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BS Free workplaces - a personal manifesto by Ian Berry

Following a number of keynote/plenary session presentations I have given at conferences recently I have also been on panels with fellow speakers. The audiences have been very diverse and yet a common question that has been asked in all manner of ways is “With all the focus on employee engagement why is actually engaging employees still a challenge for most organisations?” 



Added by Ian Berry on September 28, 2013 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Ecotech Institute’s Energy Efficiency Program Now Provides Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certification

Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused on renewable energy training, now provides students in Ecotech Institute’s Energy Efficiency degree program the opportunity to earn Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certification. BPI sets the national standards for energy efficiency retrofits and professional credentials. Many state-run energy efficiency and weatherization programs require BPI certifications.

Interest in energy efficiency continues to grow in all sectors of the…


Added by Molly Koch on September 27, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Peering through the looking glass

They say that as you get older time goes more quickly. That may be true, but really, this is getting ridiculous now! As I reach the end of my time in South Africa it seems like just yesterday that I arrived open-minded and pasty-faced in April, full of anticipation for my time with WhizzKids United. Over the last six months I have spent valuable time with some great children…


Added by WhizzKids United on September 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Conference: "Business and Human Rights: Moving Forward, Looking Back"

On September 23-24, 2013, the University of West Virgina College of Law hosts a marvelous conference, "Business and Human Rights: Moving Forward, Looking Back."…

Added by Larry Catá Backer on September 23, 2013 at 9:29am — No Comments

Advocacy and Knowledge Management: Empowering & Building Capacity of the target people

Everyone knows that Knowledge is the main key of success. For an effective organization, it is very much needed to build up knowledge management unit into the organization.  It helps increasing knowledge of its members and employees. By sharing knowledge with one another and with other organizations all employees can run their works smoothly, because earning more knowledge…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on September 23, 2013 at 6:28am — No Comments

Rusha's Research Route

Not so long ago, I’m not going to give away my age that easily, I was born in Sleepy Hollow city also known as the City of Choice or more officially Pietermaritzburg.

I lived in Pietermaritzburg for most of my life but I’d never ventured into Edendale. I arrived at the main hospital building to meet my head supervisor. The hospital was filled with patients who looked like they had lost their patience. So many people needed care. Many people sat in queues with blankets wrapped around…


Added by WhizzKids United on September 20, 2013 at 4:08am — No Comments

ISQEM Strategic Safety Management Part 2 now available

ISQEM have now published part 2 of the Strategic Safety Management articles onto the ISQEM website and blog for free download. The documents will help anyone who is looking at setting up their own hse strategy within an organization regardless of its size.

I hope you find them useful and I look forward to hearing from…


Added by Wayne Harris on September 19, 2013 at 12:02am — No Comments

CSR in the Middle East

Findings from a recent CSR survey conducted by of employees across the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Originally spotted on Arabian Gazette.…


Added by Development Crossing on September 18, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Applications OPEN for NASSCOM Soial Innovation HONOURS 2014

Inviting Applications from Social Enterprises, Non-profits, Corporates, Government agencies, Students, and Individuals

NASSCOM Foundation has launched the NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours 2014 (NSIH 2014) and is inviting applications from different stakeholders that are using Information Communication and Technology (ICT) for greater Social Good. The Honours aims to recognize innovations in the form of…


Added by Smruti Das on September 17, 2013 at 3:41am — No Comments

New Paper Posted: "Democratizing International Business and Human Rights"

The University of West Virginia College of Law will be hosting its inaugural business and human rights conference, Business and Human Rights: Moving Forward, Looking Back, to be held September 23 – 24, 2013 at the West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV. The conference chair, Jena Martin has put together a marvelous…

Added by Larry Catá Backer on September 16, 2013 at 9:36pm — No Comments

The Rise of Purpose Driven Social Brands (infographic)

Infographic highlighting the purpose-driven future of business.  Originally found on the We First blog.

Added by Development Crossing on September 15, 2013 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Soccer + Social Enterprise = The Soccket

Uncharted Play, a for-profit social enterprise "dedicated to improving lives through play," is lighting up the world with its flagship product --- the SOCCKET --- an energy harnessing soccer ball.

The idea for the Soccket, "a…


Added by Development Crossing on September 12, 2013 at 4:35am — 1 Comment

WhizzKids United, a symbol of Mandela's dream

Nelson Mandela once said that the credible demonstration of the commitment of African leaders is to place the rights of children at the forefront. These words still echo in my head as though they had been whispered upon my ear by the struggle icon himself and are as fresh as yesterday’s daisy.

“Yesterday” my faith in humanity was renewed. “Yesterday” I began to believe in the expansion of the vision that began 3 years ago, the building of the WhizzKids United Health Academy. Why…


Added by WhizzKids United on September 11, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Essentials for Success as Corporate Citizenship Leaders

A recent LGB Associates report (PDF link) Advancing CSR Without a Corporate Responsibility Officer asks: Do we really need a Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO)?

The report summarizes the thoughts of the Thought Leader Forum, "a group of senior corporate social responsibility professionals organized by the LBG Research Institute" on the topic.

It also highlights what they consider the essentials for…


Added by Development Crossing on September 7, 2013 at 9:24am — 3 Comments

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