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CSR Jobs - You need to fire somebody!

No wonder unemployment remains high. Just as ADP was issuing a dismal August employment report, another group provided a study that helps explain why the job market is going nowhere: CEOs of the 50 companies that account for the bulk of the nation’s layoffs paid their chief executive officers 42% more than the average company, according to a report released today.

The 17th annual “Executive Excess” report, compiled by the Institute for Policy Studies, focused on 50…


Added by Jane on August 8, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Be and Become a Changemaker in Agriculture


The problems of small farmers of India and the solutions are well covered in this blog


Be and become a changemaker by voting Janani AgriServe in box below.  Remember to reconfirm your vote when you get a confirmation mail from…


Added by Sundara Rajan Sampath on August 8, 2011 at 10:23pm — No Comments

A pathway to achieving possibility

This article is my changing what's normal newsletter for August. Each month I write an in-depth article. You can subscribe to my newsletter here.

I also provide a digital gift each month that I have created or come across. The August gift is from a friend in the UK Rob Brown, '101 Great Tools, Tips and Tactics to Build Your Mental Toughness' You need to sign-up to get it however well worth it and of course you can… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on August 7, 2011 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Help Indian IT for Agriculture initiative


Janani AgriServe Initiative, the only project in Agri to reach semi finals of global competition "Powering Economic Opportunity - Create a World that Works" co-hosted by eBay Foundation with Ashoka Changemakers need your vote to move into the finals and later win a cash award of $50000.  Please cast your vote thro the link:…


Added by Sundara Rajan Sampath on August 7, 2011 at 8:43am — No Comments

Enriching the Experience of Life: Brown-Forman Releases Third Corporate Responsibility Report

Brown-Forman announced today the publication of its third corporate responsibility report, “Enriching the Experience of Life.” The report covers the company’s progress and challenges in the areas of alcohol responsibility, environmental sustainability, employee relations, and civic engagement. The report is available in print and on the company’s website: …


Added by David Martel on August 6, 2011 at 10:24pm — No Comments

The International Business Leaders Forum calls for stronger partnerships as Indian Government defines business responsibilities

International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) presses for stronger partnerships, following the Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs' release last month of 'National Guidelines on the Social, Environmental & Economic Responsibilities of Business'.…


Added by Jessi Copeland on August 5, 2011 at 9:58pm — No Comments - CB Richard Ellis Group (NYSE:CBG) publishes Corporate Responsibility Report 2010

CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2010 revenue), released its…


Added by Cindy Esposito on August 5, 2011 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Behind the Barricades, There Is Happiness

Richard Moore describes himself as “just a guy who wanted to help.”

This is somehow funny coming from a man whom the Dalai Lama refers to as “my hero.”

Well known to the residents of Derry, Ireland, where we met last month, Richard Moore was shot at the age of 10 by a British solider on his way home from school. Taking a rubber bullet on the bridge of his nose, Richard lost…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 5, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Appeal to support the only Indian Agri IT Venture in Global competition


Janani AgriServe is the only Indian Agri IT Venture to move into the semi finals (out of 900 entries from 90 countries) of Global Competition - Powering Economic Opportunity - Create a world that Works - co hosted by eBay Foundation & Ashoka Changemakers.


To move into finals, Janani AgriServe need your support in the form of vote.  Please spare 5 minutes to spare your vote through…


Added by Sundara Rajan Sampath on August 4, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Vote for Janani AgriServe - Vote for success of Indian Farmers Globally



Nearly 900 Ideas from 83 Countries…


Added by Sundara Rajan Sampath on August 3, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours 2012

Spark your innovation with NASSCOM Foundation’s 4th edition of the NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours



NASSCOM Foundation, in association with Genpact opens entries for India’s most impactful social enterprise projects, using technology to solve India’s social and environmental issues.


The awards aim to showcase projects that demonstrate best…


Added by NASSCOM Foundation on August 2, 2011 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Social Accountability International's Newsletter - July 2011

SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000® certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to…


Added by David Martel on August 2, 2011 at 10:14pm — No Comments

How to Read A Sustainability Report: A Guide For Skeptics

It’s Sustainability Report season again. Companies around the world are sending out notices of their web-posted reports, highlighting their achievements with colorful charts, graphs and photos


Added by David Martel on August 2, 2011 at 9:47pm — No Comments

The Business Case for Employee Volunteering - Case #2


CASE #2 - Better Talent


Many companies have employee volunteer programs, but for many companies in Europe, Canada and the US these programs are underfunded, underdeveloped…


Added by Chris Jarvis on August 2, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments


Dear friends,

The social enterprise I represent, Nuru Energy, has been working for the last 3 years in East Africa and India to bring clean, safe and affordable lighting and energy solutions to some of the most remote and under-served rural communities in the world. Our unique pedal-powered energy platform - the Nuru POWERCycle, our modular LED Nuru Lights and one-of-a-kind distribution channel of micro-energy entrepreneurs has allowed us to make significant…

Added by Gaurav on August 2, 2011 at 11:55am — No Comments

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