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WhizzKids United, a symbol of Mandela's dream



Nelson Mandela once said that the credible demonstration of the commitment of African leaders is to place the rights of children at the forefront. These words still echo in my head as though they had been whispered upon my ear by the struggle icon himself and are as fresh as yesterday’s daisy.

“Yesterday” my faith in humanity was renewed. “Yesterday” I began to believe in the expansion of the vision that began 3 years ago, the building of the WhizzKids United Health Academy. Why…

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Added by WhizzKids United on September 11, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Essentials for Success as Corporate Citizenship Leaders

A recent LGB Associates report (PDF link) Advancing CSR Without a Corporate Responsibility Officer asks: Do we really need a Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO)?

The report summarizes the thoughts of the Thought Leader Forum, "a group of senior corporate social responsibility professionals organized by the LBG Research Institute" on the topic.

It also highlights what they consider the essentials for…

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Added by Development Crossing on September 7, 2013 at 9:24am — 3 Comments

You can't grow vegetables online

It’s the first day of Spring here in the Southern hemisphere. In readiness my wife and I replanted over vegetable garden this week. It got me thinking that most of the great things in life don’t happen online.

How many marketing messages did you get this week and last week and the week before that promising you the inside secrets of building your business online? Heaps right? …

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Added by Ian Berry on August 31, 2013 at 5:15pm — No Comments

The Future of Flight in 2020

Infographic from Airbus on the future of flight, specifically around what expectations people have around the world for it.…

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Added by Development Crossing on August 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Evolution of CSR and the Web

Interesting infographic from Yourcause, LLC on the evolution of CSR and the web.…

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Added by Development Crossing on August 28, 2013 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Consumer (Sustainability/Green) Purchase Behavior

Taken from the 2012 Cone Green Gap Trend Trackerthis CSR/Sustainability infographic highlights the consumer expectations versus purchase behavior gap.…

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Added by Development Crossing on August 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability (McGraw-Hill Infographic)

A McGraw-Hill infographic on the integration of the firm's social, environmental, and business strategies (take from the 2010 annual report).…

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Added by Development Crossing on August 25, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

McDonald's Global Sustainability Scorecard (infographic)

CSR and Sustainability the McDonald's way --- came across this Global Sustainability Scorecard recently from the fast food giant.  Make sure to read our interview with Bob Langert, VP of Corporate Responsibility at McDonald's as well.…

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Added by Development Crossing on August 23, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Strategic Safety Management - Part: One

Strategic management is often misunderstood when it comes to safety.   We have to accept that an organization operates in a dynamic marketplace with legislation, competitors, consumers, technology, and local social…

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Added by Wayne Harris on August 23, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

Moving day: An aid analogy

What does it feel like to be a citizen on the receiving end of international aid? Here’s an analogy to try to help do-gooders understand:

Let’s say you’re moving across town. You have to be out of your old apartment by 5pm that day. You’ve got the boxes already packed and the moving van rented. All you need is some muscle to help you move the heavy stuff. You ask your friend to come over early. The plan is to…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 23, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Infographic

CSR infographic from Lundquist, a strategic consultancy specialized in online corporate communications.…

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Added by Development Crossing on August 23, 2013 at 12:51am — 1 Comment

Doing Good Keeps the Doctor Away

apple An apple a day keeps the doctor away...and, it turns out, so does volunteering.  

According to a 2010 study from UnitedHealth…

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Added by Ryan Scott on August 21, 2013 at 1:07am — No Comments

Ecotech Institute’s First Free Online Course, “Introduction to Sustainability,” Receives Positive Student Feedback

Descriptions such as “inspiring” and “eye-opening” were included in student feedback from Ecotech Institute’s recent free online “Introduction to Sustainability” course.



Students came from “all walks of life and from around the globe,” according to Kyle Crider, Ecotech Institute’s Program Chair and Manager of Environmental Operations, who led the course. There was a diverse mix of men and women in the class, ranging in educational background from high school to Ph.D., about half of…

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Added by Molly Koch on August 20, 2013 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Strategic CSR Increases Revenues

How can companies move past management of costs and risks (through CSR initiatives) to actually increasing their revenues with strategic CSR? That's the focus of a recent post by David Rönnegard, Senior Research Fellow at INSEAD.

"To regard CSR from a strategic perspective is largely about paying greater attention to political and social risks and…

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Added by Development Crossing on August 19, 2013 at 4:48am — 1 Comment

Consumer Attitudes towards Corporate Social Responsibility

No (CSR) surprises here but the 2013 Cone Communications/Echo Global CSR Study recently found that consumers want to reward companies for their positive societal influences.

Do consumers follow through on what they say they would do?…

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Added by Development Crossing on August 14, 2013 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility Report Writing

Triple Pundit recently shared the five things a good CSR report will do:

1. Focus more on future goals, less on past successes --- Don't dwell on the past, look to the future as well

2. Discuss the elephant in the room --- Acknowledge the negative impact of your business

3. Avoid a PR nightmare --- Focus on sustainable business…

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Added by Development Crossing on August 14, 2013 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Universum's CSR Rankings: US organizations with the best CSR reputation

Corporate social responsibility rankings are always in interesting indication. Interestingly, if you compare csr ranking lists the outcomes can vary by a lot. Universum recently surveyed 20,812 business students in the U.S., asking them to select the companies they think are “most ideal” to work for, and “Why?”.  Below are the top ten employers in the US most associated to…

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Added by Development Crossing on August 12, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility Quotes

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been defined in a variety of ways and plenty has certainly been said about the topic over the years. Any famous corporate social…

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Added by Development Crossing on August 12, 2013 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility Increases Your Bottom Line

Corporate Social Responsibility to increase your bottom line. For a business to be sustained long-term (corporate social responsibility), a company needs to replace a single-financial bottom line with a more balanced triple-bottom line encompassing economic, social and environmental objectives into its business practices (also referred to as “people, planet, profit”). The corporate social responsibility approach outlines key areas of focus and guidance for its implementation which ultimately…

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Added by Caroline Ganun on August 5, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Volunteering In NYC (or other cities) - Top 10 Resources

Volunteering in NYC or other cities can be daunting sometimes. Volunteering, yes, but where to start? Which organization? Lots of questions. Wikepedia is always a great starting point. The definition of volenteering: Generally considered an altruistic activity and is intended to promote good or improve human quality of life. In return, this activity can produce a feeling of self-worth and respect. There is no financial…

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Added by Dan Johnson on August 8, 2013 at 6:25pm — No Comments

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