Christian Forman

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A Customizable Desk System That Tames Creative Chaos

Not everyone can work from home. (I can.) Perhaps it’s the proximity of the bed to the work area or the lack of human cohabitants to crowd around the proverbial water cooler or the espresso machine. Or maybe it’s just the matter of the work desk itself.<p>Polish designer Wiktoria Lenart has conceived …

A New Generation of CSR: The Social Responsibility of Citizens and Consumers

Introduction A new era of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is emerging, focusing not just on the power of business to address global …

Exit Interview: Kevin Hagen, REI

<i>Exit Interview is an occasional series profiling sustainability professionals who recently have left their job.</i><p>Kevin Hagen served as director of …

Social Responsibility No Longer Optional For Businesses

Selling a good product or service is no longer enough to attract today's socially conscious shoppers, new research shows.<p>A study by public relations …

Practising social responsibility without the CSR label

Mexico's small and medium sized enterprises account for more than 99% of the four million businesses in the country, generate 52% of GDP and provide …

Social Responsibility: Why Should Companies Care?

In the banking scandal du jour, HSBC managed to prove that our banks are not only too big to fail -- they're also too big to jail. Between the financial crisis, casino gambling, outsized bonuses, rate fixing and now money laundering, it's remarkable how much trust has been destroyed in such a short …

Mercedes-Benz Adds Twitter Control To Latest TV Campaign

Mercedes looks to create a “social moment” with a TV/Twitter tie-in.<p>Mercedes-Benz has used Twitter to enable viewers to select the ending of the car brand’s latest U.K. TV advertising campaign.<p>At the heart of the campaign is a series of three TV ads to promote the car brand’s new A-Class vehicle to …

Corporate social responsibility: how the movement has evolved since the 90s

For nearly two decades I have been privileged to lead many of The Co-operative Group's ethical and environmental programmes. But no more. I've left …

The Companies With the Best CSR Reputations

In today’s reputation economy, what you stand for as a corporation often matters more than what you produce or sell.<p>Hard to believe?<p>This was confirmed in June when Reputation Institute, a private global consulting firm based in New York, invited about 47,000 consumers across 15 markets to …

Businesses can be more ambitious when it comes to CSR

Community programmes developed by business should aim not just to do good but to be innovative and influential.<p>In the context of greater …

Cisco CSR Collaborates for Impact at the World Economic Forum

<i>“We believe economic progress without social development is not sustainable, while social development without economic progress is not feasible.”</i> – Klaus Schwab, Founder and Chairman of the World Economic Forum<p>Historically individuals and institutions have often been limited to the results of their …

CSR: why there's a difference between shared values and shared value

In the 2011 Harvard Business Review article "Creating Shared Value," Michael Porter and Mark Kramer argued that "shared value is not about personal …

3 Keys To Samsung's Latest CSR Initiative

Samsung Electronics America just announced the winners of its latest corporate social responsibility initiative, Solve for Tomorrow, and there are lessons to be learned by other companies from Samsung’s approach.<p>The Solve for Tomorrow contest is part of Samsung Hope for Children, the company’s …

The Bangladesh factory collapse: why CSR is more important than ever

As the death toll from the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh tops 700 (at the time of writing), it is time to ask whether corporate social …

Why CSR? The Benefits Of Corporate Social Responsibility Will Move You To Act

Recently, I connected with dozens of corporate executives of large and small companies in an effort to understand the benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the corporation.<p>The question, I learned, is harder to answer than you might expect, principally because most corporate …

The Coke Ad That Could Destroy All Other Products, Especially Coke

<b>The Coke Ad That Could Destroy All Other Products, Especially Coke.</b><p>Image created by unknown person and inspired by a quote from Banksy, which was inspired by Sean Tejaratchi’s 1999 essay, “Death, Phones, Scissors.” via Betype

The Ultimate 'Office' Blooper Video

<i>The Office</i> ended its nine-season run last night, and now its fans are wondering what they'll do without the Dunder Mifflin gang in their lives. Never …

No One Likes to Be Changed

Listen to the language that any leader, consultant, or HR professional uses, and you’ll hear them expound at length about how “we” need to change “them.” That says it all: the fact is, no one likes to be changed, even if the change is ultimately beneficial.<p>In his recent HBR blog post, Ron Ashkenas …

minimaldesks:

Reader, ernesthon, submitted his desk. This is just beautiful mid-century example of an elegant, minimal workspace.<p><i>The desk was custom made with American Black Walnut in San Francisco. The chair is vintage teak from Norway. The table lamp is also vintage; I replaced the orignal paper shade with gold-interior black fabric. The other task lamp is from IKEA!</i><p>And a wonderful interpretation of what mid-century means to him:<p><i>I’ve only recently become enamored with this style, which is recently enjoying</i> …

Until the 1990s, companies didn’t have “business models”

Before the late 1990s, no one was using the phrase “business model.” Or at least, it hardly appeared in written form. The phrase has since morphed, subtly but quickly, from an abstract theoretical term to one with animate, even living connotations. This linguistic shape-shifter has the capacity to …

Twine review: the little blue box that hacks the world around you

It's hard to remember life before we were bombarded with notifications throughout the day on all manner of devices, for everything from Twitter replies to earthquake alerts in Japan. With very few exceptions, though, these all have one limiting factor in common: you're relying on someone else's …

Pod-Like Seating For A Private Talk

Industrial designer Arik Levy is interested in the feelings and behaviors of people, and this theme is seen throughout his work. This time it’s an …

Articles about modern kitchen accessories on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's April 2015 issue.<p>Hailing from Burgundy, France, chef and television personality Ludo Lefebvre brings a European sensibility to his remodeled...<p>A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, overhaul by Danny Seo relies on American-made goods to forge its …

Articles about six book reading nooks on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern log cabin from architecture students at Auburn University was designed to be completed for $20,000—an admirable...<p>Architect Deborah Berke has maintained a ledger full of ephemera that details memories of every dinner party she’s hosted for...<p>In Portland, Oregon, an eco-friendly home …

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