Optus is pleased to announce the publication of its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report, highlighting the company’s performance against its economic, social and environmental objectives for the financial year ending 31 March 2010.
Titled Connecting Australia, this is the 11th report Optus has published as part of its long-standing commitment to being transparent and accountable to stakeholders. The report is available at… Continue
Added by David Martel on October 21, 2010 at 12:38pm —
Symantec Corporation released its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report, highlighting the company’s commitments and actions with respect to environmental, social and governance goals. Corporate Responsibility at Symantec is intertwined with the company’s core purpose of securing and managing its customers’ information-driven world. Symantec defines corporate responsibility as the way in which it fulfils its business objectives - by giving full attention and respect to ethical operation, the… Continue
Added by David Martel on October 21, 2010 at 12:36pm —
The William James Foundation Socially Responsible Business Plan Competition
, now in its 8th year, rewards ideas from sustainable entrepreneurs! Applications due before Dec. 3rd
. Email Social Enterprise Associates (firstname.lastname@example.org) for 50% discount in the entry fee.
Entrants can be of any age or from anywhere in the world. The William James Foundation offers feedback & in-kind and cash prizes worth more than $100,000. For people who are or know Sustainable… Continue
Added by Drew Tulchin on October 20, 2010 at 4:16am —
This series of 10 blog posts by Social Enterprise Associates aims to enhance understanding about international social enterprise. When we talk about international social enterprise, we… Continue
Added by Drew Tulchin on October 20, 2010 at 4:00am —
Eco-story LED Lighting Solutions today announced that it has received Underwriters Laboratories approval for par 30 (2 models) and par 38 GU24 base lamps. This approval provides a solution for commercial contractors, builders and architects looking to meet California’s Energy Code regulations, also called Title 24, which requires energy efficient lighting in new construction. Eco-story’s LED products will allow restaurants, hotels and retail outlets to meet these standards without sacrificing… Continue
Added by Crystal Thomas on October 19, 2010 at 12:14pm —
In recent times, there is a lot of emphasis on the merits of cash transfer program. A recent article in The Guardian (source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jun/29/revolution-global-aid-poor
) in hailed these initiaves undertaken across a few countries as a new panacea that traveled fast, comparing these to Bruce Lee movies.
Indeed there are some positive experiences where… Continue
Added by CSO Partners on October 18, 2010 at 1:22am —
A just-released study of public perceptions of U.S. companies’ social impact indicates that in the eyes of the American public businesses overall are more socially responsible than a year ago.
Johnson & Johnson tops the rankings in the Corporate Social Responsibility Index with a score of 82.67 that puts it in the excellent category along with The Walt Disney Company, Kraft Foods Inc., Microsoft, PepsiCo and Apple, all earning scores above 80 (using a 100 point scale). To be included… Continue
Added by David Martel on October 15, 2010 at 4:55pm —
Today, nearly 900 students at Salem-Keizer Public Schools’ Leslie Middle School will learn more about the abundance of food grown and produced in Oregon as they enjoy a farm to school lunch from student nutrition provider Sodexo.
The lunch, which is part of Sodexo’s commitment to student well-being, offers a great opportunity for Leslie Middle School students to learn more about the wide range of healthy and delicious food available locally and throughout Oregon. The farm to school lunch… Continue
Added by David Martel on October 15, 2010 at 4:38pm —
In a special tribute to United Way and to all the UPS employees who support that organization, UPS (NYSE:UPS) will change the paint scheme on David Ragan's No. 6 UPS Ford this weekend to prominently feature the United Way logo.
The design change, for the NASCAR Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 16, also will see Ragan wear a special United Way helmet and fire suit that will be auctioned to benefit United Way Oct. 15-31.
