Archive for the ‘CSR’ Category

More evenly distributed?

I'm transitioning at the moment, from one dominant client - CropLife - to another - the Chartered Institute for IT. Th...

February 25, 2011

I’m transitioning at the moment, from one dominant client – CropLife – to another – the Chartered Institute for IT. This sort of change is (almost) always good, and (almost) always a source of new energy. It’s a chance to reflect on what else is changing in the world.

The future is already here, after all, but it’s just not evenly distributed.

My very strong view on the future, is that form of delivering stakeholder assurance – management consultants, ERP systems, standards bodies, and standards themselves will be replaced by a variety of new forms of DIY accountability. I’ll be focusing my future consulting efforts on helping organisations and industry to self-organise. To be more self-reliant. To replace narrow sustainability with a new collectivism of self-sufficiency and mutual self-help.

In the UK, Cameron’s Big Society is an exercise in shifting the public sector burden to the private and voluntary sectors. What this vision does not yet embrace, and must, is the renovation of the private sector itself as a mutualist undertaking. This is my ‘special project’.

As a first example, take a look at We are what we do. This is the future. It’s just #notevenlydistributed.

KAHRO. The diamond uncompany.

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Social Capital meets branding

I'm obsessed with social capital at present.  So here's a little post-medinge 'train dump' prior t...

Corporates & Civil Society: A Win:Draw relationship?

James Farrar of SAP offers a great and critique of IBM's latest CSR thinking over at ZDNet. No mud...

The semantic organisation

I've talked for years on and off about the issues surrounding intangibles valuation...and have gener...

Lies, damn lies, and animation…

The Medinge Group have pointed me to this gorgeous webcast presentation on the REAL state of global ...

What will happen next in non-financial reporting…?

Well, first it's going to end up as an executive 'must do': Emissions cap and trade schemes will mu...

Mutualism and Wobbliness

 Via wikipedia, I came across a quotation from C. Wright Mills - author of 'the sociological imagin...

Time for Privacy Protection Ratings?

Google's collaborations with the Chinese government have brought predictable censure in the past, an...

Open Source Planet?

James Farrar, who leads SAP's social responsibility initiatives has just started a personal blog. I...

Responsible Competitiveness: It’s like CSR for Nation States

The logic of CSR says that companies must exercise social responsibility in order to be sustainable...

Outvoicing…finance with integrity

Despite the fact that Glasshouse works mostly in the CSR arena, we have no thought-through CSR appro...

Time to build a Global Resource Planning (GRP) System?

Interesting meeting this pm with Alex McGillivray of Accountability, bouncing around innovation prio...