AAA Annual Meeting 2010

The Bassetti Foundation participates in the 2010 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting which will take place in New Orleans, Nov. 17-21, 2010. Cristina Grasseni will be discussant of the panel “Sustainable Innovations: Forging partnerships, knowledge exchange, and reciprocity“. The panel will focus on strategies of sustainable development in the highlands of the EU, USA and ... AAA Annual Meeting 2010

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Sesto forum di Politeia: Responsibility for Sustainability

Il Sesto Forum di Politeia su Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in a Global Economy si terrà a Milano – presso Sala Assemblee Intesa Sanpaolo, Piazza Belgioioso, 1 – il 26 Febbraio 2010 (ore 9.00 – 18.30). Il Forum è organizzato da Politeia in collaborazione con il Dipartimento di Studi Sociali e Politici dell’Università ... Sesto forum di Politeia: Responsibility for Sustainability

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Food, Sustainability and Plant Science conference

The 10th EMBO/EMBL Science & Society Conference entitled “Food, sustainability and plant science – a global challenge” takes place on 6th and 7th of November 2009 at EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany. The EMBO (European Molecular Biology Association) and EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) jointly promote the conference and state on the conference website that ‘This ... Food, Sustainability and Plant Science conference

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Drugs for People, not for Profit.

On Saturday 29th September 2009 an article appeared in the Guardian one of the UK’s wider read broadsheets entitled ‘Soaring Drugs Bill Threatens to Bankrupt NHS’. The article refers to a report published on the same day by left leaning think-tank Compass, an organization that describes itself as ‘Direction for the Democratic Left’. It reports ... Drugs for People, not for Profit.

New Developments in Solar Power Technology

One of the great challenges facing the renewable energy industry is that of how to make energy production cheaper for the end user, and this problem is particularly pertinent for photovoltaic solar panels. The real problem in this case is production and raw material cost, with silicon forming a large part of overall expenses. Here ... New Developments in Solar Power Technology

The Marrakech Process on sustainable consumption and production

Interpreting responsibility as sustainability, I would like to have a look at a global project coordinated by the United Nations and going by the name of the Marrakech process. As I stated in my previous 2 articles on the possible non-sustainability of the present space exploitation policy and the forced evacuation of the International Space ... The Marrakech Process on sustainable consumption and production

Fare la cosa giusta

The fair entitled “Fà la cosa Giusta” (Do the right thing) takes place from the 13th to 15th of March 2009 at “fieramilanocity” in Milan. The event is described as a fair of critical consumption and sustainable lifestyles, and was born in Milan in 2004 as an occasion in which public and private organizations interested ... Fare la cosa giusta

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Roberto Panzarani e la mappa per la globalizzazione

Abbiamo incontrato Roberto Panzarani, autore del volume “L’innovazione a colori: una mappa per la globalizzazione” (Luiss University Press, 2008). Gli abbiamo chiesto di approfondire alcuni aspetti della sua riflessione sugli scenari mondiali aperti dalla globalizzazione. Domanda Secondo la sua analisi, la mappa futura della globalizzazione sarà caratterizzata principalmente dai colori delle bandiere indiana e cinese. ... Roberto Panzarani e la mappa per la globalizzazione

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By Any Other Name

For people new to the work of the Bassetti Foundation, the concept of “responsibility in innovation” can be somewhat elusive. But like most other general concepts, responsibility in innovation is reflected in a wide variety of disciplines, though often by other names. For example, Legal scholars sometimes frame the issue in terms of liability, or ... By Any Other Name

Un manifesto contro il declino. Economia della conoscenza per l’innovazione.

Mentre mi accingevo a leggere il saggio di Pietro Greco e Settimo Termini “Contro il declino – Una (modesta) proposta per un rilancio della competitività economica e del rilancio culturale dell’Italia” (Codice Edizioni, 2008) non ho potuto non cogliere l’entusiasmo quasi calcistico con cui stampa e mezzi di comunicazione di massa hanno salutato l’assegnazione a ... Un manifesto contro il declino. Economia della conoscenza per l’innovazione.

Vittorio Bertolini