James Farrar

<p>James has more than 15 years of experience working on corporate sustainability issues from both the corporate and NGO campaigning perspective. He has worked directly within the banking (Farm Credit System), aviation (British Airways) and IT (SAP) sectors in the USA and Europe. His campaigning experience includes work at Amnesty International's business engagement programme and at Global Witness, a leading NGO campaigning on the issue of resource revenue transparency especially relating to so called 'conflict resources'.</p> James's day job is at SAP working within the Sustainability team. You can view James' extended profile on <a href="http://de.linkedin.com/pub/james-farrar/2/a47/743">Linkedin</a> and you can follow him on <a href="http://twitter.com/jamesfarrar">Twitter</a>.

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Headaches in Armonk but will green lose out?

Headaches in Armonk but will green lose out?

No doubt the IBM top team will be passing around the Tylenol today in Armonk as they figure out what to do next after their temporary exclusion from further contracting with the US Federal government. Sadly it is not an April fool's joke - the US Attorney's office for the Eastern Division of Virginia has served subpoenas seeking documents and evidence relating to IBM's contracts with the US Environmental Protection Agency.

published April 1, 2008 by

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Facebook: Revolution, Weed and Philanthropy

Facebook: Revolution, Weed and Philanthropy

At the risk of endlessly re boiling the cabbage on the now infamous Sarah Lacy interview of Mark Zuckerberg at SXSW, it is worth highlighting some pretty important things he had to say on Facebook & corporate philanthropy before the reporter became the bigger part of the story.

published March 20, 2008 by

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Tech Sector Takes a Kicking in Ethics Ranking

Tech Sector Takes a Kicking in Ethics Ranking

Quite honestly it is hard to take too, too seriously sustainability ratings such as the CRO 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2008 but they are kind of fun to pull apart none the less. Predictably these rankings generate a fair degree of false humility from the ascendant and gnashing and wailing from the descendant.

published March 6, 2008 by

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PWC On Tech Sector Going Green: Efficiency, Ambivalence and Pretty Pictures

PWC On Tech Sector Going Green: Efficiency, Ambivalence and Pretty Pictures

PwC is to be congratulated at the very least for the aesthetics of their latest report: Going Green: Sustainable Growth Strategies. This is a truly handsome report with pretty brown coloured text interspersed with striking images of wind turbines, sail boats, happy children, adults playing in autumn foliage and even slightly more obscurely, a flamenco dancer.

published March 4, 2008 by

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Human Rights: An Inconvenient Truth

Human Rights: An Inconvenient Truth

The debate on business and human rights is set to heat up this year with the 60th anniversary of the UN General Assembly resolution adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Beijing Olympics and a sharpened focus on the potential winners and losers in the climate change crisis is also a factor.

published February 25, 2008 by

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Economist Intelligence Unit on sustainability

Economist Intelligence Unit on sustainability

The Economist Intelligence Unit this week publishes a report on the state of business and sustainability entitled: Doing Good: Business and the Sustainability Challenge. (Disclosure: SAP was amongst a number of co-sponsors of this report) The report captures nicely the zeitgeist - most businesses have accepted sustainability as a mainstream concern but struggle to integrate it meaningfully into strategy and performance management.

published February 12, 2008 by

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The Lantos/Yahoo! legacy

The Lantos/Yahoo! legacy

Tom Lantos may have made his very last stand for human rights last November when he recalled Yahoo! executives to challenge their earlier testimony surrounding the Shi Tao case.

published February 12, 2008 by

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On Sustainability

On Sustainability

The first post on ZDNET! And if that isn’t scary enough I kind of need to spend some time explaining the concept of ‘sustainability’, the subject matter of this blog.

published February 12, 2008 by

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