equal Opportunities Development Goal. European Union, Luxenbourg, Europe.

Agbola T., Agunbiade E. (2009) Urbanization, Slum Development and Security of Tenure: The Challenges of Meeting Millennium Development Goal 7 in Metropolitan Lagos, Nigeria. Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Camur E. (2003) What are the Social, Physical and Economic Problems of Slums and their Expectations from the Urban City? Sage books.New York.

Dumashie a. (2004) Informal Housing in East Africa: Lessons Learned From Cross Country Borders (Part II). Journal, FIG Working Week, May 22-27, United Kingdom.
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Social Psychological Principles to Create

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Psychological studies have confirmed 'altruistic behavior' can be elicited in people. 'Peer Pressure' could also be utilized as an effective psychological tool in reducing resource consumption and in promoting other healthy environmental practices. [Center for Naturalism] A case in point is the Chinese governments 'Grain to Green' Program that offered cash incentives to farmers to convert marginal farmlands to forests. As Alan Tessier, program director in the National Science Foundation (NSF) says, "Much of the marginal cropland in rural communities has been converted from agriculture to forests through the Grain-to-Green Program, one of the largest 'payment for ecosystem services' programs in the world," "Results of this study show that a community's social norms have substantial impacts on the sustainability of these conservation investments." [ScienceDaily] uilding this collective self-control at the community, national and international level holds the key to the success of an environmentally sustainable future. Motivated and environmentally conscious…… [Read More]

Bibliography

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Volume VII, No. 1, 2006, retrieved Dec 30th 2009, from http://www.iacis.org/iis/2006_iis/PDFs/Liu_Sung_Liao.pdf

2) BIO, (Nov 2009) 'Agricultural Biotechnology Benefits Farmers and the environment', retrieved Dec 30th 2009, from, http://www.bio.org/foodag/positions/Benbrook_Report_PUBLIC_111709.pdf

3) John Vidal, (2009), 'Rich Nations to Offset Emissions with Birth Control', retrieved Dec 30th 2009, from http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/dec/03/carbon-offset-projects-climate-change
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Sustainability Science

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Sustainability Science

Phase 4 Discussion Board

The article that I will be reviewing is "Key competencies in sustainability: a reference framework for academic program development." This article was published in the journal Sustainability Science and directly covers the development of the academic discipline. The authors note that as the discipline matures into a full-fledged academic discipline, there is a need to understand the nature of sustainability science and what the key competencies are going to be to understand the discipline. The authors have studied a number of journal articles on the subject to make a determination about what competencies are required: systems thinking, anticipatory, strategic, interpersonal and normative.

The authors have a good understanding of what sustainability science is. They point out rightfully that systems thinking is critical, because sustainability science is about the systems that support human life. Strategic competencies is required because interventions are required to save us…… [Read More]

References

Coca-Cola 2011/2012 Sustainability Report. Retrieved October 29, 2014 from  http://www.coca-colacompany.com/sustainabilityreport/world/water-stewardship.html 

Engelman, R. & LeRoy, P. (1993). Sustaining water: Population and the future of renewable water supplies. Population Action International Retrieved October 29, 2014 from  http://www.popline.org/node/331603 

Saal, D. & Parker, D. (2011). Productivity and price performance in the privatized water and sewerage companies of England and Wales. Journal of Regulatory Economics. Vol. 20 (1) 61-90.

Wiek, A., Withycombe, L. & Redman, C. (2011). Key competencies in sustainability: a reference framework for academic program development. Sustainability Science. Vol. 6 (2011) 203-208.
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Sustainability Balance Scorecard Analysis

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Sustainability Balanced Scorecard

The balanced scorecard is a tool for management that supports the positive execution of strategies instigated by the corporation. This report makes the aim to assist Wave Master Limited Company (WML) with the further analysis of sustainability. In particular, the report comes up with a strategic map for the company's objectives and thereafter creates a scheme for the formation of a sustainable balanced score card (SBSC). These strategic objectives are categorized in accordance to the perspectives of the SBSC that is suggested. The study goes on to further offer justification as to why such strategic objectives were classified and categorized in that particular manner. In concurrence with assignment two, we make the assumption that the sustainability reports and analysis made previously are appropriate and suitable to be used for this study. In developing the sustainable balance score card, the approach used in this study is that of…… [Read More]

References

Armitage, H.M., & Scholey, C. (2006). Using Strategy Maps to Drive Performance. CMA Canada.

Butler, J.B., Henderson, S.C., & Raiborn, C. (2011). Sustainability and the balanced scorecard. Management Accounting Quarterly, 12(2), 1-10.

Esau, G., & Malone, M. (2013). CSR in natural resources: rhetoric and reality. Journal of Global Responsibility, 4(2), pp. 168-187.

Figge, F., Hahn, T., Schaltegger, S., & Wagner, M. (2002). The sustainability balanced scorecard -- linking sustainability management to business strategy. Business strategy and the Environment, 11(5), 269-284.
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Sustainability Plan

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Sustainability Plan

Like many companies today, Cadbury Chocolate started issuing case studies in 2008 over concerns raised over chocolate picked in the Ivory Coast that made use of child slave labor. However, in addition to the issue of the child labor, it opened a wicket of other issues that many corporations have to deal with in terms of dealing with ethical issues, sustainable technology and taking into consideration the opinions of people who were not considered stakeholders previously (such as customers and employees).

To the outside observer, this may seem to have been unnecessary. However, one must examine the issues of sustainability and responsible corporate management to understand Cadbury's strategy.

Polling and incorporating those opinions is critical to establishing a basis for establishing and executing company plans. Without considerations of sustainability, it is now becoming impossible for companies to continue with anything resembling what could be considered normal. In such…… [Read More]

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Sustainability -- Going Green Everdream

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Lighting -- Our company would like to install timers or motion sensors that shut off our lights when they are not being used and would like to receive recommendations on the best technologies and vendors supplying these technologies.

Telecommuting -- in this area, Everdream has two objectives. The first is to reduce employee travel through the implementation of videoconferencing. In this area, we are seeking recommendations on the best technologies and vendors as well as best practices for their use. Secondly, we aim to increase telecommuting whenever feasible. Technologically, Everdream is fairly sophisticated in this area, yet there is some management resistance to encourage greater use of telecommuting. Therefore, Everdream would benefit from understanding how to better manage remote employees and local employees who increasingly work from home.

