"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

The headquarters of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in 
Jakarta. (BeritaSatu Photo)
"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Planet, People and Profits: What It Means to Go Green

Jakarta Globe, Catriona Richards, May 15, 2012

Leaders in green businesses like Shinta Widjaja Kamdani of Kadin, left,
and Felia Salim of Bank BNI, second from right, attend the Sustainable
Business Awards ceremony last week. (JG Photo)
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Many corporate leaders believe that going green is an expensive business. They think they have to make money before they start spending money on the environment. But what these leaders don’t realize is that sustainable business is just good business.

The inaugural Indonesian Sustainable Business Awards, supported by the Jakarta Globe, were presented in South Jakarta on Wednesday to recognize the progress businesses here have made in developing sustainable initiatives.

The first of its kind in Indonesia, the awards program was established by international consultancy firms Climate Business and Global Initiatives, and was also supported by Indonesia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin).

The winners, from small-medium enterprises to big businesses, showed that for them, making money does not have to cost the Earth. In fact, since implementing sustainability initiatives, many of these companies found that their businesses improved.

United Tractors, the heavy equipment unit of Astra International, emerged as the overall winner for its focus on the environment, corporate social responsibility and management of human resources.

“Our concept of sustainability begins with the company philosophy that United Tractors is here for Indonesia,” said sustainability director Edhie Sarwono.

For United Tractors, a well-managed sustainability division, along with outreach programs that communicate the company’s vision for a green future to its employees and host communities, has paid for itself in improving productivity.

So why is it that so many companies are reluctant to think long-term about the impact of their business on the Earth?

Green Sense and Cents

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Bank BNI Vice President Director Felia Salim said that for her company, going green just made sense.

“We are in the business of supporting sustainable businesses,” Felia said. “So for us, sustainability makes good business sense.”

As an intermediary for businesses, Bank BNI found that by implementing sustainable initiatives, it has been able to attract clients with similar goals. In this way, aiming toward sustainability has not cost the company, but brought it more business.

New clients may only be a short-term benefit, but in the long-term, all businesses will need to start thinking about sustainability sooner or later.

“Companies cannot afford to not look at sustainability,” said Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, Kadin’s chairwoman for the environment and climate change.

Shinta said that realistically it’s time for Indonesia to catch up with the rest of the world when it comes to sustainable business practice.

Since 1992, big businesses from around the world have shown their commitment to environmentally friendly practices through their membership of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Speaking at the event, Tony Boatman from sustainability consultancy firm The Indela said that it is in every company’s interest to share their experience with green initiatives.

“We’re on the same planet, so it’s actually not a competitive thing. Business will need to transform,” he said.

Just last year, Kadin established the Indonesian Business Council for Sustainable Development, a body for Indonesian companies to share the best practices green initiatives.

“I think in Indonesia the idea of how to become a sustainable business is still in an early stage,” Shinta said. “There has to be a breakthrough if we want this happening faster.”

What Does Green Mean?

Going green basically means trying to reduce a business’ impact on the natural environment. The idea is to develop a sustainable business that makes the most of the resources at hand, without depleting those resources completely.

But it’s not just about the environment. A sustainable business thinks about its impact on employees and the community as well.

In business, this is referred to meeting the “triple bottom line,” comprised of planet, people and profits. The aim is to develop all three, without compromising one for another.

“You can be as green as you like, but if the workforce isn’t happy then business is going nowhere,” said Alex MacGillivray, executive director of Climate Business.

Planet, people and profits may sound like a lot for a company to focus on, but MacGillivray said that in fact, the three cannot be separated.

“You can’t sort of pull out the green stuff and say, ‘Well that’s something different,’ it’s very integrated into the way the company’s run,” he said. “Sustainable business is very much part of being a well-run company.”

Green It Like You Mean It

The first thing to know about going green in business is that you have to be sincerely committed to it.

Studies have shown that while most consumers are willing to pay a little extra for products that they know are environmentally friendly, they are not prepared to fork out if they don’t believe the hype.

When businesses treat sustainability initiatives as something to tack onto their portfolio, rather than a whole-hearted effort to clean up their act, consumers are unlikely to buy it.

“Sustainable businesses, if they do it well, will have an advantage,” MacGillivray said. “But if a company has a sustainability program because they think they should do, or because the CEO or the CEO’s wife, thinks it’s a good idea or because they’re following the latest trend, actually they could lose money.”

The key, he said, is good marketing to make sure that the consumer understands the company’s intentions in switching to a green product or business model.

Another important factor is to make sure that the cost of that change is not passed on to the consumer in the form of a green premium.

Consumers may say in surveys that they are willing to pay more, but when it comes to the crunch, many will still choose the cheaper option.

“If you really believe in this stuff then you have to find a way of making it affordable so that it’s not a dilemma for a customer,” MacGillivray said. “It has to be a no-brainer for the consumer so that they can do what they’d prefer to do, but they don’t have to decide on price.”

The real challenge for Indonesia is not just to produce green products, but to make them affordable for the country’s majority low-income population.

The growing middle class may be developing an awareness about making ecological sustainable choices, but for the rest of the country, price is always the clincher. Businesses that are serious about making an impact here will put low-income earners first by developing products and services that provide a future for this market.

“Markets move faster than the government can introduce regulations,” said Felia from BNI. “Markets and consumers also have to push.”

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