In the movie ‘Wall-E’ we are transported 700 years into the future, when the last surviving humans have been forced to abandon a polluted Earth and find refuge for their corpulent selves on the spaceship Axiom. The characterization of humans as grossly overweight dugong like creatures, transported in pods – being limited in their ability […]
Fears of global recession have corporate planners scurrying to improve their financial prospects, mainly by cutting costs. The snappily titled programmes that are the outcome of these are obviously intended for the consumption of Wall Street, but are they fair on consumers and the worker?
An incisive socio-economic commentary and a compelling wake up call – Wall-E, the ‘cosmic childrens’ comedy is much more than entertainment. Its insights and warnings are relevant and we ignore them to our peril.
Doha has failed, but has it really? It has served a purpose in demonstrating the new world order where once muted, less developed countries are sharing the power of the once dominant club of developed states. The poor farmers have lost this round, but in the new world order, they have a better chance. No deal is better than a bad deal. The US and EU would have liked the latter but for producers it is the former that offers a foundation for the future.
It has been a while since Dr. Robert Aboagye-Mensah of the Christian Council of Ghana famously commented, “International trade between my country and the West is like an antelope and a giraffe competing for food which is at the top of a tree. You can make the ground beneath their feet level, but the contest […]
The June 2008 issue of ‘The Director’ Magazine of the IoD, included a well researched feature on the subject of CSR. It was to me, an informative, yet bewildering overview of the subject. Informative because it is a comprehensive and well researched feature, bewildering because in many cases, the businesses that practice this ‘corporate social […]
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