Social Responsibility: The new lip forward

Ten years after the official launching of the United Nations Global Compact the ISO working group on Social Responsibility has wind up discussions on a new norm regarding social responsibility, ISO 26000 2010 that considerably deepens and complements the UN initiative. The draft has been voted on and approved on 14 September, 2010; this is the first of a fourth…
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April 10, 2011
Land

LUFPIG

Land Use and Food Policy Intergroup  Between January 2008 to July 2009 Paulo Casaca has served as Chairman of the Land Use and Food Policy Intergroup (LUFPIG). LUFPIG is a unique MEP-led intergroup of politicians and players outside the political circle, that interacts regularly with the agri-business community. Since its establishment, 20 years ago, LUFPIG has been providing a forum…
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March 27, 2011

The Ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact

The UN Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption: From here. Human rights Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit…
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February 27, 2011
Land

Felicidade pela Agricultura

Felicidade pela Agricultura, obra de  António Feliciano de Castilho, editada em 1849 foi o ponto de partida para uma Conferência proferida por Paulo Casaca em Ponta Delgada, em Abril 2010 Happiness through agriculture, a book by António Feliciano de Castilho, published in 1849 was the starting point for a LECTURE delivered by Casaca in Ponta Delgada, in April 2010
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December 29, 2010
Land

Alqueva

Alentejo is one of the most under-developed regions in Portugal. With an area that makes up nearly a third of the country, and with a rich and diversified natural and cultural patrimony, it presents severe issues in terms of physical and human desertification. The first reference to the need of a water reserve in the Guadiana River in the Alentejo…
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December 27, 2010
Land

BUNGE

Paulo Casaca was a guest speaker in Bunge Europe Forum on the Lisbon Treaty where he presented the European Union 2020 Strategy. "Throughout its nearly 200-year history, Bunge has consistently demonstrated a resilient and enterprising culture." 2010 – Bunge expands further into complementary value chains by adding five new sugarcane mills to its three existing mills in Brazil. Bunge now operates a large scale sugar and…
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December 14, 2010
Land

Cerca de Marquitabela

"Cerca de Marquitabela" is a typical Alentejo monte (rural house) in a 12 ha agricultural property with old olive trees and fig trees, almond trees and cork oaks. There is also a small horticulture plot and many animals such as pigs, sheep, geese, ducks, chickens, cats and dogs. Property of Isabel Coutinho and Paulo Casaca, "Cerca de Marquitabela" has as…
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November 27, 2010
Energy

First Solar

On behalf of Lessmeansmore, Land and Energy Sustainable Systems, Paulo Casaca advised First Solar on its communication strategy regarding the environmental impact of its technologies. "First Solar, the world's leading manufacturer of photovoltaic modules, is providing sustainable energy solutions for today's energy needs. By constantly decreasing manufacturing costs, we are creating an affordable and environmentally responsible alternative to fossil-fuel generation. In addition to…
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November 26, 2010