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  • 120 Sustainability Report infographics

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    elaine
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Trending: infographics in sustainability reports. As our collective attention spans contract to the point where a quick glance at anything competes with the multitude of quick glances that determine the way we process content today, sustainability reports are catching up. Not yet quite at the level of being written in tweets and hashtags, any self-respecting sustainability report in the current visual age must nonetheless convert messages into pictures, numbers into equivalents, good and bad into ticks and crosses, ideas into light-bulbs, communities into talking heads, environment into…
  • A true leader would rename the Washington R*dskins right away

    CSR NEWS | csr-news.net » +english
    Chris MacDonald
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:20 pm
    A leader has to be able to do hard things, including, perhaps especially, leading his or her organization through difficult changes. Indeed, many leadership scholars regard that as the key difference between the science of managing and the art of leading. Lots of people may be able to manage an organization competently in pursuit of well-established goals. Fewer can lead an organization when hard changes need to be made. And in the case of Daniel Snyder, the owner of a certain football team whose home base is Washington, DC, one of those hard changes should be to get on with it and…
  • Sustainability grows in importance for investment firms

    edie.net - Latest News
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    The majority of investment companies consider sustainability to be integral to investor relations outreach, according to a new survey by Thomson Reuters.
  • Hacking Team Malware Targeted Saudi Arabia Protestors

    CorpWatch
    27 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Malicious software from Hacking Team of Italy that can be used to spy on cell phones has been found by Citizen Lab activists to have been used to target people in Saudi Arabia. The software was bundled into a fake phone application for Qatif Today, a local news site.
  • The budget deficit will not be cleared by 2019

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    Richard Murphy
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:34 am
    The current Office for Budget Responsibility forecast is that the budget deficit will be cleared by 2019. The basis on which they make this rash assumption is growing tax receipts. I have offered this table analysing those receipts before, but it remains relevant and is based on the March 2014 forecasts: It is, of course, good news that employment is rising now. It is bad news that almost half of employment growth is in marginal self employed activity. I do not have the confidence of some that self employed earnings rise faster than wages in a recovery: that may have once held true but the…
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  • 120 Sustainability Report infographics

    elaine
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Trending: infographics in sustainability reports. As our collective attention spans contract to the point where a quick glance at anything competes with the multitude of quick glances that determine the way we process content today, sustainability reports are catching up. Not yet quite at the level of being written in tweets and hashtags, any self-respecting sustainability report in the current visual age must nonetheless convert messages into pictures, numbers into equivalents, good and bad into ticks and crosses, ideas into light-bulbs, communities into talking heads, environment into…
  • How secure is your cyber?

    elaine
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:27 pm
    It was wonderful to reconnect recently with Cecily Joseph, VP, Corporate Responsibility & Chief Diversity Officer at Symantec Corporation and hear about a fabulous new initiative that I was very impressed with. And let's face it, you know that I don’t get impressed all that easily. The program is an inspired combination of meeting an array of social needs, supporting Symantec's business, building and consolidating meaningful social partnerships and engaging employees. Roll all that into one program, with a clear target outcome, and it seems to me you have a sustainability winner. This…
  • GRI: the standard setter

    elaine
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:24 pm
    It may have skimmed under your radar, but GRI is proposing what could be one of the most significant changes in the history of the organization. No, it's not G5. Yet. It's the way we use the GRI guidelines. That means, instead of the GRI framework being a set of guidance documents, it could become a formal standard. GRI is setting itself up to be recognized as a "public reporting standard setter". Doing so, it is proposed, will involve a complete overhaul of GRI's governance structures, and include new things like a firewall, an IAC, a DPOC, an SRSB, and wow, total transparency. As with all…
  • This is an unsustainability unreport unreview

    elaine
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:42 am
    This is not a post. This is not a blog. This is not a review of EMC's latest sustainability report.Haha. Of course it is all of the above.However, I wanted to draw attention to Kathrin (Kate) Winkler's brilliant unblog post which totally made me want to read EMC's seventh annual sustainability report.  I recommend you read her post before you carry on reading mine. By telling us everything that she wasn't going to do, or isn't going to do, Kate effectively describes everything she has done. It's not only creative, it's truly insightful about the value of reporting and the process,…
  • Beer is made of people

    elaine
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:04 pm
    If you thought that beer was made of barley, yeast and hops, you would be only partially right. The real ingredient in beer production is people. At least, that's the story at MillerCoors, and with the recent release of the company's "Great Beer, Great Responsibility" 2014 Sustainability Report, you can understand why.Opening up with the story of the Phoenix team that provided 37,000 safe rides to prevent drunk driving on New Year's Eve, the report follows with the story of Brooke from marketing and the campaign she created with Harley-Davidson to promote safe biking. Enter Steve, who created…
 
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  • A true leader would rename the Washington R*dskins right away

    Chris MacDonald
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:20 pm
    A leader has to be able to do hard things, including, perhaps especially, leading his or her organization through difficult changes. Indeed, many leadership scholars regard that as the key difference between the science of managing and the art of leading. Lots of people may be able to manage an organization competently in pursuit of well-established goals. Fewer can lead an organization when hard changes need to be made. And in the case of Daniel Snyder, the owner of a certain football team whose home base is Washington, DC, one of those hard changes should be to get on with it and…
  • A true leader would rename the Washington R*dskins right away

    Chris MacDonald
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:20 pm
    A leader has to be able to do hard things, including, perhaps especially, leading his or her organization through difficult changes. Indeed, many leadership scholars regard that as the key difference between the science of managing and the art of leading. Lots of people may be able to manage an organization competently in pursuit of well-established goals. Fewer can lead an organization when hard changes need to be made. And in the case of Daniel Snyder, the owner of a certain football team whose home base is Washington, DC, one of those hard changes should be to get on with it and…
  • Disrupting management ideas

    Crane and Matten Blog
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:50 am
    Over the last days we have seen a captivating debateunfolding. Jill Lepore’s article in The New Yorker on the concept of ‘disruptive innovation’ has garnered quite some attention. Not at least from its progenitor, Lepore’s Harvard colleague Clayton Christenen, who appears to be anything but amused.Disruptive innovations - put simply - are new products or services that create new markets, while at the same time turning existing solutions to customer demands obsolete, and thus destroying existing markets and the companies that serve them. In his many books, Christensen initially…
  • Disrupting management ideas

