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Sustainable Development Committee (北京国际交流协会可持续发展专业委员会 Beijing International Association of Sustainable Development Professional Committee)
About:
"The SDC committee is committed to the research and practice of sustainable development; to provide a broadened global vision of ecological environment, financial order and moral culture; and through international exchanges as well as collaborations in eco-community, healthcare and epidemic prevention, energy technology and cultural & creativity, we actively promote sustainable development of eco-civilization reflected by harmonious co-existence between men as well as human and nature.

The Committee positioned itself as a platform for Chinese and international think tanks to build connections with one another, and it is also a cultivation centre for identified talented doers."

Registered 2005 in Beijing, yet with many of its members based in Chengdu / Sichuan and tightly related with Huadao Eco-Village that is localised there.

One of the founding organizers of Hanwang Forum, an annual conference similar to WEF Davos with ~2,000 participants consisting of government leaders, royalties, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, entrepreneurs, experts and academics from United Nations, European Union, over 40 countries and regions across Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The respective fields of “Hanwang 7+1” are namely Government Policies, Civil Society, Agriculture and Food, Healthcare, New Energy (Energy Conservation), Information Technology, Eco-community as well as Cultural Heritage and Innovation.

HAG
Agrachina  Sustainability  community  NGO_NPO  Sichuan  Chengdu  sustainable  development  Policy  civilsociety  Agricultural_Development  Platform  Conference  Beijing  China  Organic_Agriculture  health  Energy-saving  Information_Society  Information_Technology  Ecology  Culture  History  Innovation  Environment  Collaboration  Creative 
march 2019 by eocas
Collective Responsibility
About:
"Collective Responsibility is a strategic advisory firm founded by Richard Brubaker, one of Asia’s most recognized authorities on sustainability, innovation and responsible leadership.

Founded with the fundamental belief that that a sustainable world can only be achieved through awareness of issues, finding tangibility in business cases, and development of cross-sector collaboration, Collective Responsibility acts as a knowledge base, catalyst and facilitator between stakeholders.

We at Collective view sustainability as a holistic process of action and a change in vision among corporations, from the new entrant workers to the founders and visionaries of the company. Change for a more efficient and productive planet starts with the private sector, and we’re here to help our clients move towards that future through consulting, research, training, and engaging their stakeholders.

Our mission is to:

- Create a knowledge base and catalyze discussion of issues related to the development of civil society, business sustainability and social development in Asia.
- Develop tangible interests, engagement and action on issues of sustainability (economic, environmental and societal).
- Build bridges between local and foreign resources to ensure knowledge transfer, program scalability and growth.
- Develop organizational capacity with the aim to help create stable and profitable enterprises."

Based in Shanghai, China.

HAG
Agrachina  Strategy  Shanghai  China  Consultancy  Innovation  Sustainability  changemanagement  Research  Training  Stakeholder_Management  civilsociety  environmentalism  SocialEntrepreneur 
november 2018 by eocas
Collective Responsibility - Asia's Leading Sustainability Strategy Firm
About:
"Based in Shanghai, Collective Responsibility is a strategic advisory firm founded by Richard Brubaker, one of Asia’s most recognized authorities on sustainability, innovation and responsible leadership.

Founded with the fundamental belief that that a sustainable world can only be achieved through awareness of issues, finding tangibility in business cases, and development of cross-sector collaboration, Collective Responsibility acts as a knowledge base, catalyst and facilitator between stakeholders.

We at Collective view sustainability as a holistic process of action and a change in vision among corporations, from the new entrant workers to the founders and visionaries of the company. Change for a more efficient and productive planet starts with the private sector, and we’re here to help our clients move towards that future through consulting, research, training, and engaging their stakeholders.

Our mission is to:

Create a knowledge base and catalyze discussion of issues related to the development of civil society, business sustainability and social development in Asia.

Develop tangible interests, engagement and action on issues of sustainability (economic, environmental and societal).

Build bridges between local and foreign resources to ensure knowledge transfer, program scalability and growth.

Develop organizational capacity with the aim to help create stable and profitable enterprises."

HAG
Agrachina  agency  Shanghai  China  Sustainability  sustainablecompany  entrepreneurship  Collective  CSR_Corporate-Social-Responsibility  environmentalism  civilsociety  Business_Advisory_relevant  Education  Innovation  sustainable  development  Social 
october 2018 by eocas
World Resources Institute
About:
"WRI is a (Washington / USA-based) global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. Our more than 700 experts and staff turn big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.
[...]
We envision an equitable and prosperous planet driven by the wise management of natural resources. We aspire to create a world where the actions of government, business, and communities combine to eliminate poverty and sustain the natural environment for all people.
[...]
Our "count it - change it - scale it" Approach:

1. Count It
[...] analysis identifies risks, unveils opportunities, and informs smart strategies.

2. Change It
We use our research to influence government policies, business strategies, and civil society action. We test projects with communities, companies, and government agencies to build a strong evidence base. Then, we work with partners to deliver change on the ground that alleviates poverty and strengthens society.

