The annual Giving USA Foundation report has just been released, and the numbers tell an interesting story about corporate giving. An alarming story, that is.
Here’s what you need to know:
Americans gave $335.17 billion to charity in 2013. Which sounds good until you…
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Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused on renewable energy and sustainability training, now has a generator capable of powering 15,000 average America homes. The generator, which is one of the most expensive components in a wind turbine, is a donation from Alstom, the world’s leading energy solutions…Continue
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I’ve been catching up on the work of renowned organizational psychologist Adam Grant. Wharton’s youngest full professor and single highest-rated teacher, Grant has been recognized as one of BusinessWeek’s favorite professors, one of the world’s 40 best business professors under 40, and one of Malcolm Gladwell’s favorite social science…Continue
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The other day, I received the terrible news that Steve Robinson, a leading advocate for veterans and a friend of Causecast, had suddenly passed away. He died at the age of 51, while working at his desk at Prudential, laboring to the very end to improve the lives of veterans.
Steve’s work at…Continue
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As the Business and Human Rights Resource Center explained:
At the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, two resolutions were tabled for adoption by the Council. The first is a resolution drafted by Ecuador and South Africa and signed also by Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela. It was originally tabled on 19 June, then updated on 24…Continue
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“Creativity has to start somewhere, and we are true believers in the power of bracing, candid feedback and the iterative process-reworking, reworking, and reworking again, until a flawed story finds its through line or a hollow character finds its soul.”
Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar and President of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, in a wonderful book Creativity, Inc.
Candor is critical to the culture of Pixar and Walt…
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Sure, an odd headline coming from the CEO of a SAAS (software as a service) company that’s focused on corporate philanthropy. But let me explain why I’ve come to recognize the limits of my first love, technology.
In the beginning, it was…Continue
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At the same time it will be a great opportunity with high potential for procurement.
Why? Procurement has to…Continue
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In an earlier post named Why build a Responsible Procurement business case I described why a Responsible Procurement business case is…Continue
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Recently, I was skimming an article about how company managers can prepare Millennials to take on leadership roles in business. The piece addressed the looming explosion of Gen Y-ers in the workplace -…Continue
Students considering degrees in the power utility or renewable energy industry can now find unprecedented access to power equipment modules at Aurora, Colo.-based Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused on renewable energy and sustainability training.
Ecotech Institute’s Power…Continue
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The Center for Sustainable Development is pleased to announce the beta version of a new experience for us in distance-learning. We're asking that you preview our new 100% online course—How to Design & Fund International Development Projects—for free.
This is our flagship course that we've been offering at the Center for close to five years now. Our development courses have been taken by people from 149 different countries and 500…Continue
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Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused on renewable energy and sustainability training, recently installed Graymark Weatherization Equipment to train and prepare Residential Energy Management (REM) students. This hands-on test equipment allows students to practice for the…Continue
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Every day should be Earth Day.
That said, the official Earth Day celebration takes place once a year, an occasion when over a billion people in 190 countries take action, whether in the form of planting trees, cleaning up their communities, or doing anything else that says “I love you” to the environment.…Continue
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Corporate social responsibility, both in its traditional forms and in its current international form as as species of human rights, has become an important issue of corporate governance both in the national and international spheres.But the discourse, and the premises underlying it, are usually based on Western models of corporate governance and the structuring of political states and public order. While those premises are powerful, and shared among a large number of states, both powerful…Continue
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It’s not just your imagination: summer is getting in the way of getting things done at work. To the tune of a 20 percent drop in workplace productivity, according to a Captivate Network study, with projects taking 13 percent longer to complete and workers becoming a whopping 45 percent more distracted.…Continue
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I originally wrote this article for Switch and Shift. It’s a subject close to my heart and for people aligned with my work and so I am sharing it with people everywhere.
The great Kings and Queens were and are loved by the people.
Great leaders are loved too.
In business, culture…Continue
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