Good Corporate Governance is Business

The importance of ethics and balance in modern companies

Posted by , 8th July 2008

doloreslopezintermonenrepsol.jpgAs companies are comprised of people, the focus of business should be on the human aspect, says the author. The company infrastructure, from the highest shareholder to the last employee, should develop, according to this conception, something more elevated and complete than a mere aim toward profit. To be truly ethical and balanced is the best business in our current global world. Find out why.


Mothers and Children First

In the developing world, 500,000 pregnant mothers die per year, one every minute

Posted by , 3rd July 2008

nenesriendo.jpgLatin America paints a paradoxical picture. It is producing food for three times its actual population, yet 25 percent of new mothers suffer from malnutrition, 42-57 percent of child deaths are caused by it, and 16 percent of children suffer from it chronically.

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Globalization and coalition for peace

The Issue of Global Action by an Enlightened and Concerned Public

Posted by , 26th June 2008

mundomanos.jpgAs globalization increasingly provides access to resources necessary for the spread of militant radicalism, it also allows valuable opportunities to begin healing animosities between certain Western countries and the developing world. The slogan of the environmental movement, think globally and act locally, would be an appropriate point of departure for building a global peace movement, says the author.


The ecologist movement gathers force in the United States

Environment awareness since its origins

Posted by , 22nd May 2008


The most important ecologist groups in the United States work with lawyers, scientists, economists and lobbyists inside the political system and the economic establishment; in addition, an alternative movement has developed, which focuses its work on environmental justice, conservation and political impartiality. They all fight to avoid the apathy of the United States society, which is more worried by terrorism and the economic crisis than environmental protection.


Ecological challenges: how to move from declarations to actions

The ostrich strategy (talk a lot…. and look the other way) must be left behind

Posted by , 27th March 2008

contaminacionambiental.jpgThese years are decisive: the manner in which the main ecological problems (global warming, deforestation, erosion, soil desertification, the extinction of animal and plant species and the dearth of fresh water) are resolved (or not) will determine the quality of life of future generations. There are countries that have already rolled up their sleeves and gotten to work, but others (such as the United States, Australia and Spain) continue to practice the ostrich strategy; in other words, they hide behind mere rhetoric.


The Responsability to Protect and the UN-African Union mission in Darfur

Could Darfur add up to the list of shameful names for the international communitiy?

Posted by , 28th December 2007

The author discusses the international community’s responsibility to protect those experiencing genocide, specifically in Darfur. He describes the United Nations´s call for humanitarian intervention, now newly and more specifically defined as the responsibility to protect.

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From Philanthrophy to Corporate Social Responsibility

Benefits for consumers, investors and the civil society

Posted by , 28th December 2007

Why Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is much more than just a fad. An in depth study of the structural forces that are bringing businesses in developed countries towards more social responsibly. What is demanded of today’s corporations regarding familial responsibility and the paradox of Latin America.

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Progress is constructed from moderation

How to combine investment, growth and redistribution in Latin America

Posted by , 20th December 2007

For the benefit of all of its citizens, Latin America should leave behind the ideas of regressive utopias, and that of the cold war confrontation, in order to search for and take the path which is neither leftist nor rightist, but rather centrist. Progress and modernity are not in the extremes; in reality, they never were.


Populism, democracy without liberalism

When paternalism gives preference to liberties and the rule of law

Posted by , 20th December 2007

The populists tend to enlarge the group of contemporary non-liberal democracies. The author points out that t is not strange that within a single, caudillo-style leadership that claims to act in the name of the people (pueblo) and for the people, political rights and freedoms, like the freedom of the press, freedom of expression, the plural-party system, and the control of electoral processes are suppressed or diminished.

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