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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability

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"Doing well by doing good"

"Doing well by doing good" and "reaching out and giving back" are key strategies for growth of some of the world's largest organisations. Why not you? Find out more by reading an excellent article in Harvard Business Review by Sylvia Ann Hewlett here. The article is headed "Boost Performance By Tapping Employees' Altruism"

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Added by Ian Berry on September 30, 2009 at 10:59pm — No Comments

NREGA : Entitlement and Accountability

Reaction to NREGA, the flagship program of the UPA government that provides a legal guarantee for one hundred days of employment every year to adult members of any rural household do public work-related unskilled manual work at the statutory minimum wage, has been varied even among the social activists. While some have lauded it as one of the frontrunner program based on an entitlement approach, others have compared it to crumbs being thrown at the poor, finally conceding that perhaps crumbs… Continue

Added by CSO Partners on September 29, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Are your values on the wall lived in the hall?

Be remarkable


Founder Differencemakers Community

Writer and International Business Speaker on how doing good is great for… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on September 28, 2009 at 10:54pm — 1 Comment

What’s the balance between attending conferences and doing actual work?

Fall seems to be a particularly heavy conference season, at least for the community development, financial services set. OFN, CFED, SEEP, Net Impact, Slow Money, etc. I could probably spend all of my waking time at conferences. But, what’s the balance between doing one’s work and learning/sharing with others in the field? Certainly, you can’t just work in isolation. People need to learn from others, gain new perspectives of what is happening in the field, see old friends, prospect new clients,… Continue

Added by Drew Tulchin on September 25, 2009 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Where to begin when it comes to CSR?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has gained such importance that undertake actions of this nature has become almost indispensable for contemporary enterprises in all economic sectors. Increasingly, the growing demands of consumers and society in general are urging companies to "do something" about social social responsibility, "something" which is expected to have a significant and immediate social or environmental impact, and to emerge from dialogue with each and every interest group… Continue

Added by Jenny M. Melo on September 24, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Greening the Supply Chain

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Added by Ruben Zamora Martinez on September 24, 2009 at 5:31am — No Comments

Fundraising? A Good Cause Is No Longer Enough

Please Don't Ask Me to Give to Your Cause, Unless….

The following is an open letter from Kristen Parrinello. She is writing to her friends, family, colleagues and anyone else who may ask…

Added by Chris Jarvis on September 23, 2009 at 7:16pm — 3 Comments

FCC Chairman: Net Neutrality is on his Agenda!

In a move to strengthen the Obama technology agenda on Net Neutrality, Julius Genachowski chairman of the FCC will speak to the Brookings Institute this Monday to role out his plan for this hot topic for legislators. This comes after Comcast was chided by the FCC for restricting its bandwidth to “Internet Hogs”, or at least one in particular, where Comcast networks could not accommodate the increase in bandwidth thereby slowing performance for other customers.

There are two sides to… Continue

Added by Leonard Grace on September 23, 2009 at 1:27pm — No Comments

"Green T" is hugging a tree today at noon in Santa Monica. "Green T" is hugging a tree today at noon in Santa Monica. At the "PUBLIC GROUP TREE HUG" 12:00 Noon (until 1:00PM) Santa Monica Palisades Park at the Childr...en's Tree of Life Ocean Ave. at Colorado Ave. (just north of the… Continue

Added by Tamara Henry on September 22, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

PHOTOS: ALIVE! Expo Green Pavilions Eco-Emmy Suite: eco tv host "Green T"

ALIVE! Expo Green Pavilions Eco-Emmy Suite at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills 61st Primetime Emmy Awards watch photoshow now:

Added by Tamara Henry on September 22, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

"Green T" at Crude, a new film by Joe Berlinger which covers oil contamination in the rainforests of Ecuador.

"Green T" at LA Green Drinks at EL Cid on Sunset Blvd at the historic Flamenco Dinner Theatre and then Harmony Gold Theatre on Sunset for the Premiere of "Crude" a new film by Joe Berlinger which covers oil contamination in the rainforests of Ecuador.… Continue

Added by Tamara Henry on September 18, 2009 at 12:52pm — 1 Comment

3 Reasons Why You’re Finding It Hard to Find And Keep Volunteers - And What To Do About It

The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.

Volunteer rates are down, but more people are talking about the importance of volunteering. There’s a… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on September 17, 2009 at 5:19pm — No Comments

NEW VIDEO: "Green T" at ECO STAR AWARDS for in Santa Monica




Added by Tamara Henry on September 17, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Poverty Needs Marketing

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Brandaid Project`s Masks and Mirrors

September 13 - 26, 10 am - 6 pm

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Founded by three Canadians and an American, Brandaid Project ( is a solution to global poverty that combines… Continue

Added by Richard Peters on September 17, 2009 at 11:54am — No Comments

“Share Your Heart” in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Entertainment Industry Foundation announced today the launch of a heart-wrenching video to raise awareness of Lee National Denim Day, one of the largest single-day fundraisers benefiting the Women’s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). The video, entitled “Share Your Heart”, encourages people to participate in Denim Day by sharing intimate stories… Continue

Added by Erik on September 17, 2009 at 11:52am — No Comments

Stand Up To Cancer - Manage Your Treatment

Award-winning actresses Edie Falco and Cynthia Nixon appear in a new Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) public service campaign ( to educate cancer patients and their loved ones about the increased risk of infection during cancer treatment and the importance of learning how to manage one’s risk.

Often patients are overwhelmed… Continue

Added by Erik on September 17, 2009 at 11:38am — No Comments

International Financial Centers and the Financial Crisis: could a development approach allow sustainability?

Trinidad & Tobago is currently gearing to become the Caribbean’s top International Financial Centre (TTIFC). According to the Oliver Wyman August 2007 report, which recommends Trinidad as ripe for this opportunity, three types of financial services are to be focused on:

1. Capital Markets – where Trinidad & Tobago is currently the CARICOM leader in debt capital markets.

2. Credit Card Collections Centre.

3. Middle/back-office – Trinidad & Tobago’s local banks… Continue

Added by Astrid Franchiska Kowlessar on September 16, 2009 at 10:32am — 4 Comments

A Little Piece, by Benjamin Harris

Harris 1 While participating and being actively involved in development work, a bilateral exchange usually occurs whereby the Westerner learns more from the community than aid or help is actually given. During these bilateral experiences, people use clichés such as, “enlightening, life altering and change.” This idealism, and “do-good spirit,” quickly transforms, when one actually sees the harsh reality facing the developing world. As an African American, I was completely ignorant about Africa… Continue

Added by Mary on September 14, 2009 at 3:50pm — No Comments

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Debunking the myth and mystery.

There are certain business phrases and adjectives that conjure very specific meanings…strategic planning, supply chain management, auditing, risk assessment…the list goes on.

And then there is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). What is it, really?

Via attendance of the V Summit of the Americas regional Civil Society Forum held in October 2008, we learned from many grassroots organizations the trials and tribulations of dealing with the public and private sectors. At… Continue

Added by Astrid Franchiska Kowlessar on September 13, 2009 at 1:44am — No Comments

Added by Praveen Singh on September 12, 2009 at 8:08am — 1 Comment

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