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Dipping into the pile: good reading on aid effectiveness

If you’re like me, you have a pile of all the reports, articles, and publications that you’re aiming to get to. And from time to time, I take pleasure in dipping in to explore the new thinking or sound practices in international development and aid effectiveness.

So I’m sharing twelve papers from my pile, featuring excerpts from the 7th page of each, first three sentences… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 31, 2010 at 10:49pm — No Comments

SEA's Fall 2010 Newsletter: Enterprise in Action

Social Enterprise Associates just released its latest newsletter Enterprise in Action!

Click HERE to see what we have done this fall -- updates, social businesses, interesting articles and game, and announcement of new blog posts. Enjoy it!

Added by Drew Tulchin on October 30, 2010 at 4:19am — No Comments

CA Technologies Ranked Among Top 50 Greenest Companies by Newsweek

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that it has been ranked among the top 50 greenest companies in the U.S. by Newsweek magazine.

The Newsweek Green Rankings grade the 500 largest publically traded U.S. companies on their environmental impact, strategy, policy, management, reputation and overall performance as environmentally responsible companies. The complete list can be found at

“We are honored to be among… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 28, 2010 at 10:51pm — No Comments

McKesson Announces New Veteran Small Business Manager

McKesson Corporation, the world’s largest healthcare services company, today announced that Ferris Mitchell has been hired as the Veteran Small Business Relationship Manager to lead McKesson’s Supplier Diversity program. Mitchell will be responsible for increasing the veteran-owned business representation throughout the enterprise and drive growth in diversity spending with veteran and service disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

“We take pride in our active duty and veteran employees… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 28, 2010 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Coca-Cola Enterprises retains number one spot in the food and beverage sector of Newsweek's 2010 Green Rankings

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) was named the number one company in the food and beverage industry for the second consecutive year, and 54th overall, in Newsweek’s 2010 Green Rankings. Now in its second year, Newsweek’s Green Rankings recognize the most sustainable companies in the U.S. based on their environmental performance, green policies and reputation.

“Our commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability at CCE has never been stronger,” said John Brock, Chairman and CEO,… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 28, 2010 at 10:35pm — No Comments

CR News - 2010 Green Rankings Launched

Newsweek’s 2010 Green Rankings, released this week, show the importance of CSR reporting in building a green reputation. users contributed to the Rankings again this year, scoring the green reputations of the biggest US and Global companies.

The collective expertise of the site’s registered users is a key reason why Newsweek approached to be a data partner in this programme. This is the second year of the annual Green Rankings, established as one… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 28, 2010 at 10:02pm — No Comments - Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) publishes 2010 Citizenship Report

Microsoft has announced its 2010 Citizenship Report, which is available online at This is Microsoft’s most comprehensive report to date incorporating input from nearly 100 internal subject matter experts across the company. For the first time, Microsoft released its Citizenship Report in tandem with its annual financial report to provide an enhanced… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 28, 2010 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Employee Volunteers & Social Media: Best Practices in Storytelling for Your Company - Free VolunteerMatch Webinar with Chris Jarvis, Realized Worth, on 10/28

In the latest Best Practice Network webinar from VolunteerMatch, corporate volunteering consultant Chris Jarvis will help your company learn how to let employees tell their volunteering stories through social media.

Companies that are doing great things in their communities have great stories to tell – stories that can inspire customers, motivate employees and earn public respect.

Unfortunately, many of these stories are never told. Instead, they are filed away, lost in the chaos of… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 28, 2010 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Corporate Leadership for the 21st Century: Sustainability Experience Required

Alice Korngold's Blog

You will soon find that no corporate board will hire a CEO or elect a new board member who doesn't have experience in environmental sustainability and social issues. Why would I say this? And where would a corporate person gain personal experience in environmental and social issues?