If interested in becoming a partner with Everdream in its sustainability efforts, please submit your proposal for providing the requested research, analysis,…… [Read More]

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Sustainability Sustainable Living Involves More

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but, one must wash the towel. The cycle continues and the family member has to choose the way of washing this cloth towel. it's embodied net energy is less than that of the paper towel. Another way of reducing the amount of energy a house expends in the window setup in that house. The larger the windows, the more light that comes into the home, and the less lighting is need to keep the house comfortable. (Steffen)

There are many ways in which humans could quicken -- in a humane way -- reindustrialization from the petroleum based overshoot industrial society of the present to a more diverse, efficient and flourishing society based on energy sources such as solar, wind geothermal, water, resource production, and creativity, as well as on such values as compassion, altruism and fairness.

Rainwater harvesting, a well-known practice in the poor economies of the world, is catching…… [Read More]

In fact, San Francisco now puts $100,000 toward how-to-worshops, rebates and discounts on rainwater catchment tanks. Such efforts, furthermore, help alleviate the mess of storm runoff. Asphalt covered roads, sidewalks and parking lots repel storm water, leading it down storm drains and into creaks instead of into soil -- big flushes of storm water in water treatment systems can force raw sewage into the ocean. Overloaded streams can lead to flooding which damages salmon habitats.

Water catchment tanks may be key to a new, sustainable way of life for families. The California drought is anticipated to be the worst in modern times. Already thousands of acres of crops are fallow, with no sign of slowing. Furthermore, the Northern Sierra snowpack for the winter of 2008 turned out to be 51% lighter than usual. According to the Los Angeles Times, the state is nearly out of water, leaving it with prayers of rain and a dwindling Northern California supply. Los Angeles has already begun allocation of water. (Thill)

Cultures across time and space saw their relationships with nature in a myriad of ways, many of which succeeding so much in their niche as to improve the environments they inhabited. What follows, is a quick look at how other cultures have interacted with nature. There are many examples from South America of indigenous living harmoniously off their landbase. The Kayapo, for example, subsist primarily on the produce of their gardens and managed forests. Their societies, despite their subsistence methods, were discovered to be large and complex and their ceremonies plentiful and rich. One Kayapo family, it was found, in its fifty-year lifetime, may clear just ten hectares of forest. A Kayapo swidden, furthermore, will remain fecund throughout its fallow, and once the land does finally return to canopy forest it will have been enriched by the process. A Kayapo swidden
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Social Ecology of Health Promotion

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Social Ecology of Health Promotion

Modern day examples of human modification of an ecosystem

Module 01 Question 01: Preservation of the existing ecosystems

Various measures have been put in order to modify and contain the natural state of the ecosystem. Preservation is one of the approaches that have been used to foster equitable management of the ecosystem. Through preservation, it has become evident that the ecosystem has taken a different understanding from the avenue of human perception. For instance, rules and regulations that help to protect the ecosystem have changed the entire perception of the ecosystem globally. Initially before the establishment of preservation approaches, the ecosystem was getting devastated gradually. Nonetheless, modification has come with the introduction of laws and regulations that work towards protection and preservation of the available avenues in the market.

Through the rules and regulations created, the ecosystem has achieved a new state of protection in…… [Read More]

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Callan, S., & Thomas, J.M. (2010). Environmental economics & management: Theory, policy, and applications. Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning.

Corwin, J. (2009). 100 heartbeats: The race to save earth's most endangered species. New York, NY: Rodale.

FAO/IRRI Workshop on Judicious and Efficient Use of Insecticides on Rice, International

Rice Research Institute. & Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
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Social Entrepreneurship

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Social Business

Some people are mystified and confused by what it means to be a social entrepreneur or otherwise in a social business. However, it is just a matter of innovation and creating social change. However, rather than just simple innovation in a business context, there is actual social change through a business context. ather than just look at the utility of something, one can also look at the social and international implications. The light bulb created change in a lot of lives but social media and the internet (and its associated innovations) have probably created a lot more change out there for everyone to wield and use for themselves. There are also those that bend the proverbial bracket when it comes to the supposed limits in life. Some may think this is overblown, but visionaries like Elon Musk and Muhammad Yunus are just two examples of this in action.…… [Read More]

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Ashoka.org,. (2015). What is a Social Entrepreneur? | Ashoka - Innovators for the Public. Retrieved 6 May 2015, from  https://www.ashoka.org/social_entrepreneur 

Sarker, Z. (2015). Social Business. Muhammadyunus.org. Retrieved 6 May 2015, from  http://www.muhammadyunus.org/index.php/social-business/social-business
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Social Ecology of Health Promotion

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Social Ecology of Health Promotion

Preservation of the existing ecosystems

Accumulating evidence suggest that sustainable agriculture should be promoted. The growth and development of agriculture will still be the driving force of the loss of ecosystems in the 21st century. In specified areas, the growth and development of agriculture poses a danger to ecosystems, establishment, evaluation, and technological diffusion. This could see the rise of the food production sustainably per unit area with the absence of trade-offs relating to excessive water consumption or nutrients and pesticides use, would lessen pressure significantly to ecosystems. For many cases, the required technologies are in place, and they could be implemented in a wider variety, but the nation is facing financial constraints and lacking intuitional capabilities to use and gain the stated technologies. In areas where technology is predominant of the landscape, maintenance of ecosystems within the landscape is a very significant constitute of…… [Read More]

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Hayden, J. (2009). Introduction to health behavior theory. Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett.

O'Donnell, M.P. (2008). Health promotion in the workplace. Albany: Delmar Thomson Learning

Scutchfield, F.D., & Keck, C.W. (2009). Principles of public health practice. Clifton Park: Thomson/Delmar Learning

Stephens, C. (2008). Health promotion: A psychosocial approach. Maidenhead: Open University Press
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Sustainability and Success of Projects

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Social esponsibility and ISO 26000

Sustainability has emerged as one of the most important aspects of project management, which implies that project managers need to assume leadership roles and demonstrated vested interest in the organization and society. While project managers should not necessarily be the smartest people in a project, they need to be competent and innovative with regards to exploring ideas or generating alternative solutions to lessen or rework waste, job elimination, and harmful pollutants. Given their role in providing technical expertise in projects, project managers play an important role in sustainability.

The role of project managers in sustainability is defining and implementing projects in a responsible and holistic manner as possible. According to Vrecko & Lebe (2013), project managers and project team members are faced with the need to define and execute projects in a holistic and responsible manner since they are responsible drivers in project implementation (p.562).…… [Read More]

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Todorovic, M., Mitrovic, Z. & Bjelica, D. (2013). Measuring Project Success in Project-Oriented Organizations. Management: Journal for Theory and Practice Management, 68, 41-48.

Vrecko, I. & Lebe, S.S. (2013). Project Management Supports (Requisitely) Holistic: Socially Responsible Action in Business Systems. Systemic Practice & Action Research, 26(6), 561-569.
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Managing Sustainability Bt Group in UK

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These tiny particles are poison and damage the green effect. For the reason that they reflect solar energy back into space they have a preservation result on the world.