    Crane and Matten Blog
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:50 am
    Over the last days we have seen a captivating debateunfolding. Jill Lepore’s article in The New Yorker on the concept of ‘disruptive innovation’ has garnered quite some attention. Not at least from its progenitor, Lepore’s Harvard colleague Clayton Christenen, who appears to be anything but amused.Disruptive innovations - put simply - are new products or services that create new markets, while at the same time turning existing solutions to customer demands obsolete, and thus destroying existing markets and the companies that serve them. In his many books, Christensen initially…
  • Anti-Homeless Spikes: Within Your Rights, but Wrong

    Chris MacDonald
    17 Jun 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Controversy has arisen recently regarding the installation of anti-homeless spikes on sidewalks. Spikes of various descriptions have reportedly been installed, for example, in the pavement outside an apartment building in London and a commercial building in Montreal. No doubt there are other examples of the use of such spikes. They are presumably intended to stop certain people — to wit, the homeless — from sitting, lounging, or sleeping in those locations. Outrage has naturally ensued. Advocates for the homeless criticized the spikes as a cynical, heartless approach to the…
 
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  • Hacking Team Malware Targeted Saudi Arabia Protestors

    27 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Malicious software from Hacking Team of Italy that can be used to spy on cell phones has been found by Citizen Lab activists to have been used to target people in Saudi Arabia. The software was bundled into a fake phone application for Qatif Today, a local news site.
  • Soco International Says It Will Cancel Oil Exploration in Congo's Virunga Park

    23 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Soco International PLC, a UK oil company, has claimed that it will halt oil exploration in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following complaints by local communities and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) about the potential environmental impact.
  • Argentina Loses Court Appeal Against

    20 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Paul Singer, the billionaire hedge fund manager, has claimed victory in a lawsuit to force Argentina to fork out almost 17 times more than he paid to buy bonds issued by the country.
  • Papua New Guinea Landowners Win Lands Back From Malaysian Palm Oil Plantation

    16 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    A Papua New Guinea (PNG) court revoked two 99 year land titles awarded to Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) of Malaysia to develop palm oil plantations on 38,350 hectares of land in Collingwood Bay in Oro province following complaints of land grabbing by customary landowners.
  • Chevron Cancels Bulgaria Fracking, Shell Postpones Ukraine Plans

    12 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Fracking for oil and gas across Europe has suffered a series of setbacks with Chevron closing its offices in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Shell postponing fracking plans in the Ukraine by at least two years. Meanwhile the French government is standing firm in its opposition to fracking.
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  • The budget deficit will not be cleared by 2019

    Richard Murphy
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:34 am
    The current Office for Budget Responsibility forecast is that the budget deficit will be cleared by 2019. The basis on which they make this rash assumption is growing tax receipts. I have offered this table analysing those receipts before, but it remains relevant and is based on the March 2014 forecasts: It is, of course, good news that employment is rising now. It is bad news that almost half of employment growth is in marginal self employed activity. I do not have the confidence of some that self employed earnings rise faster than wages in a recovery: that may have once held true but the…
  • The Spirt Level: the film is on its way

    Richard Murphy
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:26 am
    We need to fight inequality. Please watch this powerful film based around award-winning book The Spirit Level. And if you can please pre-buy your copy now and help them finish the film.
  • Suppose no one really reads this at all?

    Richard Murphy
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Izabella Kaminska of the FT drew attention on Twitter to a blog on the apparent ability of GCHQ to manipulate the internet, as revealed by Edward Snowden. It is reported that they have a number of programs available: Underpass is used to “change outcome of online polls.” Slipstream and Gateway can be used to manipulate traffic to a website, inflating its page views and raising its search rank to alter perception of its popularity. Gestator can be used for “amplification of a given message, normally video, on popular multimedia websites (Youtube).” Clean Sweep allows GCHQ to…
  • Transparent company ownership: how does the UK government’s proposed action live up to its rhetoric?

    Richard Murphy
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    This has been reposted from the Global Witness blog, with permission and is the work of Robert Palmer and  Rosie Sharpe: “For too long a small minority have hidden their business dealings behind a complicated web of shell companies, and this cloak of secrecy has fuelled all manners of questionable practice and downright illegality.” David Cameron, 1 November 2013 Late last year, David Cameron announced that the UK would put the names of the people who own and control British companies into the public domain – something that we at Global Witness have long been campaigning for,…
  • The process of change

    Richard Murphy
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:03 pm
    I wrote a blog in about 7 minutes yesterday which included a minor error inconsequential to the argument I presented ( although you would not think that from the reaction of those who had clearly never actually read or understood what I was saying) and over 100 comments followed, most dismissive of my position, if I put the kindest spin on what was said. I found it all rather bemusing. For one reason, I certainly never expect such reactions. But more intriguingly because those reactions show just how little most commentators here understand the process of change. My argument, if I précis it,…
 
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  • Coca-Cola’s Last Mile: From Fizzy Drinks to Medical Supplies

    Leon Kaye
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Coca-Cola's Project Last Mile leverages the company's vast distribution network to increase and improve the delivery of medical supplies to 10 African countries by 2019.The post Coca-Cola’s Last Mile: From Fizzy Drinks to Medical Supplies appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
  • Millennials and the State of Employee Engagement

    Mary Mazzoni
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    In response to employee demand, particularly from millennials, a growing number of employers are adopting an official engagement policy on sustainability. "People are realizing that these are not 'nice-to-have' programs," Susan Hunt Stevens, founder and CEO of WeSpire, told Triple Pundit. "They drive the bottom line and the top line of business."The post Millennials and the State of Employee Engagement appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
  • PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi Weighs In on Work/Life Balance

    Andrea Newell
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Recently PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi gave some frank answers to questions about work/life balance that coincide more with Anne-Marie Slaughter than Sheryl Sandberg. As in, work/life balance? At the c-suite level, there isn't any.The post PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi Weighs In on Work/Life Balance appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
  • Southwest Airlines Upcycles 43 Acres of Plane Interior

    Sherrell Dorsey
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Southwest Airlines' latest project-- LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose-- is a multi-phase sustainability program that partners with social enterprises in Nairobi, Kenya; the Republic of Malawi and the United States to produce goods that create opportunities for training and employment while preventing additional waste.The post Southwest Airlines Upcycles 43 Acres of Plane Interior appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
  • Tragedy of the Commons: Once Upon a … Water

