BP = Beyond Petroleum OR Big Polluter?

In my last blog post „Does a company do well, by doing good“ we saw that it is sometimes very difficult to differentiate between a „good“ and a „bad“ company as far as Corporate Social Responsibility concerns.  In this and the next blog post I want to get to the bottom of things and find out if and how BP’s and Exxon Mobil’s CSR behavior, both companies have already been mentioned in  tmy last blog post, changed after the big oil spilling disasters. This post will dedicate to BP and the “Deep Water Horizon disaster” of 2010 and the next blog post will report about its competitor Exxon Mobil’s which was responsible for the oil spill catastrophe  “Exxon Valdez oil spill“ in 1989. Read the full post »

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Does a company do well, by doing good?

In my previous blog post “Look out! Stop the ‘Killer Jeans’!” you could learn more about ethical and unethical garments and about companies which follow the green trend and produce organic and substantial clothing like H&M with its Conscious Collection as well as Nike and C&A.

The fact that an increasing number of companies is aware of environmental and social responsiblity and that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) becomes more and more popular recently caught my attention and encouraged me to continue writing about that topic. In this blog post I want to get to know more about Corporate Social Responsibility and I also want to find responses to the questions I recently asked in my blog posts. I want to learn what CSR is all about, whether CSR is just a current trend and whether and how companies are benefiting from it.

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When Two Quarrel, The Third Takes The Price

This is pretty easy to understand-  isn’t it? 😉

The only interesting part of this architecture is this one: “On some phones, in some configurations. These logs may be transmitted to various third parties in crash reports, etc.”

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To Start Press “Enter”

Everything began with an extremely interesting article I found by accident checking different websites of German newspapers. I do this on a regular basis to stay informed and read the comments to see what people’s reactions are.
The topic of a sustainable future, of an economy without constant growth had been in my mind before but after having read about it again I thought ” Man, this is interesting. Let’s check the web for more details and opinions.”

 

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My way through the “internet jungle” – Preparation for my next blog post

Preparations: What topic should I choose? What questions I want to get answered? How to get through the “internet jungle” full of information?

The first and most difficult thing before starting to write a blog is to choose a topic which is interesting for you but also attractive for your blog readers.  After writing my last blog post about organic clothing and the new campaigns of H&M, Nike and Adidas which follow the green trend and produce organic ethical garments I got a lot of positive feedback from my classmates. They were very into that topic and asked me a bunch of questions.

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onwards!


“Auch aus den Steinen, die in den Weg gelegt werden, lässt sich etwas Schönes bauen.

J. W. von Goethe Read the full post »

“Find Your Way Or Die Trying”

•   Willing to do the task  and twelling my thoughts about which topic to chose for my next post, I found an article posted by a friend on facebook and was directly interested as the subject has a lot of explosive nature  with the growing worries about privacy and dataprotection

I wanted to get to know what was behind the accusation that Android and Apple cell phones save all of their users’data without their knowledge. Read the full post »

Fraud and Bribery

My last week’s post was about corruption. I talked about Transparency International and posted an interview with Jack Abramoff, talking about his participation in the field of corruption in the United States. The entire topic is still stuck in my head and therefore I decided to write a second blogpost about corruption. This time about corruption in Germany.

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Look out! Stop the ‘Killer Jeans’!

When I wake up in the morning light. I put on my jeans and I feel alright. I pull my blue jeans on, I pull my old blue jeans on!

 David Dunda’s jingle “Jeans on” for Brutus Jeans in 1976

Jeans are sexy, comfortable and variable. Jeans are great, however not all of them! One of the latest jeans fashion trend has been sandblasted jeans.

Sandblasting gives denim a worn, faded look which has become very popular. Beth Buczynski’s blog “Are your designer jeans making factory workers stick?” points out that during the treatment process which is normally done in factories of developing countries, silica from the sand is inhaled by the workers which increases the risk of a disabling lung disease called silicosis. Read the full post »

Too Connected ?!?

Addiction to digital world
We today have access to more information, more people and more places than ever before.
We are completely and increasingly obsessed with the wireless technology.
Who of us would not like to stay in bed 24 hours a day, 7 days per week just to lazily push some buttons and all information and needs are provided to us?
For years, people talk about that excessive use of cell phones can cause tumors and even cancer, but many have perceived these reports as unfounded or just because there seems no other opportunity, continued to use it as before.

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