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Barrick's Julie Shuttleworth wins Australia Mine Manager of the Year award

Julie Shuttleworth says a mine manager’s work with the local community outside the mine is as critical as what is done on-site.…


Added by Jessi Copeland on September 28, 2011 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Living And Working To 100


Added by Jessi Copeland on September 28, 2011 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Développement Durable pour les Leaders - Niveau 1 (Montréal, QC) - Inscription anticipée fini : 26 septembre!

Découvrez et appliquez les concepts de base du développement durable en vous inscrivant pour les cours «Développement durable pour les leaders – niveau 1 : fondations » offert par The Natural Step Canada. Inscription anticipée fini : 26 septembre!…


Added by Henry Frechette III on September 28, 2011 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Sustainable Talent Management: Good to Outstanding


Added by Henry Frechette III on September 28, 2011 at 10:15pm — No Comments

New Partnership: Green Conduct Jobs is Now One of Internet´s Most Extensive Platforms for Green Jobs

Green Conduct has entered a new strategic partnership with The Green Job Bank and now features 11 000+ real green jobs on their website. This makes them into one of the most extensive platforms for green jobs on the internet with tools and resources for both job seekers and employers.…


Added by Cindy Esposito on September 28, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Effective aid: A matter of faith?

The “beast” had eaten all of the chickens.

That is why the income-generating activity undertaken by this small group in Malawi had not yet seen any profit, they explained. This is also why the group wanted to abandon chicken-rearing in favor of installing a paraffin pump, something that would require much less upkeep, inputs, and security.

What would it take for you to fund this youthful, energetic, but inexperienced group again?

A little faith? Or a lot for that…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 28, 2011 at 8:52am — No Comments

Storytelling v. Corporate Speak

There is a great infograhic here from The Hoffman Agency.

Please review it very carefully. I suggest all things on the left of the infographic i.e. storytelling, are what we all should be doing.

I would be very interested in your thoughts. Please comment or email me

Be the difference you want to see in the world


Leader… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on September 27, 2011 at 11:50pm — 2 Comments

PBS Documentary on Aid Shines a Light (and wins an Emmy!)

Congratulations to all folks associated with the PBS film, Good Fortune, who last night won a News & Documentary Emmy Award! A well-deserved recognition, this is a must-see film for anyone concerned with aid effectiveness.


Good Fortune is (as of last night) an Emmy-winning PBS documentary that is a provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 27, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments

Webinar - Creating Shared Value: Making the Case in Your Company

September 28, 2011: Learn how to make the business case for shared value within your organization. Join shared value practitioners Paul Ellingstad (HP), Jessica Stannard-Friel (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Paul Snyder (Intercontinental Hotels Group), and FSG's Mark Kramer and Mark Pfitzer for a webinar, Creating Shared Value: Making The Case In Your Company.  Register…


Added by Cindy Esposito on September 26, 2011 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Integrated Reporting is Moving Forward


Added by Cindy Esposito on September 26, 2011 at 10:50pm — No Comments - Telefonica SA (MCE:TEF) publishes 2010 Global CR & Sustainability Report

Telefónica S.A, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies with leading brands in Spain and Latin America…


Added by Henry Frechette III on September 26, 2011 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Medtronic Names Jacob Gayle VP of Community Affairs, Medtronic Foundation

Medtronic, Inc. announced today Dr. Jacob Gayle as vice president of the Medtronic Foundation and Medtronic community affairs. Gayle brings considerable global health experience to Medtronic, having served as deputy vice president of the Ford Foundation leading the Global Initiative on HIV/AIDS.  Prior to that role, he was employed for more than 16 years with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

He also has extensive experience in…


Added by Cindy Esposito on September 24, 2011 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Sustainable Leadership In All of Us


Added by Henry Frechette III on September 24, 2011 at 10:36pm — No Comments

B2B Brands Build Extra Marketing Muscle

This article discusses the power of business-to-business brands. According to insight firm, Millward Brown, the world’s top business brands are worth a combined $360bn. GE is the second business-to-business brand name included on the annual BrandZ list of the top 100 most valuable global brands, which also includes Goldman Sachs, SAP and PetroChina. GE’s operations in technology, healthcare, finance and media give the company a brand value of $50.3bn, up 12% on…


Added by Henry Frechette III on September 22, 2011 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain on Trust

Research published in Supply Chain Management: An International Journal  shows it's possible -- and profitable -- to establish a sustainable supply chain by focusing on personal relationships built on trust. Read how Nespresso, a division of Nestlé, was struggling to meet growing demand for high-quality coffee. It…


Added by Henry Frechette III on September 22, 2011 at 10:42pm — No Comments

Sustainable Leadership- Seeing Green Stardom in Others


Added by Jessi Copeland on September 22, 2011 at 10:40pm — No Comments

H&M Receives Gold Medal for Sustainability Work

H&M has been awarded with the gold medal in the survey "Sustainable Retail Company 2011" by the renowned German consumer initiative "Verbraucher Initiative".…


Added by Cindy Esposito on September 22, 2011 at 10:38pm — No Comments

My 5 personal and lasting lessons from 9/11

My grandson Hamish celebrated his 10th birthday on September 2011. When he arrived 5 days after 9/11 our joy was in stark contrast to the grief of thousands.

Here is a part of what I wrote in Sparkenation 7 (Living our lessons from 9/11) of my Changing What’s Normal book.


Most people respond to something bad happening to them with revenge and fail to grasp the opportunity to do… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on September 20, 2011 at 10:05pm — No Comments

The Joy of Aid Work

My friend recently shared this status update on Facebook. Her description of the joy of aid work resonated with me as I thought it would with readers of

Kirsten Weeks [in Zambia] “realizes that I am happiest on days like today that start with a 6am departure to the airport, visits to a cotton gin, talks with small holder farmers, focus groups at ART clinics with potential problem solving to address…

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 20, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

All the Right Ingredients for Sustainability

A vacant city block near downtown Denver, once home to a rundown public housing project, happens to be collecting a remarkable set of innovations that can serve as sustainable tools for the world’s poor.

The Denver Sustainability Park, opened this last April, is evolving into a demonstration for what can happen when renewable energy proponents, champions of urban agriculture, affordable housing, and sustainability…


Added by Glenn R. Meyers on September 20, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

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