    3p Contributor
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    We have reached a tipping point where we need to monetize and assign a dollar value to a natural resource like water -- without which we cannot survive. We live on the water planet: 75 percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water. Yet fresh water is scarce. Aristotle and other philosophers were right on the mark when they said, “What is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it!"The post Tragedy of the Commons: Once Upon a … Water appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
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  • Power through Collaboration survey

    Stephen Willis
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:47 pm
    I invite you to participate in two very brief polls based on my Power through Collaboration books. The polls on “Compare Your Collaboration Type” and “Motivations that Drive Collaboration” have become very popular, and I think you also will find the survey analysis and reports very interesting. You can: Compare how well your collaboration type profile matches and engages with the profiles of other people Compare what motivates you to collaborate with what motivates other people to collaborate You can access the polls and reports at:     www.powerthroughcollaboration.com/surveys
  • Interpenetrating Worlds Spirituality and Corporate Social Responsibility

    Nuran Topal Asilbay
    24 Jun 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Should there be a  link between the spirituality and application of CSR principles whose existence lie within the paradigm of neo-liberalism?
  • CSR interventions in a mining exploration project

    Andres Recalde
    22 Apr 2013 | 11:38 am
    Community relations can make or break mining projects large or small. Faced with local concerns, or even strident opposition, companies that reach an accord and then establish robust community bonds warrant close attention, as do the methods they employed. http://www.miningweekly.com/print-version/torex-progress-founded-on-firm-community-relations-2013-04-17
  • How honorable are some multi national corporations?

    Felipe Rubio Torgler
    20 Feb 2013 | 5:01 am
    http://nwoobserver.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/the-killing-fields-of-multi-national-corporations/
  • IT Infrastructure and Security

    rekha ks
    15 Feb 2013 | 7:22 am
    I would be very glad to introduce our company. Please find some time to read as you may find our company interesting and may be we can have chance of working together. We are headquartered at Bangalore, INDIA, we at Kanoe Softwares Pvt Ltd. Founded in 1999, the Kanoe Softwares Pvt Ltd is a recognized leader in the provision of the software solutions and services with more than 12 years of professional experience and practical engagement, culminating in 2880000 hours of professional service.  With our prominent presence in India and offices across the country, as well as a strong…
 
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  • Apple’s Best Advert Yet?

    davidcoethica
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Yes, this is just an employee engagement video, but it’s also an Apple employee engagement video. I wonder how many customers (and more importantly potential customers) felt that little bit more emotionally connected to a brand that has historically pretty much kept its head below the social and environmental parapet. “Inclusion inspires innovation” It is also further evidence of a company becoming being increasingly comfortable being seen in the CSR space. By adding a deeper values element to their brand Apple are on a dangerous trajectory of becoming a truly…
  • Symantec Invest $2 Million To Tackle Youth Unemployment

    davidcoethica
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    If you are going to launch a new CSR initiative then having one of the most powerful and well-known politicians in the world standing next you may just help get it noticed. Former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, recently announced Symantec’s new pilot programme called Cyber Career Connection (SC3) at the Clinton Global Initiative America Meeting in Denver. The programme aims to address youth unemployment through training and career support to help fill a substantial gap in cybersecurity jobs through a collaboration with NPower (@NPower), YearUp (@YearUp) and LifeJourney. The…
  • ‘What Matters?’ – How Would You Change The World For A Day?

    davidcoethica
    28 Jun 2014 | 5:09 am
    More importantly, how do we inspire the young people today to believe that such change is possible, within their grasp and to get started? World Merit Day 2014 will see education activist Malala Yousafzai headline an impressive line-up at the  ‘What Matters?’ conference and music concert in Liverpool. The event will challenge young people to think about what is important to their generation, to take action via the World Merit platform and ethos to take the initiative to make their own communities  better places to live, learn and achieve their potential. I’m not exactly…
  • Natural Born Social Good Evangelist

    davidcoethica
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Moderating at Lundquist CSR Online Awards, Milan 2014.   It’s time to stop over-thinking and speed up the doing, and change is in the air. Nine years after escaping the carnival that is the business of sport, with many, many commercial lessons learned, and a tough personal 12 months, the moment I hit the ‘Publish’ button a new era begins. No huge upfront fanfare at this point, merely a few noticeable differences to the way things will be done around these and associated online and offline parts. The short version is that the original experiment that was Coethica…
  • How To Create A Sustainable Brand In 90 Minutes

    davidcoethica
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:52 am
      Book Review: Latest in the DoShorts series - ‘Creating a Sustainable Brand’ by Henk Campher   Simplicity is beautiful. In a world saturated by gurus (I even shivered typing that word) and wanna-be experts lining up with their jargon bazookas in strained attempts to prove Einstein’s alleged quote wrong… If you can’t explain it simply you don’t know it well enough. ..well they do have to justify fees, real wisdom is usually drowned out in the melee.   One such source of accessible knowledge is the DoShorts range of books. In particular,…
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  • Make Your Program As Popular As Disney’s Frozen

    Daineal Parker
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:06 am
    What is it about Frozen that has kids so enraptured? Nearly every modern day kids’ movie features good triumphing over evil, catchy songs, slapstick comedy, and great animation; Frozen is no different. How did this particular story become a cultural phenomenon? By Corey Diamond If you’re like me and you’re a dad with a young daughter, you […]
  • When Disaster Strikes: 3 Tips for Staying Safe using Technology

    Daineal Parker
    10 Jun 2014 | 11:17 am
    The following is a guest post from James Rooney, senior manager for Microsoft’s Technology for Good program. It has been gently edited for the purposes of the RW blog. Do you and your family have a plan for when disaster strikes? Last week marked National Hurricane Preparedness Week, and while every storm season comes with uncertainty, there […]
  • Enriched Job Characteristics & Volunteering

    Daineal Parker
    15 May 2014 | 8:23 am
    Thanks to Alan Mendoza, a recent RW intern, for this summary of the characteristics that influence our motives for volunteering. Alan was an absolutely stellar intern for RW – we recommend you connect with him on LinkedIn and get to know him better! By Alan Mendoza The environment in which we work plays a big […]
  • Motivating Individuals to Commit to Corporate Volunteering

