Never ever stop believing in our sustainable and global future

I am a global citizen and I strongly believe in the power of the globalisation for us and future generations.

Sustainability is a part of this believe. Sustainability is the driving power for a fair and just globalisation. And we as part of the Sustainability movement have made great progress over the past decades to do our bit.

The past few weeks have shown that all we have worked so hard for is under threat. Serious threat. The 45th President of the United States and the Brexit vote are the two single biggest threats to our common global future in general and the Sustainability movement more specifically.

I am not not a politically interested person. Quite the opposite. I strongly believe in the power of the individual and his/her strength to create a better world. Politicians in my view should just be representatives of these individuals. But this no longer seems to be the case these days.

I will not use more words now to state the obvious (if you are a open-minded and social person):

If we as individuals are not starting to do more for our freedom and global future we will have others make the choices for us.

And look where we are heading towards now.

The future can be a sustainable, just and bright future but only if each individual is doing their bit.

You personally know very well what it is for you. I know what it is for me. So lets get going and oppose those forces that are ruining our global and sustainable future. There really is no other choice.

2017 will be interesting

This is my first post here in a few months now. Somehow real life took over everything in October until now. But I will try to post as often as possible here again.

Some of topics I will write about will be:

  • The Trump effect on Sustainability as I see it.
  • Sustainability trends in 2017

More topics to follow.

If you have any suggestions please let me know by commenting in the box below.

Resuming normal blogging service this week

The past two weeks where totally packed with private appointments. It was therefore impossible to find the time to blog in my regular capacity unfortunately.

Now everything is getting close to normal and I can start to catch up on the Sustainability / CSR news and events I missed.

Here are some interesting news and blog items I found this week so far:

More posts to follow this week if all the catching up goes according to plan. If there is anything you have to share in terms of Sustainability / CSR news please let me know in the comments section.

Current Corporate Sustainability / CSR blogs links from my feed reader

I am using a RSS reader to organise my Sustainability / CSR sources. Those sources include the following categories:

  • Sustainability / CSR News
  • Individual Sustainability / CSR blogs
  • Corporate Sustainability / CSR blogs
  • Sustainability related news
  • EV and Cleantech

Over the next few weeks I will write individual posts on each of those RSS reader feeds to highlight the sources I find most useful at the moment. I will not list all the sources but highlight the ones I find most useful.skyline

All feedback is welcome. And I would love to hear what Corporate Sustainability / CSR blogs you are following at the moment.

Today I will start with my Corporate Sustainability / CSR blogs list:

pr4csr http://www.pr4csr.com/blog
Blog – Futerra http://www.wearefuterra.com
Realizing Your Worth http://www.realizedworth.com
Corporate Citizenship Blog http://corporatecitizenship.bc.edu
Less Conversation More Action http://lessconversationmoreaction.com
Quote.com Blog » Green Living Category Feed https://blog.quote.com
EDF Voices http://www.edf.org/blog/
Corporate Reporting blog http://pwc.blogs.com/corporatereporting/
Sustainable Futures Blog http://sustainability-leaders.com
BSR Blog http://www.bsr.org/our-insights/blog
Collective Responsibility http://www.coresponsibility.com
Blog | SustainAbility http://www.sustainability.com/
Corporate Citizenship http://corporate-citizenship.com
Green Futures Articles https://www.forumforthefuture.org/greenfutures
Read the Blog – Strategic Sustainability Consulting http://www.sustainabilityconsulting.com/blog/
Sustainable Cities http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/
CSR Asia – Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia http://www.csr-asia.com
CSIC Blog: Rocking the Boat https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/csic
Context http://www.contextsustainability.com

Twitter as a one-way Social Media channel only from now on

I have been a member of Twitter since 2008 and always enjoyed the possibilities to connect ot likeminded people from across the globe.

But that has changed a lot over the years it seems. What I am missing the most at the moment is the lack of two-way engagement from individuals on Twitter. This is the post I did about this a few days ago: Where is the Engagement these days? Marketing their own products or services seem to be the main objective these days. Over the past months I tried to build up more engagement via Twitter. The result was to put it mildly, disappointing. I call it the one-way Social Media channel after this experience.

Twitter as a one way Social Media channel

I have been wondering whether this one-way Social Media channel is the best way forward for me too and came to the conclusion that it is the best alternative for me at this point in. In the future this might change of course!

From now on going forward will Twitter be used as a pure one-way Social Media channel and not an two-way engagement tool anymore. Why? Well I want to focus on my content and writing. Not spending time on hunting for some short-lived two-way engagement that does not lead to advancing Sustainability / CSR best practice. I am disappointed about this development but feel that this is the sign of the times now that Twitter has been become a platform focusing on marketing of Sustainability brands and services from what I can make out.

What are yours experiences with this? And have you experienced a similar trend? All feedback appreciated.