Part I - Definition of CSR

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1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Most design activities are an attempt to improve the world that we live and sustainability has expanded the alternatives for design contribution for a better world by challenging the very nature of design activity. From being part of the problem design now has been asked to be part of the solution. In this sense the present report explores how design can contribute to the social dimension of sustainability within a corporate setting. It also shows that social...
Authors: Aguinaldo dos Santos, Carlo Vezzoli, Sara Cortesi

Part III - Drivers for CSR

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4 DRIVERS/BARRIERS FOR CSR In order to allow a designer to understand his/her role within a CSR initiative it is important he/she understand the various motivations that could drive a business (and a businessman) to invest company assets into social responsibilities. It is important to call attention to the fact that these CSR drivers could also be understood as barriers for CSR on those situations when they are absent. Hence, the focus of the designer on his/her creative process would...
Authors: Aguinaldo dos Santos, Carlo Vezzoli, Sara Cortesi

Part II - Benefits of CSR & Design

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2 CSR BENEFITS FOR THE COMPANY 2.1 Increase in Profits A report released by Goldman Sachs (GSSustain, 2007) on six industrial sectors – energy, mining, steel, food, beverages and media – found that companies considered leaders in implementing environmental, social and governance policies designed to create sustained competitive advantage had outperformed the overall stock market by 25 per cent since August 2005. Within their own sectors, 72 per cent of these leading companies had...
Authors: Aguinaldo dos Santos, Carlo Vezzoli, Sara Cortesi

wisskomm tv 39/08

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"Ein Quantum Trost" im Observatorium: Das ESOcast des European Space Observatory - „ Mit Gruber im Labor “: Physik amüsant erklärt bei PM-online - Neue Ausstellung in Berlin: " Mathema " im Deutschen Technikmuseum - Braincast : Podcast von Arvid Leyh - Fachtagung zur Wissenschaftskommunikation in Wien: „ SciCom08 " - Virtuelle Rundreise: Ringvorlesung in Bielefeld mit Direktschaltung ins Labor - Fernsehen und Videos für (nicht nur) britische Lehrer:...

King Solomon's Mines Rediscovered?

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Did the Bible’s King David and his son Solomon control the copper industry in present-day southern Jordan? Though that remains an open question, the possibility is raised once again by research reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

CSE125 Video Game Course (UCSD)

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Video highlighting the CSE 125 Video Game Course at UCSD.

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