Sustainability and CSR are moving onto… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 28, 2010 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Cause Marketing's Still All to the Good

Good day to all of you. It seems that I just can't seem to find the time to post but I said to myself, you know is the day, and so here I am. I found this article in Brand Week, and it talks about how cause marketing still fares well even in a tough economy. According to a recent survey, consumers still want to see companies actively engaged with good causes. Now the question is, does the company still want to be actively engaged? I wonder if it's costing them any… Continue

Added by Kenneth Westling on October 28, 2010 at 10:37am — No Comments

Engagement: What Does it Mean to You and Your Organization?

Plenary Session 3

Engagement: What Does it Mean to You and Your Organization?


Janice Francisco, President, Bridgepoint Effect

Register here.

This is the first of four highly interactive sessions on key issues, and will be structured as a… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 27, 2010 at 2:32pm — No Comments

White paper on CSR and HR

You may find our White Paper on corporate social responsibility of interest - we focus on how CSR is evolving, and how it can be usefully integrated into HR practice, especially through employee volunteering.

The link is at

Added by Will Snell on October 27, 2010 at 9:32am — No Comments

Making a Delicious Difference? Not so different after all.

The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.

Employee volunteering programs hold great potential for companies, communities, and employees; they represent a vast resource of knowledge, networks and skills. So why do most employee volunteering events seem...well, a little silly?…


Added by Chris Jarvis on October 26, 2010 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Pity, Pictures and Poverty

What do you do when your personal experience of living and working with people in Africa is so different than what is portrayed in the western media or by many charitable organizations? Confronted with this, Duncan McNicholl, an Engineers Without Borders Canada worker living in Malawi, decided in early 2010 to begin exploring these perceptions of poverty. He took pictures of friends and neighbors in his community as both poor and rich, and then… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 24, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Obama, Krishna Das, Paradise and Me

Note: This is an older post from my blog at GoodB, but as much of it talks about island-wide Sustainability, I thought it might interest the Development Crossing community.

It has been a heck of a week up here in Paradise. For my usual August respite, Barack, Michelle, the kids and me all vacationed together on Martha’s Vineyard. Okay not exactly together, but… Continue

Added by Monika Mitchell on October 23, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Party of Hate: Tea and No Sympathy

As a blogger at Good Business (Good-B), I usually write about money, not politics. This year, however, the two are indistinguishable. Make no mistake, American politics in 2010 are all about money—who has it, who doesn’t and who wants it at any cost.

The economy continues to teeter on disaster two years after the Fall of the Great Lehman Empire. The crash was heard around the… Continue

Added by Monika Mitchell on October 22, 2010 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

Partners in Leadership: Bringing Board Chairs and Nonprofit Directors into Strategic Alignment

Marlboro College Graduate School, in conjunction with the United Way of Windham County will offer a two-day workshop on nonprofit board leadership, October 29 and 30.

"Partners in Leadership: Bringing Board Chairs and Nonprofit Directors into Strategic Alignment" is designed to be taken by a leadership pair, ideally an executive director and board chair, who would like to strengthen their nonprofit organization. The workshop will clarify roles and responsibilities and introduce new… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 21, 2010 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Sodexo Mexico Earns Social Responsibility Award for 6th Consecutive Year

For the sixth consecutive year, Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía (CEMEFI) awards Sodexo México with the prestigious Empresa Socialmente Responsable (ESR) Distinctive certification. As the only quality of daily life solutions company in Mexico to receive the corporate social responsibility award, Sodexo earned its distinction by successfully competing in four areas: corporate quality of life; corporate ethics; community links and environmental responsibility.

“At Sodexo México we are… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 21, 2010 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Intel's Reflection on Winning CECP's Excellence Award


All of us at Intel were humbled to receive the Chairman’s Award from CECP in June of this year. We were proud and pleased to know that our colleagues in CECP recognized our efforts, but of course were also delighted to be able to make our employees proud, and then to be able to build on the award and the credibility of CECP in our conversations with potential collaborators here and around the world.

Since we received the award, the Intel Teach program, which we highlighted… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 21, 2010 at 1:22pm — No Comments - SingTel Optus publishes 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report

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 — No Comments

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