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Canadian Business as a Global Citizen: Interview with Doug Miller, Chairman at GlobeScan

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Added by Jessi Copeland on November 16, 2011 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Who/what are you waiting for?

This article was the second of my Changing What's Normal newsletter this month.

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For the past two weeks I have been working in a somewhat isolated place in remote Australia. In many ways it has been a waiting game.

Part of my project has meant I have had to call many Government departments meaning many long waits. Typical recorded messages have been “we are experiencing…

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Added by Ian Berry on November 16, 2011 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Education in Haiti: Ecole de Choix

We are thrilled to announce the opening this term of L'Ecole fde Choix, a pre-k through 12 grade English immersion school designed from its inception to meet the most pressing educational, nutritional and social needsthe residents of Mirebalais and its surrounding communities.  The school serves 200 students during its first year of operation (through 4th grade) and will continue to expand noe grade through senior year in high school as the students progress.  Parents contribute through…

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Added by Laura Hartman on November 15, 2011 at 8:47pm — 3 Comments

Say No to Plastic

What can we do to reduce to the point of near elimination the creation of plastic? 

 

All the plastics ever manufactured, still exists. Plastics absorb & concentrates toxins. Ultimately billions of tons of plastic finds its way into our ocean and is consumed by marine life. As horrifying as this is, it gets worse. Plastic bits eventually blanket the ocean floor in a type of plastic sand, creating a barrier to the natural oceanic carbon sink which naturally absorbs 25% of…

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Added by Karen Favazza Spencer on November 15, 2011 at 8:45am — 3 Comments

Technical innovation and rural development. In search for cases for PhD

Recently I started my PhD research on the potential of technical innovation for rural development. I am not technical by training myself but have been confronted all too often and in many countries with the lack of communication and understanding between technical and social people and science. At the same time I feel their is a strong need for improvement and rural options in the context of sustainable development.

This has brought me to research what I feel could provide us with…

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Added by Alois Clemens on November 15, 2011 at 8:18am — No Comments

CSRminute: ATCO Group Sustainability Highlights; $4.5B Moved to Credit Unions -

 

The ATCO Group has completed construction of its North Edmonton Operations Center, N.E.O.C., the largest commercial building in Canada to make use of geothermal heating and cooling technology fueled by natural gas. The Canadian energy, and technologies company has also opened two environmentally friendly operations centers; donated $3 million to 500 charities throughout Alberta in 2010; and…

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Added by David Martel on November 14, 2011 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Recipe of the Day: FAIR. Cocktails

Recipe of the Day: FAIR. Cocktails

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Added by David Martel on November 14, 2011 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Canadian Business as a Global Citizen: Interview with Doug Miller, Chairman at GlobeScan

On October 26th, 3BL Media caught up with Doug Miller, Chairman at GlobeScan while attending the Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) conference, "Canadian Business as a Global Citizen: Social and Environmental Performance on the World Stage" in Toronto.



CBSR, a non-profit, member-led organization that mobilizes Canadian companies to make powerful business decisions that improve performance and contribute to a better world and 3BL Media, a leading…

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Added by David Martel on November 14, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Tupperware Brands Celebrates Opening of First-Ever Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) October 27, 2011 - A ceremony hosted by Tupperware Brands Southern Africa (NYSE: TUP) and Tupperware Brands Chairman & CEO Rick Goings, was held this summer just outside of Johannesburg celebrating the opening of the first-ever Boys & Girls Club of South Africa (BGCSA). 

Utilizing the Boys & Girls Clubs of America after school program as a model, the newly established Club was largely funded by Tupperware Brands Southern…

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Added by David Martel on November 14, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Canadian Business as a Global Citizen: Interview with Adine Mees, Co-founder and Advisor to the CEO & Rob Moore, Interim President and CEO at Canadian Business for Social Responsibility

On October 26th, 3BL Media caught up with Adine Mees, Co-founder and Advisor to the CEO and Rob Moore, Interim President and CEO of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility while attending the Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) conference, "Canadian Business as a Global Citizen: Social and Environmental Performance on the World Stage" in Toronto.



