Tag Archives: CSR

Greenwashing – Is This A Gray Area?

One of the many fancy terms that people come across in Corporate Responsibility is “greenwashing.” I suggest looking at this page on the Greenwashing Index website as a great primer, if you’re new to the topic. This part of their explanation is definitely worth remembering – It’s greenwashing when a company or organization spends more time and […]

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Article on ISO 26000

Responsible Business, issued by CSR Lebanon, recently published an article I had written on ISO 26000 “certification” You can download a PDF of the article here – ISO26000 Article_Responsible Business_Issue 7   Let me know what you think in a comment below!

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Deem Cares!

This is a long overdue blog post, both because the CSR Armenia Blog has not been updated in a while and also because event in question took place about a couple of weeks ago. During Q&A sessions, I’m often asked what small businesses can do in the area of CSR and community involvement (with the […]

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CSR in Tourism – Armenia is on the ball!

I had the opportunity to attend one session of the UNWTO Conference on Universal Values and Cultural Diversity in the 21st Century: How can tourism make a difference? held in Yerevan on 18 and 19 October 2012 (yes, this is fresh news from Armenia, you get some of that on this blog too :)).  The session I […]

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More on eco-friendly mobile phones…

I came across an interesting blog post the other day, which fits in well with the topic of one of my earlier posts –  eco-rating.  7 of the Most Eco-Friendly Cell Phones on the Market by Megan Treacy has some points I do not agree with (like the iPhone – that logic can be applied to […]

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Sorry _insert company name here_, this is not a CSR Report…

On a recent trip to Lebanon, I came across a magazine called Responsible Business published by CSR Lebanon.  Before I get to the specific article I want to write about today, I have to say that it was inspiring to find a magazine dedicated to CSR in a country like Lebanon, mostly because on that trip […]

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Eco-Rating of Mobile Phones – an Important Day for CSR in Armenia!

In June 2012, Orange launched the eco-rating of mobile phones in its shops in Armenia and online store.  To some extent, this was a landmark moment for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the country and here’s why.   But first things first – what is eco-rating?  To put it simply, it is a way for […]

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Ken dumps Barbie: Greenpeace’s latest success!

As most people who’ve read on the history of CSR will know, Greenpeace features big with their campaign around Brent Spar.  They are the perfect example of what some researchers call ‘confronters’, i.e. organizations that attack the corporations in order to raise their awareness on CSR/Sustainability issues.  Another example of how they did this was […]

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A brilliant CSR initiative from eBay – the eBay box!

This is truly an excellent initiative.  Think about it – eBay is a huge name and is responsible for thousands of boxes being shipped from one end of the globe to the other, on a daily basis.  This is an important issue in their value chain and the company’s team has come up with an […]

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PRNews CSR Awards

I’ve got together some material that I will be publishing in the posts to come, but one thing I wanted to bring to you while it is still ‘fresh’ is a summary of the results of the PR News Corporate Social Responsibility awards.

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