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2011 Creating Shared Value Forum: join the live discussion!


On May 19, Nestlé and the Atlantic Council will host the…


Added by Wettstein Barbara on May 12, 2011 at 5:58am — No Comments - AMD (AMD:NYSE) publishes 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report

AMD is pleased to present its 16th consecutive corporate responsibility report. This year’s report covers some major changes for AMD and sets the company’s future direction for corporate responsibility.  Some of the 2010 highlights include:


  • Established new strategies to manage corporate responsibility.
  • Expanded AMD Changing the Game to 3,000 kids in 3 countries. This is AMD’s…

Added by David Martel on May 10, 2011 at 9:55pm — No Comments - Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) publishes 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report

Kellogg Company is pleased to announce the launch of its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report, available at …


Added by Jessi Copeland on May 10, 2011 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Interactive Workshops: Business in a Changing Climate

Interactive CSR Workshops in Vancouver: Business in a Changing Climate

On May 18 join CBSR for two interactive afternoon CSR workshops - learn, engage and be inspired!


We regret that the Business in a Changing Climate morning event on May 18 has been cancelled. 

For details and to register for one of the afternoon workshops, visit the links…


Added by David Martel on May 10, 2011 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value

As my regular readers know creating shared value is the fundamental business growth model I follow and help my clients to follow.

In The Responsible Business Group of Ethical Corporation on LinkedIn I put the question Will CSV supersede CSR? a fascinating conversation has followed and one participant referred me to the Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value that is awarded in alternate years to an individual, a non-government organisation (NGO) or a small business to reward an… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on May 10, 2011 at 3:37am — No Comments

Chicago Declared Nation's Largest Fair Trade Town

Fair Trade USA™, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United…


Added by Jessi Copeland on May 9, 2011 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Dale Adams' spot on thinking on my opinion!

I am re-posting this DEVFINANCE book review from Dale Adams with his permission of the new "More than Good Intentions" book from Deak Karlan and Jacob Appel because i think its a spot on (and always easy read) in terms of thinking through where RCTs may be more effective and where they might be less effective (credit, insurance, sme growth).  His comments mirror much of the thinking we have done internally and externally on the MILK project, where we hope to combine different approaches to…


Added by Barbara Magnoni on May 8, 2011 at 11:26am — No Comments

GM, Auto Industry, and Drivers Better Positioned for Changing Fuel Prices


Added by Cindy Esposito on May 5, 2011 at 10:04pm — No Comments

China Social Compliance Leadership Series 2011

Ian Spaulding, Managing Director of INFACT Global Partners, announced a series of new seminars to complement its recently launched China Social Compliance Leadership Series. There are several key recurring issues in Chinese factories that require intensive information sharing and INFACT has responded by collaborating with a number of different organizations to develop and deliver practical solutions.

In collaboration with Fair Labor Association, INFACT will…


Added by David Martel on May 5, 2011 at 10:02pm — No Comments

10 Steps to Kickstart Employee Engagement Through Workplace Giving - Part 3

Want to know more about a game-changing approach to workplace giving and volunteering programs that delivers a compelling formula for success?

No longer a “nice to have” element of employee programs, workplace giving matters now more than ever.  Employee giving and volunteering are now essential components of companies’ employee engagement/Human Capital Management/Strategic CSR toolkits.  At the same time, many larger companies are looking for ways to take…


Added by Jessi Copeland on May 5, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A Best Practice: Corporate Citizenship & Storytelling

I think I may have found my favorite example of how to tell the Corporate Citizenship story....


This past March, we had the opportunity to join…


Added by Chris Jarvis on May 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Loblaw Issues Fourth Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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Today, Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) issued its 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.  The 2010 CSR Report: The Way We Do Business details Loblaw’s social responsibility achievements and key areas of focus. Through its…


Added by David Martel on May 4, 2011 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Register for open enrollment GRI training

BrownFlynn is hosting it's next open enrollment GRI training course on June 1-2, 2011. Training will be held at Trinity Commons in Cleveland, OH, across from Cleveland State University. For more information and to register, please visit




Added by Cindy Esposito on May 4, 2011 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Dow Corning Chooses SAP to Create Product Compliance Documents for 14,000 Products in 100 Countries

In today’s world of rapidly changing and increasingly complex regulations, companies are looking for a consistent and standard approach to help ensure product compliance. To help longtime customer Dow Corning stay compliant, reduce risk and minimize cost, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the chemical manufacturer will rely on the new SAP® EHS Regulatory Documentation OnDemand content…


Added by Cindy Esposito on May 4, 2011 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Social and Environmental Shareholder Resolutions Gain Traction

Shareholder resolutions focusing on social and environmental issues made up the largest portion of all shareholder proposals in 2010,…


Added by David Martel on May 4, 2011 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Video: Peter Brabeck, Chairman of Nestlé talks to IBLF

IBLF's Shivvy Jervis talks to Peter Brabeck, Chairman of Nestlé about leadership and sustainability in the latest edition of the Expert Insight video series. Watch the video here

"The times that business was acting in isolation of society are long gone. The license to do business is…


Added by Jessi Copeland on May 4, 2011 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Ethos Institute and UN Global Compact Launch "Clean Games" Anti-Corruption Project

The Ethos Institute of Business and Social Responsibility and the United Nations Global Compact have launched a US$ 3.1 million,…


Added by Jessi Copeland on May 4, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

ICTs and Disaster Management in Developing Countries: New Paper Online

“Disaster Management, Developing Country Communities & Climate Change: The Role of ICTs” by Nonita Yap argues ICTs have a central role in management of climate-related disasters.  But strategic changes are needed.  Information systems should be development- rather than disaster- or climate-focused.  More interoperable and routinely-used rather than specialised applications are required.  ICTs should be used more to enable accountability of disaster response efforts:…


Added by Richard Heeks on May 4, 2011 at 10:10am — No Comments

Barefoot in Church

In the midst of media blitzes such as the current one, I long for something real and human more than ever. The following story from the “Readers Write” section of The Sun Magazine, fit the bill for me yesterday. And I was delighted to come across this poignant personal story from its pages on the experience of being at the receiving end of help. It offers… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 4, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Two months left to apply for the CHF 500 000 Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value

Do you know an innovative project in Nutrition, Water or Rural Development that would benefit from an investment of CHF 500 000 (more than USD 480 000)?

You can help to scale up…


Added by Wettstein Barbara on May 2, 2011 at 9:06am — No Comments

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