Round Up: Interviews with Pakistani executives about CSR and more

November 17, 2008 by  
Filed under Business, Pakistan

(This article is contributed by our guest writer, Saad Khan, and was first published in Social Bridges.)

Social Bridges presents a round up of interviews that we conducted with Pakistani executives to know what their companies are doing for the community and what’s their environmental and social footprint. It was really heartening to know that Pakistani corporate sector has started doing good for the society and are also trying to reduce their carbon footprints. These interviews were really very helpful in learning the CSR dynamics of Pakistan. Read more

Ecotourism – still a distant dream in Pakistan

October 23, 2008 by  
Filed under Pakistan, Planet

(This article is contributed by our guest writer, Saad Khan, and was first published in Social Bridges.)

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Nature-focused tourism or what is now known as Ecotourism is a new catch phrase in the dictionary of sustainability. Ecotourism, as we all know, is based on such type of recreational activities which are nature-centric and sustainable. It’s interesting to note, however, that there is a hot debate on the exact connotations of ecotourism. Some say that any type of tourism which doesn’t harm the environment and can improve the living standards of a society is ecotourism. Critics, on the contrary, have very strict rules on which type of tourism is ecological one and which is not. Aspects of green washing, environmental exploitation and human rights issues, among other things, mars the exact spirit of ecotourism. Read more

The Story of E-waste in Pakistan

October 21, 2008 by  
Filed under Pakistan, Stuff

Robert Knoth of Greenpeace tells the story of e-waste in the Karachi district of Lyari through his photographs.

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