Ocean current is a problem because it has an effect on the greenhouse. Also, ocean currents are something that has been able to move vast amounts of all heat all over the planet. Also, winds are what push horizontally towards the sea surface and then also drive the ocean current patterns. There are as well interactions among the ocean and atmosphere can likewise create phenomena for instance El Nino which happens every 2 to 6 years.

Graph 4 a low greenhouse gas emissions in the UK

Earth orbital changes have an effect on the greenhouse management. The organization has been able to find out that earth makes one full orbit around the sun every year. The earth is tilted at an…… [Read More]

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Baue, B., 2013. Threading the Needle: How BT Integrates Climate Stabilization with Economic Prosperity (Economics). [Online]

Available at:  http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/new-metrics/bt-climate-stabilization-economic-prosperity  [Accessed 30 March 2014].

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Available at: http://www.globalservices.bt.com/uk/en/products/bttrace [Accessed 30 March 2014].
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Ethical and Social Responsibilities Apple

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Apple's Current Position On Its Ethical And Social esponsibilities

Corporations are increasingly seeking a vision in maintaining social responsibility alongside a vision in business. There are also demands for greater accountability and transparency in corporate actions of organized consumers, state representatives and grass movements (Garsten, 2003). Many corporations aim to engage in corporate citizenship and to be socially responsible by adhering to social accountability standards and voluntary codes of conduct. This essay endeavors to examine Apple's current position on the social and ethical responsibilities and to determine whether it has met the responsibilities. The study also determines the impact caused by the violation of ethics and social responsibilities among Apple's suppliers.

Current Position on the Company's Ethical and Social esponsibilities

Corporate Social esponsibility comprises of actions that are not required by the law, but extend beyond the transactional interest of companies and further social good. CS is often used to…… [Read More]

References

Creel, T. (2010). Environmental Reporting Practices of the Largest U.S. Companies. Management Accounting Quarterly 12(10): 13-20

Garsten, C. (2003). The cosmopolitan organization -- an essay on corporate accountability. Global Networks 3(3):355 -- 370

Kenney, M. (2011). How venture capital became a component of the U.S. National System of Innovation. Industrial and Corporate Change, 20(6): 1677 -- 1723

Northrop, E. (2013). The Accuracy, Market Ethic, and Individual Morality Surrounding the Profit Maximization Assumption. American Economist, Vol. 58, No. 2: 111-124
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Business Ethics Corporate Social Responsibility and the

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Business Ethics: Corporate Social esponsibility and the Triple Bottom Line

Picture two companies, Company A and Company B. Company A manufactures chemical products and has been on the receiving end of criticism and public outcry for the air and water pollution caused by its chemical manufacturing plant. Due to increased pressure, Company A devises a strategy to start a project that will enable all farmers in the neighboring areas to get clean water in an effort to give back to the community and reduce bad publicity. Company B. is a nonprofit organization which employs visually impaired and handicapped individuals to conduct research on strategies that communities and corporations can apply to conserve the environment. This company uses Braille technology and has come up with a variety of green strategies for both companies and the government. The community benefits from both companies but Company A embraces corporate social responsibility by providing…… [Read More]

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Henriques, A. & Richardson, J. (2004). The Triple Bottom Line: Does It All Add Up? Sterling, VA: Earthscan.

Matteson, M. & Metivier, C. (2015). Corporate Social Responsibility and the Triple Bottom Line. Business Ethics. Module 3. Retrieved 17 February 2015 from http://philosophia.uncg.edu/phi361-metivier/module-3-social-responsibility-professionalism-and-loyalty/corporate-social-responsibility-and-the-triple-bottom-line/

Savitz, A. (2006). The Triple Bottom Line: How Today's Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success and How You Can Too. San Francisco, CA: Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Scott, R. (2012). The Bottom Line of Corporate Good. Forbes Magazine. Retrieved 18 February 2015 from http://www.forbes.com/sites/causeintegration/2012/09/14/the-bottom-line-of-corporate-good/
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Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

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Ethical esponsibility of Corporate America

Many organizations strive to increase their profit margins by doing everything possible (including unethical practices) to increase their revenues. Nevertheless, the past three decades have seen some organizations embracing CS (Corporate Social responsibility). This idea has become significantly important to almost every organization that seeks to increase revenues. Corporate social responsibility is also referred to as community responsibility, stewardship, corporate sustainability, corporate responsibility, accountability and corporate ethics among others. In essence, CS enable organizations to bring in people and the environment into their decisions, strategies and plans (Anyango Ooko, 2014).

In this paper, the use of the term corporate social responsibility will mean a set of actions by enterprises that are geared towards meeting the legal, ethical, economic, and discretional responsibilities that the stakeholders expect them to fulfill. They should undertake the economic obligations of producing profits, and meeting the consumption requirements of the people;…… [Read More]

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AnyangoOoko, G. (2014). The environmental factors that influence implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in an organization. Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 19(12): 95-102.

Castka, P., Bamber, C., Sharp, J. (2005). Implementing Effective Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance: A Framework. UK: British Standards Institution.

Daft, R. L., & Marcic, D. (2006). Understanding management. Mason, Ohio: Thomson/South-Western.

Pearce, J., Doh, J. (2005). The high impact of collaborative social initiatives. MIT Sloan Management Review, 46(3): 30-38.
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Social Equity Leadership Conference

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Social equity is a key issue of public administration and forms the basic theme of the 2013 "Social Equity Leadership Conference," in June. This white paper discusses the key goals of the conference based on the conference issue for social equity as global engagement and local responsibility. These are the issue facing social equity among domestic and global public leaders in public and private agencies in the education, immigration, transportation, environmental, policing and corrections sectors. A review of theories on public administration identifies that public leadership networking, collaboration, and cooperation with leaders and agencies is necessary. This is associated with public leadership practices like public policy development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, social equity, and public advocacy.

Introduction

Conference Theme:

Globally Engaged, Locally esponsible: New Challenges for Social Equity

Emerging Issues in Social Equity and Leadership Covered in the Conference:

1. Education

2. Policing and corrections

3. At risk communities, which…… [Read More]

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Brian, A.E., & Adam, J.N. (2010). Building the reservoir to nowhere: The role of agencies in advocacy coalitions. Policy Studies Journal, 38(4), 653-678.

Buss, T.F. & Morse, R.S. (2008). Innovations in Public Leadership Development. Armonk, New York; M.E. Sharpe, Inc.

Candler, G., & Dumont, G. (2010). The price of citizenship: Civic responsibility as the missing dimension of public administration theory. Public Administration Quarterly, 34(2), 169-201.

