Corporate Social Responsibility and Construction – Problems for the Beautiful Game

by Tim Newson

Association Football or soccer has been described by many as ‘the beautiful game’, but it seems to be losing some of its luster. FIFA the administrative body of the game has been embroiled in various ongoing scandals over the last few years. This appears to be continuing with fairly recent revelations by the Guardian newspaper […]

Youth in Nairobi: Technology and Education

by Guest blogger

This blog was produced by Cherie Enns.  She is an educator (University of the Fraser Valley) and urban planner (Cherie Enns Consulting), who first moved to Kenya in 1970.  It is high time we stopped viewing our young people as part of the problem and started cultivating their promise and potential. Let us all resolve to […]

Disappearing Ice

by Tim Newson

A few days ago I saw the documentary ‘Chasing Ice’ which is a hauntingly beautiful account of the rapid demise of glaciers and ice sheets around the world. It is based on the work of James Balog, a National Geographic photographer, who has been running the Extreme Ice Survey since 2007. This is a ground-based […]

Sustainable Urban Development – Vision and Delivery

by Tim Newson

A couple of our previous blogs have discussed the recently released UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLP) report ‘A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies Through Sustainable Development’. This is part of a process of research and consultation to develop recommendations for a post-2015 framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals. […]

Ontario Council for International Cooperation 2013 AGM review

by Michelle Dupuis

The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) held their annual general meeting on June 13, 2013.  The OCIC is a network of Ontario-based international development organizations and individual members working for social justice across the globe.  As a Council, OCIC strives to increase the effectiveness and collective impact of their members’ efforts to promote sustainable, […]

Improving corporate performance and the social responsiveness of corporations

by Guest blogger

This blog post was produced by Scott Schaffer, who is a professor of sociology and a specialist in social ethics. Having worked on problems ranging from the ethics of large-scale social change to cosmopolitanism and multiculturalism and the ethics of development, Scott now brings his fifteen years of expertise to bear on issues of social responsibility, […]

Forging a new global partnership – the Post-2015 development agenda

by Michelle Dupuis

The High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda published its report with recommendations last week.  The panel was established by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and co-chaired by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron. The recently released report is entitled “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty […]

Reinventing the toilet to help developing nations

by Guest blogger

This blog post was produced by Jason Gerhard, an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Canada Research Chair in Geoenvironmental Restoration at Western University.  Dr. Gerhard leads research into soil and groundwater remediation, with applications in urban sustainability and sanitation. I have worked for more than 15 years in the remediation of sites contaminated […]