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ReportAlert.info - Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) publishes 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report

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 — No Comments

WJF Socially Responsible Biz Plan Competition call for entrants, due soon!

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 (sunny@socialenterprise.net) 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 — No Comments

Understanding International Social Enterprise (1): Introduction

Source: http://www.socialenterprise.net/blog/understanding-international-social-enterprise-1-introduction.html



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 — No Comments

Eco-Story LED Lighting Receives UL Approval for GU24 Base Lamps

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 — No Comments

Cash Transfer: A fad with potential?

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 — No Comments

Public views U.S. companies as more socially responsible than a year ago

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 — No Comments

Sodexo Showcases Food Grown and Produced in Oregon with Locally-Sourced Lunch at Salem-Keizer Public Schools

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 — No Comments

UPS Celebrates $1 Billion United Way Partnership at Charlotte NASCAR Race

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 — No Comments

Community Colleges Offer CSO Training

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 — No Comments

Beyond the Ribbon Cutting

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 — No Comments

JACD

CONCEPT PAPER

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 — No Comments

JACD TEMPLATE

Template:



 Executive Summary

 Welcome

 About JACD



 Covering:

 Africa

 United Kingdom

 Global



 INSIDE THIS VOLUME:



 African Sustainable Community Development High Lights

 Capacity Building

 Skill Share

 Arts and Crafts

 Training

 Environment

 Tourism

 Gender Promotion

 NGOs ,Public Private Sectors Community Development Initiatives Updates

 Research and… Continue

Added by GEORGE MURENA on October 14, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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 thi…

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 — No Comments

Values must be verbs otherwise they are just meaningless words

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 — No Comments

Changing the system…from the ground up

"‘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 — No Comments

Welcome to Our Microsoft 2010 Citizenship Report

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 — No Comments

Business Sustainability: Leveraging the Power of Organic Growth

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 — No Comments

disability filmmaker disabled on Facebook - have you seen "The Social Network" yet?

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 — No Comments

A Solar Powered First for California

http://www.prlog.org/10980269-first-solar-powered-traffic-sign-installed-in-california.html

"Green T" and Principal Transportation Engineer Sam Morrissey



First Solar Powered Traffic Sign Installed in California



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Added by Tamara Henry on October 8, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Anvil's CSR Report Released

When we decided to produce our first Corporate Social Responsibility Report (CSR Report), we knew we wanted to do something different. We wanted something simple and honest. Our goal with this report-and with the CSR Experience, where all this information is also available - is to share with you how Anvil sees corporate responsibility, what we did about it in 2008 and 2009, and what we're doing about it in the short and long-term future.



Our journey, our mission

For a long time… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 8, 2010 at 12:46pm — No Comments

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