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7 key leadership learnings to help you to THRIVE on the challenges of change

The slideshare below is my September 2014 Changing What's Normal strategies and tactics newsletter. It's the second in an experiment of providing more value to my loyal readers.

Last month I provided a white paper…


Added by Ian Berry on August 31, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Story of a lady bike rider and women development: Organizers should go to the roots

Every morning one lady bike rider passes me when my bus gets stuck in the jam on the way to my office. She goes ahead to her destination by driving her Scooty easily and naturally on the wide and narrow spaces on the road as like as a man. Every day when I see her I give her a salute and admire her courage because it is Bangladesh, a moderate Islamic country by the constitution, where a big part of the people do not support from their mind to let the women go out from home for working…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on September 2, 2014 at 1:03am — No Comments

What's the role of Procurement in the Circular Economy?

Procurement plays a key role in the transition towards the Circular Economy and must, as part of a Responsible Procurement approach, look at how they can develop Circular Procurement.

One of the key challenges in developing a structured approach to Circular Procurement is: What is the role of procurement? I was inspired by an article from Forbes magazine …


Added by Responsible Proc. on September 2, 2014 at 12:09am — No Comments

Call for Volunteers for the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

Making Cents International is currently accepting applications to volunteer at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit. Volunteering at the Summit is a unique opportunity for those who are interested in gaining (1) Practical experience in the field of youth economic opportunities (2) Insights into the practical results and learnings from some of the most innovative and impactful positive youth development methodologies; (3) Exposure to leaders at global development organizations.…


Added by Chelsea Babcock on August 28, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

Will Your Business Recover From Disaster?


Disaster earthquake The massive 6.0 earthquake in San Francisco on Sunday is another reminder that Mother Nature doesn’t play by the rules, so we’d all better be prepared for the unexpected.  If disaster struck five seconds from now, are you ready?  Are your employees?  

You should be.  According to the…


Added by Ryan Scott on August 27, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments

Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index Shows 1.2 Million New Clean Jobs in 2014

Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, a tool to compare states’ use and development of clean and sustainable energy, found more than two million job postings in the green energy sector in quarters one and two of 2014 alone. This is…


Added by Chelsea O'Neill on August 18, 2014 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Ecotech Institute to Host Sustainable Storytelling Series

Ecotech Institute to Host Sustainable Storytelling Series


Six presentations designed to help companies effectively share their green initiatives


Denver, Colo. – August 8, 2014 –…


Added by Chelsea O'Neill on August 18, 2014 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Non Profits: What can't you get done in your work-week?

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I am updating our non profit training program—Version 2.0 is set to launch in September—and…

Added by Tim Magee on August 13, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

23 CSR & Corporate Volunteering Conferences – Where to Go this Fall


Added by Chris Jarvis on August 11, 2014 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Religious giving: the US vs. South Africa

Given the article featured on Development Crossing's newsletter today (http://www.developmentcrossing.com/profiles/blogs/fast-stats-about-giving-in-america-today), I just had to post this article we wrote in the past few weeks for a South African client, giving an interesting perspective on religious giving in this country vs the US:

Religious devotion to giving higher…


Added by Lani Botha on August 5, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

BigTech: Software donation program of NASSCOM Foundation

BigTech one-stop- shop for all the software needs of NGOs in India.…

Added by NASSCOM Foundation on August 5, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Radical transformation of diplomacy, politics, and religious expression is what the world needs right now

I wrote recently that management needs radical transformation. I don't back away from this in any way. In the light of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 disaster however my call seems almost trivial.

What we really need is radical transformation of diplomacy, politics, and how people express their religion.

I declare I am not a member of any political party, nor do I…


Added by Ian Berry on August 1, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Employees Share Volunteering Stories


employees talking According to the Corporate Leadership Council, employees with lower engagement levels are four times more likely to leave their jobs than those who are highly engaged.  But the importance of employee engagement isn't just increased employee…


Added by Ryan Scott on August 4, 2014 at 1:04am — No Comments

Fast Stats About Giving in America Today

giving The annual Giving USA Foundation report has just been released, and the numbers tell an interesting story about corporate giving.  An alarming story, that is.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Americans gave $335.17 billion to charity in 2013.  Which sounds good until you…


Added by Ryan Scott on July 22, 2014 at 3:14am — 1 Comment

What standards are you accepting?

This weeks sparkenation.

Lieutenant General David Morrison, Chief of the Australian Army doesn’t mince words in this video. And rightly so.

His message is a key for us all in every aspect of our lives.

"The standard you walk past is the standard you accept."

Lieutenant General David… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on July 19, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Alstom Donates Generator to Ecotech Institute for Student Training

Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused on renewable energy and sustainability training, now has a generator capable of powering 15,000 average America homes. The generator, which is one of the most expensive components in a wind turbine, is a donation from Alstom, the world’s leading energy solutions…


Added by Chelsea O'Neill on July 16, 2014 at 1:37pm — No Comments

John G. Ruggie-- "The Past as Prologue? A Moment of Truth for UN Business and Human Rights Treaty"

I have been considering the recent moves by the Human Rights Council to begin considering a treaty  to replace/amplify/substitute/supersede the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights that the HRC has itself only recently and unanimously endorsed.  See Larry Catá Backer,…

Added by Larry Catá Backer on July 8, 2014 at 1:18pm — No Comments

A Fallen Hero and the Company He Kept


Stephen Robinson The other day, I received the terrible news that Steve Robinson, a leading advocate for veterans and a friend of Causecast, had suddenly passed away.  He died at the age of 51, while working at his desk at Prudential, laboring to the very end to improve the lives of veterans.  

Steve’s work at…


Added by Ryan Scott on July 7, 2014 at 1:11am — No Comments

And a Treaty to Bind them All—On Prospects and Obstacles to Moving from the GPs to a Multilateral Treaty Framework, a Preliminary Assessment

As the Business and Human Rights Resource Center explained:

At the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, two resolutions were tabled for adoption by the Council. The first is a resolution drafted by Ecuador and South Africa and signed also by Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela. It was originally tabled on 19 June, then updated on 24…

Added by Larry Catá Backer on July 3, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments

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