CBSR, a non-profit, member-led organization that mobilizes Canadian companies to make powerful…

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Added by David Martel on November 14, 2011 at 2:59pm — No Comments

GVI Wins Responsible Tourism Awards

So we won the responsible tourism award for best volunteering organisation. For those of you not familiar with the awards, it's a bit like winning an oscar (for our industry) except you don't get to make a speech, so it's a pretty big deal. It was sponsored by Virgin and good old Richard Branson did a little welcome video at the start and it was hosted by BBC presenter Stephen Sackur.

 

Check out the video of us receiving the award.

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Added by Andy Woods-Ballard on November 14, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments

Are you leaving a legacy while you are still alive?

This weeks sparkenation.

This blog post Will We Cry When You Die? An Open Letter by Author of Start With Why Simon Sinek, stirred my heart and got me thinking. The great legacy we leave is the one others are acting on while we are alive.

What’s your living legacy? And is it making waves?

As Seth Godin says: “In a world of surfers, all you can do is work to make the best wave you can. The…

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Added by Ian Berry on November 13, 2011 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Dulce Nombre, pero su compañero, ¿es un varón o una mujer?

Yea… If you understood the title, you know where I am going with this post…

This past Wednesday, E. Ivan, Enfermera Paulita, and I visited the other campos (rural areas) in Jinotepe, Dulce Nombre de Jesus y Caña Blanca, to check children’s vaccination records, and administer immunizations to unsuspecting babies. I arrived at the Puesto de Salud Pedrito lista (ready) to leave out at 9 am as scheduled. I bought…

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Added by candaceemartin on November 13, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Ceres Aqua Gauge: New Tool for Companies, Investors to Manage Risks of Worldwide Water Supply Pressures

Against a backdrop of increasing business exposure to global water supply threats, Ceres today released …

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Added by Henry Frechette III on November 12, 2011 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Justmeans Insights Brings Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting To Life

Last week, we introduced Justmeans Insights, the first ever tool that gives users the power to compare companies’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance across over 100 data points using a data visualization tool developed by Justmeans.

What…

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Added by Jessi Copeland on November 12, 2011 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Business Sustainability: A Trick or a Treat for Executives?

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Added by Cindy Esposito on November 12, 2011 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Hillary, Stoves Won’t Save the World

"Hillary Clinton unveils initiative on clean cooking stoves," was among last year’s highlights at the Millennium Development Goals Summit. On this World Pneumonia Day, what has become of The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves? Has yet another “silver bullet” failed to make a difference for those in the…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on November 12, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Mentoring Among Local Organizations—Here’s How!

Following on the interest in my posts on exchange visits between local organizations and oral reporting, here’s another set of guidelines on mentoring relationships for your use and adaptation.

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Stronger, more sustainable community-based organizations can contribute to a more effective and participatory civil society…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on November 8, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments

New issue available: Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy

Dear Colleagues,

I want to introduce you to Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, a freely available, peer-reviewed, open access e-journal.  Our Fall 2011 (Volume 7 Issue 2) issue of Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy is now complete and I invite you to read and share at http://sspp.proquest.com.



The issue begins…

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Added by SsppJournal Sustainabilty on November 8, 2011 at 7:59am — No Comments

The Radically Engaged Business - An Interview with Evan Hochberg, National Director, Community Involvement, Deloitte

Evan Hochberg, National Director, Community Involvement, Deloitte sat down for an interview at the 6th annual Edelman Change Summit highlighting Best Practices in Internal Communications which took place October 6th in New York, NY. 

The theme of this year’s Summit was The Radically Engaged Business: Creating a Culture Energized Through Citizenship.  The day included an excellent array of guest speakers who shared their own unique experiences and…

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Added by Jessi Copeland on November 7, 2011 at 10:35pm — No Comments

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