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Are Individuals that claim they're committed in supporting Green and Sustainable projects, sincere in their claims or is it just "show"?

At times, I have serious doubts many prospective leads I've encountered over the years are indeed interested in NEW, innovative, or truly eco-friendly technologies which can both save lives and reduce energy costs.



Case Point:



I work with an Inventor from the UK. We have a new sustainable and eco-friendly green technology product line called "Glowmark" http://glowmark.net I've posted on a number of…

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Added by Reso Factor on April 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

5 things you can learn from Willmott Dixon on Responsible Procurement

You can read the blogpost here.

Added by Responsible Proc. on April 27, 2012 at 8:10am — No Comments

How can I collect data from my suppliers the easy way?

Read my latest blog post here.

Added by Responsible Proc. on April 25, 2012 at 3:42am — No Comments

Where are you hanging out even though you perceive there is no value in doing so?

I never quite got the hang of Facebook. I joined initially because everyone else was and so I thought there might be something in it.  I gave a lot of value I think.  Return on investment of time and energy (admittedly I didn’t spend a lot of either) zilch, zero, nothing. LinkedIn on the other hand very glad to belong and contribute.

No one from Facebook has ever contacted me to ask me what I want.  LinkedIn has.

No one from Apple has ever contacted me either.  Apple produces…

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Added by Ian Berry on April 25, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Sustainability Growth and Social Media

In the past couple of years the use of the word "sustainability" is put to just about everything in order to make it look " green" or "social". Companies have invested and continue to invest tremendous sums of money and resources in initiatives aiming to make them look more sustainable in the eyes of their stakeholders. But how can they prove or even know that these investments are worthwhile, or that they improve and/or strengthen the company's brand image reputation?



Companies…

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Added by Irene Daskalakis on April 24, 2012 at 4:12am — 4 Comments

Linking project developers to the CSR world?

Good day.

At Carbon Tanzania we have developed an avoided deforestation project working with Hadza hunter gathers (www.carbontanzania.com), the Plan Vivo foundation is the third party verifier and we are currently developing our go to market strategy whilst also linking in with resellers in the UK, who in turn work directly with companies on CSR. We also sell VER's to Tanzanian tourism companies wishing to offset unavoidable emissions, again…

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Added by Marc Baker on April 21, 2012 at 3:26am — No Comments

THE CSR HANDBOOK – 50 RESOURCES FOR STARTING CSR PROGRAMS

Corporations developing their first organized, strategic CSR program may be uncertain where to turn for sound advice. Creating, implementing, and communicating CSR policies and initiatives can be one of the most daunting tasks a company can undertake. Brave One is happy to offer this list of 50 resources for any organization new to the world of Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

Blogs



1. In a post for …

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Added by Jesse Mayhew on April 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

15 Easy Ways To Make A Difference - Start Now

Many people believe that they don’t have what it takes to make a difference to the world. Going green doesn't have to be a daunting task that means sweeping life changes. The truth is, every one of us is put in this world to contribute and make a difference to the world in our own unique way. It need not be anything out of the world. It just needs to be something you do with the intention of doing good. Simple things can make a difference. Sometimes it takes a few reminders for things take…

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Added by John Smith on April 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Added by Marcelo Sabanes on April 20, 2012 at 8:44am — No Comments

When To Go With And When To Stop The Flow

For sometime now I have been sharing a weekly sparkenation here and other places.



Sparkenation: a spark that ignites passion that leads to action that changes what’s normal.

This week I shared the following and received a lot of emails asking for my thoughts on how, which is what this blog is all about.

How skillful are you are letting go when you need to and being persistent when you need to be?

"In the confrontation between the stream and the…

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Added by Ian Berry on April 19, 2012 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

The Truth Will Come Out - The Train Left The Station

Social changes remain gradual and linear until we reach a “tipping point” where a sudden shift occurs in “norms” and behavior. Sustainable Industries has listed some interesting trends written by Cynthia Figge, CSRHub. Several trends are driving corporate transparency and disclosure towards a tipping point where disclosure will be normal and opaque behavior will be aberrant:

  1. The power of crowds.  There is no point trying to hide a secret that a lot of people know.  Through…
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Added by Henry Klen on April 19, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

And while we're talking jargon...how about "innovation"?

From yesterday's “But will this be sustainable?” also comes...

“This project will be innovative.” 

The development aid sector is not lacking in ideas or methods and it's hardly appropriate to declare one's self "innovative," right?

Last year when I found the one-page piece I wrote about a local implementing…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 19, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Where Do Women Go?

Women are leaving the workplace. According to the Monthly Labor Review there has been a upward trend of women exiting the workforce over the past 10 years. The publication reports that 75.3 percent of women ages 25 to 54 were in the workforce  — a decrease from 76.8 percent.

There are distinct challenges that women face in the workplace. Many companies are exploring these issues and focusing initiatives on obtaining, engaging, and retaining women leaders in the workplace but many are…

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Added by John Smith on April 18, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

I need to add value to Jordan

I am responsible for a range of process improvement and process management activities. Activities include planning, performing, and implementing process improvement initiatives, in addition to ownership of operational processes. These initiatives may…

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Added by Mohammed Katanani on April 18, 2012 at 7:26am — No Comments

Sustainability--some clarity please!

"But will this be sustainable?"

This is a question I find it harder and harder to tolerate it in discussions about international development. (Luckily, due to my nature and to this blog, I rarely have to bite my tongue.)

I share this though because we as aid workers and funders need to challenge this notion of the necessity of the "sustainability" of activities within aid projects. Basic services to people must be sustainable. Training…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 18, 2012 at 6:48am — No Comments

Top 4 Ideas To Engage Students In CSR

Why don’t more young people know about what business is doing in this area? What can large corporations do to better communicate their CSR programs to younger audiences?

According to Professor Madsen, Distinguished Service Professor for Ethics and Social Responsibility at Carnegie Mellon University, “Part of the problem might be the actual way that corporations are sending their CSR messages via various social media. As there is often an overriding concern with making CSR activities…

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Added by Henry Klen on April 17, 2012 at 7:46am — No Comments

What's Needed to Put Local Champions at the Forefront?

My video contribution to A Day Without Dignity 2012 on how-matters.org's YouTube Channel. Click here to watch it!

Below are some other posts featuring local champions on…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 16, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Eliminating Carbon Emissions And Fossil Fuel Subsidies Will Reduce Social Inequality

Carbon emissions between 1990 and 2008, Europe and Central Asia saw a 28 percent fall - the largest of any region of the world - even as GDP grew by 22 percent, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Climate-changing emissions still remain among the highest in the world per capita in some countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia – but those countries are also the ones where fossil fuel subsidies remain in place.…

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Added by John Smith on April 13, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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