eocas + ethics   17

transversal
About:
"transversal is an anti-peer-review platform. We object to the increasing pressure to domesticate styles, forms and formats, to valorize and self-valorize through the usual mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in the publication industries.

transversal explicitly supports copyleft practices. All contents, both original texts and translations, are subject to the copyright of their authors, but may be copied and reproduced by any means for any kind of non-commercial and non-institutional use and distribution, whether private or public.

transversal also explicitly supports the use of gender-inclusive language, both in original texts and translations. Exceptions are the responsibility of the individual authors. However, due to the respective structures of the different languages, but also due to different ways in which linguistic gender-sensitivity is developed by authors and translators, a variety of gender-inclusive language usages may appear."

Their organisation was previously called eipcp (european institute for progressive cultural policies - http://eipcp.net).

Based in Vienna / Austria.

HAG
Lifesnippets  Fashionmeetsorganic  Social  blog  Legal  Policy  Communication  Culture  semanticweb  Education  editorial  Ethics  Sustainability  via:frauchauchat 
march 2019 by eocas
naked capitalism
Seen by some as "socialist blog", by itself as "the world's most Influential finance & economics blog with trenchant commentary, tenacious investigation, insider political & regulatory analysis.".

Wiki:
"Naked Capitalism is an American financial news and analysis blog that "chronicles the large scale, concerted campaign to reduce the bargaining power and pay of ordinary workers relative to investors and elite technocrats".

Under the pen name Yves Smith, Susan Webber, the principal of Aurora Advisors Incorporated and author of ECONned, launched the site in December 2006. She focused on finance and economic news and analysis, with an emphasis on legal and ethical issues of the banking industry and the mortgage foreclosure process, the worldwide effects of the banking crisis of 2008, the 2007–2012 global financial crisis, and its aftermath."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Agrachina  blog  Politics  Policy  Finance  Economy  news  Analysis  SocialEntrepreneur  Social  Research  Ethics  via:frauchauchat 
march 2019 by eocas
Survival of the Richest – Future Human
Must-read opinion piece by author / futurist Douglas Rushkoff on the future of technology and human kind.

Excerpt:
"Of course, it wasn’t always this way. There was a brief moment, in the early 1990s, when the digital future felt open-ended and up for our invention. Technology was becoming a playground for the counterculture, who saw in it the opportunity to create a more inclusive, distributed, and pro-human future. But established business interests only saw new potentials for the same old extraction, and too many technologists were seduced by unicorn IPOs. Digital futures became understood more like stock futures or cotton futures — something to predict and make bets on. So nearly every speech, article, study, documentary, or white paper was seen as relevant only insofar as it pointed to a ticker symbol. The future became less a thing we create through our present-day choices or hopes for humankind than a predestined scenario we bet on with our venture capital but arrive at passively.

This freed everyone from the moral implications of their activities. Technology development became less a story of collective flourishing than personal survival. Worse, as I learned, to call attention to any of this was to unintentionally cast oneself as an enemy of the market or an anti-technology curmudgeon."

HAG
Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Technology  Ethics  Philosophy  Ecosystem  Report  Economy 
july 2018 by eocas
Schweibenalp – Center of Unity
About:
"Living and working community to manage the seminar business and the permaculture gardens. As a part of the Global Ecovillages Network, we consider ourselves as one of the emerging models for a holistic cultural transformation. At the Center of Unity Schweibenalp we contribute since more than 30 years to the development of an integral life culture and universal spirituality."
In Brienz / Bernese Alps / Switzerland.

HAG
Agrachina  Permaculture  Sustainability  community  sustainable  sustainablecompany  Slow_Fashion  Slow_Food  network  Conference  Switzerland  gardening  Culture  Cultivation  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  rural  Lifestyle  Lifesnippets  Agricultural_Development  artisanal  decentralization  natural  Philosophy  Ethics 
june 2018 by eocas
Ashoka
Wiki:
"Ashoka is an international organization that promotes social entrepreneurship by affiliating individual social entrepreneurs into the Ashoka organization. Their stated mission is "to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world's citizens to think and act as changemakers."

Excerpt final paragraph from their About:
"Looking ahead, Ashoka is identifying emerging opportunities where society is reaching a tipping point that will make it possible to solve critical problems through widespread systemic change. It does this by helping entrepreneurs work with each other, and with partners in business, government, academia, and other influential institutions to draw on and demonstrate the power of collaborative entrepreneurship."

Started 1980 by Bill Drayton. Based in Arlington / Virginia / USA with Swiss office in Geneva. Active in 93 countries with ~3000 fellows. Their fellowship program consists of the following main criteria:

1. The Knockout Test: A New Idea
2. Creativity
3. Entrepreneurial Quality
4. Social Impact of the Idea
5. Ethical Fiber (evaluate candidates with rational analysis whether they can be trusted)

In 2015 started a Swiss Changemakers Program (https://www.ashoka.org/en/story/swiss-changemakers-program) which evolved into UBS Global Visionaries (https://www.ubs.com/microsites/social-innovators/en.html).