Cichocki, D., Laberschek, M., & Rusanowska, M. (2011). Analysis of strategy of culture development in krakow 2010-2014 as an example of public policy implementation. Zarzadzanie Publiczne, 13(1), 103-115.
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Sustainability Equated With No Growth The Central

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sustainability equated with no growth?

The central analogy of treadmill represented in the 'Treadmill of Production' was a type of running in place as in a typical treadmill without moving forward. It symbolizes a gradual decrease in the efficiency of the productive system. The post Second World War USA's economic system was a type wherein every unit of ecosystem involved in the production system produced less support for the country's workers and their families. However for the investors, it was quite favorable as it helped in the speedier growth towards profits and returns on investments made. Its results worked wonders for the investors but spelled doom for the workers and hence sustainability is equated with zero growth. (Gould; Pellow; Schnaiberg, 2003)

Workers suffered lay-offs in the capital-intensive form of production because of the growing treadmill and the most important perspectives that they were forced to accept was that taking on…… [Read More]

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Ayres, Robert U; Jeroen C.J. M; Bergh, van den; Gowdy, John M. (n. d.) "Viewpoint: Weak

versus Strong Sustainability" Retrieved 4 May 2012 from http://www.tinbergen.nl/discussionpapers/98103.pdf

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Gould, Kenneth. A; Pellow, David N; Schnaiberg, Allan. (2003) "Interrogating the Treadmill
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Sustainability in Fashion This Study Seeks to

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Sustainability in Fashion

This study seeks to answer the question of how the concept of sustainability applies to local fashion production and to explain the connection between global fashion industries and fast fashion business to the sustainability fashion products.

The Designers Speak

Sustainable fashion is defined differently depending on who is asked to define the concept. Freda Giannini, Gucci creative director defines sustainable fashion as, "Quality items that stand the test of time -- it is the concept of sustainability, symbolized by a timeless handbag that you wear again and again, and can pass on…" (Friedman, 2010, p.1)

Oscar de la Renta, designer and brand founder stated that sustainable fashion "…implies a commitment to the traditional techniques, and not just the art, of making clothes." (Friedman, 2010, p.1) Oscar de la Renta designer stated that today, she worked in the same manner that she learned first "in the anteliers of…… [Read More]

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Friedman, Vanessa (2010) Sustainable Fashion: What Does Green Mean? Style. Retrieved from: http://www.ft.com/international/cms/s/2/2b27447e-11e4-11df-b6e3-00144feab49a.html#axzz1vQqZoWId

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Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys (2008) Kate Fletcher Sustainability Design Fashion. Retrieved from:  http://katefletcher.com/publications/books/sustainable-fashion-and-textiles-design-journeys/ 

Sustainable Road Action Plan (2010) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Feb 2010. Nobel House, London. Retrieved from: http://www.defra.gov.uk/publications/files/pb13206-clothing-action-plan-100216.pdf
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Social Accounting Socio-Economic Accounting as a Term

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Social Accounting

Socio-economic accounting as a term and as a subdiscipline of accounting is a relatively new phenomenon. It is sometimes confused with social accounting, which is an established field of accounting and economics. Social accounting was first introduced by J.R. Hicks of Oxford University in The Social Framework: An Introduction to Economics, published in 1942. The accounting research of the time interpreted it as the whole system of accounts and balance sheets of a nation or a region, the price and quantity components of these accounts, and the various considerations to be derived there from. Social accounting was basically associated with national income accounting. An examination of the early publications in the accounting literature proves that point. A general theme in the early literature is the failure of the accountant to be involved in social accounting. The presence of business in initiatives implicating social accounting is so pervasive today…… [Read More]

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Elkington, J. 1998, Cannibals with Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of the 21st Century, London: Capstone.
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Sustainability Report for an Airline

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Organization Behavior

Sustainability eport for Lufthansa Airlines

Sustainability eport

Sustainability eport for Lufthansa Airlines

The purpose of this report is to analyze and discuss the sustainability practices and efforts of one of the leading airlines of the world -- Lufthansa Group. Every organization incorporates some sustainability practices that show its concern for the society it serves and the environment in which conducts its business (Bleischwitz & Hennicke 2004). Through this paper, an attempt has been made to discuss the key sustainability practices which Lufthansa Group has adopted for proving itself as a socially and environmentally sustainable organization. The paper starts with a brief introduction to the organization and then highlights its major sustainability efforts. The later sections discuss the two most important sustainability practices and give recommendations on how this organization can improve these practices in the light of business sustainability models.

LUFTHANSA AILINES

Lufthansa Group is one of the…… [Read More]

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Social and Cultural Impacts of Establishing an

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socal and cultural mpacts of establshng an eco-Toursm enterprse n Joao Pessoa, Brazl. The man focus of the dssertaton s on the followng areas:

An analyss of eco-toursm development

An assessment of the opportuntes - regonal, domestc, nternatonal

An evaluaton of the projects feasblty

An examnaton of the socal-cultural mpact of the eco-toursm

Brazl has a sanctuary of the fnest natural resources ("fauna & flora") n the world, and therefore toursm s n ascendence, and demands for md-class hotels are on the ncrease. The development of eco-toursm n specfc areas s antcpated due to partnershp wth local bankng ntutons; local government nterest and regulatons; and a general growth of awareness of the tenson between the tourst dollar, the envronment and local cultures.

Research Methods

Prmary research (ntervews and questonnares) wll be conducted to analyze the feasblty of the project. Secondary research wll be carred out, n the form of a…… [Read More]

i) Adventurers set out to discover other lands (e.g., Captain Cook) ii) People traveled for scientific research (e.g., Darwin) iii) People traveled for business (trade) iv) People traveled in order to visit friends and family (social), v) People traveled for leisure (relaxation) vi) People travel as Eco-Travelers (learners).

The development of tourism has influenced people and society, and has created thousands of organizations, at many levels: national and international, governmental or non- governmental. Tourism has thus led to the creation of million of jobs worldwide, in what is today is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Tourism has led people to confront different attitudes and to admire eclectic cultures. In addition, to be able to understand these cultures, society at large has had to adapt to the pluralism of cultures by learning languages other than their own, different types of gastronomy and music, and also by adopting a greater tolerance of different religions.

