Humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow believed that people have an inborn desire to be self-actualized, to be all they can be. In order to achieve this ultimate goal and be productive, however, a number of more basic needs must be met first, such as the need for food, safety, love and self-esteem — known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Similarly, environmental protection and compliance in a country like India will be successfully implemented and monitored if the basic needs and demands of human life are met first.
Within the past month, two significant announcements were made that bode well for our future: the birth of baby Maxima Chan Zuckerberg (love the powerful girl’s name) and the launch of Howard Warren Buffett’s new company, i(x) Investments.
Sub-Saharan Africa is ready to tackle Integrated Reporting. Some are already integrating sustainability topics within their annual reports. Others are working to define value creation based on the six capitals used in the International Integrated Reporting framework.
A handful of cities are moving strategically to make their electric grids more secure, reliable and sustainable. That may not sound sexy even by energy industry standards, but the return on their investments gets more appealing with each dollar spent.
SPECIAL SERIES: The Future of Fair Trade
If you thought Fair Trade gifts were limited to tried-and-true bars of chocolate or bags of coffee, you’re in for a treat! This year’s edition of Fair Trade USA’s Holiday Gift Guide features an amazing selection of unique and heartfelt gifts that will bring holiday cheer to your loved ones while empowering the people and communities behind the products. So think outside the (100% post-consumer recycled) box and browse the following list of 2015’s top gifts.
Today, SAP, TriplePundit and our guest millennial leaders came together at #SAPYouthChat to discuss youth visions for 2016: The year to “Create the World”.
Over the next two weeks, the dating app Tinder will partner with the National Health Service (NHS) to raise awareness about organ donations in the United Kingdom.
A global climate agreement is crucial for low-income people in the United States, who are on the front lines of climate change impacts, like the poor in every nation.
A semi-remote Brazilian tribe has turned high-tech in an effort to protect its tropical forest, which is being devastated by poachers. It’s the latest effort to safeguard indigenous lands, which hold more than a fifth of the worlds trees. That’s according to a report that was released at COP21 last week, calling for global action to ensure that the forests that are vital to offsetting carbon emissions aren’t cut down for commercial profit.
Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org said, “This didn’t save the planet, but it may have saved the chance of saving the planet.” Climate crusader James Hansen, who was among the first to sound the alarm, was less pleased with the level of compromise, calling the outcome a “fraud.” So, how should we feel about the COP21 outcome? Is it enough?
Now that Americans have caught on to the whole “smoking kills people” thing, tobacco firms are pulling up roots and targeting poorer, less developed countries instead, trying to start the whole cycle over again.