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Published: 4/29/2011Juan Villamayor posted a blog entry on April 28 about the CSR of companies responsible for bad products; products that kill people (munitions manufacturers and cigarette companies among others).One company stands out in my mind for practices equally repugnant to the tobacco industry although the products it manufacturers, when used according to manufacturer's instructions, do no harm. Although I suppose that, too, is debatable.
As the manufacturer of Breast-milk substitutes (a.k.a. Baby formula) the company's profit-at-all-costs motive has had a lasting impact on me and anyone I know in the business of international health and development over the past 30 years. To this day I cannot eat chocolate or any of the other confectionery items made by the Company.
Published: 4/3/2011Spring continues to tease those of us living in the northern hemisphere with its long sunshine-filled days while snow continues to abound. In Canada, another federal election has been called. Meanwhile, the clock ticks away as competing interests distract me from completing my tax return: a reminder of my financial health.
Spring, the eternal sign of hope, a time of birth and re-birth sparks a blend of anticipation and reflection.
On this day, I am stuck on financial health; knowing that it does not tell the whole picture of my well-being. It doesn't consider my morning meditation, my fitness class regimen, my preference for organic food, mindful eating habits nor my deep love for my children and gratitude for my friendships and where I live. Together, they contribute to my holistic health.
Looking further afield, looking at what it is that contributes to the health of a nation, there is growing recognition that the socially responsible business model is no
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