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CSR Reporting Best Practice

Cindy Mehallow of Triple Pundit has put together some excellent insights about CSR reporting including some great work being done by FedEx and Gap.

Please read Cindy’s blog with the links here.

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Added by Ian Berry on November 29, 2009 at 1:36am — No Comments

Two SUSANTA BISWAS Documentaries got International Festival selection in 2009

Two documentary films directed by SUSANTA BISWAS have participated in two International Festivals in the same year organized by the Government of West Bengal.

The preview committee has recommended the documentary on sustainable effort of tribal women in social forestry titled "Tribal women, afforestation and sustainability" for the screening in the Short & Documentary films Section of 15th Kolkata Film Festival. The film was screened on 17.11.2009 at Bangla Akademi Main… Continue

Added by SUSANTA BISWAS on November 28, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

A Sunshiney Day

Recently published a simple letter to clients about solar energy investing.
For the interested, here it is:

Added by Kirk Spano on November 27, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

While I'm Gone -

For those who enjoy my blog, I have some unfortunate news. I will be undergoing some surgery next week, which will inhibit new posts for a bit. However, my friends, I shall return.

While I'm gone, remember:

1. Listen before engaging

2. Stay focused on your audience and topic

3. Be social - it's kind of fun

4. Content is integral - so is trust

5. Monitor your visibility

6. Add insight and provocative questions - in return you will build your… Continue

Added by Gabe Chesman on November 26, 2009 at 11:42am — No Comments

Adrenaline funds community assistance in Swaziland

In the spirit of responsible tourism, white-water rafting operators, Swazi Trails have provided a sum of over ZAR 80,000.00 (approx. US$11,000.00) to a rural riverbank community in central Swaziland.

Mphaphati is a impoverished community of over 100 homesteads, whose existence is a fragile mix of subsistence agriculture and remittances from family members working in the distant agricultural estates and cities of Swaziland, a small country bordering South Africa and… Continue

Added by swazidarron on November 26, 2009 at 6:40am — No Comments

Maguindanao Massacre

The Maguindanao election related massacre was the most brutal incident that happened in our country, Philippines. The wife of Bro Ismael “Toto” Mangudadatu, Ginalyn “Gigi”, in-laws, sisters, relatives, friends, and media people, passersby were brutally abused and killed. Bro Toto Mangudadatu is a Governatorial candidate in Maguindanao contesting the seat of incumbent Governor Datu Andal Ampatuan this May 2010 election.

VW Fax Mangudadatu, VW Suharto “Teng” Mangudadatu, Bro Toto… Continue

Added by Fermin Rivas on November 25, 2009 at 9:43am — No Comments

The Greatest Movement on Earth

Great insights about the greatest movement on earth by Paul Hawken, one of the great social and environmental justice leaders in the world today.

A must watch video.

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Added by Ian Berry on November 24, 2009 at 7:45pm — No Comments

'Tis the Season to Be Working for Good

Out of the ashes of financial crisis, undermined trust, and tattered reputation, a new approach to building and operating companies is emerging, with deep roots and bountiful fruits. With precedents in centenarian companies like Johnson & Johnson and Avon, who have had deep purpose, value creation for multiple stakeholders, and social responsibility baked into their DNA and manifested through their actions for more than 120 years each, and a new generation of companies, such as Whole Foods… Continue

Added by David Martel on November 23, 2009 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Connections to Reality

Whenever there is a separation between real everyday life and the "people in charge" be they legislators, bankers or corporate execs, the theories and practices that look good on paper will cause a cascade of unintended consequences. We absolutely need national and global structures - but they need to connect the dots to reality and have the primary influence be grassroots up - reality influencing theory, not the other way around. Our systems are too complex, they need to have the ability to… Continue

Added by Karen Favazza Spencer on November 23, 2009 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Holy Cow! New Spring 2010 Kids Clothing Line Available

ZOLD is proud to announce the release of Holy Cow's Spring 2010 Kids healthy clothing line in Canada. The Holy Cow Spring kids line features animal characters such as “Jerry the Giraffe” and “Amy the Elephant” both rich in color and pesticide free.

