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David Martel's Blog – August 2010 Archive (19)

Understanding Shorebank

The Cohen Report | A Community Development Bank Passes

Rick Cohen



ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT stories for the nonprofit sector last week crept by with nary a mention in the press about its connection to nonprofits. ShoreBank, the nation’s preeminent community development bank, finally…

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Added by David Martel on August 31, 2010 at 6:41pm — No Comments

How Do You Measure Sustainability?

Elaine Cohen's Blog

How do you measure sustainability ? I have been fortunate to gain a little preview of the input supporting the soon-to-be-released report offering answers to this very question. The report has been compiled by Ethical Corporation and is called… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 31, 2010 at 6:28pm — No Comments

The strong voice of the CSR community

Fabian Pattberg's Blog



It is now exactly 7 days ago that a storm in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) world broke out over an article by Aneel Karnani published in the Wall Street Journal titled: ”The case against Corporate Social Responsibility”.



In the article he argued that the idea of companies having a duty to address social… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 31, 2010 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Excellence in Total Rewards - Using Your Benefits Strategy to Engage Employees

TOPIC: Excellence in Total Rewards - Using Your Benefits Strategy to Engage Employees

Plenary Session 3 at Benefits Summit West 2010

WHEN: Wednesday, November 10, at 10:45 a.m

WHERE: Calgary

Priority Code: 3BL1


Featuring:

Ann Blackwood,
General Manager, Human Resource Systems and Rewards, FT Services



Driven by demographic change and the conviction that… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 31, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

8th CBSR Summit on CSR: Early-bird deadline approaching Sept 10

On October 21, join CBSR in Toronto at the 8th Annual Summit on CSR for an inspiring day linking collaboration with your triple bottom line - discover best practices, work hands-on with peers, network with leaders and learn from great Canadian and international speakers.



CSR issues are inherently complex and need new, creative solutions. Recent research confirms that to address CSR issues, companies must learn to operate on a system wide basis and collaborate across internal and… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 31, 2010 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Saniel Bonder on the Economy - Part 1

Unusual Uncertainty and the Strange, Well-Maybe Recovery of 2010 – Part 1





It's been many a month since I've posted anything here at "The Spirit/Money Split,"

(at Good-B) and I'm happy to be back.



Mostly, I've been busy wrestling my own small business out of recessionary white water and into a fast-moving but navigable stream of now nearly a full year in positive cash flow. I had some expert helping lifting our bottom line, for… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 30, 2010 at 3:50pm — No Comments

The Case for Corporate Social Responsibility

Paul Klein's Blog

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial by Dr. Aneel Karnani called The Case Against Corporate Social Responsibility which posits the idea that corporate responsibility is irrelevant because “companies that simply to everything they can to boost… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 27, 2010 at 3:45pm — 1 Comment

Culture 101

The Acacia Group Socially Responsible Leadership

Culture 101



I have recently been following a Globe and Mail series entitled, “Preparing for a cultural sea change? Take a deep breath”. (August 17, 2010).



It is… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 23, 2010 at 4:14pm — No Comments

The UPS Foundation Recognized for Contribution to the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) WASHINGTON, D.C. - Aug. 23, 2010 - The American Red Cross today recognized The UPS Foundation for its support of Red Cross disaster response work through the Annual Disaster Giving Program.



Members of the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program pledge donations on an ongoing basis, in advance of major disasters, to help the Red Cross ensure an immediate response to meet the needs of those affected by disasters of all sizes, at no cost and…

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Added by David Martel on August 23, 2010 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Turn Strategic Aspirations into Reality for Your Community Involvement Program -- Free VolunteerMatch Webinar with FedEx and Changing Our World on 8/26

Webinar Topic: Best Practices in Corporate Engagement from VolunteerMatch Solutions: Finding The Sweet Spot - How to Turn Strategic Aspirations into Reality for Your Community Involvement Program



Speakers: Cori Cunningham, Senior Managing Director, Changing Our World and Brandon Tidwell, Program Advisor within Global Citizenship, FedEx



