Pierre-Yves Sanchis
Pierre-Yves Sanchis
Publishing Director

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pierre-Yves is a digital and e-reputation (online reputation) expert on Corporate, CSR, Social innovation, Energy/Environment. He is the founder of Comeen Company and e-CSR.net media platform (the english version of e-RSE). Contact him by e-mail at pysanchis@comeen.com



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Christmas gifts – 10 ecological and ethical ideas to offer to family & friends

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Are you looking for eco-friendly, responsible or ethical gift ideas to offer to your friends and family for Christmas? Then we have some ideas to help you out buying or creating original and responsible gifts! Christmas is usually a period of gifts. Yet, this is not a reason to fall into the excesses of consumption: we can keep up to our…

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Are avocados sustainable? What are the consequences of avocado production?

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Avocados became the latest trend in the Western World’s diet. Apart from their tasty flavor, they have many benefits for our health and well-being. But producing them in industrial numbers is harming the environment and local populations. We have set a high demand for avocados. Let’s go deeper into what’s happening around the supply. Why are avocados so popular? What are…

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Is palm oil bad for the planet? Can palm oil be sustainable?

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Palm oil is present in around 50% of the products you see when you go to the supermarket. Due to its massive use and efficiency, it is being overexploited – destroying ecosystems, biodiversity and supporting unfair human rights practices. Because of this, some companies have already started to demand that the palm oil they buy as an ingredient for their products…

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World Diabetes Day: how can exercising and healthy diets prevent it?

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Diabetes is a cause of premature death and disability that affects over 1,5 million people worldwide. We’ve analyzed some statistics about the decrease in the practice of sports and the increase in the use of technology gadgets and in sugar production in an attempt to explain why the number of people with diabetes has been growing. The results are quite surprising.…

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The top 100 companies with the best CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) reputation

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Global CR RepTrak 100 is a global survey that ranks global companies based on their corporate social responsibility (CSR) reputation. This year it collected the opinion of over 230,000 people from the general public across the 15 largest economies. Let’s take a look at the main results and find out which companies have the best CSR reputation. Why is CSR important…

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World Cities Day 2018 – Why do we need resilient cities?

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In 2018 the World Cities Day is centered on resilient cities and communities. But what does it mean to be resilient? And what key learnings can we take from this day? Celebrating the World Cities Day and Resilient Cities in 2018 The ‘World Cities Day’ is celebrated every year on 31st of October since its first anniversary in 2014 and this…

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Are ISO 14001 certified companies are more competitive and efficient?

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Does CSR increase financial gains, profits, and corporate performance? ISO standards seem to help make private actors more profitable. A new study shows that companies that adopt ISO 14001 certification are more competitive and more efficient, win more contracts and get higher profits. The ISO 14001 standards are a set of international standards describing the procedures to be followed to develop…

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Coffee – its ecological impact & how we can help the planet.

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Good morning sunshine! Or maybe not, if you haven’t had that critical cup of coffee in the morning. Coffee leaves us feeling energetic, happy, satisfied and ready to go. But how is one of the world’s most sought commodities produced and discarded? Let’s find out more about the ecological impacts of the supermarket-cheap, planet-expensive coffee industry and what we can do…

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China has a new policy that will ban plastic waste: can it turn out to be something good?

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China was, for the last three decades, responsible for managing nearly half of the world’s plastic waste. In April 2018, the Chinese government announced a new policy to ban the import of 32 kinds of solid wastes including plastic waste, starting in December 2018. At the same time, our planet has been facing a huge plastic crisis that is affecting our…

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Are electric cars really eco-friendly?

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Are electric cars (EC) really eco-friendly? They seem to be a great solution to fight climate change and they are even said to have zero emissions. But are they worth it? Is it true that they are harmless to the planet?  Climate change is, quite simply, an existential threat for most life on the planet – including, and specially, the life…

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Should we stop having children in order to be truly sustainable and save the planet?

