Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Why There is Malnutrition in Guatemala

September 20, 2010

Source: Unicef Guatemala

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported 11,083 cases of acute malnutrition in the national health system and of those cases reported 56 children have died from poor nutrition.

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The Worlds’ Best Countries – Guatemala!

August 30, 2010

The Worlds’ Best Countries – Guatemala!

“A Newsweek study of health, education, economy, and political rank the globes true national champions”

Guatemala ranks as No. 84 out of 100 countries…as a citizen of Guatemala I am really concern for the future of my country.

Country Details:

Education

  • Literacy Rate: 69.4%
  • Average years of schooling: 10.6

Health

  • Healthy life expectancy: 60 yrs

Quality of Life

  • Income inequality (GINI): 53.7%
  • Gender gap: 0.621
  • Percent living on less than US$ per day: 24.27%
  • Consumption per capita: US$ 2,431
  • Homicides per 100,000: 41.1
  • Environmental health: 56.4
  • Unemployment rate: 3.2%

Economic Dynamism

  • Productive growth: US$ 5,200
  • Services % of GDP: 58.34%
  • Manufacturing % of GDP: 14.78%
  • Innovation index: 2.99
  • Ease of doing business: 110
  • Time to resolve insolvency: 3.0 yrs
  • New business start time: 29 days

Political Environment

  • Freedom house rating: 3.0
  • Political participation 2.78
  • Political stability: 60.5

Source: Newsweek

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Library

August 23, 2010

A comprehensive list of internet sites dealing with sustainable development, including organizations, projects and activities, electronic journals, libraries, references and documents…

Jamie Oliver’s Wish

May 12, 2010

“I wish for your help to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.”

Imagine Leadership

October 27, 2009

Nitin Nohria and Amanda Pepper of Harvard Business School’s Leadership Initiative collaborated with XPLANE to create this video in order to generate a discussion of the value and importance of leadership

CSR Wire

May 28, 2009

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If you are interesting in corporate social responsibility news and report, check CSR Wire.

Un Techo para mi País

September 30, 2008

Misión

Buscamos mejorar la calidad de vida de las familias que actualmente viven en situación de pobreza, a través de la construcción de viviendas de emergencia y planes de habilitación social implementados en un trabajo conjunto entre voluntarios y pobladores. Queremos denunciar la realidad de los asentamientos en que viven millones de personas en Latinoamérica e involucrar a la sociedad en su conjunto, logrando que se comprometan y unan con la tarea de construir un continente más solidario y sin la injusticia de la pobreza.

Guatemala

Actualmente en Guatemala se han construido 16 casas. Las próximas construcciones van a ser en Octubre (15 casas), Noviembre (40) y Diciembre (60) aproximadamente.

 

 

International Institute of Sustainable Development

July 17, 2008

IISD is a non-for-profit organization with a team of more than 150 people. They promote change towards sustainable development. Take a look at their Annual Report.

 

 

 

 

The Green Wall of China

May 6, 2008

Gobi DesertThe Green Wall of China or Green Great Wall is a project to plant 2,800 miles of forest strips across the northwest rim of China skirting the Gobi Desert. It is consider one of the biggest ecological projects in history. The project will take 73-years of forestation and will cost 96.2 billion over the next decade.

The Director of the State Administration of Forestry, Zhou Shenxian, said “The project will greatly reduce the sandstorm thread to Beijing, upon completion.” The Gobi Desert has been taking grassland over the year, which is a great threat to China agriculture economy. 

 

Some Examples o Environmental Engineering

1996

Italian army blows up 15,000 pounds of explosives to block lava flowing from Mount Etna to villages below.

1999
Mexico City installs 20,000 air filters on streetlights in the smog-choked central district.

US approves an $8 billion project to rechannel a river as part of reengineering the 4 million-acre Florida Everglades.

Los Angeles builds a massive ground-based sprinkler system to control dust pollution in nearby Owens Valley.

2001
New York City Transit dumps some 1,000 subway cars in the ocean off Delaware and South Carolina to serve as artificial reefs.

2002
Construction begins on Italy’s $3 billion plan to build hinged dams around Venice to keep the city from sinking.

2003
First generators go online at China’s Three Gorges Dam, a $24 billion project that will provide 18.2 million kilowatts of power by 2009.

Source: WIRED, BBC News

 

 

 

Blue Ocean Stategy

April 11, 2008

Blue Ocean Strategy is a business strategy book that promotes a systematic approach “for making the competition irrelevant.” Check it out: