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Financial Literacy: Why it Matters

In 2015, the United Nations unleashed its ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) framework. Whilst financial literacy does not find an explicit mention, there are at least nine out of 17 SDGs which require a basic level of economic well-being. The absence of poverty; zero hunger; good health and well-being; quality education; gender equality; clean water … Continue reading Financial Literacy: Why it Matters

Averting the Revenge of Gaia

On a visit to Victoria, B.C. in 2007, my brother-in-law, Horst Molleken, a nature lover, introduced me to the ‘Gaia’ hypothesis proposed by James Lovelock, back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, which entails planet earth to be akin to a living organism having its own feedback and self-regulating mechanisms. This aroused my interest and I … Continue reading Averting the Revenge of Gaia

Is There Common Ground Between the Corporate and Impact Sectors?

The corporate sector and the impact sector are both part of the larger ecosystem of Life. There are certain activities that the corporate sector can do that the impact sector simply cannot and vice-a-versa. In the final analysis, both the corporate and social sectors are not mutually exclusive. A corporation cannot sustain itself if it … Continue reading Is There Common Ground Between the Corporate and Impact Sectors?

Why The World Needs More Canada

This happened a few weeks ago at Vancouver, B.C. just before my birthday. My nephew was driving me in downtown Vancouver and we were headed to Chapters bookstore. Just before getting there he asked whether I was looking for a specific book. I told him yes, that I was wanting to check out “The World … Continue reading Why The World Needs More Canada

The Many Faces of Corporate Social Responsibility and why Strategic CSR Matters

#CitizenIBM  #IBMCSC The relationship between business and society has been a long but somewhat checkered one. However, in the last three decades we have witnessed some major breakthroughs in what remains an evolving journey. The notion that corporations are pitted against society is not quite true. In this era, we are witness to the birth … Continue reading The Many Faces of Corporate Social Responsibility and why Strategic CSR Matters

AMSAT: Levelling Down Syndrome

April 27, Rabat,  #IBMCSC  #CSCMor10 #IBMCSCMorocco10 #Citizen AMSAT, an NGO, is the acronym for- which when translated into English reads- 'The Moroccan Support and Assistance for people afflicted with Down Syndrome'. It was set up in 1981 under a different avatar and has evolved to now focus only on people with Down Syndrome. It has … Continue reading AMSAT: Levelling Down Syndrome

Celebrating ‘Earth Day’ in Marrakech

April 22-23, Marrakech,  #IBMCSC  #CSCMor10 #IBMCSCMorocco10 #CitizenIBM It's 22nd April; its Earth Day and we are on the road to Marrakech via Casablanca. In Morocco, I have been less involved in checking my Twitter account but today I happen to do so. Twitter is humming with messages reminding us of the significance of Earth Day. … Continue reading Celebrating ‘Earth Day’ in Marrakech

Morocco-India Relations Are Looking Up

April 23, Marrakech,  #IBMCSC  #CSCMor10 #IBMCSCMorocco10 #CitizenIBM The one thing that strikes you in Morocco is the absence of the Indian diaspora which is otherwise so widespread. Indians are among the top global travelers today but barely twenty thousand Indian tourists make it to Morocco every year. Perhaps, Morocco is under marketed in India. My … Continue reading Morocco-India Relations Are Looking Up

Fes: The Shopping Capital of Morocco

April 16, Rabat,  #IBMCSC  #CSCMor10 #IBMCSCMorocco10 #CitizenIBM Fes is a must-do for travelers to Morocco. We are visiting Fes for just the day and decide to take the very first train departing Rabat. Our train is late by about 45 minutes but that hasn't dampened our spirits. Fes was the former capital of Morocco till … Continue reading Fes: The Shopping Capital of Morocco

Career Counseling at Universite Mohammed V De Rabat

April 15, Rabat,  #IBMCSC  #CSCMor10 #IBMCSCMorocco10 #CitizenIBM As part of our assignment we have been asked to meet and mingle with students from the University of Rabat to provide them guidance on a choice of careers. We commence this exercise together as a team of 15 volunteers and subsequently divide ourselves into four tracks. These … Continue reading Career Counseling at Universite Mohammed V De Rabat