Today I want to turn your attention to a list of outstanding CSR / Sustainability people on Twitter. Here is the link to the article in The Guardian Sustainable Business section: Twitter list: Top sustainable business tweeters.
Twitter connects the world
This post is another great example of how Twitter is making the world just this little smaller and helps us to get and stay connected. The Guardian Sustainable Business team including Jo Confino and Caroline Holtum have done a fantastic job over the past couple of years in promoting sustainable business practice. They provide excellent and meaningful content while at the same time connect people from across the globe who all have an interest in Sustainability / CSR.
This is what we need more of in my view.
I love commenting as you will have noticed by now. I was therefore really happy to provide a comment about the upcoming The Guardian Sustainability report.
Jo Confino kindly nudged me again today to squeeze out some ideas and comments. After a busy and hectic week I finally found the time today to sit down and align my ideas in order to provide some useful and constructive feedback.
Here is what I wrote:
First of all thank you for including such a nice reference about my experience of the last report into the post Jo. My headaches have past obviously but I must say a lot of reports still give me pretty bad headaches. So lets try to make this a better report. ;-)
Here are some of the main issues I would like to see in the next report (some are new and the ones that you are already doing work on I would like you to continue the good work):
- Explain to us in more detail why you report the way you report. In my view you can never do this good enough.
- Especially the rolling updates need to be explained in more detail.
- Give us more details why you changed to stop doing something as a business and why you started something new in order to understand the rationale.
- I am always going on about this but try to tell us as much as possible in a single storyline. Pure facts are boring and not many people can put them in context.
- Give us an idea of how the guardian helps us make sense of the ever changing world. Regime changes and constant global turmoil are keeping our attention occupied so much these days that the Sustainability report needs to be more than just numbers and words. It needs to be about what you are doing and what has changed. The report needs to enable us as stakeholders to see through the Guardian’s eyes in my view.
- The importance of Wikileaks as explained by the first commentator here.
- Show us how you are part of making Sustainability and CSR more popular across the globe by being as transparent as possible. Engage us and make us like the Guardian even more.
This is what I can come up with at the moment. I hope this helps.
What would you like to see in the next Guardian Sustainability report? I am sure Jo from the Guardian would be very happy to have more feedback. This is the link to the article where you can provide feedback: The Guardian feedback
My days are very busy at the moment, that is why today will only be a rather short post. This situation will change over the next weeks I hope. :-) But this is important post in my opinion.
It does not happen very often that we as stakeholders/viewers can influence the way a news and opinion provider such as The Guardian is determining which content mix is right for us.
Guardian Sustainable Business has been online for over a month now and is looking for your feedback on how they can make their website and the content choice better and more targeted towards your needs. Please visit : Guardian feedback to provide your feedback.
I am a keen reader of the new Sustainable Business articles and will leave my feedback tonight. I also think that Jo Confino and his team are doing a great job and provide a brilliant service to the overall CSR / Sustainability community with this new sustainable business section.
What about you? Have you looked at some of the posts already? If yes what do you think of the topics and selection of authors? If you have not had a chance to look at the topics here is the link again: Guardian Sustainable Business
If you are interested in Sustainability / CSR and browse the web to find interesting articles on these topics, then you most certainly will have have come across articles from The Guardian Newspaper. Ever since we moved to the UK 8 years ago I have been a big fan of The Guardian, so when they approached me several weeks ago and asked whether I would be interested in contributing some blog entries every now and then for their newly launched Sustainable Business section of their website I jumped at the chance.
This is such honor for me and I am really happy to be able to contribute.
Next to blogging I am happy to report that we have also reached an agreement to share content between The Guardian Sustainable Business website and my SustainabilityForum.com.
SustainabilityForum.com is now officially a content partner in the Sustainable Business Editorial Network.
So stay tuned for some interesting blogs from my side and great editorials from SustainabilityForum.com on The Guardian Sustainable Business website! :-)