Thursday, 30 December 2010
That was the theme of the speech of Mr. Costas Kataras, key-note speaker at the Graduation 2010 ceremony of the Nottingham Trend University, at the Goulandris Center in Athens,18/06/2010. Mr. Kataras suggested that although we are now living in turbulent times, a new set of opportunities emerge which will force the new graduates to develop new strategies for personal development and advancement that, finally, will lead to a prosperous carrier. A carrier beyond borders and with a cosmopolitan touch , a long tradition and competitive advantage of great business figures in the country. Hippocrates from the ancient times was suggesting that crisis is a prerequisite for the cure and life. In some other languages, the word crisis is the same as the word for opportunity. Of course, both the above ideas involve some element of danger or risk, that graduates must be prepare to embrace. Present at the ceremony were guests, graduates, diplomates and academics, including the Vice-Chancellor of the Nottingham Trend University, Prof Neil T. Gorman.
Friday, 10 December 2010
The action plan contains a total of 30 initiatives in four key areas. With such initiatives ( from 2008 but still so refreshing ), there is no wonder why the Danish corporations excelle in the world markets. You can find the Action Plan for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) here.
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Saturday, 27 November 2010
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Monday, 1 November 2010
A healthy diet also benefits the environment, according to a scientific study presented in Brussels today by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN). The study ‘Double Pyramid: Healthy Food for people, sustainable food for the planet’ indicates that foods with higher recommended consumption levels are also those with lower environmental impact. Contrarily, those foods with lower recommended consumption levels are also those with higher environmental impact. The “Double Pyramid” model combines the well-known food pyramid with the environmental pyramid, based on an estimation of the environmental impact of each foodstuff in terms of generation of greenhouse gases (Carbon Footprint), consumption of water resources (Water Footprint) and use of territory (Ecological Footprint). The study was presented during open debate at the European Parliament, organised by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) and hosted by Paolo De Castro, Member of the European Parliament (Socialists & Democrats, Italy). A large number of participants from the institutions, trade associations, businesses, and civil society gathered to discuss the topic of ‘Healthy Food, Healthy Planet’.
Thursday, 28 October 2010
The business of.. business isn’t only about profit. It’s about people. Particularly people who have made a difference. We often meet these people at moments when they feel at their most vulnerable or helpless. But it’s in such moments that the human spirit can shine through. That’s what this story is all about. The “ You Are The Big Picture” campaign pays tribute to these people in giant portraits designed to match the size of their compassion, resolve, determination or integrity. A great communications campaign by Aviva.
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
An exhibition, organized by FEVE, was held during the month of October 2010 in the premises of DG Enterprise of the European Commission(Breydel Building, Brussels). It aimed at reproducing the bottle-to-bottle production system of glass packaging., as glass is 100% and infinitely recyclable. At the end of its life, glass is collected and it can be recycled in the production of new bottles. Glass packaging is non-toxic and does not contain any chemical substances. It protects human health and it preserves products. The exhibition consisted of an artistic reproduction of two glass bottle banks and a piece reproducing the shelves of a supermarket. The stand was completed with four banners with some key messages on glass packaging. It was realized by a Belgian sculptor – Ladislas de Monge (www.demonge.be).