‘A Global Love’ ? – The Next Utopia !?

If all work together and they are still powerless
After my laptop broke down and I could experience how important it is to have an external hard drive and to back-up everything important, my sisters and I wanted to give my father one for Christmas.
Standing in the shop, being shocked by the prices, a shop assistant told us that the prices were this high because of the flood in Thailand.

According to the boston globe,  the prices of external hard drives sold at retail electronic stores had skyrocketed in November because about 40 percent of the world’s supply of hard drives are made in Thailand and the estimated drop in worldwide hard drive production was 30 percent for last year’s fourth quarter.
Lucas Mearian confirmed in the end of December 2011 that, whereas the prices of the hard drives are slowly shrinking and recovering, the  hard disk drive supply shortages in the wake of Thailand flooding would affect consumers, computer system manufacturers and corporate IT shops until 2013. (more…)

Exxon Mobil in ‘The day the water died’

This blog post is about Exxon Mobil’s oil spill catastrophe Exxon Valdez in 1989 and its reaction to it. During the research I want to learn more about the tremendous oil spill, I want to find out if and how the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility changed after the disaster and to get some important questions answered. This blog post is the continuation of my last blog post where I reported about BP’s oil spill Deep Water Horizon in 2010.

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The Solution to Save the World

Ok, now let’s get to it. My last two posts were about how I would structure and write my next post. Now I am really excited to finally write it down.

Everyday as we watch the news we observe crises. We watch how the world financial crisis turns into an economic crisis. People lose their jobs. Some countries can not afford to provide social welfare to their citizens any longer. The German government provides billions of euros to stabilize highly indebted countries such as Greece or Italy. The result: protests, pain and panic

 

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Start 2.0

I am very interested in the idea of a post growth economy. As I stated in my last blog post I found some interesting articles dealing with the topic.
I actually had the intention of starting to write a complete and coherent, well- structured post today. But as I have moved along informing myself and reading more opinions on the web, I feel like I have to structure myself and the arguments more. Therefore I will not write a complete blog post this time but work out an outline for next week instead.

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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. (more…)

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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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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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. (more…)

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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