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Added by David Martel on October 15, 2010 at 4:22pm —
There is a phenomenon at work in our society, and it seems like a very good idea for nearly any size business. Until now, Going Green has been a kind of piecemeal and sporadic effort that included a few opportunistic ideas in the business. The fact that businesses have no defined plan for Green business certification has lead to a plethora of greenwashing tactics and numerous startup certification programs. However, new guidance exists for businesses that wish to Go Green in a reputable… Continue
Added by David Martel on October 15, 2010 at 4:08pm —
This video by Water for People
demonstrates why how matters
on this Blog Action Day 2010
for access to clean water. When “solutions” are delivered to disadvantaged people without sufficient thought about how
community ownership, maintenance, and long-term access to water and sanitation will occur, here’s what… Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 14, 2010 at 10:54pm —
Benefits of Journal to the African Community.
The purpose of the proposed journal will be to publish information about how the African community activities are functioning and publish further developments within the groups and communities at large. This refers to communities in the United Kingdom and from other countries in Africa. The JACD will serve as the African community information hub on how they can gain skills and opportunities which will enable them to utilise… Continue
Added by GEORGE MURENA on October 14, 2010 at 8:42am —
INSIDE THIS VOLUME:
African Sustainable Community Development High Lights
Arts and Crafts
NGOs ,Public Private Sectors Community Development Initiatives Updates
Research and… Continue
Added by GEORGE MURENA on October 14, 2010 at 8:30am —
African Coop shop in the United Kingdom – Gina De Oliveira
The African Coop Shop is based in Nottingham and caters for needs of all African Countries. Based in the Hyson Green area of Nottingham this shop imports different foodstuffs and items which are enjoyed by both British and African Community those who visit the shop. The African Coop Shop is a part of the (ASDC) African Sustainable development Coop. There are several African shops in the UK and these are known to be targeted… Continue
Added by GEORGE MURENA on October 14, 2010 at 8:25am —
You have seen the words below before. They are the most common values I see on the walls in foyers of head offices.
Values must be verbs otherwise they are just meaningless words.
In the following 5 minute story I ask, Are… Continue
Added by Ian Berry on October 11, 2010 at 6:11pm —
"‘The system’ whereby foreign donors give handouts, and not sustainable initiatives that are drawn from the needs of the communities, is a problem.” ~R.F.M., Zimbabwe
This post is a continuation of the small series I started in August entitled “Changing the System
,” which pulls together quotations from about 150 of my former colleagues, friends, and acquaintances around the world who… Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 10, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Microsoft Unlimited Potential Blog
Microsoft's 2010 Citizenship Report Released
Read a good book lately? If not, try “Social Responsibilities of Business Corporations. Sorry to disappoint you Kindle and Nook junkies but it likely isn’t available for download since it was published in 1971. Amazing isn’t it? Corporate Social Responsibility (we call it Corporate Citizenship here at Microsoft), isn’t a new millennium-generation-unique concept and it isn’t something just the Ben and… Continue
Added by David Martel on October 8, 2010 at 8:46pm —
Taiga Company blog
How does your business grow? By profit alone? What about employees and their enthusiasm for business programs? By raising company-wide eco awareness, encouraging employee participation, and taking specific actions to promote business sustainability, your organization can leverage existing internal knowledge and foster organic sustainable change. Our sustainability consulting encourages clients to focus business sustainability as a mindset and culture change. How do are… Continue
Added by David Martel on October 8, 2010 at 5:30pm —
disabled@Facebook.com ... Have you seen the film "The Social Network" yet?
Filmmaker Steven C. Barber with Former US Marine Corp Veteran and Gold Medalist Oscar "Oz" Sanchez of UnbeatenTheMovie.com
Need Help with Our Filmmaker's Facebook Page at this Critical Time
This filmmaker had found Facebook to be a place that facilitated unbelievable social connections and unmatched networking abilities that enhanced his reach to make… Continue
Added by Tamara Henry on October 8, 2010 at 1:00pm —
"Green T" and Principal Transportation Engineer Sam Morrissey
First Solar Powered Traffic Sign Installed in California
Added by Tamara Henry on October 8, 2010 at 1:00pm —