Are you sick of 2012 trend predictions?

Are you tired of annoying bloggers such as me going on about last year and what might happen in 2012? I am. And I write the posts. What’s that you say? You want a bit more? Really? Do you? Oh, ok then. This is the last one. And it’s a stumbling, slightly rambling audio version…

A positive look forward into 2012

The ever-excellent Marcy Murninghan provides an excellent, cheering post on what we might expect in 2012 at this link. It’s easy to be bleak, as most commentators have been. In my earlier post on the year ahead, I felt I didn’t really delve much into the possible, looking instead at how just to keep things…

Happy New Year: Corporate sustainability in 2012

Welcome back to the Smarter Business blog to all readers. I hope you had an enjoyable festive break. I thought I’d start the year on the blog by doing something risky on the blog: Asking readers for their views on significant events, issues or trends you feel may shape 2012. This is the blogging equivalent…

Tar sands campaigns an indicator of 2012 NGO tactics

As I mentioned in a previous post, 2012 may be a year when campaigning NGOs refocus, catch up with Greenpeace, and begin more targeted campaigns against big business. The example of ForestEthics and Chiquita provides a compelling warning of this. According to the FT: “Chiquita Brands, the fruit producer, has become the latest company to…