Video: Does technology work for or against us?

It is Friday, the end of a busy week and felt I needed to post something that helps me reflect on in what kind of time we live at the moment. In a good way. I am a positive person and I believe being negative is a waste of the limited time we have on earth. Tech conductor

I hugely enjoy blogging about Sustainability / CSR again after a break of few years. And the majority from this enjoyment is that I can be creative again. Don’t get me wrong. I love my business. I love what we do and the people I employ are like family to me.

But being creative on a personal level is different. Different in the sense that I write down what I think about Sustainability / CSR best practice the way I see it.

So please take a few minutes to watch this short video I noticed while browsing Twitter. You can think about Edward Snowden what you like but he has a point when he answers the question whether technology works for or against us these days. I know that I would not want to miss the global networking we are able to do today again. There is a very powerful Sustainability message here as well. What it is, is different for every individual I believe. But take a look at the video first before browsing of to the next website please.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Picture Credit: hagdorned

Most popular tweets on Sustainability/ CSR – 02.08.2016

I will start a new regular posting segment from now on where I am highlighting the most popular Twitter updates from the past few days. I am basing the popularity on retweets, likes and direct engagements with other Twitter users.

These are the top 5 tweets from the past days:

All feedback welcome. What tweets did I miss?

Highlight of the week: The Sustainable Brands Conference

This week my Sustainability / CSR highlight has to be the Sustainable Brands Conference. The numbers surely are pretty impressive: Over 1500 attendees, 90 Sessions and 180+ speakers from across the globe and a pretty good livestream.

Here are all the necessary things you need to know to not miss any of the action other than physically not being in California of course!

That should be all you need to not miss the interesting parts of the conference.

Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with the conference. I just found it useful to collate the important communication bits.

The 2011 most influential corporate governance tweeters

When I woke up this morning I noticed that Estelle Metayer had conducted another analysis of the most influencial experts on Twitter discussing corporate governance as she did last year. This is the link to the full blog post and the list: Who is the most influential corporate governance tweeter in 2011? I would like to recommend anyone interested in corporate governance topics, to take a closer look at this list.

The future of rankings for practitioners

But there is another interesting point I want to make today. The methodology makes a lot of sense to me and draws on Social Media tools such as Peerindex and Klout. In my view this approach gives us an interesting look into how key players across different topical areas can easily be identified like never before. Obviously only people willing to use Social Media channels would be included using these Social Media tools but with the combination of other methodological aspects which are not Social Media based the rankings can really be drawn together quite quickly, with limited effort and for not much money at all.

Thank you Estelle for your hard work on this and maybe we could work together on a future list for the CSR / Sustainability practitioners on Twitter and Google+. A ranking by practitioners for practitioners. Sounds excellent in view.

Find of the day: Registrations for Rio+ Social now open

The media coverage about the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development is continuously increasing. This time there will be a larger Social Media presence as well. This is where the so called RIO+SOCIAL comes in. Today I wanted to let you know that registrations for the RIO+SOCIAL are now open.

This is what Rio+Social is about. It promises to be interesting indeed:

“Rio+Social is an innovative event and global conversation about the nexus of social media, technology, and sustainability. Topics of conversation include how technology and digital and social media can impact the sustainability issues being addressed at Rio+20, including: energy, cities, jobs, food, water, women, health, oceans, and disasters. Rio+Social opens the high- level sessions of Rio+20 to everyone, so we can each have a say in helping define and support UN efforts in creating the future we want.
Key advocates and stakeholders who are driving the discussion around sustainability issues will utilize the Rio+Social platform to bring their messages to a worldwide, digital audience. The forum will take place June 19, 2012, and will feature a lively online discussion in the lead-up to the event, bringing together hundreds of thousands of voices, ideas, and opinions as part of a global dialogue and community.”

For more information go to this PDF: What is Rio+Social?

Also make sure to follow the Twitter hashtag #SocialGood for more Rio+Social coverage and discussions.