Date: Thursday, 8/26, 2010



Time: 10AM-11AM PT / 1PM-2PM ET…

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Added by David Martel on August 20, 2010 at 1:11pm — No Comments

ReportAlert.info - USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) publishes 2009 Corporate Sustainability Report

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) August 18, 2010 - USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) announced the availability of its annual Corporate Sustainability Report. The voluntary report, titled Building in Harmony, introduces and describes USG's approach to sustainability and the company's commitment to responsible business practices. USG's 2009 Corporate Sustainability Report can be accessed at USG's Web site,… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 19, 2010 at 3:35pm — No Comments

ReportAlert.info - Tamro Group publishes Corporate Responsibility Report 2009

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) August 16, 2010 - Tamro Group has published its first corporate responsibility report. The report is available at http://www.reportalert.info/ra/profiles/Tamro/2010/?ID=31584. The report covers performance in the financial year 1 February 2009 - 31 January 2010. Tamro Group will publish a web-based Corporate Responsibility report annually from 2010.



Tamro follows the Global… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 18, 2010 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Coca-Cola Enterprises releases online version of its 2009 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

Coca-Cola Enterprises has launched an online version of its 2009 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report, now accessible here. The online version of “Clear on our Commitments: Our Journey to 2012” includes new interactive features, such as scrolling photo “filmstrips,” embedded CRS videos, and an interactive quiz to test your CRS knowledge.



This environmentally-friendly online version…

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Added by David Martel on August 18, 2010 at 4:42pm — No Comments

ReportAlert.info - Kinross Gold Corporation (TSE:K, NYSE:KGC) publishes 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) August 12, 2010 - Kinross Gold Corporation (TSE:K, NYSE:KGC) is pleased to announce the launch of their 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report http://www.reportalert.info/ra/profiles/Kinross/2010/?ID=32555.



The report chronicles Kinross’ progress over the past two years in delivering on the strong commitment to corporate responsibility that is expressed in the Company’s… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 13, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Who decides the purpose of business?

Innovation Conversations

Several posts ago I ranted wrote about modern-day Milton Friedmans who stoutly insist that the purpose of business is making money: period, full stop, and that’s all there is to it.



This didn’t go down well with me; nor does it resonate with a large number of social innovators who are re-imagining the role business can and should play in a globalized, 21st century… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 13, 2010 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Building Pristine Strategies, with Strong Foundations in CSR and Sustainability, in a Post Gulf and Kalamazoo River Oil Spill World

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) August 3, 2010 - Any professional working in the Sustainability or Corporate Responsibility arena today must take a minute to reflect on which direction towards Sustainability they are on. Following a series of human and ecological fatalities tied to accidents in the Oil and Gas Industry of late, stakeholders are now demanding more substance in terms of the sustainability strategies and programs which companies follow. Recently, some leading companies,…

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Added by David Martel on August 11, 2010 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Do Republicans Hate Small Business?

The Economy of Trust

Often politics and business mix in a big way. Small Business America is no exception. Access to credit for small business, sole proprietors and entrepreneurs in the United States is in dire straits according to every walking & talking politician out there from the Big O to the Fed Chief to elected officials from both political parties. Yet nowhere is any real and effective help forthcoming.



The recent… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 11, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Non-Profit CEO Salary Caps: Setting the Stage for Failure?

Innovation Conversations

Last week we all saw non-profit CEO salaries scrutinized in the New York Times. I know this has been an ongoing debate for years and, yes there have been some exorbitant salaries that should make CEOs blush. The debate here is extremely valid and one that deserves careful thought and consideration.… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 10, 2010 at 12:16pm — 3 Comments

CSRminute: Google Signs 20-Year Deal for Clean Energy; Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean Eco-Law Firm Earns B Corps Certification

Hello, I’m Gretchen Siegchrist, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Monday, August 2nd:

Google has signed a contract with an Iowa wind farm to purchase clean energy at a set rate for the next 20 years. The Power Purchase Agreement is the first deal brokered by Google Energy, which gained the ability to buy and sell electricity like a public utility in February. Google’s purchase from the NextEra Energy Resources Story County II facility in Iowa will supply enough… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 2, 2010 at 1:08pm — No Comments

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