Accordingly to Kaluf (2001), the development of tourism has been worldwide, and has been sustaining a growth of 20% over last five years: 5% in mass tourism and an incredible 15% in
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Social There Are Many Interesting Political Actors

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Social

There are many interesting political actors in the world today, some who challenge conventional thinking and others who reiterate the status quo. Though former Prime Minister Tony Blair is not always thought of as the most popular of public figures, in large part due to his involvement of the UK in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq he is a formidable political activist, for change. Tony Blair is clearly one of the most influential political leaders of the modern era. He demonstrates significant and sound reasoning in areas where many politicians and others seek to either look the other way or follow the popular reasoning of others. Blair became a political activist in the Labour party at a relatively young age and much that he went through within his early life molded his later opinions and strategies for change, especially with regard to environmental change and sustainable living and…… [Read More]

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Blair, T. 2010, A journey: My political life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf

Radice, G. 2010, Trio: Inside the Blair, Brown, Mandelson project. London: I.B. Tauris.

The Office of Tony Blair, 2012 Website:  http://www.tonyblairoffice.org/pages/biography/
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Social Impacts Social Business Analysis

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As the situations previously discussed have shown, most of the social changes have their roots in other fields, which means that automobile manufacturers have to constantly assess and review the totality of the modifications which reveal an ability to impact the industry, as well as its consumers. The targeted situation is that of being able to identify and serve customer needs even before the clients become aware of the existence of these needs.

Additionally, there is a vicious circle in the meaning that the society generates impacts upon the automobile industry, but then, the change sin the industry generate changes in the society. For instance, as the automobile industry responds to customer demands, these demands increase and change. They for instance request higher levels of social responsibility at all global, national and social level, which include elements such as: environmental responsibility through the reduction of industrial pollution, as well as…… [Read More]

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Ingrassia, P., 2010, Crash course: the American automobile industry's road from glory to disaster, the Washington Post,  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/books/chap1/crashcourse.htm  last accessed on October 4, 2010

Nascimento, L.F., Technological innovation and ecological concern in the automobile industry: case studies in Brazil, Portal Gestao Ambiental, http://www.portalga.ea.ufrgs.br/acervo/ga_art_22.pdf last accessed on October 4, 2010

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Social Marketing Napcan Prevent Child

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These "interventions are strategies that target whole communities in order to build public resources and attend to the factors that contribute to child maltreatment" (Holzer et al. 2006 p 3). In NAPCAN's 2006 campaign, the organization was promoting parental education through social marketing. NAPCAN's campaign is directed at individuals in order to bring awareness of how their parenting can negatively impact their children.

SWOT Analysis

Strengths

One of the biggest strengths the campaign boasted was its price tag. The cost effectiveness of social media is a major strength to the overall campaign. Prevention programs are often less likely to be rigorously funded and supported by government agencies and institutions, with most funding coming only for short periods of campaign management (Tomison 1998). As a result, social media serves as an extremely beneficial platform because of its cost effective nature. The cost of the campaign is much less than other forms…… [Read More]

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Barth, Richard P, 2009. Preventing child abuse and neglect with parent training: Evidence and opportunities. Future of Children, 19(2), 95-119.

Horsfall, Briony, Bromfield, Leah, and McDonald, Myfanwy, 2010. Are social marketing campaigns effective in preventing child abuse and neglect? National Child Protection Clearinghouse Issues, 32(2010), 1-28.

Holzer, Prue J., Higgins, Jenny R., Bromfield, Leah M., Richardson, Nick and Higgins, Daryl, 2006. The effectiveness of parent education and home visiting child maltreatment prevention programs. National Child Abuse Prevention Clearinghouse Issues, 24(Autumn 2006), 1-24.

Kaplan, Andreas M. And Haenlein, Michael, 2010. Users of the world, unite! The challenges and opportunities of social media. Business Horizons, 53(2010), 59-68.
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Social Performance of Organizations

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company British Petroleum, its products and services, the critical success factors for its operations and its salient stakeholders. It also discusses ways in which the primary stakeholders affect an organisation's financial performance. Then it evaluates the controversial corporate social responsibility issue of Deepwater Horizon Accident of 2010 and the formation of a stakeholder coalition to address this issue, including plans to address the challenges in persuading the affected stakeholders in forming the coalition.

British petroleum is a company with worldwide operations. It provides energy products and services to customers around the world to meet their modern energy demands. Its upstream segment is responsible for discovering oil and gas products around the world. The downstream segment is associated with energy products and services such as fuels, petrochemicals and lubricants (BP, 2014). BP has a range of products and services to cater energy demands of customers.

Air BP: This is the aviation…… [Read More]

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Larson et al., (2000). Stakeholder Collaboration. Washington, DC: WWF-U.S..
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Sustainability Across the Globe There

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2007).

An Interest in Sustainability

To many the term sustainability is the new buzzword, a fad which will dissipate in the complexities of the global community, and to others the concept is foreign. In either case however, the necessity of reaching out and providing information on sustainability is crucial to the amelioration of environmental, societal, and economic problems. To advance the sustainability concept it becomes necessary to limn the discussion in the context of an interconnected world in which resources are finite and demand will steadily increase. Individual countries are no longer capable of isolation to the effects of global activity. To present and teach sustainability requires a focus on interdependency and connectivity, a realization that the global environment is a central commonality to all humanity.

A conclusion which concatenates the three articles on sustainability is that existing political, social, and economic agents are not fully capable of initiating or…… [Read More]

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Holmes, R. (2007). Critical Issues in Future Environmental Ethics. Ethics and the Environment.12, (2) pp. 139-142. 2007.

Leiserowitz, a. & Fernandez, L. September October 2008). Toward a New

Consciousness: Values to Sustain Human and Natural Communities. EnvironmentMagazine.org. Vol. 50 Number 5. pp. 62-69

Simola, S. (2007). The Pragmatics of Care in Sustainable Global Enterprise. Journal of Business Ethics. Vol. 74. pp 131-147.
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Social Performance of Organizations

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Business Ethics

Social Performance Of Organizations

BP PLC (famous as British Petroleum PLC) is a multinational company from Britain. The company's headquarters is located in London, England, United Kingdom. The company mainly deals in the production and distribution of oil and gas. BP PLC stands as the sixth largest company in the global oil and gas market-by-market capitalization and fifth in terms of revenue. BP PLC is vertically integrated, which in microeconomics refers to a common style of growth and management control in a variety of related industries. This is when a company expands its operation into levels that are located different points along the same production path.

From this arrangement, BP PLC owns separate companies that are engaged in the production, processing, and distribution of oil and gas and able effectively to reduce operational costs to achieve efficiency (Hotte, Sumaila, & University of British Columbia, 2013). As a global…… [Read More]

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Grant, R, et al. (2011). Contemporary Strategic Management: An Australian Perspective. United Kingdom: Blackwell Publishing.

Hotte, N., Sumaila, U.R., & University of British Columbia. (2013). Potential economic impact of a tanker spill on ocean-based industries in British Columbia. Vancouver, B.C: Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia.

