August 13, Earth Overshoot Day 2015

Yesterday, August 13, was the day in which the yearly humanity´s demand of natural resources, as of January 1, exceeds what the Earth can regenerate within the whole year (biocapacity). I.e., yesterday was the 2015´s Earth Overshoot Day. The Earth Overshoot Day -an initiative by Global Footprint Network– Read More …

A bipolar Europe, about to become a tear in rain?

The path that is following the European project, with Greece as the most recent main actor, is really disconcerting. I don´t refer to the reached situation analyzed from the politic nor economic point of view, since from long before most of political representatives Read More …

“It’s the sustainability, stupid”

“It’s the economy, stupid” is a slight variation of the phrase “The economy, stupid” which James Carville had coined as a campaign strategist of Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 presidential campaign against sitting president George H. W. Bush [1] If Bill Clinton tried (and could) to run again for Read More …

Political organizations and strategic analysis

In any great organization, the decisions taken are the result of complex analysis processes, experience-based learning and the application of a dose of intuition that the skilled people are supposed to meet. This same principle should be applied in the case of Read More …

The characteristics of a real leader and why the leaders coming from the field of #OSH are so scarce

My last post in Prevención Integral -the site by the Specific Research Centre for the Improvement and Innovation at Companies (CERpIE) of the Technical University of Catalunya- is entitled “El director de #PRL: líder de líderes” [1] (“The OSH director: Read More …

Are we prepared for a progress based on simplicity?

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” This statement, attributed without proved evidences to Leonardo Da Vinci [1], explains very accurately the problably most important and desired feature of any thing we make, be it an artwork, a good work, an exquisite food…. (write Read More …

“Work is not a place nor a time; it´s just an activity”

The tittle of this post is quoted because these words -or so similar words that may be considered a citation- were stated by Sara Chinarro in the talk she delivered last Thursday in the 4rd Congress on Corporate Social Responsibility held this week in Read More …

Smart City Expo: the cities of sustainability, responsibility, safety and health

This week was held in Barcelona (18-20 November) the Smart City Expo congress, a world leading congress on smart solutions […] for cities, companies and experts [1] In practice, due to the number and features of the solutions shown in the congress, a more Read More …

Do governors apply the analytical methods in the decision-making?

Because of professional reasons, I am becoming acquainted with a wide range of tools and methods used in decision-making, problems solving and the establishment of strategies processes in complex environments. Causal modelling, actor analysis, goal trees and means-end diagrams, problem diagrams, decision Support, score cards, Read More …

The position of the occupational safety and health within organizations´ sustainability strategy

As time goes by and I observe certain occurrences, I get more and more convinced that among all the possible environments throughout the organizations, the sustainability strategies are becoming the ideal habitat for occupational safety and health. I am not the only one who thinks Read More …

Changes in people´s mindset to take advantage of the technology progress

Last friday, july 11, the MIT´s Climate CoLab (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) broadcast a web seminar on the implementation of a carbon pricing in the United States. It was a streaming seminar, throughout its web (that is, a webinar, term from gathering “seminar” Read More …