Knowledge articles in: Responsibility

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Sousveillance

Every day, we are watched. From cameras on the street and in shops, to officers of the law, and of course the accumulation of data online. We have little say in this, but recently the tables have begun to turn. Governments and their delegates are monitored, police are themselves policed; the era of sousveillance has begun. Read on

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Social Entrepreneurship

Although social enterprises occupy themselves with the usual business aspects: an appealing product or service, good customer service, ensuring customers return; they can still be regarded as somewhat rebellious in the business milieu. As a social entrepreneur, your market is society and the product you are providing is innovation and transformation within this society. Read on

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Lobbying

Lobbying took its name from the practice of pressure groups, citizens and members of parliament gathering in the lobbies of British government buildings in the hope of speaking directly to a member of government to seek to influence decisions and legislation. Read on

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Desertification

Considering that during the past 25 years, over a quarter of the earth's land has been degraded due to drought, there is no doubt that desertification is currently one of the most serious threats facing humanity. Read on

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Big Data

When Google decides which websites you should see and Amazon is set to send out goods you have not yet ordered, then you can be assured that Big Data is involved in some way. But where does this ‘Big Data’ come from, what does it mean for us and how can it be used in a meaningful way? Read on

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Electronic Waste

With the average lifespan of some electric appliances, like computers, estimated to be 3-5 years, it’s little wonder landfill areas are clogged with discarded electronics. Globally, the debate about how best to manage electronic waste continues to rage, while in many parts of the world, an informal, unregulated electronic waste trade and recycling sector is in full bloom. Read on

The Right Livelihood Award - The Alternative Nobel Prize

In 1980, the journalist and professional philatelist Jakob von Uexkull felt that the Nobel Prize categories were too narrow in scope and too concentrated on the interests of the industrialised countries to be an adequate answer to the challenges now facing humanity. Read on

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Corruption

Call it a favour in Germany, small help in the Honduras or Gombi, Beer, taxi or even “le tschoko” in Cameroon, the words used for corruption are as diverse as its manifestations from bribery to fraud and from cronyism to an end with serious consequences. Read on