My article, "Sovereign Investing and Markets-Based Transnational Legislative Power: The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund in Global Markets" has just been published and will appear in the American University International Law Review 29(1):1-122 (2013). For the abstract and the Introduction see HERE.…Continue
Added by Larry Catá Backer on December 10, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments
This Sunday’s sparkenation.
I am inspired this week by my daughter Jessica who has embarked on a crowd funding project to get her amazing books for children published. Jessica is doing what she has always wanted to do, bring her unique gifts to the world.
When Jessica was a child my focus was about making a living and climbing the corporate ladder. When I reached the top I felt empty inside…
Added by Ian Berry on December 7, 2013 at 4:41pm — No Comments
Bonus Day is happening right now!
There are still matching funds and Bonus Prizes for donations made today
Dear friends lets us make it happen;…Continue
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Philanthropy (n.) – “Goodwill to fellow members of the human race; especially an active effort to promote human welfare.” (Merriam-Webster)
Written above is the standard definition of philanthropy; essentially an act of charity. So what is the difference between an act of philanthropy when done by an individual versus a corporation? In short, there is no difference.
Corporate Philanthropy is the act of a corporation or business promoting the…Continue
Added by Adam Weinger on December 2, 2013 at 11:49am — No Comments
In a prior post I noted the upcoming Second Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, will be held in Geneva 2-4 December 2013. (e.g.,…Continue
Added by Larry Catá Backer on December 2, 2013 at 2:25am — No Comments
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on FedEx and the 43 companies in the Air Freight Carriers & Moving Companies industry. FedEx’s overall rating currently is 56 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.
The average rating for the other companies in the Air Freight Carriers & Moving Companies industry currently is 55. This has allowed FedEx to move up to 9th…Continue
Added by Cynthia L Figge on November 27, 2013 at 3:50am — No Comments
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Exponent and the 140companies in the Business Support Services industry. Exponent’s overall ratinghas moved up five points in the last quarter and is now 60 according to their CSRHub page.
The average rating for the other companies in the Business Support Services industry maintained a rating of 54. This has allowed Exponent to move up to…Continue
Added by Cynthia L Figge on November 25, 2013 at 11:42pm — No Comments
Aid workers and development practitioners, how many times have you seen a paragraph like this in a proposal?
“Community Mobilization: To ensure communities are… community management committees (CMCs) will be formed. Based on accepted cultural practice, CMCs will be chosen by the community members themselves with strong encouragement on establishing a gender-balanced CMC. The CMC will represent the community and be responsible for ensuring effective community…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on November 25, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
National study, from the third quarter of 2013, also notes an increase in alternative fueling stations and ranks the top states in energy efficiency
Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, a tool to compare states’ use and development of clean energy, found more than one million job postings in the clean energy sector from July 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013. This shows a 54 percent increase in…
Added by Molly Koch on November 22, 2013 at 12:47pm — No Comments
A new report from Quantum Workplace introduces some fascinating data about the best places and conditions for high employee engagement.
This study, as with so…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on November 21, 2013 at 4:41am — No Comments
Business leader brings strong leadership, a collaborative style and a passion for renewable energy education to his new role
Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, announced the appointment of David Needham as its new president, effective November 4, 2013. Needham will be responsible for implementing the vision and strategic direction of the school; ensuring student, graduate and employer satisfaction;…
Added by Molly Koch on November 14, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on American Express and the 31 companies in the Credit Card Processing industry. American Express’ overall rating is currently59after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.
The average rating for the other companies in the Credit Card Processing industry has maintained a rating of 51. This has allowed American Express to maintain…Continue
Added by Cynthia L Figge on November 7, 2013 at 1:21am — No Comments
Nowadays, corporate volunteer programs are de regueur at most companies, at least those that take employee engagement seriously. But while so many businesses are skillfully leading their employees along…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on November 12, 2013 at 2:18am — No Comments
For me, Africa is such a simple and yet complicated continent. It’s simple because the people are so warm-hearted and make you feel at home, and yet complicated because people are suffering due to poverty and unhealthy living conditions. These challenges need the many professionals all over the world to unite and help conquer the problems that Africa faces.
WhizzKids United is one of the best NGOs who fight on the front line against HIV/AIDS in one of South Africa’s most affected areas,…
Added by WhizzKids United on November 11, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments
So it isn’t really rocket science to get PR coverage for your CSR programs. All you need is a PR company with good press connections and you can get a story in at least a few publications. The problem is, if your story isn’t written and positioned smartly, readers tend to zone out and over time your message becomes invisible. Even worse they are so irked by the promotional tone of your messages that they will label everything you do in…Continue
Added by Bushra Azhar on November 10, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments
Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on General Mills and the 212 companies in the Food Products industry. General Mills’ overall rating is 64.
The average rating for the other companies in Food Products industry shifted down two points to 53. This caused General Mills to move up to 5thplace on the list, using the CSRHub average user profile, from 7th place. See more information about General Mills…Continue
Added by Cynthia L Figge on November 8, 2013 at 12:28am — No Comments
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Agilent Technologies and the 214 companies in the Semiconductor & Other Electric Component Manufacturing industry. Agilent Technologies’ overall rating is currently 62 after the latest update to their CSRHub page.
The average rating for the other companies in the Semiconductor & Other Electric Component Manufacturing industry shifted…Continue
Added by Cynthia L Figge on November 6, 2013 at 2:04am — No Comments
Now let’s imagine that you have managed to convince the CEO of the business to invest time and money in developing and implementing a new safety management system. You have trained everyone from the top management down in their new roles and responsibilities and at the same time run an extensive promotion campaign. So it should be a…
Added by Wayne Harris on November 5, 2013 at 9:29pm — No Comments
Last week we launched the 6th Lundquist CSR Online Awards Survey, an international study into the online habits of corporate responsibility (CR) professionals, stakeholders and all those interested in sustainability, business ethics, social enterprise and socially responsible investment. Have your say! Take the survey now.
If companies are to build positive…Continue
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