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Exploring The Social Awareness Of Your Current Business Model

“Most businesspeople are so busy working for their business or in their business that they never find time to work on their business. Thus they fail to anticipate what might happen or what they might be able to make happen”. –It's Not the Big That Eat the Small ... It's the Fast That Eat the Slow
It is in this light that our sustainability consulting reminds clients that business models and strategies can become stagnate over time.  If a company fails to take action…

Added by Jessi Copeland on March 31, 2012 at 10:20pm — No Comments

ING KiDS ROCK Gets D.C. Kids on Road to Healthier Lifestyle

Guess what? Kids love running in the rain just as much as they love playing in the snow! It was evident at ING KiDS ROCK D.C. on Friday, March 16, at the D.C. Armory’s Parking Lot 6. The rain couldn’t stop nearly 800 kids in grades K-7 from running their final one mile. “It’s awesome…


Added by Cindy Esposito on March 31, 2012 at 10:12pm — No Comments

2012 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards: A Look at Finalist Nationwide


Added by Cindy Esposito on March 31, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Rio+20? Will It Make A Difference To Sustainable Development?

Rio+20, do you think?

"When I look ahead at Rio and beyond, it seems to me that our scarcest resource is time", says Lester Brown, president at the Earth Policy Institute.

"What we're actually looking at is a race between tipping points, between natural, environmental tipping points on the one hand and political tipping points on the other."

David Suzuki, founder of David Suzuki Foundation, mirrors Brown, calling for urgent action against "the crisis of our…


Added by Caroline Ganun on March 29, 2012 at 9:28pm — No Comments

CSR in Canada, Part Three: Vancouver's Small Businesses

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In “CSR in Canada, Part Three,” Lorraine Smith, Director, SustainAbility, highlights the role of the small businesses of Vancouver as a major driver for CSR throughout Canada. The environmental and social issues of British Columbia were adopted by the business community, creating a climate for the creation of Canadian Business for Social…


Added by Cindy Esposito on March 26, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments

Registration for the 2012 Global Action Forum is Open

Registration is now open for the 2012 Global Action Forum, a philanthropic conference being held in Los Angeles, CA. In its second year, the three-day event will bring together activists and philanthropic leaders from the entertainment, business, social enterprise and sporting sectors to influence lasting change on global issues, bridging the gap between positive intentions and action.

"Participants at the Global Action Forum move with a sense of urgency – it starts with action and…


Added by Cindy Esposito on March 26, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments - The National Commercial Bank Publishes 2011 Sustainability and Business Excellence Report

The National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia (NCB), one of the Middle East's leading financial institutions, has released its 2011 Sustainability and Business Excellence Report. The report is available on the company's Web site and may be accessed …


Added by Henry Frechette III on March 26, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments

Leveraging Business to Solve Society's Most Vexing Problems


In CSC's latest CR Quarterly Update, Susan Pullin, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, talks about how strategic philanthropy and CSC's community engagement efforts. View the full article, here:…


Added by Cindy Esposito on March 25, 2012 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Domtar Uses ‘Mad Men’ Season Premiere To Promote The Benefits Of Reading On Paper

Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced  that with Newsweek planning a retro edition to promote the new season of “Mad Men,” Domtar will run a 1960s-style ad that shows while we live in a more digital age, people still read faster on paper.

“We’ve seen studies that show whether you’re an executive or a millennial, people prefer to read on paper, and it’s faster to read on paper,” said Lewis Fix, Domtar’s Vice-President of Sustainable Business and Brand Management.…


Added by Jessi Copeland on March 25, 2012 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Be Green Packaging To Sponsor 2012 Sustainable Packaging Coalition Spring Meeting

Be Green Packaging announced today that it will be one of the official sponsors of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s 2012 Spring Meeting held in Toronto, Canada. The SPC conference provides an industry-wide forum for business leaders and professionals within the sustainable packaging field to share their knowledge and expertise with the intention of fostering collaboration throughout the packaging supply…


Added by Jessi Copeland on March 25, 2012 at 9:06pm — No Comments

China At Your Doorstep

Interesting article in Forbes about working conditions in the US. China at your doorstep. After Apple and Foxconn, obviously the topic got pushed again to the front-page. In the magazine Mother Jones piece, reporter Mac McClelland takes a job in one of the large fulfillment centers for online retailers like Amazon, Staples, Sears, Zappos, Best Buy, and, yes, computer companies like Apple and Dell. She doesn’t announce herself as a journalist, but she uses her real name and job history. She…


Added by John Smith on March 23, 2012 at 11:47am — No Comments

CSR in Canada, Part Two: Toronto’s Financial Sector vs. Quebec’s European Viewpoint

In “CSR in Canada, Part Two,” Lorraine Smith, Director, SustainAbility, discusses the very different attitudes and practices toward CSR between Toronto and Quebec. Canada’s five major banks, based in Toronto, anchor the corporate social responsibility dialogue in Ontario, with varying degrees of activity and leadership. In Quebec, the conversation is a collaboration with European organizations that makes for an idea-rich debate. The second in a four-segment interview…


Added by Jessi Copeland on March 20, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Practical Tools And Methods For Change Agents On-Line Workshop To Be Taught By Alan AtKisson In April

Focusing on practical applications of systems thinking concepts, this on-line workshop offered by ISSP will guide participants through the jungle of sustainability techniques and change processes, and help them learn when and how to apply them successfully. The instructor is Alan AtKisson, the originator of the "ISIS Method," a step-by-step process for teaching, learning, and doing…


Added by Henry Frechette III on March 19, 2012 at 10:59pm — 1 Comment

Guest Post: The Role of Business in a Global Society: Progress or Protect?

The concept of 'The Butterfly Effect' explains that even small actions can have far reaching and unintended consequences. This presents a unique problem for businesses operating in a global context because any business working across cultures must face the fact that -- no matter how they conduct their business -- they are going to have some impacts that will cause some stakeholder to question their…


Added by Henry Frechette III on March 19, 2012 at 9:09am — No Comments

3BL Media Acquires SocialEarth to Further Expand Distribution of Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship News and Content

3BL Media (, the leading distributor of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability news and content, has announced the acquisition of SocialEarth (, the leading web-based community for social innovation, social entrepreneurship and social enterprise content and thought leadership. This acquisition further expands 3BL Media’s news and content distribution network,…


Added by Cindy Esposito on March 19, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments

Flexjet Earns Two Prestigious Awards

Flexjet, a leader in business aviation solutions, has been recognized again by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. National Air Transportation Association (NATA) for excellence in aircraft technical training.

The Diamond Award of Excellence is the FAA’s highest honor for maintenance training and Flexjet is the only fractional jet ownership program provider that has received this award for 13 consecutive years.

“It is our technicians’…


Added by Henry Frechette III on March 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

How to Find a CSR Job in a Big Company


Added by Henry Frechette III on March 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Sustainability and thriving on the challenges of change are intimately connected

This IBM study has been referred to in recent discussions on LinkedIn about why and how change programs fail and succeed.

The study, that involved 1,130 CEOs, conducted in-depth analysis to determine the characteristics of the Enterprise of the Future.

The study says “80% of CEOs view sustainability as impacting brand value”

and “While 83% of CEOs expect…


Added by Ian Berry on March 18, 2012 at 4:10pm — No Comments

BNY Mellon Added to FTSE4Good Global Benchmark Index

BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has been added to the FTSE4Good Index Series, widely-regarded among the premier Environmental, Social and Governance indices to identify…


Added by Jessi Copeland on March 18, 2012 at 2:49pm — No Comments

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