24 Oct '11, 2am

Is the Occupy Movement a Call for Sustainability? by @JohnFriedman #ows #sustainability

As an author and consultant to companies on CSR, I have been watching with growing interest as the Occupy demonstrations began and have spread from New York to more than 150 cities across the country and around the world. Using social media, I reached out to participants and what I found surprised me. A true grassroots movement The initial media stories were somewhat dismissive; focusing on the lack of clarity and focus as the movement grew , perhaps forgetting democracy is inherently a messy process. When different people come together to achieve consensus they come from a broad range of perspectives and motivations. Allowing all to be heard so that common themes emerge and define consensus is the process in its most pure – and inefficient – form. “What looks like organized chaos, is in fact, organized chaos,” said one participant. He likened this beginning to many other ...

Full article: http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/182-is-the-occupy-movem...

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