Category Archives: Fast Moving Consumer Goods

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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Posted on Oct 20, 2013 by Monaem Benlellahom in Articles, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Featured with

CSR and Consumers Growing Preferences for “Ethical Consumerism”

Research on ethical consumerism, or socially conscious consumption, go back at least 38 years (e.g. Webster 1975), but it is a topic today of a growing interest in customer researches and marketing practices.Ethical consumerism means that consumers are increasingly showing interest to know from where their goods are sourced and if they are sourced, made and distributed ethically.The evolution of this behavior has led to a rise in responsible decision making in the global market for ethical products [...]
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Sustainability Of Our Global Food System

I have recently attended a course about Sustainability of Food Systems coordinated by Dr. Jason Hill from University of Minnesota - USA. Analyzing data from FAOSTAT and evidences describing the global food challenges made everybody realize how much we take food for granted and how fragile our global food system could be.With the population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050 and the diet habits changing fast in the developing countries, we are at risk of losing forest by the increasing demands of lands [...]
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