Friday, December 30, 2011
This post first appeared on CSRwire Talkback on December 28, 2011
2011 could well go down in history as the year that CSR began to go mainstream.
But not because all of a sudden the term “CSR” came into vogue (it didn’t), but because the issues that CSR has placed front and center – sustainability, democracy, human rights and economic justice – roared onto the world stage in an unprecedented manner. The conversation changed irrevocably and the CSR community is being heard like never before. In fact, the adage that crisis equals danger + opportunity could just well be the touchstone for the year.
It’s that time of year — time for the Top Ten lists. This week on my nationally syndicated radio show Writers Voice, we hear clips from five of the top ten shows of 2011, including novelists Tahmima Anam, and Teju Cole, journalist James Kaplan, memoirist Susan Rosenberg and marine ecologist Carl Safina. We also tell you about five other show episodes that made the list.