Want to make a difference?
Perhaps consider how as an inherent quality of an emerging global IT profession, and related green and other socially responsible initiatives, you can help evolve associated quality and value to increasingly become intrinsic and pervasive and for the benefit and betterment of all.
Perhaps look within IFIP (e.g., this page) for some interesting reading (e.g., the aims and scope statements associated with WG 9.2 – Social Accountability (est. 1977)). Perhaps suggest updates to IFIP plans or content, or ask a question using this contact page. Perhaps ask what you can do to help IFIP before 2009, and then perhaps in relation to the IFIP 50th Anniversary in 2010.
This post takes no credit for the progress being made by IFIP, CIPS and others including anything that you may do or being doing to help with related continued forward progress. It does however applaud all efforts towards a global challenge of achieving greatness relative to the goodness innately associated with what social responsibility and accountability means or can mean.
Consider looking within your schedule and perhaps see if you can spare additional cycles now and then to increasingly be part of making forward progress and history that is good. Thank you for doing so.
“No matter how much you have achieved, you will always be merely good relative to what you can become.” — Jim Collins, Good To Great and The Social Sectors