What is Sustainable Agriculture?  
Agriculture has changed dramatically, especially since the end of World War II. Food and fiber productivity soared due to new technologies, mechanization, increased chemical use, specialization and government policies that favored maximizing production. These changes allowed fewer farmers with reduced labor demands to produce the majority of the food and fiber in the U.S.    
Greenhouse gas emissions - ISO 14067 to enable worldwide comparability of carbon footprint data  
In 2010, over 30 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide were released into the atmosphere worldwide – that is an enormous amount of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. The upcoming International Standard ISO 14067, Carbon footprint of products – Requirements and guidelines for quantification and communication, is being developed to increase transparency in quantifying and reporting CO2 emissions over the entire lifecycle of products and services – from production to recycling or waste disposal. The document is currently at the stage of Draft International Standard (DIS) and expected to be finalized for publication in March 2014.    
Fuelling bioenergy - the future ISO 13065  
While the use of bioenergy and biofuels is growing, these alternative energy sources consume only a minor share of agricultural crops and forestry production, and they still account for a tiny proportion of total energy supply. Only around 2 % of the world’s arable land is dedicated to energy crops and, for example, just 5 % of total global production of palm oil is sold for the energy market, with the vast bulk grown for use in foodstuffs.    
Over the past decade companies have become more global and employee groups more diverse than ever before. Organizations are less hierarchical and more collaborative. And today's offices are full of once unimaginable technological distractions. We asked experts in cross-cultural communication, information networks, and the science of attention what skills executives should cultivate to tackle these new challenges. Molinsky thinks that managers must overcome psychological barriers in order to act in ways that other cultures find appropriate. Davenport and Iyer explain why the devolution of hierarchy has increased the value of building and wielding influence through digital networks and offer tips for how to do it. And Davidson tells managers to get over their fears about distraction and embrace the brain's natural tendency to divide attention.    
Risk management is too-often treated as a compliance issue that can be solved by drawing up lots of rules and making sure that all employees follow them. Many such rules, of course, are sensible and do reduce some risks that could severely damage a company.    
Strategically Leveraging Corporate Social Responsibility: A CORPORATE BRANDING PERSPECTIVE.  
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is changing the rules of branding but it is unclear how. While the literature offers a range of approaches seeking insight to how to manage CSR-related issues, practitioners are left in a state of confusion when having to decide on how to tackle CSR in a way that benefits both the corporate brand and society at large.    
Recognizing Opportunities for Sustainable Development  
Building on the entrepreneurial action and sustainable development literatures, we highlight how the current explanations of opportunity recognition, based on entrepreneurial knowledge and economic motivation, are insufficient for modeling the recognition of opportunities for sustainable development.    
A classification model for prediction of certification motivations from the contents of ISO 9001 audit reports  
ISO 9001 certification motivations can be classified into two main categories: (1) internal motivations; and (2) external motivations. Internal motivations are related with genuine organizational improvement goals (productivity, internal communication, process performance), while external motivations are mainly related to promotional and marketing issues (customer and market pressures, market share).    
Corporate Governance and Corporate Social responsibility (CSR)  
his paper seeks to explore the interrelationships between corporate governance (CG) and corporate social responsibility (CSR): first, theoretically, by reviewing the literature and surveying various postulations on offer; second, empirically, by investigating the conception and interpretation of this relationship in the context of a sample of firms operating in Lebanon. Accordingly, the paper seeks to highlight the increasing cross-connects or interfaces between CG and CSR, capitalizing on fresh insights from a developing country perspective.    

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