Author Archives: CRS

Wicked problems and the role of social media

CRS   March 16, 2015

Organisation name: Various What is a wicked problem? A wicked problem (as defined by Webber and Rittel in 1973) differs from a tame problem primarily due to its complexity and the fact that it does not have a single or straightforward solution. Humankind currently faces many wicked problems in relation to the state of health, environmental degradation, climate change, poverty,… Read more »

soleRebels “pairs” a great product with a strong ethical business model to create locally and sell globally

CRS   March 8, 2015

Organisation Name: soleRebels Industry: Footwear manufacturing and distribution Name of contact if available: Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, Founder, CEO and Managing Director About soleRebels: In 2004, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu began a footwear company based upon the creativity and skills of local Ethiopian artisans using sustainable production materials and methods. SoleRebels artisans create hand-crafted footwear while earning three to five times more… Read more »

The top ten is never enough—Dell demonstrates the need for customized social media metrics linked to business strategy

CRS   March 3, 2015

Organisation name: Dell Industry: Information Technology About social media metrics: A quick google search for “social media metrics” brings up any number of articles. The majority of these articles recommend similar metrics which include: leads, engagement duration, bounce rate, reach or size of network and increase in membership, active ratio (active members to all members), conversions to sales, membership, subscriber,… Read more »

Teaching design skills to youth–ARCHEWORKS creates a toolkit and social media plays a role

CRS   March 2, 2015

Organisation name: ARCHEWORKS  Industry: Education/Nonprofit Name of contact if available: Andrew Balster, Executive Director About ARCHEWORKS: Archeworks is self-described as a “multidisciplinary design school with a social agenda,” and has been located in Chicago since 1994. The school prides itself on being a place where creative ideas are developed and collaborative partnerships are nurtured. During 2013 and 2014, a variety… Read more »

Sharing knowledge with humour and passion to reduce healthcare facility waste—employees get involved with the UNH Talkin’ Trash blogging team

CRS   February 28, 2015

Organisation name: Talkin’ Trash with UHN Industry: Healthcare Name of contact if available: Lisa Vanlint, Energy Steward, University Health Network (UHN) and Talkin’ Trash blog moderator About the University Health Network Talkin’ Trash initiative: The University Health Network is a collaborative of The Toronto General Hospital, The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, The Toronto Western Hospital and The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre…. Read more »

Stonyfield Organic “Moo”ves through the social media ecosystem to share leading-edge sustainable supply chain management practices

CRS   February 22, 2015

Organisation name: Stonyfield Farm Industry: Food and beverage Name of contact if available: Wood Turner, VP Sustainability Innovation, Stonyfield Farm   Gary Hirshberg, Chairman and Former CEO of Stonyfield Farm   Web references: ; Social Media- A Natural Fit for Stonyfield Farm ; WikiPearl™ About Stonyfield Organic Since its inception in 1983, Stonyfield Farm has followed the ecological and… Read more »

Social media helps reduce the amount of trash at the curb in the UK

CRS   February 16, 2015

Organisation name: Love Food Hate Waste Campaign by WRAP Industry: Not-for-profit Name of contact: Dr. Liz Goodwin, CEO Web references: Love Food Hate Waste,  WRAP, Twitter LFHW UK, You Tube,  West London LFHW Case Study,  Podcast directory.   About Love Food Hate Waste The Love Food Hate Waste campaign was developed in the UK by the non-profit organization WRAP.  According… Read more »