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Fast Stats About Giving in America Today

giving The annual Giving USA Foundation report has just been released, and the numbers tell an interesting story about corporate giving.  An alarming story, that is.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Americans gave $335.17 billion to charity in 2013.  Which sounds good until you…

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Added by Ryan Scott on July 22, 2014 at 3:14am — 1 Comment

What standards are you accepting?

This weeks sparkenation.





Lieutenant General David Morrison, Chief of the Australian Army doesn’t mince words in this video. And rightly so.











His message is a key for us all in every aspect of our lives.





"The standard you walk past is the standard you accept."

Lieutenant General David… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on July 19, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Alstom Donates Generator to Ecotech Institute for Student Training

Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused on renewable energy and sustainability training, now has a generator capable of powering 15,000 average America homes. The generator, which is one of the most expensive components in a wind turbine, is a donation from Alstom, the world’s leading energy solutions…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on July 16, 2014 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Want to Succeed? Give Back.

ladder1 I’ve been catching up on the work of renowned organizational psychologist Adam Grant. Wharton’s youngest full professor and single highest-rated teacher, Grant has been recognized as one of BusinessWeek’s favorite professors, one of the world’s 40 best business professors under 40, and one of Malcolm Gladwell’s favorite social science…

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Added by Ryan Scott on July 15, 2014 at 1:26am — No Comments

John G. Ruggie-- "The Past as Prologue? A Moment of Truth for UN Business and Human Rights Treaty"

I have been considering the recent moves by the Human Rights Council to begin considering a treaty  to replace/amplify/substitute/supersede the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights that the HRC has itself only recently and unanimously endorsed.  See Larry Catá Backer,…
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Added by Larry Catá Backer on July 8, 2014 at 1:18pm — No Comments

A Fallen Hero and the Company He Kept

 

Stephen Robinson The other day, I received the terrible news that Steve Robinson, a leading advocate for veterans and a friend of Causecast, had suddenly passed away.  He died at the age of 51, while working at his desk at Prudential, laboring to the very end to improve the lives of veterans.  

Steve’s work at…

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Added by Ryan Scott on July 7, 2014 at 1:11am — No Comments

And a Treaty to Bind them All—On Prospects and Obstacles to Moving from the GPs to a Multilateral Treaty Framework, a Preliminary Assessment

As the Business and Human Rights Resource Center explained:

At the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, two resolutions were tabled for adoption by the Council. The first is a resolution drafted by Ecuador and South Africa and signed also by Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela. It was originally tabled on 19 June, then updated on 24…
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Added by Larry Catá Backer on July 3, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Co-creating a culture of candor

“Creativity has to start somewhere, and we are true believers in the power of bracing, candid feedback and the iterative process-reworking, reworking, and reworking again, until a flawed story finds its through line or a hollow character finds its soul.”

Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar and President of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, in a wonderful book Creativity, Inc.

Candor is critical to the culture of Pixar and Walt…

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Added by Ian Berry on July 2, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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