Simpson, J., & Taylor, J. (2013). Corporate governance, ethics, and CSR. London: Kogan Page.
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Sustainability Classifications in Engineering Discipline

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Another concept that arises in the discourse on sustainability is what responsibility one generation has for the next in terms of caring for the environment and preventing problems like pollution or climate change. Thus, there are ecological, economic, and social issues as well as political problems at stake. The author also points out the legal and institutional issues involved in sustainability discourse as well as the technological implications.

Sustainability is at once a theoretical and practical concept. Both abstract and concrete, sustainability has different implications depending on the field of application. Therefore, an engineer will conceive of sustainability differently from an attorney or a consumer. The author outlines the various ideological underpinnings of sustainability discourse and presents a comprehensive model for a systems approach to sustainability science. Sustainability represents the intersection between science, philosophy, economics, ethics, and politics. Therefore, sustainability must be understood as a multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary issue.

eference…… [Read More]

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Hansa, a.M. (2010). Sustainability classifications in engineering: discipline and approach. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, 3:4, 258-276, First published on: 14 September 2010.
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Social Variables in the Development

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To citically investigate the cuent state of intenational business elationship development liteatue.

2. To exploe the chaacteistics that detemines sustainable intenational business elationships within the Libyan business context-fom the Libyan point-of-view.

3. To pesent a model based on the findings fom the two objectives above. This model will seve two main functions: (I). It will help fill in gaps in the cuent liteatue elating to the development and maintenance of business elationships with Libya. (II). It will be of pactical value to foeign businesses wishing to develop elationships with Libyan companies.

1.4.3 Reseach Questions

Fou eseach questions ae fomulated as a means of pusuing the above objectives, these being:

What ae the key vaiables that influence Libyan companies when they intenationalise, and why ae these vaiables so impotant fo Libyan oganisations?

What ae the majo steps/stages that Libyans go though when establishing business elationships?

How can foeign oganisations establish/maintain sustainable…… [Read More]

references and details.

- Retrievability or loopback: can be low.

- Biased selectivity, if collection is incomplete.

- Reporting bias: reflects bias of the author.

- Access: may be deliberately blocked.
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Sustainability With Strict Policies

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Airlines Strict Policies: Beneficial or Not

he airline industry is back to the 5% long-term growth rate, after facing impact of economic crunch and downturn along with other industries (Boing). It is becoming difficult for airline companies to survive and sustain in this changing and challenging conditions. he growth or sustainability of any business is directly linked to the satisfaction level of the customers. Same goes with the airlines, the sustainability and growth of any airline is dependent on the passengers' satisfaction level (Borenstein, & Rose, 2007).

It is expected that there will be a 6% increase in the passenger traffic in the following year. Apart from this it is also expected that there will be one billion fliers per year in 2021 (Pawlowski, 2011). his expected growth in the passenger traffic on one hand raise growth opportunities for airline industry but at the same time reflects the increasing competitiveness…… [Read More]

The customers pay money for the products or services and want value and quality against it and have a certain level of expectations which if are not fulfilled then they are not happy and this decrease the customer satisfaction level (Mason, 2001).

EFFECT OF AIRLINES STRICT POLICIES ON PASSENGERS' SATISFACTION:

The strict policies of airlines are negatively affecting the satisfaction level of passengers. The passengers who have already paid for the ticket are bothered by the
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Sustainability Is Development That Meets

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They want to maintain that livelihood. And for 90% of the world, being sustainable is a matter of life and death (Agnew n.d.)." To that end in 2007 they Architecture for Humanity launched the Open Architecture Network "an online, open source community dedicated to improving living conditions through innovative and sustainable design" where designers, engineers, and anyone else, professional or otherwise can share their ideas, designs and plans, collaborate, manage design projects from concept to implementation and build a more sustainable future (Open Architecture Network n.d.)

In addition to Sinclair and McDonough there are a wide range of architects and designers who are beginning to understand that their role is not simply to satisfy their own egos or curiosities but rather to help facilitate the sustainability of communities and human society at large. The New York-ased consulting firm Terrapin right Green, for example, was started by four architects who recognized…… [Read More]

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Sustainability Has Been a Foundational

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As Lisa Mastny, an expert for the Worldwatch Institute, argues that sustainable tourism has been a new approach that forces many within the tourism business to take positive steps to "become more environmentally and socially responsible" (Mastny, npg). Eco-tourism has become a modern trend not only because of pressure towards greater environmental initiatives, but that having such a practice will ensure the future sustainability of the industry itself. Mastny argues that current eco-tourism measures has restructured management and operations along environmental lines (Mastny, npg). Principally that new measures are being instituted to reduce the damage to local environments and cultures by changing the way they use water, energy and resources to reduce consumption and efficiently dispose of waste. echnologies are being developed in the past ten years to provide renewable energy use, and ecologically sound chemical management practices. he general trend of the industry is to modify its behavior to…… [Read More]

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Geis, D. (n.d.). Developing Sustainable Communities: The Future is Now.

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Social Determinants of Health Which

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Obesity, overweight and underweight all have impacts that are negative on self-esteem of many children and adolescents that if not checked can have long-term effects on the success in lives of these children and their general happiness in the future (Moran, 1999).

The persistence of chronic diseases in more in the developing than in the developed countries. The World Health Organization posits that by 2020, a quarter of deaths in the least developed countries will be caused by the so called non-communicable diseases, WHO, (1997). In this regard, a major mind blowing public health problem in the developing world may the reality of increasing obesity in children populations which might result to major social and economic burdens on these developing nations in the coming years, (Freedman et al., 2001).

This health care problem is present in almost all parts of the world and the Arabian Gulf region is not exempted.…… [Read More]

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Water Sustainability

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Sustainability of the Water Supply in the Caribbean

Water sustainability is not merely an environmental problem. It is a political and social issue as well. esearch articles such as "Challenges to manage the risk of water scarcity and climate change in the Mediterranean" by Iglesias (et al. 2007) focus on issues which specifically impact environmental changes such as global warming but do so in a manner to suggest specific policy prescriptions to scientists attempting to curtail crises created by the phenomenon. The paper suggests a different framework to cope with water scarcity that emphasizes preparation and prevention rather than taking a crisis management approach only after scarcity is in evidence. "The importance of local management at the basin level is emphasized, but the potential benefits depend on the appropriate multi-institutional and multi-stakeholder coordination" (Iglesias et al. 2007: 775). Stakeholder analysis is still required: something can be feasible on a technical…… [Read More]

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Iglesias, A., Moneo., M, Garrote, L., & Flores, F. 2007. Challenges to manage the risk of water scarcity and climate change in the Mediterranean. Water Resources Management, 21 (5): 775-788

Rijsberman, F. n.d., Water scarcity: Fact or fiction. Agricultural Water Management, 80 (1)

35-22

Xu, Z., Takeuchi, K., Ishidaira, H., & Zhang, X. 2002. Sustainability analysis for Yellow River.
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Presence of Social Media at Linkedin

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Social Media Presence at LinkedIn

Professional Picture Here

Ibrahim Swaray

Cyber Security Graduate/Cyber Security Officer at University of Maryland

idgewood Area, Baltimore, Maryland -- Information and Cyber Security

Current: University of Maryland University of College

Previous: Northrop Tech, CPCI,

Education: University of Maryland

Send Ibrahim InMail

Connect

us.linkedin.com/pub/ibrahim-swaray/35/ab7/537 Contact Info

Innovative cyber security graduate seeking position as an IT and Cyber Security Analyst to provide cyber, technical and information security advice for your organizations to protect your information assets.

