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You Made Me Look!

By Bahar Gidwani

Few things can be as ironic as the breakfast buffet at a sustainability conference.  You’ll seepaper coffee cups, plastic forks, and too much food.  If the organizers really cared about our welfare (and that of our planet), maybe they should cut down on the number of eggs, eliminate the heavily sugared pastries, and rethink that mound of fried bacon?  How about also using some cloth napkins and china plates?

So, I suppose I wasn’t that…


Added by Cindy Esposito on November 6, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments

Using “Big Data” To Rate Corporate Social Responsibility: One Company’s Approach

As previously seen on the CSRHub blog. The following is part 1 of a 3-part series on "Big Data."

By Bahar Gidwani

“Big Data” should be a useful tool for rating corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability performance.  It may be the answer to dealing with the rise in new ratings systems (it seems there…


Added by Cindy Esposito on September 24, 2012 at 6:35pm — 2 Comments

Medtronic Releases 2012 Corporate Citizenship Report

Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) has released the company’s 2012 Corporate Citizenship Report, “Contributing to a Healthier Future”

In addition to providing information and key metrics on Medtronic’s economic, social and environmental performance, the report communicates the company’s priorities, goals and progress related to…


Added by Cindy Esposito on September 9, 2012 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Purpose within the Marketing Mix - Three Ways to Engage Your Target Audience

There is no doubt that Purpose is the fifth "P" within the marketing mix today. A brand's purpose should define not what product or service they sell but the higher order of why they exist in society. More and more brands are realizing the importance of acting as purposeful, values-driven organizations, living that purpose through all they do and communicating it through all they say, following in the footsteps of smart, purpose-led brands like …


Added by Cindy Esposito on August 8, 2012 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Voting Gets Personal

True inspiration…


Added by Cindy Esposito on July 22, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments

2012 VolunteerMatch Client Summit Insights: Video Interview with Greg Price, VolunteerMatch

The 3BL Media video team was on location at the 2012 VolunteerMatch Client Summit to capture footage and insights from the annual event. This series of videos captures comments from thought leaders and practitioners about effective community involvement programs.

Greg Price, the Chief Services Officer here at VolunteerMatch, oversees almost all of the areas that impact our corporate clients: Product, Sales, Client Relations, Marketing and Communications… so understandably, he has an…


Added by Cindy Esposito on July 22, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments

AT&T: Empowering Consumers Through Sustainability

American consumers are in the midst of a communications revolution, and AT&T’s technology has the power to help our world operate more sustainably. In the 2011 AT&T Sustainability Report, launched today, the company…


Added by Cindy Esposito on June 25, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments

Leading The Way Toward A Low-Carbon Future

Climate Counts and Sustainable Business Consulting have announced a partnership to promote "Leading the Way Toward a Low-Carbon Future," an invite-only peer learning forum for corporate sustainability professionals, June 26 - 27, in Berkeley, California.

With registration capped at 25, this event is intended to provide sustainability professionals across…


Added by Cindy Esposito on June 6, 2012 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Midwest Gets Sustainability Boost With First GRI Conference

The US heartland will get a sustainability boost this month, as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) holds its first conference in St Louis, Missouri on 22-23 May 2012. Midwestern companies are rallying to make sustainability part of their organizational strategy and operations, and the GRI conference shows how the international movement towards sustainability and transparency in business has taken hold in the region.

With the theme Making Sustainability Count: Tracking Progress,…


Added by Cindy Esposito on June 6, 2012 at 10:18pm — No Comments

Microsoft to Business Units: Reduce or Pay Up

In less than two months, all direct operations divisions of Microsoft will be forced to reduce emissions or pay the price. But it's not a government organization or NGO who's enforcing the mandate – it's the company itself.

Microsoft announced this week it is committed to going carbon neutral by July 1 and is extending this…


Added by Cindy Esposito on May 24, 2012 at 8:55pm — No Comments

J&J/UNFPA Partnership to Promote Health and Equal Opportunity ennTV #11, 3 of 4

In this special episode of ennTV, learn how Johnson & Johnson approaches corporate citizenship and impacts the world through partnership commitments to global health. One partner, The United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) is dedicating to promoting the rights of every global citizen to health and equal opportunity. You'll hear from Babatunde Ostimehin, Executive Director, UNPF, on the impact Johnson & Johnson resources have had in achieving this mission.

To learn more about…


Added by Cindy Esposito on May 24, 2012 at 8:54pm — No Comments

OgilvyEngage to Leverage Socially-Beneficial Behavior Change To Help Businesses Grow

Ogilvy Public Relations has launched a new global behavior change practice, OgilvyEngage, to help companies motivate and assist consumers and other stakeholders to adopt socially-beneficial behaviors that are good for individuals, good for society, and good for business.

"Businesses frequently seek to drive awareness of important social issues. But more can be done. What's needed is to move people beyond awareness toward actions that matter which is where behavior change can play a…


Added by Cindy Esposito on May 22, 2012 at 10:05pm — No Comments - Hydro-Quebec publishes Sustainability Report 2011

Hydro-Québec is one of the leading electric utilities in North America and ranks among the world’s largest hydropower producers.

Key 2011 achievements highlighted in the Sustainability Report 2011:

  • 98% of the electricity…

Added by Cindy Esposito on May 15, 2012 at 10:26pm — No Comments

As Country Opens, Myanmar Businesses Embrace The Global Compact

Speaking to more than 200 participants at a ceremony in Yangon, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon chaired the launch of the UN Global Compact in Myanmar today, underscoring heightened interest in corporate responsibility as the country is going through a process of political and economic reforms.

“In order to deliver prosperity and opportunity widely, Myanmar needs strong and inclusive markets,” the Secretary-General said in his keynote remarks to participants, which also included…


Added by Cindy Esposito on May 10, 2012 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Youth 19-25: Apply For The Natural Step Canada's IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training In Edmonton On June 21-22

Are you:

  • A student between the ages of 19 and 25? OR an IMPACT! Alumni? 
  • Passionate about the fate of our planet and its people?
  • Ready to do more to champion sustainability in your community?

Then you are invited to apply to be part of the IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training in Edmonton on June 21-22,…


Added by Cindy Esposito on May 7, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

Johnson & Johnson Recognized For Leadership In Green Health Care

In recognition of its leadership in green health care, today Johnson & Johnson was awarded four Champion of Change Awards, at the 2012 CleanMed Conference.  The award recognizes businesses that demonstrate successful accomplishments in "greening" their own organization and have assisted their healthcare facility clients in improving their environmental performance.  The awards were presented to Johnson & Johnson, and its operating companies, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Inc., Cordis…


Added by Cindy Esposito on May 7, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

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