3. Scale It
We work with partners to adopt and expand our efforts regionally and globally."

p.s. Well-balanced article about sustainable fashion:
http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/09/what-we-know-and-need-know-about-sustainable-fashion

HAG
Agrachina  NGO_NPO  USA  Research  China  Sustainability  Environment  environmentalism  Analysis  civilsociety  community 
february 2018 by eocas
Sustainable Pulse blog magazine
About:
"Sustainable Pulse is owned and maintained by a group of concerned citizens and scientists.

Sustainable Pulse provides the general public with the latest global news on GMOs, Sustainable Food and Sustainable Agriculture from our network of worldwide sources.

Sustainable Pulse is also involved in a number of reference projects – all of which have the aim of educating the public on the possible harm caused by GMOs."

HAG
Agrachina  Sustainability  Magazine  blog  GMO  Food_Safety  Agricultural_Publication  farming  Pesticide  Education  civilsociety 
october 2017 by eocas
The Natural Step - Accelerate the transition to a sustainable society
NPO founded in founded in Sweden in 1989 by Karl-Henrik Robèrt.

They attempt to draft the following definition of sustainability:

"The Four System Conditions of a Sustainable Society - A Science-Based Definition of Sustainability:

-> Framework For Strategic Sustainable Development revolves around a robust, science-based definition of sustainability. “Robust” means that the principles contained in this definition are both necessary and enough to achieve sustainability. They are also applicable to any activity at any scale and they don’t overlap (each principle covers its own domain).
[...]
Scientifically ... four system conditions ... basic sustainability principles:

In a sustainable society, nature is not subject to systematically increasing …

1. … concentrations of substances from the earth’s crust (such as fossil CO2 and heavy metals),

2. … concentrations of substances produces by society (such as antibiotics and endocrine disruptors),
3. … degradation by physical means (such as deforestation and draining of groundwater tables),

4. ... in that society … there are no structural obstacles to people’s health, influence, competence, impartiality and meaning."

They developed the ABCD PROCESS to help interested companies to apply the rules for sustainability to their core business model, to improve long-term value creation. Steps:

A. Awareness: ‘whole-systems’ definition to build a vision

B. Baseline assessment: Conduct a sustainability ‘gap analysis’ of the major flows and impacts of the organisation. Assist organisations to identify critical sustainability issues, their business implications, and strategic opportunities for change.

C. Creative solutions: Innovative ways to realize vision by re-shaping mission, strategy and organization.

D. Devise a plan: Milestone plan with first steps, “low hanging fruits” and longer term planning."

Have branch offices and partners in Sweden, Canada, Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Italy, Portugal, New Zealand, China, Israel, Germany.

In Switzerland their org
Sustainability  Ecobalance  Ecology  environment  environmentalism  NGO_NPO  Switzerland  Sweden  Consultancy  research  Report  Netherlands  Germany  China  Israel  civilsociety  Business_Advisory_relevant  Business_Model  SocialEntrepreneur  import_agrachina  Agrachina  Business_Planning 
september 2016 by eocas
China-Africa Knowledge Project Resource Hub
About:
"The China-Africa Knowledge Project Resource Hub is a one-stop shop for researchers and practitioners working on the China-Africa relationship.

As the primary platform for the work of the Social Science Research Council’s China-Africa Knowledge Project, this site actively builds generative connections between scholars across disciplines and regions while organizing a growing and fragmented body of knowledge and connecting it to important trends in the social sciences relevant for understanding China and Africa’s new international relations.

As host to the Chinese in Africa / Africans in China Research Network, it widens the reach of existing cross-regional communities of knowledge."

Headquarter in NY, USA. Funded by Henry Luce Foundation.

HAG
research  Research_Report_Database  Research_Institutes  Research_Agriculture_Investments  Africa  China  China_Agricultural_Market_Analysis  China_Economy_Reports  China_Investment  investor_relations  Media  datasource  Social_Networking  civilsociety  SocialEntrepreneur  Report  Expert  Project_Information_Platform  platform  import_agrachina  Information_Platform  Agrachina 
august 2016 by eocas
The Death of a Liberal Chinese Magazine
Yanhuang Chunqiu (Chinese: 炎黄春秋; pinyin: Yánhuáng Chūnqiū), sometimes translated as China Through the Ages, was a monthly journal in Beijing, China.

Intro:
"A hostile takeover by a state institution forces the closure of the reform-minded Yanhuang Chunqiu."

Wiki on 201607201:
"Long considered influential among liberals and reformists, in July 2016, the entire editorial team resigned following the sacking of long-time publisher Du Daozheng (杜导正) and demotion of chief editor Xu Qingquan, by order of the Chinese National Academy of Arts, amid intensifying pressure from the authorities to soften its editorial stance. The magazine had been founded in 1991 by reform-minded party veterans, including the efforts of General Xiao Ke, and had a circulation of around 200,000."

Another sign how freedom of press and civil liberties get curtailed under Xi Jinping's leadership.