    Daineal Parker
    1 May 2014 | 11:22 am
    Thanks to Ester Zolotnitsky, a recent RW intern, for these insights on some of the factors that influence participation in corporate volunteering programs. Ester performed above and beyond expectations as an RW intern – we recommend you connect with her on LinkedIn and join her on her journey toward changing the world! Companies are adding […]
  • Employee Volunteering Makes Shared Value Possible: The Transformative Value Series

    Realized Worth
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:04 am
    How is corporate volunteering and workplace giving essential to achieving the ambitions of Shared Value? Good question. Not everyone agrees that these types of programs have any role to play in Shared Value strategies. We argue that without providing these experiences for employees your best ambitions will have serious limitations.  Not everyone sees value The aspirations of […]
 
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    Sustainability Conversations

  • Appliance Repair In Chicago

    bnadmin
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Hiring an Chicago appliance repair company that repairs all significant name brand names is something that a property owner need to consider. Not only does this assurance they have dealt with a machine just like yours in the past, it is likewise an assurance they will have all needed parts on hand to do the repair. As there are numerous leading rated repair service techs and companies, you have to take the time to shop around, compare, and discover the ideal staff to do the work for you in your home, when you are ready to employ them for repair work services. When hiring an appliance repair…
  • Houston Appliance Repair: What You Have To Comprehend

    bnadmin
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Using the internet to assist you work with a Appliance Repair Pros tech is wise practice. Doing this not just permits you to read testimonials and find out about the work regional companies do, it also enables you to discover if they are rated by the BBB, as well as about their services provided. You can also find out what their rates are for general work, and discover who the most budget friendly priced business are. Online websites can greatly narrow down the business that you would consider working with, when you are trying to find the very best, and want to pay the least for their…
  • Appliance Repair In San Francisco Guidelines

    bnadmin
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Due to the fact that there are lots of Appliance Repair Pros companies in any area, those who need services completed ought to consider employing companies that specialize. Specifically if it is an item like the washer and clothes dryer, or your refrigerator. These are significant devices and repair is going to be costly. If you hire a company that specializes in these kinds of home appliances, you will understand they have the experience doing the repair. This in turn suggests they are going to be more experienced in the work, and most likely to effectively fix the device the very first time…
  • Have A Look At These Great Appliance Repair In Tucson Ideas

    bnadmin
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Hiring an Appliance Repair Pros business that repair works all significant name brand names is something that a home owner need to consider. Not just does this guarantee they have dealt with a device much like yours in the past, it is likewise a guarantee they will have all necessary parts on hand to do the repair work. As there are numerous leading rated repair work techs and companies, you have to take the time to shop around, compare, and find the best crew to do the work for you in your house, when you are ready to employ them for repair service services. Cost is something that you want,…
  • Orlando FL Appliance Repair: What You Must Know

    bnadmin
    16 Jun 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Utilizing online contrast sites is an easy method for you to learn about the regional Appliance Repair Pros techs and business as well as an easy method to assist you narrow down the list of business to consider. There are hundreds of repair shops, in major cities, potentially more. It might seem a bit overwhelming when you are trying to decide. However, if you make use of online boards and conversation online forums, it can assist you narrow down the search, and it could likewise assist you cross off some companies that have extremely bad testimonials from a few of their previous consumers.
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    Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Cause Marketing News

  • Christie Madsen – Director of National Event & Brand Campaigns, Make-A-Wish Foundation

    rwr
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    DESCRIPTION:We are thrilled to announce the latest peer-to-peer fundraising professional in our PTP Spotlight series: Christie Madsen, Director of National Event & Brand Campaigns, Make-A-Wish Foundation. Learn more about why Christie loves the fast pace and quick impact of peer-to-peer fundraising as well as get some insight into Make-A-Wish's investment in their Walk For Wishes and Kids For Wish Kids efforts. The Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum launched the PTP Spotlight series to go "up close and personal with peer-to-peer fundraising professionals."  If you would like to nominate…
  • CF Industries Sells Carbon Credits to Chevrolet and Donates Proceeds to FFA

    genmotors
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:45 am
    DESCRIPTION:DEERFIELD, Ill., July 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF), a global leader in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing, has completed the sale of a large block of carbon reduction credits to Chevrolet.  CF Industries will donate the net proceeds of $600,000 to the National FFA Foundation to support excellence in farmer education and fertilizer best management practices. “Our products help farmers feed the world and this unique transaction will benefit a great organization teaching the next generation of farmers how to succeed,” said Tony Will, CF…
  • Why Jeff Terry Loves the Nutrilite Power of 5 Campaign

    lindsay.pott@amway.com
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    DESCRIPTION: It’s little wonder that Jeff Terry sometimes has trouble sleeping. And on this particular morning, he’s visibly emotional, alternately sitting and then standing and then pacing back and forth across a conference room at Amway headquarters in Ada, Mich. You might, too, if you were at the forefront of an initiative that has already changed the lives of thousands of malnourished children – but has millions more to help. In a perfect world, Amway’s Nutrilite™ Power of 5 Campaign would already be in place in every country with need, distributing Nutrilite™ Little Bits™…
  • APPA 2014 Attendees Learn from Trane How Energy Efficiency, Training and Evolving Tech Can Revitalize Educational Facilities

    ingersoll
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    SUMMARY: Trane to showcase new solutions that help improve campus operations Experts from Trane participate in discussions focused on challenges of educational facilities, sharing specific examples and results DESCRIPTION:San Diego, July 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Managers and administrators of educational facilities are under constant pressure to provide an enriching learning environment while balancing resources to improve aging campus infrastructure and inefficient buildings. Experts from Trane will participate in a panel discussion and case study presentation at APPA 2014, held July 21-23…
  • Toyota Named Official Automotive Partner of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games

    leslie
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:40 am
    Nearing One Year from the Games, World Games Global Messengers Introduced DESCRIPTION:TORRANCE, Calif., July 17, 2014 – Toyota today announced its partnership with the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) at an event that also debuted the first gathering of the World Games Global Messengers. World Games officials, Toyota associates and World Games global media partner ESPN gathered to celebrate Toyota’s goal of delivering a front-seat view of the spirit and transformative power of the World Games to the public leading up to and during the competition. The World Games…
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  • Coca-Cola’s Last Mile: From Fizzy Drinks to Medical Supplies

