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Economics and The Challenge of Insecurity

Sometime ago, a friend posed this question: “Suppose a man walking down a path finds some apples and eats them to satisfy his hunger. He continues his journey for another mile and finds some more apples, and this puts him in a dilemma. The dilemma of whether to keep those apples for unseen rainy days [...]

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Making CSR Work Against Poverty

I have to admit: exploring the role of poverty alleviation in CSR is indeed a ‘tricky’ idea. Beyond mere pure philanthropy (some of which is sadly more like photo-op sessions), ‘what can corporations do to seriously address the poverty issue’ is one of those proverbial million dollar questions. Still, here is an attempt to put [...]

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Finding ‘P’ in CSR Entails Corporate Restructuring

“What do the C’s do when they retire?” asked one CSR observer lately. Referring to a long list of Cs – the CEOs, COOs, CTOs, CIOs, CFOs and others from the C-squad – he posed an interesting question: why don’t the C’s demonstrate Personal Social Responsibility (PSR) after their retirement. It’s a noble thought, I [...]

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8 Reasons Why This Recession Isn’t All That Bad

One of the most resounding slogans heard during the last two years is ‘change’ but the idea of change and its importance as a process is not something novel. Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher said that no man ever steps into the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not [...]

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