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Anthro Capital +A category of vital capitals consisting of human, social, and constructed (or built) capitals. All three are human-made, or anthropogenic, hence the term (McElroy, 2008).


Biomimicry +the science and art of emulating Nature's best biological ideas to solve human problems. Carbon-sequestering cement inspired by corals and energy efficient wind turbines inspired by schooling fish are examples of biomimicry.
Boundary spanner +Leaders who create social value are pushin Leaders who create social value are pushing the boundaries of what is possible and innovating by creating linkages between different sectors, concepts, and technologies. Many entrepreneurial leaders are boundary spanners, including Bernie Glassman of Greyston Bakery and Eric Hudson of Preserve, blazing trails and innovating to create social value, while creating new business models and partnerships. ting new business models and partnerships.
Breakthrough interactions +“Breakthrough interactions reconfigure rel “Breakthrough interactions reconfigure relationships in such a way that new and expanded social impacts and innovations come about not because of the what, but because of who is present and how they interact.”  Cheryl Kiser ble-cultivating-breakthrough-interactions/


Capital +A stock of anything that yields a flow of beneficial goods or services into the future – beneficial to humans and/or non-humans, that is.


Destination goals +Destination goals are long-term goals whic Destination goals are long-term goals which express the vision of the company to create social value through time-bound actions. For example, the Campbell Soup Company has set destination goals it hopes to achieve by 2020 which cover a ten-year period. Among these goals are cutting the company’s environmental footprint in half and advancing the nutrition and wellness profile of the product portfolio, among other goals. the product portfolio, among other goals.


Eco-Efficiency +A context-free approach to sustainability A context-free approach to sustainability defined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in 1992 (Schmidheiny and WBCSD, 1992, p. 10) as follows: “Industry is moving toward ‘demanufacturing’ and ‘remanufacturing’ – that is, recycling the materials in their products and thus limiting the use of raw materials and of energy to convert those raw materials….That this is technically feasible is encouraging; that it can be done profitably is more encouraging. It is the more competitive and successful companies that are at the forefront of what we call ‘eco-efficiency’.” The eco-efficiency of an organization or product is sometimes referred to as the intensity of natural resource (or natural capital) use. natural resource (or natural capital) use.
Energy Sprawl +“Energy sprawl” is a term meant to draw at “Energy sprawl” is a term meant to draw attention to habitat destruction, and to warn that biofuels in particular will take up substantial amounts of land. It was coined by authors of a 2009 paper commissioned by The Nature Conservatory called ''Energy Sprawl or Energy Efficiency: Climate Policy Impacts on Natural Habitat for the United States of America''. The authors predict that by 2030, energy production in the United States will occupy a land area larger than Minnesota — in large part owing to the pursuit of domestic clean energy. The authors conclude, "the possibility of widespread energy sprawl increases the need for energy conservation, appropriate siting, sustainable production practices, and compensatory mitigation offsets." ces, and compensatory mitigation offsets."
Entrepreneurs inside +Entrepreneurs inside include a combination Entrepreneurs inside include a combination of people, resources, and structures that create the ecosystem inside a company which allows for the creation of social value alongside economic value. Just as entrepreneurs see business opportunities, entrepreneurs inside see ways to create social value and financial value. Examples of entrepreneurial ventures range from: “the development of a new market-making innovation, product, service, or program…; to the creation of an entrepreneurial culture within their organization or community… to catalyzing change across a networked infrastructure (e.g., addressing food deserts through public-private community networks.” Examples of entrepreneurs inside include Dave Stangis at the Campbell’s Soup Company and Kevin Thompson at IBM. ’s Soup Company and Kevin Thompson at IBM.


Multi-stakeholder +A multi-stakeholder approach convenes companies, governments, NGOs and trade union organizations to implement change and identify solutions.
Multilocal +This term applies to the organizational ne This term applies to the organizational need to address both transnational and domestic challenges that boost productivity and profitability without sacrificing local customs, traditions, and related activity. First coined by Giancarlo Ghislanzoni, Risto Penttinen, and David Turnbull in "The Multilocal Challenge", appearing in the March 2008 McKinsey Quarterly. Quoting: We call these kinds of companies multilocals, to reflect their international and domestic character. Such organizations have strong roots in national or regional companies but often expand abroad because they have the resources to pursue mergers and acquisitions but only limited growth potential at home. They hope to take advantage of the opportunities provided by changing regulation and converging consumer tastes. Today, they are especially active in Europe, though we have also encountered them in South America and parts of Asia. d them in South America and parts of Asia.


