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My top 10 predictions for 2010

1) Politicians will be less seen as world leaders due to their monumental failure to lead in Copenhagen. World Leaders will be the social entrepreneurs and business people who actually do things that make a difference. I call these folk insightpreneurs™ and differencemakers™. Insightpreneurs™ are experts at turning information into insight into inspiration into ideas into innovation, fast. Differencemakers™ are folk who innovate for the good of people and our planet.

2) Social media… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on December 30, 2009 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Christmas 2009 in Manila

Indeed, Christmas is meant to be a season of caring and of giving. But is it?

Early morning Christmas Day, I needed to buy some things at Concepcion Wet-Market - thus, I needed to park my car in one side-street nearby. On my return, I had a Father-Son Duo standing beside my car and meeting me with frowning faces. They were angry that I parked my car blocking exit of their parked car inside their garage bearing the signage: "Keep Driveway Open". As a driver myself, I have always tried… Continue

Added by manilaman on December 25, 2009 at 10:08pm — No Comments

"Green T" the LIVE MORNING GUEST on local chat show

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Added by Tamara Henry on December 23, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

American Jewish World Service Launches Fair Trade Project with Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange is proud to announce the formation of a new fairly traded coffee and chocolate partnership with American Jewish World Service (AJWS). The Partnership is Equal Exchange's first Jewish partnership and it’s twelfth overall. The AJWS "Better Beans" Fair Trade Project was formally launched at the United Jewish Communities General Assembly held in Washington, D.C. on November 8th-10th. In celebration of this new partnership, Equal Exchange also donated fairly traded coffee at the Union… Continue

Added by David Martel on December 19, 2009 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Copenhagen conference on climate change a monumental mess-up however there is hope

A statement of intent was all the politicians could come up with after 2 years of talk and a failure to collaborate and agree on a legally binding agreement over the past two weeks in Copenhagen.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development President Bjorn Stigson issued a stark warning to ministers on 17th December in Copenhagen: "You will not solve climate change without business at the table as an engaged, involved partner - Governments cannot deliver on the targets which… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on December 19, 2009 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Schwab Foundation looking for social entrepreneurs in Asia

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship is searching for outstanding social entrepreneurs in Asian countries where we do not currently have national competitions. Schwab Foundation is looking for social entrepreneurs who are innovators implementing practical and sustainable solutions on the ground to address problems in a wide variety of areas, including (but not limited to) health, education, poverty alleviation, the environment, financial inclusion and enterprise… Continue

Added by Dien S Yuen on December 19, 2009 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Asian philanthropy news digest 12/17/09

Vietnam Challenge Fund. The Vietnam Challenge Fund (VCF) launched last month with an initial budget of US$3 million for 2009-2011. According to the Saigon Times Daily, the fund is designed to challenge the private sector in Vietnam to propose innovative new business models that benefit the poor. The fund "will help absorb some of the business risks associated with innovative projects that aim to increase employment and income for the poor." In Vietnam, about 90% of the 86 million people live in… Continue

Added by Dien S Yuen on December 19, 2009 at 5:19pm — No Comments

MPs in Uganda will debate today a Bill that proposes the death sentence for gay sex under certain conditions.

MPs in Uganda (Rwanda will have the same laws) will debate today a Bill that proposes the death sentence for gay sex under certain conditions.

Draft legislation calling for the death sentence for “aggravated homosexuality” was introduced in October by David Bahati, 36, a Christian member of the ruling party. The Bill is being debated despite outrage from gay and human rights activists in Europe and elsewhere. It calls for the death penalty for those having gay sex with anyone under… Continue

Added by eddie mendes on December 18, 2009 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Post Copenhagen action regardless of the results of the conference

I don't need any scientific evidence for climate change and the human contribution to it.

I have seen it with my own eyes.

I think the wrong people by enlarged have been at the Copenhagen conference. I think we need to take away the perceived right of politicians and bureaucrats to be making the kind of negotiations that are being attempted at the Copenhagen conference on climate change this week. Why? - because self interest tends to rule among these folk rather than… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on December 17, 2009 at 12:18am — No Comments

Pushing for climate justice at COP15

Today grassroots activists from all over the world marched on the COP15 summit with the aim of taking over the conference for one day and transforming it into a People’s Assembly. The Reclaim Power action was intended to give a voice to those who are not being heard, to be an opportunity to change the agenda, to discuss the real solutions, to send a clear message to the world calling for climate justice.

