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CSR & ethical fashion part III- when luxury brands make a difference

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” We all know this wise saying, but one fashion brand made it its credo. Mail&Guardian online summarized … Continue reading

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CSR & ethical fashion part II – Gucci’s eco gear vs. luxury goods made in China

In the first part of my “CSR and ethical fashion”- work we took a closer look at luxury brands and their CSR activities and examined whether ethical fashion is exclusively being practiced among high street brands like Zara or Urban … Continue reading

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CSR & ethical fashion part I – Vivienne Westwood’s African mission

Last Monday I discussed whether Corporate Social Responsibility should remain voluntary or become mandatory. This time I am focusing on CSR in the fashion industry, particularly among luxury companies. At the beginning of my blogging on Fastexposure I talked extensively … Continue reading

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Should Corporate Social Responsibility be voluntary or mandatory?

Reading Nicpic’s blog post about “Exxon Mobil and the value of CSR “ and Nourann’s post “CSR or just a façade?“ really got me thinking about this broad topic that seems to be on everyone’s lips. Not just because of its positive … Continue reading

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Exxon Mobil Exxposed- Lobbying, the key to success?!

According to Pulitzer Prize -winning journalist Steve Coll, Exxon Mobil makes over  $ 450 billion a year which is equivalent to the size of Norway’s GDP and 3% of the U.S. GDP. In his book Private Empire:Exxon Mobil and American … Continue reading

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The Business of Attachment Parenting

Jamie Lynne Grumet, 26- year-old mother of two children in Los Angeles, is the woman on Time’s May 21 cover story which caused heated debates about the effectiveness of attachment parenting. It is this particular photograph that shows Grumet, proponent … Continue reading

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Young, younger, entrepreneurs!

In February this year Facebook made a much-anticipated status update. Eight years after founder Mark Zuckerberg started the project at Harvard University, Facebook announced that it would go public. If Facebook manages to make enough friends on Wall Street with … Continue reading

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