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The Natural Step's Sustainability for Leaders Course Comes to Toronto

The Natural Step Canada's …

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Added by David Martel on March 31, 2011 at 8:50pm — No Comments

The Ethical Sourcing Forum - A Video Introduction

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Added by David Martel on March 31, 2011 at 8:40pm — No Comments

What Smart Companies Should Learn from Apple’s Supply Chain Woes

With growing public concern over worker suicides and injuries at Apple suppliers over the last two years, a new research study confirms that many companies are taking the wrong approach to managing their supply chains.

Conducted by the Network for Business Sustainability, an independent research group based at the Richard Ivey School of Business, the study reviewed 25 years’ worth of academic and industry research. The study revealed that ensuring safe,…

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Added by Cindy Esposito on March 31, 2011 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Industry-Leading CEOs Discuss Blending Commercial and Societal Goals During Closed-Door Conference

On February 28, 2011, International Corporate Philanthropy Day, CECP hosted a convening of over 70 industry-leading CEOs from around…

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Added by Cindy Esposito on March 31, 2011 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Reading the Wind = Using Less Coal

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Added by David Martel on March 30, 2011 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Connections in Ghana, especially with oranges?

 

One of my colleagues, Alex Stainburn, is on ACDI/VOCA volunteer project for orange growers in Ghana. We’re trying to help a buddy on an agricultural project there. Anyone with connections in Ghana, especially with oranges? See below for more details.

Tx

Drew Tulchin

 

From: Alex Stainburn [mailto:alex.stainburn@newcaledon.com]

My first few days in Ghana have gone well.  As I talk to…

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Added by Drew Tulchin on March 30, 2011 at 8:50am — No Comments

ReportAlert.info - Inter-American Development Bank publishes 2010 Sustainability Report

The Inter-American Development Bank has completed their 6th annual Sustainability Report 2010 http://www.reportalert.info/ra/profiles/IADB/2011/?ID=37028.

The Sustainability Report delivers information regarding IDB’s contributions to sustainability during 2010. This year’s Report also provides insights into key development…

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Added by David Martel on March 29, 2011 at 9:07pm — No Comments

The World Environment Center and SGM Wuling Launch Cleaner Production Partnership to Improve Competitiveness and Performance

The World Environment Center (WEC) and GM China and its joint venture SGM Wuling (SGMW) have launched a pilot project to provide training to SGMW’s supply chain through WEC’s signature “Green Supply Chain” project. The project is an extension of WEC’s innovative collaboration with GM-China and its partners to improve performance among SGMW’s China-based suppliers.  This project represents SGMW’s extension of its strategy to improve supplier performance and support…

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Added by Cindy Esposito on March 29, 2011 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Nonprofits: How to Avoid Problem Board Members in the First Place

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Added by David Martel on March 29, 2011 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Beyond Good Execution

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Added by David Martel on March 29, 2011 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Report on ICTs and Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries

ICTs and Climate Change Mitigation in Emerging Economies by Helen Roeth and Leena Wokeck identifies the need and opportunity in emerging economies for ICT-enabled climate change mitigation in areas such as energy generation, urban transportation and building, manufacturing, and international trade. It analyses the challenges to this form of low-carbon development, and recommends necessary actions by government and business:… Continue

Added by Richard Heeks on March 29, 2011 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Beyond Good Execution

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Added by David Martel on March 28, 2011 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Trying to Quit

An analogy occurred to me recently:



Imagine that your best friend is quitting smoking. This is something you’ve really wanted her to do for a long time, as you’ve seen the teeth darken and heard the hacking cough for too long now.



So after much soul searching and commitment on your best friend’s part, she takes the first step on their journey. She reduces the number of cigarettes she smokes per day by three! She has been smoking a pack a day.



It has required…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 27, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Watch Leading Global CEOs Discuss Sustainable Business Practices at Closed-Door CEO Conference

The 6th Annual Board of Boards CEO Conference, held on February 28, 2011 provided a forum for nearly 70 global CEOs to discuss the topic of Business at its Best: Maximizing Long-Term Profit and Societal Impact.  Highlights from this closed-door discussion are now available on CECP's website, where you can hear Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo and Bill…

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Added by Cindy Esposito on March 27, 2011 at 9:49pm — No Comments

GE Listed on World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere

General Electric has been named one of the 110 World’s Most Ethical Companies by The Ethisphere Institute. Three thousand companies from 36 different countries were evaluated based on performance indicators including exceptional citizenship, social responsibility, governance, innovation and leadership. This year's list now covers a larger geographic capacity, with a 17% augmentation in 2011 of companies outside the US. The top ranking organizations, including GE,…

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Added by David Martel on March 27, 2011 at 9:44pm — No Comments

The Natural Step Founder is Named an Ashoka Globalizer

The Natural Step Canada is pleased to announce that its Founder, …

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Added by Cindy Esposito on March 27, 2011 at 9:39pm — No Comments

General Mills Releases 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

General Mills today announced the availability of its 2011…

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Added by David Martel on March 27, 2011 at 9:36pm — No Comments

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