The Holy Cow Spring 2010 Kids collection will appear in stores starting April 2010. Each piece features its own unique 9-digit… Continue

Added by Sofia Ribeiro on November 18, 2009 at 4:43pm — No Comments

5 Great Social Media Tools -

I'm always looking for the newest tools and widgets that make my life easier. I only have one arm so I depend on multi-tasking and speed. I put together a list of tools I've found to help.

Yoono - Useful Multi-task Tool - Yoono is an Internet plug-in that creates a sidebar on your browser (but you can decide if you want it visible or not). You can pick from 10 social networks that you update or follow the most. After putting in your settings, Yoono shows all updates on the social… Continue

Added by Gabe Chesman on November 18, 2009 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

Watertight loam at pre-shaped balloon form: no reinforcement


The Netherlands, Delft, November 16 2009



BB-Con shows their first application of watertight loam at their BubbleBuilding-concept during the Base of the Pyramid Conference at the TU Delft. The balloon form measures 2x2 meter. Reinforcement is completely absent due to the sustainable BubbleBuilding-method.

Prototype watertight loambuilding based on… Continue

Added by Robert Wit on November 17, 2009 at 1:14am — No Comments

Please affirm the charter for compassion

On the 12th November The Charter for Compassion was offically launched. I encourage you to join me and thousands of people (hopefully millions) in affirming the charter and living its words. It’s just one page. Please read and affirm here.

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Added by Ian Berry on November 16, 2009 at 3:37pm — No Comments

5 Steps to Begin Using Social Media For Business

Most businesses have embraced social media as part of their marketing toolbox. It's clear through market research, as well as multiple case studies, that social media creates a unique way for companies to communicate with customers. As more companies jumped on the bandwagon, more social media tools were created. These new tools can focus on a niche audience that may have been difficult to target with traditional marketing methods. However, some businesses dive into social media before… Continue

Added by Gabe Chesman on November 15, 2009 at 10:59am — 1 Comment

Just showing up isn't enough

I came across the following at Persistence

"80 percent of success is just showing up" —Woody Allen

"I often think about that quotation. It may sound easy to shrug off, but not if you look a little deeper. It doesn't just mean show up for job interviews or to work for an 80% increase in success. Showing up also means ... starting.

"For instance, did you show up at the gym today? Just showing up means… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on November 13, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

How safe are our children?

According to the United Nation’s Violence against children study, each year an estimated 40 million children are abused. In India, a study undertaken by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2007 revealed that 2 out of every three children reported being physically abused. Following abuse at home, schools were the largest environment where abuse was reported. 62 percent of the reported corporal punishment was in government and municipal schools. School violence takes a range of forms… Continue

Added by CSO Partners on November 13, 2009 at 6:22am — No Comments

H1N1 In Your Area - Are Folk Medicines Being Used?

I had some discussion with one of my contractors today who lives in southern Russia. There is quite a bit of panic in his city over the H1N1. He says that there is no vaccine and that the government is saying it is not effective in case of an epidemic. Although the reported is 3000 cases in population of 300,000 with 34 deaths, he feels it is much higher. That the government as "stopped reporting" H1N1 incidences. I asked him what he was doing - if he used any folk medicines, but he says no. He… Continue

Added by Dawn Robuck on November 12, 2009 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Empower 900 Filipino Youth in Peace Building

Empower 900 Filipino Youth in Peace Building

November 9, 2009

Dear Friends of Service For Peace (SFP),

We are developing an exciting project that will Empower 900 Filipino Youth in Peace Building. Mindanao, the second largest city in the Philippines, has a 63% Christian majority and 32% Muslim population resulting in many violent conflicts due to misunderstanding. We are partnering with department of education in a pilot program where 900 students of Christian and… Continue

Added by Renalyn Del Rosario on November 12, 2009 at 3:58am — No Comments

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