Furthermore they have established an Ashoka Support Network:
https://www.ashoka.org/en/program/ashoka-support-network-0

HAG
Agrachina  NGO_NPO  USA  foundation  Switzerland  Social  entrepreneurship  Business_Model  Innovation  Creative  Ethics  incubator  community  government  Research 
january 2018 by eocas
A Magna Carta for Inclusivity and Fairness in the Global AI Economy
Excerpt of analysis:
"Advancements in intelligent machinery may force us to codify the processes by which decisions are made. Should your self-driving Uber be allowed to break traffic regulations in order to safely merge onto the highway? To what extent are algorithms as prone to discriminatory patterns of thinking as humans – and how might a regulatory body make this determination?"

Paragraphs:
"- Machine meritocracy
- Balance of power
- Machine decisions
- Personal choice [not needed anymore, depriving us of encounters and friction]
- Polarization [reinforcing our beliefs and values without the random opportunity to check them]
- Who makes judgements?
- Discrimination and bias"

Conclusion:
"A new charter of rights

Therefore, we propose a Magna Carta for the Global AI Economy — an inclusive, collectively developed, multi-stakeholder charter of rights that will guide our ongoing development of artificial intelligence and lay the groundwork for the future of human-machine co-existence and continued, more inclusive, human growth. Whether in an economic, social, or political context, we as a society must start to identify rights, responsibilities, and accountability guidelines for inclusiveness and fairness at the intersections of AI and human life. Without it, we will not establish enough trust in AI to capitalize on the amazing opportunities it can and will afford us."

HAG
AI  Startupinthecloud  Ethics  Economy  Research  Report  Information_Culture  Information_Science  Information_Society  Information_Systems  Information_Technology  Politics  Policy  Philosophy  Legal 
september 2017 by eocas
I’m a Marxist-Feminist Slut—How Do I Find an Open Relationship?
Excerpt:
"Monogamy feels antithetical to the type of feminism and anticapitalism I subscribe to. I am repulsed by the idea of being a man’s property. Also, monogamy—like capitalism—requires us to believe in a false scarcity: that we have to struggle for every little bit and that everything we gain comes at someone else’s expense. The kind of liberatory future I’d like to see is one of abundance and generosity and sharing. One of the few places we can experiment with that now is in our love lives."

HAG

Lifesnippets  Lifestyle  Philosophy  Relationship_Management  Ethics 
september 2017 by eocas
Roundabout 众爱
About:
"Roundabout is a social enterprise headed by volunteers. We provide a free service connecting those who wish to give, be that monetary or otherwise, to those in need. Started in 2008, we were the first charity store in mainland China. We now give support to 48 charitable organizations in the Beijing area and many more throughout China, Inner Mongolia and Mongolia."

HAG
beijing  China  vintage  recycling  up-cycling  Community  ethics  UK  import_fashionmeetsorganic  NGO_NPO  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2016 by eocas
What does organic wool mean?
Excerpts:
"[grazing sheep] help to improve the soil’s ability to absorb water, maintain its original nutrient balance and therefore increase the organic matter in the soil, making the soil an effective carbon bank.
[...]
Standards for organic livestock production:
- Feed and forage used for the sheep from the last third of gestation must be certified organic
- Synthetic hormones and genetic engineering are prohibited
- Use of synthetic pesticides on pastureland is prohibited
- Sheep cannot be treated with parasiticides
- Good cultural and management practices of livestock
- No mulesing (folds of skin around the sheep’s anus are cut off. Common in Australia)
[...]
Important: USDA and OTA organic wool designations: the organic certification extends only to livestock – it doesn’t cover the further processing of the raw wool.
[...]
Scouring, the process of washing the wool uses lots of water, energy and causes contaminated waste water.
[...]
(No) conventional detergents used in wool scouring include alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEOs) or fatty alcohol ethoxylates (more benign); sodium carbonate (soda ash), sodium chloride and sodium sulphate. APEOs are known to be toxic for aquatic life – e.g. causing feminization of male fish.
[...]
Wool in conventional weaving, dying and finishing often treated for moth and beetle protection, which can cause neutrotoxic effects in humans.
[...]
International Wool Textile Organization (IWTO) has adopted a new organic wool standard (closely aligned with GOTS).
[...]
“Eco wool” must meet the standards set by the EU Eco-label."

HAG
Organic_Certification  organic  Organic_Textile  wool  organic_fabric  Animal_Welfare  sustainability  label  Standardization  environment  Ethical_fashion  ethics  Eco  dying  eco_fabric  ecological  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic 
august 2016 by eocas
The Plutonomy Is Doing Fine
Excerpts:
"The poor are fundamentally in Africa, India, and Asia-Pacific (mainly Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Vietnam), while the wealthy are in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific (i.e. Japan). China has more people in the middle section of the wealth distribution than at the extremes.
[...]
71% of the population holds 3% of the wealth. The top 0.7% of the population holds slightly more than 45% of total wealth.
[...]
The U.S. has added more people at the top, while Japan and Europe have lost a few.
[...]
We estimate that there are 123,800 UHNW (Ultra-High Net Worth) individuals worldwide, defined as those whose net worth exceeds USD 50 million. Of these, 44,900 are worth at least USD 100 million and 4,500 have assets above USD 500 million. So about 4,500 with a net worth above $500 million."

