Category Archives: Case Studies

Heavyweight(s) of Account-Ability

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is work in progress to a few and a wonder in progress to many.  The idea of CSR originates, with the responsibility in the extraction and consumption of capitals across intellectual resources, environmental resources and human resources to deliver the business."Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with." - Brodi Ashton When an organisation determines its exclusive CSR goals, it reflects the leadership commitment, values to achieve [...]
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CSR in the Eyes of Economists

What do economists have to say about CSR?  The leading economists almost universally see CSR in its archaic practice, as a waste.  Milton Friedman, an economist-idol says “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits”.I now understand why I am such a skeptic of CSR and sustainability and, for that matter, NGOs.  I am an economist.  It is nearly impossible for us, bottom line thinkers, to evaluate, assess, and report that CSR activities are worthwhile for anything more than a promotional [...]
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Sustainable Supply Chain To Drive Financial And Economic Growth: Middle East Context

INTRODUCTIONIn recent years, the sustainability industry has evolved to include almost all areas of business processes. Due to the dramatic strides sustainability has made and its holistic nature, it is understandable that the two most apparent areas, the environment and society, would receive much of our attention.  There has been a lack of concern for the area of the economy and alignment with business needs.  Moreover, it has not been used enough as a mechanism to enhance the supply chain or product [...]
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Posted on Feb 5, 2013 by Monaem Benlellahom in Case Studies with

The Issue of the UAE and GCC Water Footprint

The issue facing the UAE's water resources is hardly a new development. Throughout history we have had a scarcity of natural water.  As difficult it is to imagine, fatal droughts were commonplace even just a few decades ago.  Today water is readily available and we believe it is being taken for granted.  The government subsidization of water is there to provide us with enough water while affording us to live in luxury inexpensively.  We have a seemingly endless supply of cheap water.  So what is there [...]
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