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CURRENCY: PERSIA’S OVERKILL WEAPON VERSUS NEW ROME (EU-USA)

CURRENCY: PERSIA’S OVERKILL WEAPON VERSUS NEW ROME (EU-USA)



Erle Frayne D. Argonza



Observers may be wondering about what revived Persia (Shiite empire) possesses that serves as its leverage in a Manichean ‘clash of civilizations’ with revived Rome (EU-USA). Nukes and petrol (Iran cuts down oil pumping levels) are the most easily identifiable at the moment, and those with Jurassic linear thinking are inclined to forecast these possible leverages.



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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 9, 2010 at 10:24pm — 1 Comment

Ranking Companies for Social Responsibility

1. Does the CSR report contain quantitative information?



Publicly traded companies are comfortable with the process of collecting, verifying and reporting financial data. Those just beginning to aggregate environmental, social and governance data may find it difficult to move past “commitment” statements, towards more quantitative data and methodologies to substantiate progress.



When looking at a company’s CSR report, watch for “key performance indicators,” or KPIs:… Continue

Added by Petra Koenvenski on August 9, 2010 at 9:38pm — 1 Comment

Dr Pepper Snapple Action Plan

"At DPS, ACTION is at the heart of everything we do. Every DPS employee contributes to our success by taking action to meet the needs of our customers and consumers," said Tina Barry, senior vice president – corporate affairs. "ACTION is also about giving back to our communities. All across North America, DPS employees are taking action to improve the communities in which we live and work."



"By 2015, we plan to contribute a total of 100,000 volunteer hours and attain an annual giving… Continue

Added by Dan Johnson on August 9, 2010 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Nonprofits' Social Media Adoption Outpaces All Other Sectors

Ninety seven percent of the largest nonprofit organizations in the U.S. are using social media - more than any other sector. This was among the top findings of the latest study led by Dr. Nora Ganim Barnes, Ph.D., Senior Fellow and Research Chair of the Society for New Communications Research and Chancellor Professor of Marketing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Eric Mattson, CEO of Financial Insite Inc., a Seattle-based research firm. The study examined these institutions to… Continue

Added by Jane on August 8, 2010 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Corproate Responsiblity - STMicroelectronics - How to set goals for a CSR strategy

STMicroelectronics published its CSR report back end of June. A lot of companies want to implement CSR but are missing a major point: setting hard targets. The end result is that corporate social responsibility is somewhat integrated but not really effective. Here are some of STMicroelectronics targets. The latest report online:

www.st.com/stonline/company/sd/report09/cr09.pdf



-- A strong focus on the… Continue

Added by Jonny H on August 8, 2010 at 12:03pm — No Comments

PERSIA RE-AWAKENS TO CONFRONT REVIVED ROME (EU-USA)

PERSIA RE-AWAKENS TO CONFRONT REVIVED ROME (EU-USA)



Erle Frayne D. Argonza



Good day! Magandang araw!



In previous articles I have articulated about ancient racial consciousness that could awaken at some juncture after a long dormancy period. The dormancy could be 2,000 years approximately, which coincides with Arnold Toynbee’s 2,000-year civilizational life.



The revival of ancient Roman consciousness had already been galvanizing, with the European… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 7, 2010 at 2:33am — No Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability - The Week Review

Here is a short list what was going in CSR this week. A nice read for a Friday afternoon.

Stay informed!





Company News Industry Date
Royal Dutch…
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Added by Jonny H on August 6, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

WATER RIOTS IN MANILA: TOO SOON!

WATER RIOTS IN MANILA: TOO SOON!



Erle Frayne D. Argonza



Good evening from the Philippines!



A water crisis is now looming big in Manila (the entire metropolis), the Philippine’s premier big city. The western side of the big city is particularly badly affected by pilferages and spillages (over 55% lost), thus reducing the volume of water available to around 7 million people more or less.



Such a situation has been causing panic lately on urban residents,… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 4, 2010 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Van Jones on Why Nobody Should Be Able to Pollute for FREE

Democrats in the Senate recently
announced they had abandoned all hope of passing a comprehensive energy bill
this summer. This stunning lack of progress looks all the more ridiculous after you hear Van Jones give it some simple context in this two minute interview.

