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Learn Secrets of Social Media/CSR Success at PRNewswire's "Engage CSR 2010" Virtual Conference

Jun 22, 2010 8:46 AM ET - With the speed of business sustainability information rapidly increasing and global eco awareness...

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Communication Bridging the Business Sustainability Gap

Jun 21, 2010 4:08 PM ET - The business community and the general public are quickly realizing that greenwash goes beyond just making false or misleading claims about products.  The fact is that greenwash is far more prevalent away from the store shelves than one might...

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Raising the CSR Bar

Jun 21, 2010 2:18 PM ET - The June issue of Maclean’s magazine feartures the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada. I went through the...

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What's Your Why Behind Sustainability Choices?

Jun 21, 2010 2:03 PM ET - You may often ask yourself why people make the choices they make.  Given an endless range of possibilities, is sustainability one of the decision...

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Robert Cialdini is My Hero: Sustainability Social Proof - A blog by Andrea Learned

Jun 21, 2010 1:24 PM ET - The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place. 

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CSRminute: IKEA Quits Sales of Incandescent Bulbs; George Washington U. School of Business Hires New Dean to Promote CSR

Jun 21, 2010 11:45 AM ET - theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news. theCSRminute can be seen daily on 3BL Media’s CSR Network—the largest network of CSR channels across the internet, on Reuters Project Insider, and right here on the 3BL Media.  

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Chief Executives Worldwide Support Women’s Empowerment Principles

Jun 21, 2010 11:30 AM ET - The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the United Nations Global Compact today announce the 39 lead signers of the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business. Chief executives expressing their commitment to advancing equality between men and women, the cornerstone of the seven Women’s Empowerment Principles, come from all regions of the world and represent diverse global and national companies.

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Looking Up: Discovering What's Over Our Heads

Jun 21, 2010 11:00 AM ET - Anyone who finds themselves in a hospital, as a visitor or patient, has plenty of idle time sitting or reclining, looking around – as “islandtime” writes on a...

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Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership by Example in Guatemala - Part I

Jun 21, 2010 10:52 AM ET - Reports on an interview with Ashoka-Lemolson Fellow, Greg Van Kirk - with discussion of his successful micro-consignment programs in Guatemala and how he is bringing health and business to the hillside community of Nebaj, along with a healthy dose of opportunity.

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Reverse Innovation: A Sustainability Market Trend to Watch

Jun 21, 2010 10:46 AM ET - As the market shifts its focus in response to a potential recovery and as consumer expectations  for alternative...

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Adding Value as a Risk Manager: Risk and Innovation

Jun 21, 2010 10:00 AM ET - TOPIC: Adding Value as a Risk Manager: Risk and InnovationPlenary Session 5 at Intergovernmental Forum on Risk Management 2010 WHEN: Wednesday, September 15 at 2:15 p.m WHERE: Ottawa Priority Code: 3BL1 Featuring: Colin Wiltshire, Managing Partner, Wiltshire Consulting Inc. All levels of government continue to emphasize the need for greater innovation and better risk management and yet, few make the connection between the two. Indeed, many people see innovation and risk management as opposing forces. Colin Wiltshire argues persuasively that risk managers need to see themselves as innovators and catalysts for innovation across the organization. Through case examples and personal insights, he’ll describe how to: take on the role of facilitator in your organization apply a structured approach to managing opportunity create targets for innovation articulate the benefits of risk management and innovation For more information on this session, or to see a copy of the full agenda, please visit our web site, or contact Joel Elliott at elliott@conferenceboard.ca. Please quote priority code 3BL1 when registering. CBC7368

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CA Technologies Unveils Next Generation of Energy and Sustainability Solution to Manage Environmental Resources, Energy Efficiency and Carbon Impact

Jun 21, 2010 9:35 AM ET - Latest version of CA ecoSoftware offers enhanced reporting capabilities and integration with EPA Portfolio Manager

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Cell Phones: Proceed at your Own Risk

Jun 21, 2010 9:15 AM ET - For ten years, there have been "rumors" of the connection between mobile phones and brain cancer. The World Health Organization organized a long-term study on how low levels of radiation emitted from cell phones affect human health. Investigative journalist, Staffan Engström reports on the important Interphone research and analyzes the evidence with a searing lens.

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Globally, Metal Mining Employs Less Than 1% of the Workforce But Consumes as Much as 10% of Energy

Jun 19, 2010 4:39 PM ET -   Unstable Governments The Democratic Republic of Congo produces more than $2 billion of diamonds annually, but 90% of its population (60 million people) lives in poverty 70% of the...

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Helping Sustainable Jewelry Designers Compete.

