I apologize for a being a bit promotional but this is a cause I truly believe in. I'd like to invite all those in the New York City area to Trickle Up Young Professional Council's first annual Ball on Thursday, May 6 from 8-11pm at The Gates NYC. Tickets are $40 online and $50 at the door and include open premium bar from 8-10pm, sponsored by Svedka Vodka. We also have a limited number of $1,000 VIP tickets which includes bottle service and a corner… Continue
Added by Fennie Wang on April 21, 2010 at 1:33pm —
A little more than a month ago, I officially resigned from J.P. Morgan to pursue my personal interest in microfinance. I left New York City for an unknown place called Nyendo, Uganda where I will be living until the end of August. Nyendo is a small town amidst a rural area of rolling green hills and rich, red earth, about half a degree south of the equator.… Continue
Lecture on "Entrepreneurialism and ethical business" by Richard Reed, founder of Innocent Drinks, a UK-based company producing smoothies, recepient of several CSR related awards, Innocent has topped list of top gradue employers in the UK.
A few times in my life I have felt let down by what I perceived was betrayal by others of perceived agreements to do certain things.
The last time this happened I allowed myself to feel hurt for many months. The positive consequence was that I developed a process for reaching agreement with others. I trust you will find it valuable in making your collaborations successful.
There are three worlds. The one in here - that’s my world; the one out there - that’s your… Continue
Added by Ian Berry on April 17, 2010 at 12:40am —
Politics has sunk to a level where politicians preach to the choir rather than try to educate us. The mass media are only slightly better, if even that. The news media caters to constituencies and ratings with only passing regard for educating the viewing public. If we are to have an economic climate that is healthy for the growth of business, should business be stepping into the void to provide intelligent discussion upon which voters and consumers can make informed decisions? This is not a… Continue
At some point, the decision is made to "Go Green" in your business.
The next question is "How do we do it?" Ideas are floated around, and
eventually someone turns to the Internet and does a Google search for
Green business certification. Suddenly, the web surfer finds dozens of
websites offering Green certifications for anywhere from $300 to
$1500. The next step is to investigate each one to see which one
offers the best "bang for the buck."
Global eco awareness over the last decade has been on a steady incline. Corporate and small business sustainability action indicates more companies are beginning to recognize sustainability risks and
opportunities in addressing environmental and social concerns.
However, even the most action-oriented organizations face…
The Acacia Group
is a new company with a bold idea. While they are part of a growing
industry focused on helping individuals, companies and communities do
well by doing good; their work focuses on the “sweet spot” of the
intersection between corporate social responsibility (CSR), leadership
development and community development. CSR refers to the way in which
businesses manage their processes to produce an… Continue
Added by David Martel on April 8, 2010 at 8:50am —
The FTC has begun a much acclaimed challenge to the Greenwashing of products offered to the public, and it seems certain that Green certifications will run into similar hardships. Businesses seeking
Green certification may be tempted to take the “Easy Green” approach
and simply buy a certification off the Internet. These Green
certifications may eventually become a badge of shame when the…
It’s not a secret. We’ve seen it happen continuously for centuries. Innovation, the big, bold future changing innovation, is driven by limitation. Almost always. When Steve Jobs went maniac to create the ipod in about nine months, he insisted it fit easily in a pocket, it looked… Continue
One of the great events I was involved in last year was the inaugural World Day of Interconnectedness on 090909.
This year the day will be celebrated on 101010.
I am letting you know well in advance that members of differencemakers community and Leaders Cafe 2020 are already busy working on an ebook on leadership, interconnectedness, and collaboration that will be published to coincide with the event (more than 20 authors involved) and we will again be presenting a… Continue
Added by Ian Berry on March 26, 2010 at 7:05pm —