Added by Edwin Jansen on August 3, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments

Corporate Volunteering Tools: My 5 Favorites (Plus 47 more that are worth checking out)

Managing a volunteer program can be exhausting - but it shouldn’t be. There are numerous tools, social media sites, and other resources available to help you plan great events, communicate effectively, and capture the right data for making things better. Consider the resources below - they will make your life easier.…





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Added by Chris Jarvis on August 2, 2010 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Sustainability Explained (in two minutes)

Anyone who would like to reference a quick and simple explanation of the concept of sustainability should watch this two minute animated video.

Added by Edwin Jansen on August 2, 2010 at 1:41pm — No Comments

CSRminute: Google Signs 20-Year Deal for Clean Energy; Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean Eco-Law Firm Earns B Corps Certification

Hello, I’m Gretchen Siegchrist, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Monday, August 2nd:

Google has signed a contract with an Iowa wind farm to purchase clean energy at a set rate for the next 20 years. The Power Purchase Agreement is the first deal brokered by Google Energy, which gained the ability to buy and sell electricity like a public utility in February. Google’s purchase from the NextEra Energy Resources Story County II facility in Iowa will supply enough… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 2, 2010 at 1:08pm — No Comments

ZION-SUNNI COALITION: ANCIENT PAN-SEMITISM SURFACING

ZION-SUNNI COALITION: ANCIENT PAN-SEMITISM SURFACING





Erle Frayne D. Argonza…



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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 1, 2010 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Arthur Page - 20th century principles still relevant for CSR today

I received an email recenty from Dick Jones of DICK JONES COMMUNICATIONS suggesting that the origins of Corporate Social Responsibility go back to the early years of the 20th century and to the editor of one of America’s most influential business magazines, The World’s Work, Arthur W. Page.



Here is an excerpt from Dick’s email to me

From its beginnings in November 1900, The World’s Work was devoted to social responsibility in… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on August 1, 2010 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Do We Really Need JFK?

Greenpeace is calling for an Energy [R]evolution, where we
have achieved 95% renewable energy by 2050. Since present leaders
haven’t made the policy changes to get us on this track, Greenpeace
has doctored a speech by JFK to inspire action. It's worth a watch, check it out on Mouvment here.

Added by Edwin Jansen on August 1, 2010 at 7:58pm — No Comments

GULF STATES: ENFORCERS OF OLIGARCHIC ‘CLASH OF CIVILIZATION’ MADNESS

GULF STATES: ENFORCERS OF OLIGARCHIC ‘CLASH OF CIVILIZATION’ MADNESS





Erle Frayne D. Argonza…



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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on July 31, 2010 at 2:51am — No Comments

CSRminute: Wal-Mart, Other Retailers Partner with MFIs; Smithfield Foods Reaffirms Sustainability Strategy

Hello, I’m Gretchen Siegchrist, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Friday, July 30th:

Wal-Mart, Metro Cash & Carry, and the Future Group have formed partnerships with microfinance institutions to sell merchandise on credit to kirana shops, the six million small, local retail stores that serve India’s large rural population. Metro has a pilot project with SKS Microfinance, and the Future Group has just signed a similar deal. Bharti-Wal-Mart, an equal joint… Continue

Added by David Martel on July 30, 2010 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Webinar Video: Building a Cycle of Stakeholder Engagement

Register on this link (http://www.addison.com/pages.cfm/whats-new/events/721-webinar-sustainability-reporting-social-media-.htmlto listen to the webinar hosted by Addison and The Transition Group on the evolving practice of sustainability reporting in the era of social media. This webinar showcased best practices on leveraging the value of sustainability… Continue

Added by David Martel on July 30, 2010 at 3:28pm — No Comments

How are you different and better?

I have recently returned home from 3 weeks working in the United Kingdom where I spent a lot of time discussing differentiation with my clients and the necessity of being able to differentiate ourselves and our businesses as a key to success in the 21st century.



Then today I received a text from my local dry cleaner Karl Chehade to say my clothes are ready to be picked up and a message on how they are reducing their carbon emissions. Have you ever received such a message from your… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on July 29, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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