A broad knowledge of cyber and information security with a good understanding of practical application of various security technologies and their theoretical frameworks.

My Values and Experience

I am a graduate from University of Maryland University College with Bachelor of Science and Master Degree in Cyber Security. My university education and practical knowledge during my industrial experience have assisted me to gain practical knowledge in cyber security that enhanced my greater…… [Read More]

Reference

Ford, B. & Risler, J. (2010). Entry-level Cyber Cyber Security Analyst Skill

Development. Cisco.

Hughe, J. & Cybenko, G. (2013). Quantitative Metrics and Risk Assessment: The Three Tenets Model of Cybersecurity. USA.

Infosec Institute (2015). Cyber Threat Analysis. USA.
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Corporate Sustainability Summary of the Purpose of

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Corporate Sustainability

Summary of the purpose of Corporate Sustainability Reporting

Reporting corporate sustainability is one of the best ways to ensure that a company is not only doing well financially in the present but also in securing a better and more certain future. The reporting of corporate suitability ensures that the current needs of the organization are effectively met without comprising future needs of the organization. Reporting on corporate sustainability also ensure that organization are able to keep up with all changes in the industry, with ensuring that new innovations have been developed, maintained and employed in the daily operations of the organization. Corporate sustainability is developed on a grid developed to ensure that the future is secure, and that the organization will survive for a long time.

Corporate sustainability also encompasses the assessment of current and future risks that the organization is likely to endure. As such, a majority…… [Read More]

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Woolworths Sustainability Issues Sustainable Development

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As the organization attempts to sell cheap and expensive brands an exact identity may not be apparent and disillusion many customers that don't know what to expect. As mentioned before, the retail industry is squarely opposed to sustainable practices and this in itself is a blaring weakness that needs to be addressed if the company expects to be successful in the long-term.

Opportunities

Another step in a retail SWOT analysis is identifying key opportunities in the market.

In this case, the demand for sustainable practices are at an all time high. If Woolworths can somehow master this transition, the opportunity for domination within this industry is possible. Introducing new technologies that promote sustainable practices will surely help in exploiting many of these opportunities.

Threats

The internet and wireless shopping has provided many new threats to the retail industry. This threat is more serious because online shopping appears to be more…… [Read More]

References

Dowse, J. (2012) a view on Woolworths' corporate responsibility report, the Sustainability Report: Integrating ESG for Risk and Return at http://www.thesustainabilityreport.com.au/a-view-on-woolworths-corporate- responsibility-report/3137/: Accessed 10 May, 2013

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Sustainable Business Development Sustainability Performance

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The benchmarks used in evaluating investments' performance are represented by overall indexes like NASDAQ, or industry specific indexes. Business practice has revealed that economic performance is significantly influenced by environmental and social performance. Therefore, it is important that companies include this indicator in their sustainability reports to stakeholders.

Production costs

This indicator is of great interest to stakeholders like investors, awarding authorities, banks that finance companies in different projects they develop, project developers, and others. This indicator is used in analyzing direct investments. It is of great importance in industries where production costs are quite large. This is the case of the construction industry, the automotive industry, the oil and gas industry, and others.

International organizations that establish standards in environmental sustainability state that companies should assess life cycle costs in order to make their decisions, it seems that the evaluation of production costs tends to be preferred by these…… [Read More]

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2. Epstein, M. & Roy, M. (2001). Sustainability in Action: Identifying and Measuring the Key Performance Drivers. Long-Range Planning Journal. Retrieved February 8, 2012.

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4. Szekely, F. & Knirsch, M. (2005). Responsible Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility: Metrics for Sustainable performance. European Management Journal. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
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Sony Sustainability Sony Sustainability and Corporate Social

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SONY

Sustainability

Sony: Sustainability and corporate social responsibility

Virtually all companies today have publically-articulated commitments to sustainability and the Japanese company Sony is no exception. Broadly speaking, corporate sustainability entails "acting with long-term consequences in mind and managing a business such that its processes or overall state can be maintained indefinitely" (Phillips 2012). Using renewable resources is a key component of sustainability, as is creating products and services that do not tax the environment and ideally help consumers to lessen their ecological footprint. The ecological footprint determines how much an entity consumes of the world's resources -- how much it takes away from the environment, and also how much it gives back (Footprint basics, 2012, Footprint Network)

Sony defines its sustainability initiative as follows: "Sony Group recognizes that its business activities have direct and indirect impact on the societies in which it operates, and therefore sound business practice requires that…… [Read More]

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 http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/articles/apple-and-sony-lead-green-electronics-charge
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Lewis Group Sustainability Model The Lewis Group

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Lewis Group Sustainability Model:

The Lewis Group is a retail furniture company operating in South Africa that sells its furniture to low-income customers. Notably, approximately 60% of the company's merchandise is being imported from some countries in Brazil and China. As the leading retailer of household furniture, home electronics, and electrical appliances, The Lewis Group sold its products mainly on credit through Best Home and Electric, the Lewis, and My Home Brands. The success and profitability of the Lewis Group is associated with the scope of its business and its business model. Currently, the company has more than 600 stores throughout the main metropolitan areas and has a strong presence in the rural areas in South Africa. Moreover, 56 of the firm's stores are located in the neighboring southern African nations like Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, and Lesotho.