Nation-building +Companies promoting nation-building are cr Companies promoting nation-building are creating physical infrastructure such as building roads, airports and other networks in countries either disseminated by war or undergoing intense growth. Nation-building can also refer to the creation of financial structures and networks. Roshan is an example of a company with nation-building projects, some of which are described in Creating Social Value, (Kiser, Leipziger, and Shubert). al Value, (Kiser, Leipziger, and Shubert).
Natural Capital +Defined by Hawken, Lovins and Lovins (1999 Defined by Hawken, Lovins and Lovins (1999, p. 151) as: “…the sum total of the ecological systems [including life itself] that support life, different from human-made capital in that natural capital cannot be produced by human activity.” It is the stock of environmental resources on earth that yields the flow of natural resource goods and ecosystem services. ral resource goods and ecosystem services.


Paragogy +A new theory of peer-to-peer learning and A new theory of peer-to-peer learning and teaching that Joseph Corneli and Charles Jeffrey Danoff call "paragogy". Paragogy's principles were developed by adapting the Knowles's principles of andragogy to peer-based learning contexts. Paragogy addresses the challenge of peer-producing a useful and supportive context for self-directed learning. The concept of paragogy can inform the design and application of learning analytics to enhance both individual and organization learning. In particular, we consider the role of learner profiles for goal-setting and self-monitoring, and the further role of analytics in designing enhanced peer tutoring systems. designing enhanced peer tutoring systems.
Plenitude +Plenitude "puts ecological and social func Plenitude "puts ecological and social functioning at its involves a way of life that will yield more well-being than sticking to business as usual...plenitude is about transition... (it) emphasizes innovation, macroeconomic balance, and careful attention to multiple sources of wealth. l attention to multiple sources of wealth.


Recycle +Processing used materials into new products.
Remedial Action +Action taken to make amends to a worker or former employee for a previous violation of a worker's rights as covered by SA8000.
Remediation +There are many types of remediation that c There are many types of remediation that can occur in a workplace but the term is most commonly used in relation to children. Remediation of children: All support and actions necessary to ensure the safety, health, education, and development of children who have been subjected to child labor and have been subsequently dismissed. Coined by Social Accountability International, in the Social Accountability 8000 standard in the Social Accountability 8000 standard
Remediation of children +All necessary support and actions to ensure the safety, health, education, and development of children who have been subjected to child labor, as defined above, and are dismissed.
Responsible competitiveness +This term is trademarked. * Who holds the trademark? * In what countries is it trademarked?
Rights-Washing +First coined on 18 May 2011 at 4.39 pm EST First coined on 18 May 2011 at 4.39 pm EST by Company2 Keep, in a Twitter chat on corporate social responsibilty -- called #CSRChat. (!/search/%23CSRChat) Here's the Tweet: Media:With humrts policies in place need to be careful of 'rights washing' #csrchat!/company2keepinc/status/70951590248460288 The process of papering over human rights abuses, or conveying the impression that human rights are being supported and advanced. An unjustified appropriation of human rights virtue by a country, industry, government, or politician, to paraphrase the definition of "greenwatching" put forth by


Social Capital +Shared knowledge and organizational resources (e.g., formal or informal networks of people committed to achieving common goals) that enhance the potential for effective individual and collective action and human well-being.
Social Fingerprint® +Social Fingerprint® is a program created b Social Fingerprint® is a program created by Social Accountability International (SAI). It is a suite of ratings, training, and toolkits that help companies to implement management systems in a credible, pragmatic and cost-effective way. Through the Social Fingerprint® Program, companies can select components to enhance their existing corporate code of conduct program, or to evaluate their social performance or that of their suppliers. al performance or that of their suppliers.
Social Footprint Method +A context-based approach for measuring and reporting the social sustainability performance of an organization, expressed in terms of impacts on anthro capital. Developed by Mark W. McElroy and the Center for Sustainable Organizations (McElroy, 2008).
Social Materiality +Term first coined by human rights expert Liz Umlas.
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