Jun 19, 2010 8:00 AM ET - The traditional jewelry industry has a long history of contributing to devastating social and environmental problems. While issues of sustainability have been addressed in many other industries over the past few decades, the idea of sustainable...

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Connecting the Dots - Working the Big Picture - Final Chapter?

Jun 18, 2010 5:00 PM ET - Building on my last several posts, the main objective here is to recap the final phase and deliverable of a major sustainability project engagement: Reporting. As background, our client had not previously done any public reporting along the lines of Climate Leaders, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), etc. Nor had they been reporting on their sustainability efforts internally. Developing and distributing their first comprehensive sustainability report for all internal stakeholders was therefore a significant objective and one that was a key priority among the firm's green team members as well as its leadership.  Conitnue reading here.    

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Metal Mining is Responsible for 96% of Arsenic Emissions and 76% of Lead Emissions in the US

Jun 18, 2010 4:37 PM ET - Metal Mining 22 of 22 metal mines investigated by Earthworks were found to be contributing to water contamination A typical gold...

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Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee Reports Progress Toward Developing an American National Standard

Jun 18, 2010 2:30 PM ET - Leonardo Academy reports significant progress during the third face-to-face meeting of the multi-stakeholder Standards Committee that is working to develop an American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture.

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Who Says Texans Don't Get Green?

Jun 18, 2010 2:28 PM ET - Engaging conversation around sustainable business strategies is always exciting and this morning was no different.   Why?  Because as a sustainability consultant in the heart of Texas, I was welcomed with open arms to speak at the...

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Upcoming Accredited Training Workshop (Washington D.C.) "Become a Qualified Sustainability / CSR Practitioner"

Jun 18, 2010 2:00 PM ET - The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) is continuing its successful workshop series by organizing its North American Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Certification Workshop on September 14-15, in Washington DC, USA. The workshop is a unique 2-day intensive program, designed for professionals within the following fields: General Management, Environmental Services, Public Relations, Human Resources, Marketing and Communications. Participants will gain an advanced understanding of Sustainability (CSR), acquire appropriate skills and knowledge leading to added value and authenticity to their organizations, and earn an internationally recognized business qualification.

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Beautiful Jewelry Handmade in Bali From Recycled Sterling Silver.

Jun 18, 2010 1:43 PM ET - C5 company (where C5 stands for cut, carat, clarity, color and consciousness) is well-known for high quality, sustainable custom engagement and wedding rings. All C5 jewelry is made from 100% recycled precious metals and the finest ethically sourced gems. Though custom creations that perfectly reflect the values and personality of their clients are still their core business, C5 company recently launched Avenue Green, its signature collection of recycled sterling silver jewelry. Read more here.... SULUSSO7434

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Bridging the Sustainability Disconnect in Business

Jun 18, 2010 10:46 AM ET - Have you ever noticed how the expression of a corporate mission differs from the high level vision to how it's expressed within an organization?  It appears there is often a disconnect between a corporate sustainability plan and how that vision...

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Building an ERM Culture: Lessons from the Private Sector

Jun 18, 2010 10:00 AM ET - TOPIC: Building an ERM Culture: Lessons from the Private Sector Day 1 Luncheon and Presentation at Intergovernmental Forum on Risk Management 2010WHEN: Wednesday, September 15 at 12:45 p.m WHERE: Ottawa Priority Code: 3BL1 Featuring:Joan Mohammed, Senior Vice-President and Head, Corporate Risk Group, BMO Financial Group Joan Mohammed has led BMO Financial Group’s major enterprise risk management initiative since late 2007. Joan will discuss the five change themes addressed by The Risk Evolution Program, including how to: enhance a culture of risk ownership and accountability increase risk transparency optimize risk-return build partnerships with business lines and implement change strengthen the enterprise risk management foundation Joan will discuss the journey, its early wins, and how BMO successfully made its accomplishments sustainable. For more information on this session, or to see a copy of the full agenda, please visit our web site, or contact Joel Elliott at elliott@conferenceboard.ca. Please quote priority code 3BL1 when registering. CBC7341

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CSRminute: Global Partnerships Reports on Microfinance; Giving USA Foundation Announces Philanthropy Stats

Jun 18, 2010 9:49 AM ET - theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news. theCSRminute can be seen daily on 3BL Media’s CSR Network—the largest network of CSR channels across the internet, on Reuters Project Insider, and right here on the 3BL Media. 

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Green Awakening Fair Trade, Organic Coffee Launches with Socially Responsible Focus: Improving Lives With Your Morning Coffee

Jun 18, 2010 9:00 AM ET - (3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) WINTERPARK, FL - June 18, 2010 - Green Awakening Coffee (www.green-awakening.com ), an inclusive and socially responsible, fair trade, organic coffee company has recently debuted...

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