As I thought more and more about setting up altfunction, I tried to find the decent blogs on CSR. I was staggered at how few there are. The good news is that Mark at the CSR in China gave an excellent summary of his favourites a few weeks back.
I regret not looking at CSR in China earlier - it's not that topic is not interesting and important, but it hasn't ever been a priority in the work I've been doing. The error in my ways is corrected and the blog is in my BlogLines*. In particular, I am glad Mark has put me on to Bill Zhang.
Bill is a student on the International Masters for Leadership in Sustainable Development run my my organisation, Forum for the Future, and Bill has been around these last few weeks, working in the floor upstairs from me. Did I know he had a blog? Ermmm, no.
But most fascinating it is. Another one for BlogLines. Shows how the internet shakes everything up: I am reading something from China that tells me about someone in the same building. Ho hum.
To finish this post, though I'd like to quote Mark on what makes a good blog:
I am convinced that blogs remain the best source of informed comment and learning. The websites of most institutions, universities and corporations just don't do it for me. Blogs are personal: they are full of flaws, contradictions, spelling mistakes and errors, but that's what makes it all so real. Contradictions and errors are what society is all about. None of us are perfect and we are learning all our lives, and blogs reveal insight, wisdowm, creativity and, most of all, passion.
*(What would be good, would be if Mark were to add Forum for the Future to his links under 'CSR refs: business'. After all, we work extensively with business on CSR and sustainable development. If he reads this, perhaps he will...)