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…
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 —
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
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 —
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 —
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 —
(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…
(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 —
(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.
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.
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 —
(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,…
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.
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
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 —