    Leon Kaye
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Coca-Cola's Project Last Mile leverages the company's vast distribution network to increase and improve the delivery of medical supplies to 10 African countries by 2019.The post Coca-Cola’s Last Mile: From Fizzy Drinks to Medical Supplies appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
  • Millennials and the State of Employee Engagement

    Mary Mazzoni
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    In response to employee demand, particularly from millennials, a growing number of employers are adopting an official engagement policy on sustainability. "People are realizing that these are not 'nice-to-have' programs," Susan Hunt Stevens, founder and CEO of WeSpire, told Triple Pundit. "They drive the bottom line and the top line of business."The post Millennials and the State of Employee Engagement appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
  • PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi Weighs In on Work/Life Balance

    Andrea Newell
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Recently PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi gave some frank answers to questions about work/life balance that coincide more with Anne-Marie Slaughter than Sheryl Sandberg. As in, work/life balance? At the c-suite level, there isn't any.The post PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi Weighs In on Work/Life Balance appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
  • Southwest Airlines Upcycles 43 Acres of Plane Interior

    Sherrell Dorsey
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Southwest Airlines' latest project-- LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose-- is a multi-phase sustainability program that partners with social enterprises in Nairobi, Kenya; the Republic of Malawi and the United States to produce goods that create opportunities for training and employment while preventing additional waste.The post Southwest Airlines Upcycles 43 Acres of Plane Interior appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
  • Tragedy of the Commons: Once Upon a … Water

    3p Contributor
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    We have reached a tipping point where we need to monetize and assign a dollar value to a natural resource like water -- without which we cannot survive. We live on the water planet: 75 percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water. Yet fresh water is scarce. Aristotle and other philosophers were right on the mark when they said, “What is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it!"The post Tragedy of the Commons: Once Upon a … Water appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
 
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    In Good Company: Singh on CSR

  • #RaytheonCSR: Addressing the STEM Crisis, Empowering Veterans, Contextualizing Sustainability

    Aman Singh
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Last week I facilitated a Twitter chat in partnership with Nick Aster at TriplePundit on how defense and aerospace behemoth Raytheon contextualizes corporate social responsibility [CSR]. On the podium answering questions was VP for Corporate Affairs and Communications Pam Wickham [@PamWickham1]. The conversation, which saw 147 participants and generated over five million impressions, traversed through a number of topics and invited many interesting questions from the audience. Some of the questions: How does the defense company associate itself with being a “green” company? How…
  • People Get Sustainability, Business (and Marketers) Don’t: 20 Minutes with the CEO of Unilever

    Aman Singh
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Last month, Unilever CEO Paul Polman was in town – New York – to receive the Lifetime Achievement award from the Rainforest Alliance. As Rainforest Alliance President Tensie Whelan put it, “Paul has made several lifetimes of difference by leading Unilever to become a game changer.” The company’s work with the Rainforest Alliance is well-known – by setting targets like sourcing 100 percent of its palm oil sustainably, Unilever has made it easier for other companies to follow suit and helped complex supply chains become comfortable with change and collaboration. And, the…
  • Priorities Set, JPMorgan Chase Focuses on Stakeholder Engagement with Latest CSR Report

    Aman Singh
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Despite the upheaval and the effects that continue to dog Wall Street since the 2008 crash, JPMorgan Chase has managed to recover more elegantly than some of its counterparts. This has been in part due to a robust community development program targeted at local impact, strategic partnerships, a deeper introspection of its practices, as well as a public acknowledgement that it needs to do more to become part of the solution. I asked EVP and Global Head of Corporate Responsibility Peter Scher to name the biggest challenge from 2013—a year he acknowledged was a mix of difficulties and…
  • Climate Denial, Chauvinism and Making Integrated Reports Readable: SAP, BSR and CDP Respond

    Aman Singh
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    In a recent conversation with SAP’s Sustainability Chief Peter Graf about the company’s second Integrated Report, the conundrum between sustainability goals and economic growth kept coming up. Were the two diametrically opposed? Was the ‘conundrum’ a red herring as Henk Campher recently put it? Working with the SAP team, we decided to turn it into a live discussion. And along with Graf, BSR CEO Aron Cramer, CDP’s Executive Director Nigel Topping and our partner Triple Pundit, we took to Twitter. For one hour, we discussed the trials and tribulations of pursuing…
  • Fighting for the Sustainable Consumer: A Conversation on Branding, Economic Growth, Risk & Value Propositions

    Aman Singh
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Do consumers care about sustainability or the sustainable attributes of products and services? Would you book a “greener” hotel if the prices were comparative? Did you start paying more attention to labels after the Rana Plaza fire? When the discussion turns to issues like purpose, risk and connecting consumers with sustainability, Henk Campher becomes fidgety. The Senior Vice President for Business + Social Purpose with Edelman has been at this for a while. Between working with brands like Starbucks, Levi’s, Best Buy, Abbott Labs and REI and leading the Oxfam International…
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    CSRWire Blog

  • Inspiring Tomorrow's Leaders: Raytheon Addresses STEM Crisis, Chats LIVE on Twitter

    Aman Singh
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
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  • Trust and Verify: Asia Pulp & Paper Takes on Major Reforestation Task, NGOs Express Caution

    Susan Arnot Heaney
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Susan Arnot Heaney There has been a lot of buzz recently about the commitments of Sinar Mas Group’s Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) to restore and conserve one million hectares of Indonesian forest and peatlands, an announcement additional to its other Forest Conservation Policy and social commitments announced in 2013. Many stakeholders have expressed cautious optimism about the announcement, and I add my voice to this chorus. To quote late U.S. President Ronald Reagan, in his advisement on the arms race, the way forward is to “trust but verify.” I have a lot of respect for…
  • Quiz: Is Your Business on the Cutting Edge of CSR?

