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Commemorating September 11th through Volunteering



To keep alive the spirit of compassion and service that united Americans in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, September 11th is now federally recognized as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, establishing a tradition of national engagement in charitable acts as a tribute to the victims, survivors…


Added by Ryan Scott on October 8, 2013 at 3:07am — 1 Comment

Ecotech Institute Named to the ‘Best for Vets 2014’ List

The Military Times has named Ecotech Institute to its 2014 Best for Vets List. The list honors top military friendly schools doing the most for veterans. Ecotech, which is the only college entirely focused on renewable energy training, came in at 19th out of 38. About 80 schools in total applied for the honor. The Military Times ranks the schools based on what veterans have told them are important, such as university culture, student support, academic policies, academic quality and financial…


Added by Molly Koch on October 7, 2013 at 4:08pm — 1 Comment

Selling a CSR Report: How to Craft the Perfect Pitch

According to this report from Global Reporting Initiative, the number of sustainability reports registered on the GRI Reports List increased by 22 percent in year 2010.  This article tells us that 80% of the top 15 global brands and 43% of the top 100 global brands also issue…


Added by Bushra Azhar on October 7, 2013 at 8:17am — 3 Comments

WhizzKids United delighted by Oxfam findings

Earlier this year, WhizzKids United and Oxfam partnered together in an effort to compile a report which aimed at describing the social aspects of the work done by WhizzKids United. The report outlined the many ways in which adolescent clients, staff and volunteers relate to each other at the WKU Health…


Added by WhizzKids United on October 7, 2013 at 6:07am — No Comments

Causecast Honored as ‘Awesome New Technology’ at HR Technology Conference


HR Tech It's awesome to be considered awesome.

That's why Causecast is proud of its selection to participate in the highly anticipated ‘Awesome New Technologies’ panel at the 16th Annual HR…


Added by Ryan Scott on October 7, 2013 at 1:34am — No Comments

Climate Change in Asia Pacific (infographic)

ADB recently posted the below infographic on their blog highlighting the climate change situation in Asia and the Pacific.…


Added by Development Crossing on October 7, 2013 at 2:02am — No Comments

Changes in the Perceived Sustainability Performance for Nike

Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Nike and the 126 companies in the Textiles & Apparel industry.  Nike’s overall rating moved up to 65 from 63.

This change may have been driven by progress that Nike made in the past year. For example, designers can now benefit from years of Nike research into sustainable materials through their free mobile app called Making. Making enables designers to research fabrics or…


Added by Cynthia L Figge on October 5, 2013 at 1:03am — No Comments

The Japanese Embassy donates a mini bus and trailer to WKU

The Japanese Embassy has generously sponsored a mini bus and a mobile clinic trailer to the WhizzKids United Health Academy.

WhizzKids United is delighted to be a benefactor of the Japanese Embassy’s effort of reaching out to the South African community. The embassy has recognised…


Added by WhizzKids United on October 4, 2013 at 8:54am — No Comments

3 Ways to Fire Up Your Company's Volunteering Spirit

CA Arthur Dudley Elias Viera and son When it comes to helping their communities, global media and technology company Comcast really knows how to ignite enthusiasm.

Exhibit A: The company’s annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s…


Added by Ryan Scott on October 4, 2013 at 6:36am — No Comments

Top 100 CSR Companies by Reputation, 2013

Reputation Institute recently released its 2013 CSR RepTrak® 100 study, ranking 100 global companies by their CSR reputation --- based on a survey of 55,000 consumers worldwide.

Did your company make the list?…


Added by Development Crossing on October 4, 2013 at 1:31am — No Comments

World Bank / IFC: Lighting Africa

A joint IFC and World Bank program, Lighting Africa, works towards improving access to better lighting in areas not yet connected to the electricity grid.  According to the program website, 600 million people, and more than 10 million micro-enterprises, across Africa have no access to electricity ---- instead using inefficient, costly fuel-based alternatives like…


Added by Development Crossing on October 1, 2013 at 9:57pm — No Comments

BS Free workplaces - a personal manifesto by Ian Berry

Following a number of keynote/plenary session presentations I have given at conferences recently I have also been on panels with fellow speakers. The audiences have been very diverse and yet a common question that has been asked in all manner of ways is “With all the focus on employee engagement why is actually engaging employees still a challenge for most organisations?” 



Added by Ian Berry on September 28, 2013 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Ecotech Institute’s Energy Efficiency Program Now Provides Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certification

Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused on renewable energy training, now provides students in Ecotech Institute’s Energy Efficiency degree program the opportunity to earn Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certification. BPI sets the national standards for energy efficiency retrofits and professional credentials. Many state-run energy efficiency and weatherization programs require BPI certifications.

Interest in energy efficiency continues to grow in all sectors of the…


Added by Molly Koch on September 27, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Peering through the looking glass

They say that as you get older time goes more quickly. That may be true, but really, this is getting ridiculous now! As I reach the end of my time in South Africa it seems like just yesterday that I arrived open-minded and pasty-faced in April, full of anticipation for my time with WhizzKids United. Over the last…


Added by WhizzKids United on September 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Conference: "Business and Human Rights: Moving Forward, Looking Back"

On September 23-24, 2013, the University of West Virgina College of Law hosts a marvelous conference, "Business and Human Rights: Moving Forward, Looking Back."…

Added by Larry Catá Backer on September 23, 2013 at 9:29am — No Comments

Advocacy and Knowledge Management: Empowering & Building Capacity of the target people

Everyone knows that Knowledge is the main key of success. For an effective organization, it is very much needed to build up knowledge management unit into the organization.  It helps increasing knowledge of its members and employees. By sharing knowledge with one another and with other organizations all employees…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on September 23, 2013 at 6:28am — No Comments

Rusha's Research Route

Not so long ago, I’m not going to give away my age that easily, I was born in Sleepy Hollow city also known as the City of Choice or more officially Pietermaritzburg.

I lived in Pietermaritzburg for most of my life but I’d never ventured into Edendale. I arrived at the main hospital building to meet my head supervisor. The hospital was filled with patients who looked like they had lost their patience. So many people needed care. Many people sat in queues with blankets wrapped around…


Added by WhizzKids United on September 20, 2013 at 4:08am — No Comments

ISQEM Strategic Safety Management Part 2 now available

ISQEM have now published part 2 of the Strategic Safety Management articles onto the ISQEM website and blog for free download. The documents will help anyone who is looking at setting up their own hse strategy within an organization regardless of its size.

I hope you find them useful and I look forward to hearing from…


Added by Wayne Harris on September 19, 2013 at 12:02am — No Comments

CSR in the Middle East

Findings from a recent CSR survey conducted by Bayt.com of employees across the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Originally spotted on Arabian Gazette.…


Added by Development Crossing on September 18, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Applications OPEN for NASSCOM Soial Innovation HONOURS 2014

Inviting Applications from Social Enterprises, Non-profits, Corporates, Government agencies, Students, and Individuals

NASSCOM Foundation has launched the NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours 2014 (NSIH 2014) and is inviting applications from different stakeholders that are using Information Communication and Technology (ICT) for greater Social Good. The Honours aims to recognize innovations in the form of…


Added by Smruti Das on September 17, 2013 at 3:41am — No Comments

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