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Spotlight on CSC's CR Report: Our Community Investment

CSC's global community investment takes a strategic approach to building the communities in which we live and work.  We see both philanthropy and community in the light of long-term progress and enduring partnerships.  This spotlight on our CR Report highlights our community efforts.…

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Added by Jessi Copeland on December 30, 2011 at 10:40pm — No Comments

The View Of Sustainability From AEP’s Board Of Directors

Two AEP board members provided their thoughts on sustainability.  Tom Hoaglin, chairman of the board’s Committee on Directors and Corporate Governance, and Lionel Novell, chairman of the board’s Audit Committee share their views on AEP’s sustainability initiatives in a candidinterview

Added by Cindy Esposito on December 30, 2011 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Who will be the key influencers in 2012?

Who will be the key influencers, the movers and shakers, the difference makers, the change champions in 2012?

This is a key question for us all.

What's your considered view?

I reckon it will be the people whose relationships rock. And a key is No BS relationships.

My research shows that 87% of our problems are gone when we remove the BS in our relationships.

The massive challenge facing all businesses today is being heard above all the noise, and the…

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Added by Ian Berry on December 29, 2011 at 5:11pm — No Comments

New CSR News Compiler up and running!

We have been working on this for a long time... fine-tuning sources, keywords, algorithms, you name it. After working for 3 months, late nights and drinking a lot of coffee, it is up and running.

Sources we included are a mixture of major news agencies such as BBC, Reuters... but then we spiced it up with niche blogs and expert reports.

Please feel free to post any feedback below. Any other sources we should include?

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Added by Development Crossing on December 29, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Wildlife Conservationist Phillip Spar looks at the real issues that face free roaming predators throughout the world. Predators are under threat whether that be Leopards in Africa to Coyotes in the U…

Wildlife Conservationist Phillip Spar looks at the real issues that face free roaming predators throughout the world. Predators are under threat whether that be Leopards in Africa to Coyotes in the USA and Foxes in the UK. This short…

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Added by William Fox on December 29, 2011 at 7:38am — No Comments

20 sparkenations to help you ensure that 2012 is your best year yet

Presentation Transcript

  1. 20 sparkenations to help you…
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Added by Ian Berry on December 26, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Alternative Energy - Anticipating China’s 4th Industrial Revolution – Cleantech

Interesting report about the solar / clean-tech supply chain in Japan and China. With the data points Jesse Pichel gathered from their tour in Japan and China, they conclude that 1) 2012 global solar demand will be flat: pronounced declines in Europe (especially Italy) will be somewhat mitigated by strong growth in China, Japan, and the USA with 2H12>1H; 2) global solar growth will resume in 2013 on easier comps in Europe, significant growth in Japan, China, and the USA, and initial…

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Added by Development Crossing on December 23, 2011 at 4:58pm — No Comments

New SSPP Blog Post: "How about an Environmental Value Added Tax?"

"An EVAT might offer an opportunity to attack several problems at once: streamline legislation, raise needed revenue, lower consumption, and reduce GHG emissions."

 

The idea of the United States adopting a value added tax (VAT), a federal tax that charges consumers as they buy items, originated under President Nixon and has been…

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Added by SsppJournal Sustainabilty on December 20, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

PepsiCo Scores 79, Tops its Sector in Dutch Sustainability Analysis

Analyst Norbert Schmit of the investment advisory firm Financiële Diensten Amsterdam B.V. conducted this analysis of PepsiCo’s sustainability practices. It rates the company’s economic, social and environmental performance to industry peers.

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Added by Jessi Copeland on December 19, 2011 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Social Enterprise Associates' December Newsletter Out!

Happy holidays! Check out Social Enterprise Associates' December newsletter to see what social entrepreneurs and communities have leveraged the power of the marketplace for betterment this fall. Get inspired & get to work!

Link:…

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Added by Drew Tulchin on December 19, 2011 at 11:39am — No Comments

TOP 50 Companies ESG Ratings Updated

We compiled a new list of ESG ratings and companies and wanted to share it with you.

We actually have it by industry or countries too. If you are interested in a specific industry just send me and message through DC and I get it to you. Sony just published the CSR report which is not included since it just come out.

Top 3:

1. Texas Instruments Inc Manufacturing

2. Foster's Group Limited Consumer Goods

3. STMicroelectronics N.V.

I attached the…

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Added by Henry Klen on December 18, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Avoiding the dis-empowerment traps

Avoiding the dis-empowerment traps

This weeks sparkenation.

I think this is priceless:

"Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credit, until their debt becomes unbearable. The unpaid debt will lead to bankruptcy of banks, which will have to be nationalised, and the State will have to take the road which will eventually lead to communism. " (Das Kapital,…

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Added by Ian Berry on December 18, 2011 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Harvard Professor Chris Dede Encourages Teachers to Embrace Mobile Learning Devices to Engage More Students

In an exclusive interview for the Verizon Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series, Dr. Chris Dede, the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard Graduate School of Education, discusses how technologies like cell phones, tablets, digital games and virtual worlds used for learning can add to a teacher’s repertoire.…

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Added by Jessi Copeland on December 17, 2011 at 12:40am — No Comments

Microsoft Alumni Foundation Announces 2011 Integral Fellows Award Winners

Last night, at the Microsoft Alumni Foundation 2011 Celebration, Bill and Melinda Gates recognized the nominees, finalists…

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Added by Jessi Copeland on December 17, 2011 at 12:38am — No Comments

The Year Ends. The Pendulum Swings.

It’s been a great year at how-matters.org! I am invoking a “shut down” for the holidays as of today and will return on January 15th. Why the big break?

Because there are ideas to be flushed out, plans to be finalized, proposals to be finished, reflections and connections to be had.

2011 has been a “shake-up” year. With the Arab awakening in North Africa and the Middle East and the emergence of the Occupy…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on December 15, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Bottom LIST of 20 ESG Companies = CSR does not exist

Company Name Country Sector ESG…
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Added by Henry Klen on December 14, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A tale of two realities

I attended two entirely different Washington D.C. aid industry events yesterday.

The first was a Society for International Development panel entitled, “M&E in the For-Profit and Non-Profit Sectors: Differences and Shared Advantages” and the second was “…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on December 14, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

China, India, and the United States: Will the Real Environmental Rogue Please Stand Up?

"For Economist Carl J. Dahlman, a revamped global system is needed to deal with the twin problems of fiscal paralysis and the environment." see New SSPP Blog Post from Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy http://ssppjournal.blogspot.com/2011/12/china-india-and-united-states-will-real.html

Added by SsppJournal Sustainabilty on December 13, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

Understanding International Social Enterprise – Fair Trade

"Goods produced under conditions which do not meet a rudimentary standard to decency should be regarded as contraband and not allowed to pollute the channels of international commerce." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt 







Fair trade is a recent movement highlighting equity within the exchange of goods. Traders sell products in compliance with social and environmental production standards through trade associations such as …

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Added by Drew Tulchin on December 12, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Wishing you love and power in 2012 and beyond





"What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on December 11, 2011 at 4:53pm — No Comments

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