    Guest Contributors
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    By Rebecca Regan-Sachs Many companies, particularly in developing countries, conduct CSR/community investment projects in similar ways: they identify a social cause, try to find (usually international) NGO partners for implementation and establish a team to manage their participation in the program. But the old way of implementing these programs is changing, with trends pointing to new approaches aimed at better combining business and social goals in increasingly efficient ways. We outlined the basics of this approach in our recent article, “Franchising CSR: The Future of Corporate…
  • Scarecrows, GAYTMS and a $500,000 Bentley: Purpose Marks Significant Presence at Cannes Lions 2014

    Guest Contributors
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    By Carol Cone, Global Practice Chair, Edelman Business + Social Purpose  Five years ago I came to Cannes as a judge for the newly created category at the Cannes International Creativity Festival, the PR Lions. At the time we had nearly 500 entries and a heavy load – to establish the credibility of the PR profession to take a serious seat at the creativity table.  After an arduous time judging, most of the PR category winners were from advertising agencies and represented brilliant, authentic, multi-level campaigns. Then the conversation shifted to discussing how and when PR…
  • Treaties & The UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights: The Way Forward

    Guest Contributors
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    By Caroline Rees, President, Shift In 2004, I was representing the U.K. Government in the United Nations Human Rights Commission (predecessor to today’s Human Rights Council) when the subject of business and human rights hit its agenda. The proposition was a set of draft human rights ‘Norms,’ supposedly binding on business. Companies were furious: this looked like an attempt to foist onto them states’ international human rights obligations, which too many governments continued to fail to meet.  Civil society was equally exercised: too long had companies sought to…
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    3BL Media blogs

  • How Infographics Add Meaning to Sustainability Communications

    Julie Urlaub
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    Infograpahics, "data visualizations that present complex information quickly and clearly”  have been included in communications for a while now but recently, they’ve been embraced in social media for sustainability communications.   Infographics are visual presentations of information that use the elements of design to display content. Infographics express complex messages to viewers in a way that enhances their comprehension. From a sustainability perspective, this is especially important.  Part of the challenge is the definition of sustainability. How do you define it?  What does…
  • The Lazy Fundraiser's Guide to Raising Six Figures This Fall

    Joe Waters
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Get started with cause marketing from the comfort of your beach towel or chair. You'll raise six-figures in September! I’ve been relaxing in my garden. It's been a busy year and I'm looking forward to just hanging out - and gardening - in July and August. I’m sure you're planning your own downtime. But I bet you're thinking of September and all that money you have to raise from businesses. I know, the boss is on your back and it's only July. I used to have a boss, too, you know. I remember the drill. But here's something the boss won't tell you: relax, chill. I got your back. In this…
  • How Secure Is Your Cyber?

    Elaine Cohen
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    It was wonderful to reconnect recently with Cecily Joseph, VP, Corporate Responsibility & Chief Diversity Officer at Symantec Corporation and hear about a fabulous new initiative that I was very impressed with. And let's face it, you know that I don’t get impressed all that easily. The program is an inspired combination of meeting an array of social needs, supporting Symantec's business, building and consolidating meaningful social partnerships and engaging employees. Roll all that into one program, with a clear target outcome, and it seems to me you have a sustainability winner. This…
  • The Coming End of Corporate Charity, and How Companies Should Prepare

    Paul Klein
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    The end of corporations giving money to charities and getting nothing in return is close at hand. As the pressure to quantify all results intensifies, businesses are finding that the most meaningful social change happens when they stick to the business of business. This is evident in the way corporate social responsibility has evolved. Once primarily a vehicle for corporate philanthropy, CSR as it is practiced today usually consists of measurable business activities that are also good for society. In this context, traditional corporate philanthropy is considered an inappropriate use of…
  • Relational Skills: The Secret Sauce for Business Leadership

    Andrea Learned
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    The definition of business leadership has changed, a lot, since the 1950s. The fact that there are many more women in leadership positions these days is rightly getting plenty of coverage now. But, beyond celebrating that women are bringing “it” to the table, what “it” is has yet to be been given its full due. What I’m talking about are relational skills and traits. Things like practicing empathy and understanding communications nuances are the secret sauce for business leadership success. But, while these have long been typed as “women’s ways” or “soft” skills, women are…
 
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    Corporate Philanthropy Volunteering Blog

  • Letter to a CEO: The Surprising View in the Mirror

    Ryan Scott
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Dear CEO: Congratulations.  You’ve worked hard, built a business and can now enjoy the fruits of an impressive level of personal wealth. In recent times, you’ve shifted your focus beyond the day to day grind of your core business.  Now you want to engage in a deeper level of corporate philanthropy.  Spread your wealth around, say thank you to the world for your good fortune, step back and figure out how you can really make a difference in the big picture of your local or global community. Sure, you’ve always been generous when it comes to sponsoring charity fundraisers,…
  • Technology Won’t Save the World

    Ryan Scott
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:23 am
    Sure, an odd headline coming from the CEO of a SAAS (software as a service) company that’s focused on corporate philanthropy.  But let me explain why I’ve come to recognize the limits of my first love, technology. In the beginning, it was a teenage crush.  I was a pimply nerd building mainframes and technology was my one true soulmate. The love affair continued when I founded my first tech start-up, NetCreations, the originator of opt-in email marketing.  After I sold NetCreations, I set out to be a philanthropist.   What did that mean, exactly?  Mostly writing…
  • A Fallen Hero and the Company He Kept

    Ryan Scott
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:26 pm
    The other day, I received the terrible news that Steve Robinson, a leading advocate for veterans and a friend of Causecast, had suddenly passed away.  He died at the age of 51, while working at his desk at Prudential, laboring to the very end to improve the lives of veterans.   Steve’s work at Prudential was a remarkable example of just how creative and effective corporate philanthropy can be.  As Prudential’s Vice President of External Veterans Affairs, Steve was charged with strengthening and building relationships with military and veteran service organizations and…
  • Do Your Millennials Have a Future?

    Ryan Scott
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Recently, I was skimming an article about how company managers can prepare Millennials to take on leadership roles in business.  The piece addressed the looming explosion of Gen Y-ers in the workplace - they’re projected to comprise 75% of the workforce by 2025 - and noted that this is a generation with an entrepreneurial bent, with an estimated 70% of young professionals around the world aspiring to be their own boss.  So what, the writer wondered, can business leaders do to make sure that that Millennials (anyone born between 1980 and 2000) are prepared to take the reins of…
  • Want to Succeed? Give Back.

