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Join the Ethical Sourcing Forum New York - March 31-April 1st.

ESF North America 2011 

Maximizing Sustainability IMPACT and Business Value

More than a Forum...

The ESF offers a “deep-dive” into the latest advances in sustainability decision-making. It has become amust-attend event for supply chain and sustainability practitioners eager to share applied innovation and the latest solutions-development processes for social and environmental progress.


The next ESF NA presents an excellent…


Added by David Martel on March 27, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Women Entrepreneurs: Right Under the Noses of the Taliban


Added by Cindy Esposito on March 25, 2011 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Upcoming Sustainability Practitioners Webinar featuring Bob Willard

The Natural Step Exchange is pleased to present the March…


Added by Cindy Esposito on March 25, 2011 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Andrew Winston Joins RecycleMatch Advisory Board

RecycleMatch, the first online B2B marketplace for business recycling and waste diversion, today announced Andrew Winston has joined the company’s advisory board. Best-selling author of Green to Gold and Green Recovery, Winston’s contributions will leverage his extensive experience in sustainability consulting for large corporations like Bank of…


Added by Cindy Esposito on March 25, 2011 at 8:46pm — No Comments

New/Emergent ICTs and Climate Change

New & Emergent ICTs and Climate Change in Developing Countries by Stan Karanasios analyses the climate change application of new and emergent ICTs – wireless broadband, wireless sensor networks, GIS, Web-based tools – in developing countries.  It identifies major uses in disaster management and climate monitoring, and lacunae around climate adaptation.  It provides recommendations for more effective use of new… Continue

Added by Richard Heeks on March 25, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Call for Public Comment – LEO 8000 – Standard for Sustainable Electronic Gaming Machines

Leonardo Academy is inviting all interested parties to provide comment on the draft Standard for Sustainable Electronic Gaming…


Added by David Martel on March 24, 2011 at 9:43pm — No Comments

A Long-Term View for Relief in Japan


Added by Cindy Esposito on March 24, 2011 at 9:39pm — No Comments

How Markets React to CSR Announcements


Added by David Martel on March 24, 2011 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Boards: On Saying No to Problem Board Members


Added by Cindy Esposito on March 24, 2011 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Winners of CR Reporting Awards to be announced on March 24

The winners of the 4th annual Corporate Responsibility Reporting Awards (CRRA’11) will be announced at a reception at the Royal Society in London on March 24. These awards recognise the very best in corporate responsibility reporting, and are the only independent, global annual awards of their type. 

The CRRA are managed by, the CR resources website and provider of the world’s largest online directory of CR Reports.…


Added by David Martel on March 24, 2011 at 8:55pm — No Comments

When profit is a reason we confuse what with why and therefore our how’s are at best fuzzy!

I well remember the moment 20 years ago when I said publicly for the first time, profit is not a reason for being in business, profit is a result of being good at business.

I was speaking to a group of Chief Executives and although no-one laughed out loud there were plenty of smirks and internal chuckles!

20 years ago I was stating a notion I had. Today it is a firm conviction that I have seen to be true 100s of times over.

Now let me be crystal clear. I… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on March 24, 2011 at 6:08pm — No Comments

How to Find Your Influentials and Let Them Lead

Managing a company’s employee volunteering program is almost always a daunting task. This is partly because most employers approach the task as an add-on – surely finding a place to volunteer will just take a few minutes? Turns out, scheduling events, negotiating with nonprofits, communicating events to employees, and looking after unending details - is a full time job.



Added by Chris Jarvis on March 24, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Bayer Corporation Launches Making Science Make Sense Facebook Page

Bayer Corporation today announced the launch of the Making Science Make Sense (MSMS) Facebook page – …


Added by David Martel on March 24, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments

How Nonprofits Can Harness ‘Disruptive Technologies’ for Social Good


Added by Cindy Esposito on March 24, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Microsoft Launches Kodu Game Lab and Design Competition

Microsoft Corp. today announced the full availability of Microsoft Kodu Game Lab for the PC and the launch of the nationwide…


Added by Cindy Esposito on March 23, 2011 at 9:42pm — No Comments

CECP Releases Board of Boards CEO Conference Executive Summary

“If you’re not passionate about this, then don’t bother. And being passionate isn’t about memos and speeches; it’s about asking…


Added by Cindy Esposito on March 23, 2011 at 9:39pm — No Comments

10 principles to help aid workers thrive

(Cross-posted from Satori Worldwide)

After years of working in overseas development and seeing many well-intentioned work-life balance policies fall flat, it’s not surprising that many of us became cynical about the prospect of living healthy, balanced lives in the field.

Top-down prescriptions can only go so far to help—it’s up to you to make sure you are getting… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 23, 2011 at 10:17am — No Comments

Seventh Generation changes packaging to paper.

On Friday, Seventh Generation will announce plans to roll out a laundry detergent bottle made from 100% recycled cardboard and newspaper.


“If this kind of creativity was applied to all products at the grocery store, it would be a huge win for the environment,” says Gwen Ruta of the Environmental Defense Fund.


The bottle still has a plastic cap, but boasts 66% less plastic than conventional laundry bottles, and can be ripped in half, and recycled with…


Added by Kenneth Westling on March 18, 2011 at 10:16am — No Comments

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