HAG
Politics  statistics  Research  Economy  Ethics  Sustainability  equality  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
july 2016 by eocas
ABURY
Ethical Fashion Forum SOURCE Brand Preview:

“brings together exciting designers with traditional artisans from remote and inspiring cultures. The designer is embedded in a craft culture for roughly two months to learn and share ideas from one another and to create a collection together, bringing the best of heritage knowledge and wisdom to high design.

[…]

ABURY shares its profits with the ABURY Foundation and through the Foundation gives back the production time in education time to the respective communities. So far ABURY has created a school in Morocco where 40 women and 32 children go to school every day.”

HAG
fashion  designer  Africa  Apparel  brand  Education  sustainable  sustainability  sustainablecompany  Ethical_fashion  ethics  artisanal  marocco  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2016 by eocas
Developing a Sustainability Roadmap
Intro:
"In this article, we help you look at your sustainability goals strategically and how you can prioritise you sustainability efforts over both the short and long-term."

Key questions:
- sustainability vision?
- positive impact areas?
- key stakeholders?
- sustainability strategy > activities?
- How measure efforts and understand impacts?

HAG
sustainability  Business_Planning  eco_fashion  Supply  Chain  environment  Ethical_fashion  ethics  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fair_Trade  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2016 by eocas
The Myth of the Ethical Shopper
Excerpt: "Listening to consumer advocacy campaigns, you’d think our only influence on the developing world was at the cash register. But our real leverage is with our policies, not our purchases. In the '90s, the U.S. told Cambodia that to sell its clothes here, it had to open up every single garment factory to International Labor Organization inspections." HAG
Ethical_fashion  ethics  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fair_Trade  Fashionmeetsorganic 
august 2015 by eocas
Buffer
Social media post planning/scheduling dashboard tool for Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin.

Btw, living progressive "Default to Transparency" business ethic, such as demonstrated in Buffer's Transparency Dashboard (https://buffer.com/transparency):

Equity
Buffer's equity formula and individual breakdown.

Salaries
All our salaries are public.

Revenue
Our real-time financial dashboard.

Pricing
What each cent of your purchase goes toward.

Fundraising
Every detail of our latest funding round.

Values
The 10 principles that guide us.

Emails
Each email we send can be seen by any teammate.

Diversity
How our team is growing in terms of gender, ethnicity & age.

Open Source
All our code, free for anyone to use.

Product Roadmap
Everything we're researching, building, and shipping for you.

Editorial Board
All our content ideas and upcoming articles.

HAG
Social_Media  Advertisement  Marketing  Productivity  Dashboard-Mashup  Analysis  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  CSR_Corporate-Social-Responsibility  Transparency  Business_Advisory_relevant  Business_Model  Business_Planning  Ethics 
july 2015 by eocas
Globe Hope
Finnish company specialized in environmentally friendly and unique clothes, bags, and accessories, sourced from recycled material. Globe Hope has three key values: aesthetic, ecology, and ethics. Excerpt: “While we’re not ready to compromise our ecological values, creating interesting, beautiful and practical products is the most fundamental driver for our design team.” YRN
clothing  bags  accessories  Recycling  eco_fashion  ecological  ethics  import_fashionmeetsorganic  eco_brand  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2015 by eocas
Nudie Jeans
Swedish clothing brand specialized in jeans, with a wide-ranging product line. Believes that jeans are meant to be used and reused. Will repair and resell used jeans, which achieved the Swedish "Good Environmental Choice" eco label. In 2012, created a 100% organic denim collection. YRN
jeans  denim  fashion  clothing  ethics  sustainability  sweden  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fair_Trade  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2015 by eocas
Wer nichts zu verbergen hat...
Excerpt:

"Hier wird vorausgesetzt, dass man zuerst mal nichts zu verbergen hat – daher sagen ja auch viele von sich “Ich habe nichts zu verbergen”. Das ist schon mal falsch: Wenn jemand wirklich so denken würde, würde er unangezogen durch die Städte laufen und unter Brücken schlafen oder wenigstens keine Wohnungstüre besitzen. Tatsächlich aber gibt es eine Privat- und Intimsphäre auf die bisher jeder Wert legt, der mir bekannt ist. Letztendlich wäre also richtig: “Wer glaubt, nichts zu verbergen zu haben (weil er nicht nachgedacht hat)…”.Weiterhin impliziert dieser Halb-Satz, dass derjenige, der etwas verbergen will, sich schonmal zu rechtfertigen hat. Damit wird jeder, der sich auf die ihm zustehenden Recht beruft, automatisch verdächtig. Es kann aber nicht angehen, dass sich derjenige, der Grundrechte unserer Verfassung verteidigt oder sich darauf beruft, sich zu verteidigen hat."

More:

http://blog.datenschmutz.net/2007-07/datenschutz-wer-nichts-zu-verbergen-hat/
Ethics  Philosophy  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
april 2011 by eocas

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