    Ryan Scott
    9 Jun 2014 | 8:23 pm
    I’ve been catching up on the work of renowned organizational psychologist Adam GrantWharton’s youngest full professor and single highest-rated teacher, Grant has been recognized as one of BusinessWeek’s favorite professors, one of the world’s 40 best business professors under 40, and one of Malcolm Gladwell’s favorite social science writers.  And Grant’s life work has led him to the conclusion that giving is the secret to getting ahead, as a New York Times Magazinecover story about Grant put it. Many of you might be aware of Grant’s 2013 bestselling book Give and Take,…
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    YourCause Blog

  • YourCause Releases a New Nonprofit Portal to Maximize Workplace Giving Programs

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    We are excited to announce the launch of our new online portal specifically for nonprofit organizations seeking to interact with the YourCause network of corporate employee giving, volunteering, and sustainability programs. The new platform will continue to be offered to all qualified nonprofits at no cost and will give them increased capabilities to interact with more than 2.5 million employees throughout the world. Since 2011 YourCause has grown nearly 80% year-over-year, expanding the network of corporate employee engagement programs and overall participant base. The expansion has spurred…
  • So Who Really Loses?

    26 Jun 2014 | 1:00 am
    This past week, on my way to my business meetings in Bangalore, I had the opportunity to visit the Center for Social Service (CSS), a rural orphanage outside of Hyderabad dedicated to providing a home and quality education for abandoned and disadvantaged girls. During my visit, not only was I moved by the selflessness of the woman who started the organization, but I also experienced firsthand how impactful transaction fees are when deducted from charitable donations.   To take care of a single orphaned girl, it costs CSS roughly $1.65 per day, or $600 every year.  While…
  • Setting Goals for 2014 Pledge Campaigns

    13 Jun 2014 | 6:01 am
    With employee pledge campaign season quickly approaching, companies are re-vitalizing campaign strategies for greater community impact. Implementing and communicating campaign goals is critical to a successful campaign strategy. Below are three best practices for setting and promoting goals to increase participation for your company's 2014 pledge campaigns.   1) Establish a Participation GoalCreate pledge campaign goals based on participation (versus dollar amount) because it focuses on employee engagement within the organization and returns long-term benefits. Increased employee…
  • YourCause Presents: 100 in 100. A Day We Won't Soon Forget.

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    We're an extremely lucky group of people here at YourCause. Every day we get to work with a talented team, help build an innovative product, and collaborate with some of the best corporate citizens to do a little good. We help our clients engage their employees to be do-gooders and we don't always get to see, or experience the end result.   So, over the holidays we wanted to plan something special for our team where they can feel and be part of the giving back experience as a large group. On December 20th, we broke up into 10 different groups with $100 in cash and had 100 minutes to make…
  • Paying For Past Sins - A Lesson on Entrepreneurship

    25 Feb 2014 | 5:53 am
    *This article was orginially posted on the Ship Log. We thank them for sharing Matt's story. Check out their blog for more introspective musings from other entreprenuers.    When it was time to pull up my GPA in college, I always resorted to the communications and HR classes – those that you simply had to apply a marginal level of common sense, 'do what is right,' strip emotion from your decision making, and you'd attain your desired A or B. Consequently, the amount of time and energy I put into those classes was a fraction of what I put into other more interesting and relevant…
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    Collective Responsibility

  • We are hiring!

    Rich
    23 Jun 2014 | 3:08 am
    To accomplish the mission and goals that we have set for ourselves, for our clients, and for the community, Collective Responsibility looks to employ and incubate those who have a passion for an issues and the ability to manage the development of long term programs. It is a process that will begin with an incubation period where one learns everything about an issue, and then over time will become a team leader managing their own platform. Current openings: Business Development Manager Event & Accounts Manager Training & Development Assistant Marketing & Communications Intern…
  • Beyond Business As Usual: Systemic Risk and Opportunity

    Rich
    14 Oct 2013 | 8:54 am
    Following the successful Limits of Growth events in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Singapore, the Beyond Business as Usual series will look at how firms are practically tackling the strategic issues of sustainability and then recalibrating their models. It is a process that may start off with philanthropy, efficiency, and offsets, but one that needs to quickly needs to move towards strategic actions that look the length of their value chain, identify areas of risk and opportunity, and catalyze action.  Action that will are focused on improving  product, people, and processes in a way that…
  • The 6 “Re”s of a Successful Recalibration

    Rich
    16 Sep 2013 | 6:02 am
    When speaking of the need for recalibration, many executives are still struggling with developing a process that they can leverage to move the core of their firm into a place where the risk of environmental, social, and economic shocks are mitigated, and where they are positioned to take advantage of new opportunities. It is a process where no templates exist, and depending on the firm’s structure, industry position, and capacity, they will need to develop something highly customized, but in working with our clients we have observed that there are 6 “Re”s that firms must all…
  • Limits of Growth – Hong Kong

    Rich
    23 Aug 2013 | 6:13 am
    While messages of rising carbon emissions, global warming, and planetary alarm seem to be a regular occurrence at the global level, in China the discussion is centered around a more tangible set of limits. Hosted by Haworth, and sponsored by EATON, this round of Beyond Business As Usual will be focused on the Limits of Growth so that participants can develop a deeper understanding of the issues that Asia faces, and how business leaders can prepare themselves and their organizations. For Hong Kong, a city that is among Asia’s densest and most expensive, its ability to maintain growth and…
  • Beyond Business As Usual: The Limits of Growth

    Rich
    23 Aug 2013 | 5:27 am
    While messages of rising carbon emissions, global warming, and planetary alarm seem to be a regular occurrence at the global level, in many part of the world, the discussion is centered around a more tangible set of limits: the availability of water, air pollution, the pressure of growing populations in the urban environment, and finding the energy supplies needed to keep the global economy on a growth trajectory. Held in partnership with our sponsors, EATON and Haworth, we will be bringing global leaders and local entrepreneurs to the stage to share their views on what are they see as the…
 
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    Volunteering Is CSR

  • Ready to Give Your Best Work?

