TALKING SUSTAINABILITY – ANALYSIS & COMMENTS

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A new video feature on CSR tools

Are corporate voluntary service projects worth it? To examine this question, we’ve created a video feature as part of our "Social Responsibility and Relationship Tools" season. Sergio Vazzoler analyses the opportunities associated with this CSR tool, but explains...

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Why and how to draft a social report [VIDEO]

Writing a social or sustainability report is an exercise many organisations undertake – indeed, it is now compulsory for large companies – but does it work? What objectives should be set and how should the document be structured? Alberto Marzetta takes a look at ways...

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Territories, communities, companies [VIDEO]

To be competitive today, companies have to think about more than productivity and financial performance, because, increasingly, markets are influenced by reputation. Organisations have to open up, engage stakeholders and include the territory in their strategies and...

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Ready to re-write the economy?

Elena Rossi Why should a business organisation be concerned about the common good, the improvement of society? Why should it invest part of its earnings in an area far removed from its business? These are legitimate questions posed by CSR sceptics, yet they fail to...

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A sustainability “check-up”

Sergio Vazzoler The end of the year is the time to take stock and make resolutions for the coming twelve months. Agencies like ours whose business is “talking sustainability” are keenly aware that a “check-up” is needed. On one hand, we have seen the attention of...

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The Devil’s dung

James Hansen* It may seem obvious, but there is a growing perception in the international aid sector that, ultimately, poverty stems from a lack of money. The major postwar aid programs to stimulate growth were largely based on direct or indirect economic transfers...

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Sustainability: finding the right fit

Luca Valpreda Can sustainability be combined with creativity and consultancy? Yes it can, say Clarity and its specialist arm. But it's not all plain sailing, as Leigh Tymms, head of the British agency's sustainability team, tells us.   Tell us a bit about...

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Mayors, environmental disasters and Russian roulette

Sergio Vazzoler “Being a mayor has become a sort of Russian roulette”: former mayor of Genoa, Marta Vincenzi, was commenting on the Public Prosecutor’s request that she be sentenced to 6 years and 1 month of imprisonment for her responsibility in the management of the...

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