HAG
Media  democracy  civilsociety  legal  Politics  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
july 2016 by eocas
NationBuilder
About:
"We envision a world where everyone has the freedom and opportunity to create what they are meant to create. We build the infrastructure for a world of creators by helping leaders develop and organize thriving communities."

Cloud-powered community organizing platform for campaigning & fundraising using CRM & community CMS technologies.

Excerpt features:
- People database with social matching
- Action websites
- Goals dashboard and paths workflow
- Email A/B testing and scheduling
- Text messaging (pricing)
- User submitted events
- Service: Dedicated Community Strategist

Similar:
- www.openpublicapp.com (public sector & open government initiatives, Drupal-based open-source CMS)
- www.citysourced.com (civic engagement)
- www.simplycast.com (marketing automation platform‎)
- www.drupal.org/project/openpublish (news platform)

Example of how Donald Trump uses it for his run for US presidency:
www.nzz.ch/nzzas/nzz-am-sonntag/e-demokratie-wie-das-internet-wahlkaempfe-veraendert-ld.104859

HAG
Community  Policy  Fundraising  Information_Society  Information_Systems  Innovation  NGO_NPO  Social_Media  Social_Networks  Communication  civilsociety  democracy  Politics  Information_Technology  Information_Culture  import_startupinthecloud  import_lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Lifesnippets 
july 2016 by eocas
CGIAR - Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research
Founded in 1971 by the green revolution (increased application of fertilizer and pesticides) fathers Norman Borlaug and Robert McNamara.

Wiki:
"Global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. Research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring sustainable management of natural resources. Carried out by 15 Centers, in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations and private sector."

List 15 Centers:
- Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)
- Bioversity International (Bioversity)
- International Center for Tropical Agriculture (known by its Spanish acronym CIAT for Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical)
- Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
- International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (known by its Spanish acronym CIMMYT for Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo)
- International Potato Center (known by its Spanish acronym CIP for Centro Internacional de la Papa)
- International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
- International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
- International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
- International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
- International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
- International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
- International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
- World Agroforestry Centre (previously known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, ICRAF)
- WorldFish

HAG
Fertilizer  Africa  food  security  Research  Agricultural_Development  NGO_NPO  Pesticide  sustainability  Health  civilsociety  rural_development  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
may 2016 by eocas
CYCAN (China Youth Climate Action Network) - 中国青年应对气候变化行动网络
About: "First Chinese non-profit organization for youth action in the field of climate change. Jointly established by 7 youth organizations in 2007. [...] coordinate and provide services for organizations interested in promoting youth participation in civil society. [...] build a sustainable low carbon future [...] transition to sustainable energy future. Our focus: 1. Publicity work to raise public awareness on climate change and transition to sustainable energy through joint action and cooperation of Chinese and international youth groups; 2. Support public participation and government action; 3. Support engagement of China's youth with the international community. More than 300 colleges and universities have participated in activities organized or sponsored by CYCAN. [...] CYCAN provides a platform for aspiring young people for personal development and to explore new opportunities." HAG
activism  NGO_NPO  Networking  Green-New-Wave  civilsociety  sustainability  Water_Resources  Water_Pollution  renewable_energy  Publicity  import_agrachina  Agrachina  climatechange 
march 2016 by eocas
The Father of Online Anonymity Has a Plan to End the Crypto War
A new encryption scheme called PrivaTegrity which soon is to become an app / tool which allows fully secret, anonymous communications. But with backdoor ... Excerpts: "... a carefully controlled backdoor that allows anyone doing something “generally recognized as evil” to have their anonymity and privacy stripped altogether. [...] nine server administrators in nine different countries would all need to cooperate to trace criminals within the network and decrypt their communications. [...] You have to perfect the traceability of the evil people and the untraceability of the honest people, that’s how you break the apparent tradeoff, this standoff called the encryption wars." Technical paper: www.scribd.com/doc/294737065/cMix-Anonymization-by-High-Performance-Scalable-Mixing HAG
Data  Safety  Privacy  Security  Data  Security  Legal  Governance  Information_Society  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  civilsociety 
january 2016 by eocas
China Development Brief
The platform China Development Brief (中国发展简报 - CDB) is publishing blogs and lists of literature regarding all kind of aspects of the sprouting Chinese Civil Society. It also has a part regarding civil society in the agriculture field: Bernstein, T. P. (1996). “Incorporating Group Interests Into the Policy Process: The Case of Farmers During the Reform Era.” Paper presented to the conference on The Non-Economic Impact of China’s Economic Reforms, Harvard University. Kelliher, D. (1992). Peasant Power in China: The Era of Rural Reform, 1979-1989. New Haven: Yale University Press. Wang, X. (1997). “Mutual Empowerment of State and Peasantry: Grassroots Democracy in Rural China,” World Development 25(9): pp. 1431-1442. Young, N. (2006). “Amber Light for Farmers Organizations,” article for China Development Brief. How and where we can study this literature? 20110906/HAG
Agricultural_Development  NGO_NPO  Expert  Policy  Rural_Development  China  import_agrachina  Agrachina  civilsociety  Research  Social 
september 2011 by eocas

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