"Many progressive companies…are seeing social issues through this new lens," FSG reported in its latest newsletter, citing a number of examples, including Toyota's (TM) targeting "zero emissions mobility," Unilever's (UN) promoting good health practices through its Lifebuoy soap, and the fragrance and flavor giant Firmenich's working with poor vanilla farmers on sustainable growing techniques. One can easily imagine what Peter Drucker's response to this flash would have been: It's about time. In his 1973 book Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices, Drucker urged companies to see social ills "as major sources of opportunity." What's more, he counseled them to make sure these opportunities were "built into the strategy" of the enterprise, not viewed as some philanthropic afterthought.
The Nine Nations of China by Patrick Chovanec Interactive Map November 5, 2009 www.theatlantic.com/slideshows/china-nations/ -
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Bhopal disaster: poison gas emission from Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, killed thousands of people in arguably the worst industrial disaster ever (1984)
DECEMBER 3, 2009 Air France Assembles Outside Experts for Safety Review
BY DANIEL MICHAELS AND ANDY PASZTOR Air France, taking an unusual and high-profile step to assess operational risks, has assembled a group of internationally respected aviation officials to conduct an independent safety review in the wake of the fatal crash of one of its jetliners in June. Led by Curt Graeber, a cockpit-fatigue expert and former high-ranking Boeing Co. engineer, the study teams will have a broad mandate to analyze both cockpit and maintenance safety programs, from training and procedures to incident analysis to organizational issues, according to the airline and people familiar with the details.
夏普於2009年11月30日向媒體公開了正在大阪府界市建設的液晶面板和太陽能電池面板生產基地“夏普綠色前線界”（Sharp Green Front Sakai）。夏普在公開部分生產基地的同時，還舉行了說明會……perations Begin at World’s First LCD Panel Plant
Employing 10th-Generation Glass Substrates “Sharp Green Front Sakai”*1 Manufacturing Complex Brings the World
Cutting-Edge Large LCD Panels
On October 1, 2009, Sharp Corporation started operations at its new LCD panel plant (SDP*2) in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Construction began in November 2007 on Sharp’s state-of-the-art manufacturing complex— Sharp Green Front Sakai*1— which includes this LCD panel plant as well as another plant for thin-film solar cells.*3 The LCD panel plant is the first facility in the world to adopt 10th-generation glass substrates. Using Sharp’s proprietary UV2A*4 photo-alignment technology, the plant is capable of producing high-contrast, energy-efficient panels of 40 inches and larger, marking a new era in large displays. Sharp Green Front Sakai*1 will bring the world two environmentally friendly products: energy-saving LCD panels and energy-creating solar panels. Sharp aims to make this complex an environmentally advanced production base through such environmental measures as adopting LEDs for all indoor and outdoor lighting (approximately 100,000 LED lights) throughout the complex. In addition, Sharp will install solar panels on all factory roofs to provide some of the needed electricity. Sharp Green Front Sakai*1 is the new driving force behind Sharp’s efforts to make environmentally friendly products at an environmentally conscious plant, thus helping to realize a greener society.
Overview of Sharp Green Front Sakai*1 Location: 1 Takumi-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan Land area: Approx. 1.27 million m2 LCD Panel Plant Production capacity: 72,000 substrates per month (36,000 substrates per month at start of operations) Glass substrate size: 2,880 x 3,130 mm (10th-generation glass substrate)
*1 Sharp Green Front Sakai is a name used in Japan. *2 Sharp Display Products Corporation *3 The thin-film solar cell plant is scheduled to start by March 2010. *4 Abbreviation of Ultraviolet-induced multi-domain Vertical Alignment.
Russell Ackoff Professor Emeritus Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania,
參加者: 戴久永教授 / Kevin Lin / hanching chung/王治瀚/Tony Chen/官生平夫婦/ John Liu/Peter Hsiung
Theme: 紀念 Russell Ackoff (1919-2009)
Time: 十二月十二日(週六) 1000-1600
Place : 台北市新生南路三段88號2樓
說明: 本會多人為Russell Ackoff 教授的忠實讀者 出版過他的"八十趣談"
今年他過世 我們要懷念他 明年為他出版專書
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1000-1100 紀念Russell Ackoff(1919-2009) 發表諸人
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