The Lewis Group Business Model:

The Lewis Group business model basically revolves around…… [Read More]

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Executive, 17(2), 56-69.
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Information Technology IT Project Management Sustainability and Whole Lifecycle Thinking

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Project Management, Sustainability and Whole Lifecycle Thinking

ITT Project Management - Sustainability and Whole Lifecycle Thinking

Although the sustainability movement has been advocated predominately in response to the irresponsible expansion of inefficient infrastructure by industrialized nations, with the United States and Japan now making significant efforts to embrace "green" growth practices, a growing movement has emerged that promoting sustainability throughout developing nations presents the most productive path. Even as the most modernized nations continue to update their consumption patterns to better suit the technological age, seeking efficiency and effectiveness that is sustainable for the foreseeable future, rising powers like China, India, and Brazil are expanding their spheres of influence at the expense of the natural environment. To address the threats posed by developing nations repeating the mistakes of prior generations, mistakes which run the gamut from China's reckless damming of its nation's natural waterways to India's inability to address its…… [Read More]

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Leadership Sustainability in Leadership Current Global Occurrences

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Leadership

Sustainability in Leadership

Current global occurrences have posed a great challenge to the continued existence of living things on earth. At this stage in the history of man, humanity is struggling with a lot of challenges; and these challenges are not restricted to region or race. Problems associated with climate change, increased rate of poverty, inconsistent democracy, and lack of justice and fairness in society are common to all nations. At this critical moment, there becomes a vacuum to be filled with urgency by leaders whose sole desire and purpose is to salvage the earth from total destruction. The world needs leaders who possess strategies to effectively combat these challenges and lead their followers into lifestyles that are self-sustaining. Leaders who could bring about this much needed sustainability to our environments are regarded as Sustainability Leaders.

Purpose of Sustainable Development in Modern Leadership

Leadership in the traditional setting is,…… [Read More]

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Banuri, T. & Najam, A. (2002). Civic Entrepreneurship: A Civil Society Perspective on Sustainable Development (Vol. 1: Global Synthesis). Boston, MA: Stockholm Environment Institute -- Boston Center.

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Brown, D. (2000). What Practical Difference Would the Adoption of the Earth Charter Mean to the Resolution of Global Warming Issues? P. Miller & L. Westra (Eds.), Just Ecological Integrity: The Ethics of Maintaining Planetary Life (pp. 205-214). New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Boutros-Ghali, B. (1998). Leadership and Conflict. In Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict (Ed.), Essays on Leadership (pp. 1-6). New York: Carnegie Corporation.
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Bosch Company and Social Media the Bosch

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Bosch Company and Social Media

The Bosch Company appears to have a strong and comprehensive presence within the world of social media. This is crucial as social media is a truly powerful and invasive tool that can be used to build relationships with new customers and strengthen already existing relationships with old customers. "Building a social strategy takes time and careful attention, but the point is: you need one. Many of my friends don't watch TV, don't read magazines or newspapers, and get most of their news from Twitter and Facebook. So where will brands have the best chance of engaging my friends? On Twitter and Facebook. Social media builds brand awareness in ways that no other form of media can and reaches customers who would be otherwise unreachable" (Barbara, 2012). The Bosch Company appears to have an acute understanding of this and has worked hard to create a truly…… [Read More]

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Barbara, J. (2012, November 11). Is Social Media Bad For Business? Retrieved from Forbes.com: http://www.forbes.com/sites/julietbarbara/2012/11/11/is-social-media-bad-for-business/

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Bosch.com. (2012, May 22). Sustainable use of rain forests. Retrieved from Bosch.com: http://www.bosch.com/en/com/sustainability/current/news/2012/regenwald_nachhaltig_nutzen.html

Bosch.com. (n.d.). Energy-efficient products. Retrieved from Bosch.com: http://www.bosch.com/en/com/sustainability/issues/products_customers/energieeffizienz/energyefficientproducts.php
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Edf Social Change the Environmental

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Another area of change brought on by the assistance of the EDF is that which now more explicitly connects environmental degradation with certain social and demographic factors. The creation of its Scorecard ebsite in 2001 would bring a new dimension to the social discourse on environmental issues. According to Dooley (2001), with this new scorecard in place, "on the main Environmental Justice page, entering a ZIP code generates a report of the varying degrees of environmental burden within that area for different racial, ethnic, and income groups. The burdens include releases of toxic chemicals, cancer risk from hazardous air pollutants, and facilities emitting criteria air pollutants." (Dooley, p. 367)

Other recent decisions also reflect the degree of success that the EDF has had in moving governments forward on specific issues. So is this reflected in the text by Zimmerman (1995), which reports on a decision in the case of City…… [Read More]

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Dooley, E.E. (2001). Environmental Defense Scorecard: Environmental Justice. Environmental Health Perspectives, 109(8).

Environmental Defense Fund. (2011). Our Mission and History. EDF.org.

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Zimmerman, J.F. (1995). High Court Action To Elevate Costs Of Solid Waste Disposal. National Civic Review, 84(1).
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Nhs Corporate Social Responsibility Practice in a

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NHS Corporate Social esponsibility Practice

In a contemporary business environment, organizations are struggling with the new roles to meet the needs of present generation without compromising the needs of future generation. Within a business environment, stakeholders are calling upon corporate organizations to implement operations that will meet the societal values and the natural environment. Organizations are also being called upon to apply principles of corpo-rate social responsibility (CS) in the business operations. Corpo-rate social responsibility (CS) is the process where corporate organizations demonstrate the inclusion of social responsibility and environmental concerns in their business activities. (D'Amato, Henderson, & Henderson, 2009). It is no longer acceptable for a firm to conduct business without demonstrating societal concern.

The objective of this report is to evaluate the current Corporate Social esponsibility practice of National Health Service (NHS). The report uses Carroll's pyramid models to demonstrate the effectiveness of NHS Corporate Social esponsibility practice,…… [Read More]

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Bowie, N.E. (1999). Business Ethics and Normative Theories. Black well Publishing. UK.

Burton, B.K., Farh, J.L. & Hegarty, W.H. (2000). Comparison of a Cross-Cultural Corporate Social Responsibility Orientation: Hong Kong vs. United States Students. Teaching Business Ethics, 4(2):151-167.

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D'Amato, A. Henderson, S. & Henderson, S.(2009).Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business. CCL Press. USA.
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Corporate Social Action of Mcdonald's and the Problem of Obesity

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Corporate Social Action of McDonald's and the Problem of Obesity

Corporate Social Responsibility

This paper proposes a corporate social action to McDonald's to address the issue of obesity among general consumers which is caused by high-calorie and spicy fast foods. The paper starts by highlight some research studies which explain how fast foods cause obesity among children and adults, and proceeds by discussing why McDonald's should take an initiative to remove this criticism by the local and international community. The paper also highlights the strategies to implement this action plan, the intended outcomes and affected stakeholders, the constituent parts of the plan, and unintended consequences or weaknesses of this initiative by the company.

The Social Problem:

Obesity is one of the major issues in health care. It gives rise to various heart diseases, diabetes, and other health related consequences (orld Heart Federation). A number of research studies have been conducted…… [Read More]

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