Should we stop having children in order to be truly sustainable and save the planet? In order to meet our demand, human activities are changing and destroying ecosystems at an incredible speed that is actually 100 to 1000 times faster than natural selection would be. Deforestation, biodiversity loss, the immeasurable usage of disposables, greenhouse gases and climate change are, to name…

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Tesla, Hyperloop, Impossible Foods, Climeworks : “fake industries” in ecology.

Tesla, Climeworks, Impossible Foods: and if all the companies supposedly revolutionizing ecology were actually fake industries, unable to be viable in the long run and solve our ecological problems? Explanations. In recent years, a real craze has attracted start-ups in the field of ecology. The number of companies that offer a product or service with the idea of serving ecological interests,…

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10 actions that companies can put in place to fight climate change

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As we saw in our previous article in COP21, many companies are and will be in the future, greatly affected by climate change. Yet, many do not know what they can do to fight it. Here are 10 actions that all companies could put in place to do their part in the fight against global warming. 1 – Measure and analyze…

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Vegetarian, omnivore, organic, locavore: the environmental impact of our food decrypted

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The first episode of our special issue dedicated to responsible eating! What is the environmental impact of our diet? Global warming, soil pollution, water contamination… Agriculture and food production have enormous impacts on our planet. But how can we reduce the carbon footprint of our diet? Which diet is the most “eco-friendly”? Which protects the environment and the planet the most?…

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How is Generation Y going to (maybe) save the business world ?

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And if Generation Y were capable of transforming global business and getting it “on the right side”? How will the new expectations of these young and digital consumers influence companies and move them towards more responsible, fairer, more environmentally and socially responsible business models? Decryption. Generation Y will soon take power. They are arriving slowly in the labor market, returning to…

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Sweden wants to lower taxes for those who repair instead of throwing away

Sweden is about to pass a law allowing consumers who choose to repair rather than throw away, to earn money and benefit from tax cuts. Is this a way to encourage more responsible and ecological consumption? As we know, our buying methods are leading us towards an ecological dead end. We buy too much, we consume too much, and as a…

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Shorter working days: the secret to a healthier, more productive life?

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What if we got out of work a little earlier? What if our work schedules were shorter on a daily basis? Can this be the secret to a healthier, more productive life? And can it make companies more efficient? Today, the professional world is reinventing its organizational principles. Companies and employees are increasingly finding that businesses’ traditional organizational methods are not…

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5 Arguments for More Equality between Men and Women at Work

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Improving gender equality in the workplace would bring companies many benefits. If you want your employer to promote gender equality at work, here are 5 reasons to help you convince your company to do so. Today in France, professional equality between men and women is still far from being achieved. According to a large study carried out by INSEE, women represent…

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The top 100 companies with the best CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) reputation

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Which companies have the strongest CSR reputation in the world? Which are perceived as the most responsible? Back to the “CSR Rep Track” ranking, published by the renowned Reputation Institute. The importance of CSR for the reputation of brands The links between CSR and a company’s reputation have now been clearly established. As we know, when a company has a strong…

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How can we put Human Resources at the service of CSR?

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A new 2016 CSR resolution: have a more responsible human resources policy. But how can HR be at the service of a company’s CSR policy? The answer is down below. Do we have to think about the CSR policy of a company through a “CSR department”? Do you really have to be in a very large company and have a dedicated…

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Agri-Ecological Small Farms: The Solution to World Hunger and Sustainable Food?

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Should we change our agricultural system for a more sustainable, equitable food supply that will feed the entire world population? This is, in any case, what is suggested by the major study carried out by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food (IPES Food), who advocate the transition to a diversified agro-ecology made up of smaller, less intensive farms with…

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10 of the most popular foods are also the worst for the environment

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It is common knowledge now that our diet has a very strong impact on the environment. Agriculture contributes nearly 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and pesticides and fertilizers used to grow our food are largely responsible for pollution and havoc on ecosystems. But just what are the worst foods in environmental terms? At the risk of scaring you, most of…

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