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Social Enterprise Governance

Steering of the strategy and operations of organizations is commonly called governance. The actions of governing will be shaped by the organizations mission, aims and values. This, collectively agreed upon, governance shaping can be termed as the Governance Policy. The governance policy will grant rights and privileges, express limits on actions, and assign responsibilities to roles.

Local Stable Economy

A school of economists and social scientists who advocate for the development of a stable-state economy exists today. And, they are active and seriously credible in their research endeavours. The main purpose of the stable-state economy is to avoid the consequences of the dominant limitless-growth economic model. Which is currently spiralling towards ecological disaster boundaries.

Avoiding GM Foods

At times I like to question my actions to re-evaluate their relevance. What are my needs that are not being met with GM food? I believe these fall into two categories; firstly, the need for a high degree of confidence in safety and health, and secondly, the need for ecological sustainability and social justice, these being threatened by the agricultural application of GM plants.

Why Cooperate?

Some evolutionary biologists suggest that groups of cooperating organisms have a better chance of survival than those who do not cooperate [Wilson]. What does this mean for us in a modern human society?

Why I Don’t Shop There

Just before 7am on Wednesday the 14th April 2004, I received a phone call from a distressed woman. She urgently declared “… they are cutting down all of the trees”. Then I realised that she was referring to the proposed Woolworths site on the bank of Obi Obi Creek, and that she was above me on the pre-organised phone-tree.