When sustainability, design thinking and architecture meld into one. Bjarke Ingels shares about his work in Hedonistic sustainability. One word to describe it ... WOW! A must watch @ http://www.ted.com/talks/bjarke_ingels_hedonistic_sustainability. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com
Rockefellers to switch investments to 'clean energy' Heirs to the Rockefeller family, which made its vast fortune from oil, are to sell investments in fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy, reports say.
This graph shows two key events that have spiked NZ unemployment. The great depression of the 30's (note the low unemployment rate in the ensuing years, a result of the notion that the key economic policy was to achieve full employment) and the Market Deregulation beginning in 1984; a key theme of the 'In a land of plenty' documentary.
A really cool example of Social Entrepreneurship found in the heart of East Harlem, New York City. Their mission is to increase economic security for foreign-born and low income women and men by opening the door to the specialty food industry and to 'br-educate' New Yorkers about the tasty and important contributions of immigrant communities. Retrieved from http://hotbreadkitchen.org
Xero, a company utilising Dynamic Capabilities and 'cloud based technology' is willing to forgo profit in pursuit of success in US after successful listings in NZ and Australia. Rod Drury holds strong views that he is often maligned for concerning Corporate Social Responsibility; as noted in this article. Rose. S., (2014). No guts, no glory for Xero boss. Retrieved from http://www.stuff.co.nz
In an effort to attain greater non-white representation South African Rugby moves to increase their quota of non-white players in their national playing squad (and provincial level) to 7 by next year with the goal of equal representation by 2019. Johnston. D., (2014) Colour quotas loom for South African rugby. Retrieved from www.stuff.co.nz
An opinion piece (1) about Walmart's use of social media (2) to trump The New York Times piece, The Corporate Daddy (3) that questions Walmart's business practices. The article hints at the substantial leap forward for the conservative Walmart into the latest bastion, 'social media'.
Recent NZ poll shows more people want complete transparency over who is making donations to NZ political parties. In 'The Corporation' it is suggested that the line between political power and business has at best become blurred, at worst non-existent. Is this a call for the "pervasive influence of large corporates" to be outed? (Public wants Parties to come clean. Retrieved from stuff.co.nz, 2014)
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Example of Dynamic Forces Model in Practice. A classic representation by Tom Scott (Stuff.co.nz, 2014) of societies disapproval of the business practice of using blunt force to kill unwanted bobby calves. Massive public outrage leads to a government review of the animal welfare standards (Cronshaw, 2014) and their subsequent announcement in June (SAFE.org.nz, 2014) of a ban against blunt force killing, leading to changes in previously accepted business practice.