After mass arrests of protestors and street medics who gathered at the meeting… Continue

Added by Catherine Lloyd on December 16, 2009 at 10:24am — No Comments

3BL Media Launches URL Shortener to Support Charities and Raise Awareness of the "Triple Bottom Line" Approach for Business

3BL Media, the experts in corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability and cause marketing communications, today announced that it has launched, the company’s cause-based URL shortener. For each URL shortened via, 3BL Media will make a donation to worthwhile organizations, with initial recipients including Volunteermatch, Sweatfree Communities, and World Wildlife Fund UK. Additional charities and causes will be identified on a monthly basis via “crowd-sourcing” for… Continue

Added by David Martel on December 15, 2009 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Footage from the streets of Copenhagen

International grassroots network Climate Justice Action have been out on the streets of Copenhagen this week during the UN climate summit. This footage documents their story.

Climate campers discuss the upcoming Reclaim Power action on the way to Copenhagen.

On the 16th of December, Climate Justice Action will try to take over the COP15 conference for one day and transform it into a Peoples Assembly. The… Continue

Added by Catherine Lloyd on December 15, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Saving Water Makes a Great X-mas Gift!

This year, why not give the gift of water conservation to your family and friends? For just $29.95 plus $5.95 shipping, Dual Flush Retrofit Kits are an inexpensive way to convert your friends and families existing 1.6-gallon two-piece toilets into water saving, dual-flush toilets. Save your families and friends thousands of gallons of water a year from being wasted down their toilet drains -- in 30 minutes or less! Plus, the Dual Flush Retrofit Kit puts an end to all leaky toilets. Best of all… Continue

Added by Andy Jacob on December 15, 2009 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Corporate Volunteering: Top 7 Requests & the Bad, Better and Best Responses (2 of 7)

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

“We want an activity that can be done together as a team”

Companies want to engage their communities through employee volunteering programs. For most, this means calling a non-profit and scheduling an activity. But… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on December 14, 2009 at 8:42am — No Comments

Green is good regardless of what they do or don't do in Copenhagen

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Added by Ian Berry on December 13, 2009 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Twitter & Employees: Here's How To Do It Right

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

Michael Stelzner, of interviews John Bernier, the Social Media Manager at…


Added by Chris Jarvis on December 10, 2009 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Eating Recovery Center Expands Treatment Capacity

Eating Recovery Center (, a behavioral hospital providing comprehensive treatment and sustainable recovery for eating disorders, this week announced that it has opened 12 new inpatient and residential beds to help meet an overwhelming demand for full spectrum eating disorder care.

The expansion nearly doubles Eating Recovery Center’s inpatient and… Continue

Added by Ron Zwerin on December 10, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The ever-growing business case for CSR/sustainability

In a report for IBM Global Business Services, George Pohle and Jeff Hittner make some excellent points from a survey of 250 global leaders that clearly advocate the business case for CSR/Sustainability including:

“A growing body of evidence asserts that corporations can do well by doing good. Well-known companies have already proven that they can differentiate their brands and reputations as well as their products and services if they take responsibility for the well-being of the… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on December 9, 2009 at 12:52am — 2 Comments

What's The Social Purpose of Your Business?

This is a cross post from Paul Klein's Blog

What’s the fundamental question at the core of capitalism? “The question of how you have the right sort of performance with integrity,” said Ben W. Heinman, former General Counsel for GE and Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

I think of performance with integrity in terms of the “social… Continue

Added by David Martel on December 8, 2009 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Effective Management in a Globalized Era

We are all victims of Globalization, either we accommodate or we will perish, this is in all ways of our lives starting with ourselves. Hypercompetition as a main driving force push companies and firms either to choose different ways either for them generate profits or to stay outside the game. We all can see Fortune 500 list, and we can make a comparison among their 100 companies listed in 1966, 53 disappeared in 1986, among those 53 companies 34 disappeared in the 90's, the 20… Continue

Added by Henry Alzamora on December 5, 2009 at 12:07pm — No Comments

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