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25 most essential questions to ask on product stewardship...

Product stewardship in a product’s lifecycle must be a journey that incorporates the “seed” of a contract, through to the “shoots” of product design, manufacture, transport, sale, and the “fruits” of product use, all the way to the “composting” at the end of a product’s…

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Added by Responsible Proc. on November 19, 2014 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Will respecting human rights make the business more profitable?

Will respecting human rights make the business more profitable?

Increasingly the answer is yes. The issue of human rights is moving up the agenda.

Though it is not that straight forward. Typically it will take a while before you can see it on the company’s bottom line.

Focusing on human rights, and other ethical approaches, can help build your company’s transparency. It can serve as a radar or early warning system.…

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Added by Responsible Proc. on November 19, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments

When Corporate Giving Means Donating Half Your Work

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Added by Ryan Scott on November 18, 2014 at 12:46am — No Comments

Ecotech Institute To Host Open House, November 25

On Tuesday, November 25, Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, is hosting an Open House event. From 5 – 7 p.m. at Ecotech Institute’s campus in Aurora, Colo., at 1400 S.…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on November 12, 2014 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Report: Pro Bono Now Prevalent in All Areas of Corporate Philanthropy

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Added by Ryan Scott on November 11, 2014 at 12:10am — No Comments

Ecotech Institute Names New President Chris Gorrie

Ecotech Institute, the first and only college in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, today announced Chris Gorrie as its new president. Gorrie’s responsibilities include guiding the strategic direction of the school;…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on November 7, 2014 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Ensuring the great management myths and morons aren’t messing with your mind

I have been in a few workplaces this year where I have witnessed 20th century and even earlier management practices.

In one where I was asked to do a review of their remarkability, which involves finding out the unbiased answers to these 96 questions, the CEO asked me for a one sentence summary of my findings. I replied “A lot of the great management…

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Added by Ian Berry on November 7, 2014 at 12:15am — No Comments

The Future of Solar Energy in the Military: A Roundtable Discussion by Ecotech Institute

On Tuesday, November 11, Ecotech Institute, the first and only college in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, will host a public networking event to discuss the solar industry’s ties with the U.S. military. The event…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on November 4, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

10 Companies Donating the Most Through Giving Programs

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With the recent annual Giving USA Foundation report revealing a decline in corporate giving last year, it’s time for Corporate America to regroup.

Of four sources of giving that were assessed – individuals, foundations, bequests and corporations – every kind of giving rose in 2013 except for corporate giving. The increase…

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Added by Ryan Scott on November 4, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Implementing Responsible Procurement - what's needed?

A recent study carried out by IEMA show that just 13% of companies are fully confident that they have the skills to successfully compete in a sustainable economy. Very few have an idea of…

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Added by Responsible Proc. on October 27, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments

#GivingTuesday: A Day to Flex Your Corporate Philanthropy Muscle

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Added by Ryan Scott on October 28, 2014 at 2:31am — No Comments

Infographic: How China is changing the environment, in a good way!

Added by John Pabon on October 20, 2014 at 10:28pm — No Comments

B Corps, Corporate Philanthropy and Being the Change

B Corps?  Don’t you mean C Corps?…

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Added by Ryan Scott on October 21, 2014 at 1:23am — No Comments

A new venture for girls: Can we change the world through business?

I went out with a new friend back in April, for sushi. Just sushi. And it ended up costing me thousands of dollars.

As Melissa Ovard described how they had formed a company to provide products to make girls’ adolescent transitions easier, I was hooked. Her enthusiasm spilled all over our unagi and seawead salad, and I knew I had to be a part of Girl Lux.…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 22, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Taking Skills-Based Volunteering Around the World

Symantec Service Corps I’m always interested to see how companies are doubling down on their employee volunteering programs, and in the process reinventing the possibilities for what these programs can become.

Symantec is one of the companies out there that is applying a ton of passion and creativity to their program, and the results are fascinating. Their…

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Added by Ryan Scott on October 14, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments

Ecotech Institute Releases Free, Comprehensive Wind and Solar Green Energy eBooks

Ecotech Institute, the first and only college in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, today announced the release of two free, comprehensive eBook guides to…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on October 14, 2014 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Philanthropy Quotes to Keep You Inspired

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According to the most recent Giving USA Foundation report, charitable contributions in the U.S. grew 4.4 percent in 2013 yet still haven’t rebounded to peak levels achieved before the economic recession.

But one of the most disappointing aspects of the report involves corporate philanthropy.  Last year, corporate giving fell by nearly 2%, to $17.9 billion.

The drop in…

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Added by Ryan Scott on October 6, 2014 at 5:14am — No Comments

Art of Persuasion and Safety leadership

I recently hosted a one day senior management workshop for a group of 20 managers.  The main purpose to change their attitudes and behaviours in regards to safety, management and leadership.

I decided to approach the workshop using techniques that would inspire them to look at how they interact at…

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Added by Wayne Harris on October 5, 2014 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Are your planets aligned and orbiting the sun of 21st century business?

Every business wants profitability, sustainability and stakeholder engagement (particularly employee and customer/client). For some these are reasons for being. None are reasons. They're all results of how we see and treat people and how good we are at the functions of business.

For me, regardless of product/s and/or service/s on offer, the journey to the results we all want begins with valued, values,…

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Added by Ian Berry on October 4, 2014 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Learn from Coca Cola and their approach to Responsible Procurement

It is great to see that Coca Cola are pioneering the approach to Responsible Procurement in an actionable way. 

What do I mean by actionable?What does it mean to Coca Cola? What can you learn from Coca Cola and their approach?

I have been reviewing their approach – this is…

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Added by Responsible Proc. on October 1, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

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