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Are you a card carrying member of Generation G?

I read a lot online about Generation C (folk born after 1990) - connected, communicating, computerized.

I don’t believe for a minute however that 24/7 access to digital devices, as great as this is, means we are connected or good at communication, in fact the opposite can be the case.

We are in danger of losing both the art of real human connection and real communication, as well as the big C is my view, compassion!

While I accept the rise and… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on February 28, 2011 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Polls open for voting in 3rd Annual Corporate Citizenship Film Festival

The entrants are all in for the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s 3rd Annual Corporate Citizenship Film Festival and it’s time for the public to vote!

A total of 37 companies have submitted videos to compete for the Film Festival trophy for best demonstration of using video to tell a corporate citizenship story. The 37 participants is an all-time high for the festival and the field promises to offer some compelling examples of how…


Added by Cindy Esposito on February 27, 2011 at 9:49pm — No Comments - Henkel (FRA:HEN) publishes 2010 Sustainability Report

Henkel published its 20th Sustainability Report today, coinciding and in conjunction with its Annual Report for 2010. More than 20 years ago, Henkel made a commitment to principles and objectives relating to occupational health and safety, resource conservation and emissions reduction. In 2008, the company announced its targets for 2012. Thanks to resolute determination throughout the organization, these…


Added by Cindy Esposito on February 27, 2011 at 9:42pm — No Comments

The Natural Step Explained in 2 Minutes


Added by Cindy Esposito on February 27, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Innovative Water Technologies Inc. and GE Announce the Sunspring™ as a healthymagination validated product

Innovative Water Technologies Inc.’s (IWT) Sunspring™ water purification system has received GE’s healthymagination validation…


Added by Cindy Esposito on February 25, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Analyst, Standards and Measurement Position Available at Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy

CECP is seeking an inquisitive and dynamic Analyst to support the global expansion of the …


Added by Cindy Esposito on February 25, 2011 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Would YOU fund this organization?

A few years ago, when I was working with a foundation that gives grants to organizations working with children and families affected by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, I received a report from a Zimbabwean grantee, which you can read for yourself on In determining whether to give them a second small grant, aside from the original proposal and financial report, this was all I had to go on. They…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on February 24, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

GE Partners with EPA on Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Landfill Waste

  • Agreement with Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA) will reduce the typical landfill waste of a refrigerator by approximately 85 percent by weight

  • Innovative technology being used by ARCA and GE is the first in the U.S.

GE Appliances & Lighting became the first appliance manufacturer to partner…


Added by David Martel on February 24, 2011 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Six Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2011


Added by David Martel on February 24, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

Nominations welcome for CHF 500 000 Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value

Do you know of a project which has been successful in improving access to and management of water; in delivering high nutritional value to populations suffering from nutritional deficits; or in improving the lives of farmers and rural communities?


You can help such a project or initiative by nominating it for the Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value at A substantial investment of up to CHF 500 000…


Added by Wettstein Barbara on February 22, 2011 at 3:01am — No Comments

SustainAbility: Rate the Raters Webinar 2/24

CBSR Learning Event

SustainAbility: Rate the Raters

February 24, 1:00 - 2:00 pm (EST) / 10:00 - 11:00 am (PST)

SustainAbility: Rate the Raters


February 24, 1:00 - 2:00 pm (EST) / 10:00 - 11:00 am…


Added by David Martel on February 21, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Anvil Knitwear Joins Growing BICEP Business Coalition, Advocating Strong Energy, Climate Policies

Anvil Knitwear, a century-old apparel brand, today announced that it has joined the fast-growing Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) coalition. Anvil becomes the 20th member of BICEP, a group of major American companies committed to working with businesses and policymakers to enact meaningful energy and climate policies.

"For a 100-year-old company like Anvil, sustainable growth is a concept that carries special meaning," said…


Added by Cindy Esposito on February 21, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Titillating TED Talks for Sustainable Development Folks

Three separate TED Talks caught my eye over the last week. All encouraged me to reflect on development as a practice and how I personally and professionally stay connected to “what is living” at a local level that is authentic and that has potential to unleash social change. No concrete answers yet of course, but how I love the questions! All videos can be viewed at: … Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on February 21, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

How Climate Organisations Should Strategise ICTs

"Informational Governance of Cliimate Change Organisations" analyses how organisations active in climate change should incorporate ICTs into their strategic thinking.  It builds a model of "informational governance" with questions to help these organisations identify challenges and opportunities, and enable an effective strategic response:…


Added by Richard Heeks on February 21, 2011 at 9:51am — No Comments

Closing the knowing - doing gap

Part of my plan this year, my 20th in partnering with passionate and enlightened business leaders to change what’s normal inside corporations for the good of people, our planet, and for profit, is to close the gap between what I know and what I do.

This is a challenge!

The most challenging aspect of my work with organisation is to actually inspire people do what what they know they should.

To begin my own journey I reread The Knowing- Doing Gap by J. Pfeffer and… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on February 17, 2011 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Dubai to build the largest arch Bridge – Necessary?

The largest bridge. If any real city on our planet can claim an active stake in creating unnecessary urban landscape, it's probably Dubai. Artificial islands arranged in the shape of the world? The world's only seven-star hotel? And in 2012, it will also become home to the largest, tallest arch bridge ever. A recent environmental study shows the bridge is totally unnecessary to improve the infrastructure. It is simple another prestige symbol for Dubai. Why are they not spending the money on…


Added by Henry Klen on February 17, 2011 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

McKesson Releases 2010 Corporate Citizenship Report


McKesson Corporation, the world’s largest healthcare services company, today announced the release of its fiscal year 2010 (FY10) Corporate Citizenship Report. Through the voices of employees, grantees and customers, this online-only report provides an update on McKesson’s corporate citizenship accomplishments throughout FY10. It is available at …


Added by Cindy Esposito on February 14, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Climate Change as a Strategic Priority for ICT4D Organisations

A new report uses survey and other data to analyse how ICT-for-development activist organisations are strategically handling climate change as an issue.  It identifies their key focus on adaptation, the challenges that exist within and outside organisations, and it makes recommendations for effective strategic response:


Richard Heeks

Added by Richard Heeks on February 14, 2011 at 6:21pm — No Comments

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