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1-10 of 16 for the Category : Economics and the Subcategory : Socio-Economics

ASGISA (Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa)

( Article Type: Opinion )

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) urgently needed for South Africa’s Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative (ASGISA) The government is currently budgeting to spend some R372 billion over the next three years through the Accelerated and Sh

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Consumerism

( Article Type: Opinion )

Consumption is the purchase and use of goods and services, and consumerism is the 'shop-till-you-drop' syndrome - that ever-increasing spiral of over-consumption that characterises modern society.

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Corporate Citizenship

( Article Type: Explanation )

Corporate citizenship is an aspiration much like other ideals, such as democracy or sustainable development. It refers to the hope that business can and will contribute to sustainable development and that, rather than being part of the problem, it be

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Eco-labelling

( Article Type: Explanation )

Eco-labelling is a concept that ensures that products are labelled with information that informs the consumer or the user exactly what ingredients are in the product, whether or not they are ‘environment friendly’ and whether the packaging is bio

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Eco-taxes

( Article Type: Explanation )

Eco-taxes are taxes, duties and fees, which are levied by governments to encourage companies and individuals to be more aware of environmental protection requirements and reduce their levels of pollution.

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Economics

( Article Type: Opinion )

It is not uncommon to hear our present global economic system being compared to a predatory natural environment. We might imagine the market as a great African plain where competition for scarce resources dominates the life of every species. We c

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Environmental Ethics

( Article Type: Overview )

Environmental ethics is a sub-division of professional and applied ethics that concerns itself with the responsibilities that we as humans have in our interactions with the environment.

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Fair Trade

( Article Type: Explanation )

Fair Trade is a trading partnership – based on dialogue, transparency and respect – that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of,

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Global Compact

( Article Type: Explanation )

The United Nations – Global Compact is a voluntary corporate citizenship initiative with two objectives: mainstreaming the nine principles in business activities around the world and to catalyse actions in support of UN goals.

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Greenwash

( Article Type: Explanation )

Greenwash is not a new concept. The term emerged from the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and it entered the Concise Oxford Dictionary in 1999.

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