    Shari Ilsen
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Guest post by Stephen Ristau Too often I hear from highly skilled and motivated people, “I just can’t seem to find a nonprofit organization that uses my professional talent well.” And despite the great strides that nonprofits have made in recent years to design volunteer or pro bono work experiences that require advanced expertise or training, I still see a disconnect between the available talent pool and the engagement opportunities nonprofits offer. Do you find this to be true also? Have you had to go through many frustrating encounters with nonprofits before you were able…
  • 2014 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards: A Look at Finalist Humana

    Shari Ilsen
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    On September 19, 2014, winners of the 2014 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards will be announced at our annual VolunteerMatch Client Summit in Detroit, Mich. In this series of posts, we’ll introduce you to people and ideas behind the ten most effective employee volunteer programs in our family of corporate clients, determined by performance against four benchmark measures in 2013. What makes your employee volunteer program special? Humana volunteers and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer take a quick break from playground landscaping at the Keystone Learning Academy. Humana encourages…
  • Meet Alex Price, a 2014 VolunteerMatch Client Summit Speaker

    Shari Ilsen
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    On September 18-19, 2014, VolunteerMatch will gather its corporate clients for a day and a half of learning, sharing and networking. The 2014 VolunteerMatch Client Summit will feature numerous sessions led by corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement thought leaders. In this series of posts, we’ll introduce you to each of the speakers and what they’ll discuss at the Summit. Name: Alex Price Title: Community Relations Manager Organization: The ADT Corporation The Session: “Lessons from the Field: Launching a Company-Wide EVP” What is one way you’ve…
  • 2014 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards: A Look at Finalist 1st Source Bank

    Shari Ilsen
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    On September 19, 2014, winners of the 2014 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards will be announced at our annual VolunteerMatch Client Summit in Detroit, Mich. In this series of posts, we’ll introduce you to people and ideas behind the ten most effective employee volunteer programs in our family of corporate clients, determined by performance against four benchmark measures in 2013. What makes your employee volunteer program special? A team of 1st Source employees volunteer with Rebuilding Together to improve the home of a low-income resident in South Bend. 1st Source Bank, based in…
  • People Make the Difference: Explore a Year of Impact

    Greg Baldwin
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    Everyone should have the chance to make a difference – wouldn’t you agree? That’s why VolunteerMatch makes it easier for people to connect with the causes they care about. To take a look at how far we have come, it is a pleasure to share with you VolunteerMatch’s Annual Impact Report – a graphic look at people and causes, like you and your employees, who are making a difference. Last year was an important time for us: we re-launched www.VolunteerMatch.org with a one-of-a-kind recommendations engine, overhauled our workplace group management services, ventured onto…
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    Sustainable Business Toolkit

  • Greenpeace lost big on currency betting

    Timothy Chilman
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    Greenpeace lost USD5.1/GBP3/EUR3.8m through betting on currency by an employee who meant well, honest. The environmental group, based in Amsterdam, revealed on Monday 7 July that the “very senior” employee had exceeded his authority when he bet that the euro wouldn’t strengthen against other currencies in 2013, but it did, despite the currency’s woes. Jeremy Clarkson, fresh from making an ill-received racial comment on air, bellyached that “greed” was the cause, although he is himself rolling in it. The unnamed employee was terminated, however there was no evidence of…
  • World Cup Stimulates Sustainable Transport in Brazil

    Kelly Millward
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    Did they even try? This accusation might be levelled at the Brazilian football team following their performance against Germany, or, indeed, it might be levelled at the Brazilian government in their attempt to reduce the environmental impact of the World Cup. Huge organisational challenges, accusations of corruption and allegations of human rights abuses have overshadowed the effort to make the recent mega-event more eco-friendly. This is not to say, however, that FIFA and the Brazilian government wholly ignored their environmental responsibilities. Over 27.5 million tonnes of carbon credits…
  • Support for London Commuter Who Stripped in Protest at Heat on the Tube

    Guest Post
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    The average city worker does not usually get off the tube at Monument wearing nothing but a pair of boxer shorts – but Mungo Strachan is anything but average. You may hear a few commuters moaning about the summer heat on the London Underground as they head to any office space Monument London offers, but few would have the barefaced cheek to strip off in protest. Headhunter Mungo had the naked ambition to have his complaints heard, however, and ensured this happened by choosing to carry his suit instead of wearing it. Publicity opportunity Scotsman Mungo, a senior consultant at Apollo…
  • Sustainability factors to consider when choosing a sustainable printing company

    Guest Post
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:41 am
    Printed materials are such a critical part of our lives. When you think of it nearly everything is printed – magazines, newspapers, menus, brochures, flyers, business cards, corporate documents, general forms… the list goes on and on. If you are a business it is very likely that you outsource your corporate printing needs (stationary, brochures, reports etc.) to a commercial printing company. That’s great and cost efficient, but what about the impact to the environment? Figuring out which printing company is greener than the next is complicated but here are some things you should…
  • Solar-Powered Vehicles – coming soon to a car park near you?

    Alexia Karageorgis
    24 Jun 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Solar-powered vehicles have been around for over 2 decades – why is it then that we still consider this environmentally-friendly and economical mode of transport such a big deal? Motor companies and science, technology, and engineering students continue to research and design ways in which such vehicles can be built to suit our needs. Even though competitions and races have been taking place since the late 1980s in some cases, the challenge of coming up with a car big enough to fit the family (and the shopping) while still relying mostly, if not entirely, on solar energy for power, remains…
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    Towards 9 Billion

  • Its not you, its we: why values alone aren’t enough for a sustainable world

    Joss Tantram
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:13 am
    “The circumstances of the world are continually changing….That which may be thought right and found convenient in one age, may be thought wrong and found inconvenient in another. In such cases, who is to decide, the living, or the dead?” … Continue reading → By Joss Tantram Towards 9 Billion
  • What’s the point of capitalism?

    Joss Tantram
    20 May 2014 | 10:06 am
    “Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution … Continue reading → By Joss Tantram Towards 9 Billion
  • Beyond Sustainability, Towards Rejuvenative Enterprise

    Joss Tantram
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:43 am
    The future that’s coming… The human population is set to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050. What sort of world do we want new arrivals to come in to? One of scarce resources and extreme competition for the … Continue reading → By Joss Tantram Towards 9 Billion
  • Sustainability: 21st Century Natural Philosophy

    Joss Tantram
    13 Mar 2014 | 11:37 am
    “Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.” Thomas Hobbes The Times They Aren’t a-Changing We are at a point in our species’ history when the need for change has never been stronger. Therefore it … Continue reading → By Joss Tantram Towards 9 Billion
  • Entropic Valuation – energy economics as if thermodynamics mattered

    Joss Tantram
    7 Feb 2014 | 7:19 am
    The constitution of the universe “Everything you are, and have, you owe to the radiations from your sun.” Chocky (John Wyndam)   The Laws of Thermodynamics provably frame and shape our scope for existence, yet they are effectively ignored by … Continue reading → By Joss Tantram Towards 9 Billion
 
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