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Total Sees Some Sense In The Arctic Whilst Shell Plans World’s Largest Offshore Refinery

In a turn of events unrivaled in recent fossil fuel developments, one of the major world players in oil exploration and refining, has recently stated what many of us rational thinkers had thought would never be uttered; drilling in the Arctic is a bad idea. Joy! Finally someone a the top of the very issues that got us into this climate mess in the first place has perhaps seen some sense.

The CEO of Total, the world’s fourth largest oil…


Added by James Beioley on September 28, 2012 at 7:47am — No Comments

Overcoming resistance

Lesson 6 of 9 of my Enhancing Their Gifts™ online course is about overcoming resistance.

If you haven’t completed the course you can enrol here.

Better still you can purchase users licences for the system from October the 3rd. You might like to register for the first complimentary demonstration…


Added by Ian Berry on September 28, 2012 at 2:06am — 2 Comments

Japan Nuclear-Free By 2030s, But How Will They Fill The Gap?

It would seem a decision on the fate of nuclear power in Japan has potentially been decided this week, with the announcement by the prime minister’s leading democratic party that policy will be settled soon which intends to ‘realise a situation where the number of nuclear plants operated be zero in the 2030s’, effectively hammering home the final nail in the industry’s coffin.

It has long been thought by followers of the nuclear market that Japan would eventually cut all ties and…


Added by James Beioley on September 27, 2012 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

Running further to save more lives

Author: Stefan Kunze (pictured above after completing Sydney Marathon)

There are two things in the world that make you feel really good. One is achieving a goal for which you have worked very hard. The other is helping kids who need support because they are living in very poor circumstances. Now imagine you can have both feelings at the same time. That is what…


Added by WhizzKids United on September 26, 2012 at 3:59am — 1 Comment

Is it possible to develop strategies to reduce environmental impacts and the depletion of natural resources in cities of developing countries?

Agenda 21 and 1996 UN City Summit in Istanbul support   urban sustainability. The 100-page Habitat Agenda, signed in Istanbul by 180 nations, states: “Human settlements shall be planned, developed and improved in a manner that takes full account of sustainable development principles and all their components, as set out in Agenda 21. ... We need to respect the carrying capacity of ecosystems and preservation of opportunities for future generations. … Science and technology have a crucial role…


Added by Kalele on September 25, 2012 at 8:34am — 1 Comment

The Bottom Line of Corporate Good

The triple bottom line(also known as 3BL, the three Ps and the three pillars) puts into concrete terms what we already know: there’s more to business than just making money.  You could even say that there’s more to making money than making…


Added by Ryan Scott on September 25, 2012 at 6:29am — 1 Comment

Using “Big Data” To Rate Corporate Social Responsibility: One Company’s Approach

As previously seen on the CSRHub blog. The following is part 1 of a 3-part series on "Big Data."

By Bahar Gidwani

“Big Data” should be a useful tool for rating corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability performance.  It may be the answer to dealing with the rise in new ratings systems (it seems there…


Added by Cindy Esposito on September 24, 2012 at 6:35pm — 2 Comments

April mid check in news digest


Added by Jacquelyn on September 24, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Roundup

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Roundup:

1. News Corp. seeks dismissal of lawsuit over hacking…

Added by Brad Ewing on September 21, 2012 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

The New Volunteering Legacy of September 11th

This past September 11th, representatives of MyGoodDeed rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks 11 years ago.  The literal ringing in of the day by this nonprofit served as a clarion call for …


Added by Ryan Scott on September 18, 2012 at 2:45am — 1 Comment

My time with WhizzKids United

From May to September this year I got the chance to work with WhizzKids United (WKU) in South Africa. This gave me the great opportunity to experience the work of a non-profit organisation in a developing country that is working to fight one of the world’s most important challenges, HIV & AIDS.

I supported WKU in various aspects of their work, including running football tournaments, offering some computer training for our Health Academy staff or having an arts & crafts session…


Added by WhizzKids United on September 17, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

Are you seeing through their eyes?

I helped a team of people through a conflict yesterday.

The trouble was everyone was seeing the issues through their eyes.

I asked people to look at the challenges through the eyes of the various stakeholders explaining that one of the skills of real leadership is being able to hold several views in your mind at once, even if you disagree with this or that viewpoint.

It was an enlightening conversation.

We then explored shared-view and how sometimes we…


Added by Ian Berry on September 15, 2012 at 7:17pm — 2 Comments

If you can't help your friends...

...what good is a blog?

Three people I know and admire are getting the recognition they deserve this week and I want to take a moment to celebrate their achievements on

1) Mulugeta Gebru, founder of Jerusalem Children…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 14, 2012 at 8:13am — 3 Comments

Zhanna Stavina Joins Ecotech Institute as Director of Admissions

Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused entirely on preparing America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability, has named Zhanna Stavina as the school’s new Director of Admissions.


In her role, Stavina will lead a team of admissions associates who serve as liaisons for potential and incoming students. She will also make and maintain connections with…


Added by Rebecca Howard on September 11, 2012 at 1:19pm — No Comments

The Key Question For A “Transformational Company”: What’s Left To Be Done?

What makes a transformational or sustainable company?  Versions of this question seem to be on a lot of people’s minds – from a recent call for feedback on this topic by Canadian Business for Social Responsibility to an article asking similar questions in last week’s…


Added by Henry Frechette III on September 11, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments - Life Technologies (NASDAQ:LIFE) Publishes 2011 Sustainability Achievements

Life Technologies (NASDAQ: LIFE) Publishes 2011 Sustainability Achievements

Life Technologies released its 2011 sustainability progress via a web-based report. This reporting format, a new direction for the company, is intended…


Added by Jessi Copeland on September 11, 2012 at 9:11am — No Comments

3 Ways to be the Non-Profit Companies Love Giving To

There’s something about having your cake and eating it too that appeals to me. The benefit of getting something extra without added effort or expense is hard to resist. 

Serving as the beneficiary of a company's non-profit fundraising ideas can be this…


Added by Ryan Scott on September 11, 2012 at 3:08am — No Comments

Development is like music

A guest post on by Oscar Abello 

That video of Victor Wooten doing a solo electric bass performance of Amazing Grace just blows my mind. In a recent TEDed video, he plays a slightly toned-down version in the background while he's …


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 10, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Deloitte Takes Olympic And Paralympic Heroes On 10-Stop College Tour To Draw Parallel Between Leadership In Sports And In Business

As the excitement from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games continues, several world-class athletes are teaming with Deloitte on a 10-stop national campus tour to encourage students to 'go for the gold™' in all aspects of life, especially their future careers.

With approximately 7,000 job openings for newly minted college graduates and interns, Deloitte is joining forces with Olympic and Paralympic athletes to present "It's Your Race, Take the Lead!" During the month-long tour…


Added by Jessi Copeland on September 9, 2012 at 4:31pm — No Comments

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