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Bon Appétit Management Company Launches Student Garden Guide

Sep 23, 2009 11:00 AM ET - (3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Palo Alto, CA - September 23, 2009 - Bon Appétit Management Company is taking action to help student farmers launch careers in sustainable agriculture.   Bon Appé...

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Economic Crisis Demonstrates Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is here to Stay

Sep 23, 2009 10:45 AM ET - (3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) The following post on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the economic crisis was submitted to Development Crossing by Chris Pinney, Director of Research and Policy at the Boston College Center for Corporate...

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CSR Minute: HP + NBA's School Grants; IP Business and Light Years IP's African Investment; Abbott's Sustainable Packaging

Sep 23, 2009 10:00 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 website.   

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Change is in the Air!

Sep 23, 2009 9:30 AM ET - (3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) One Year after the Great Collapse of the Financial Markets- change is in the air and the U.S. legislative halls! Last week President Obama gave Wall Street a stern scolding and issued new mandates for a sweeping overhaul of...

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Catalytic Philanthropy: A Perfect Lead-In to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

Sep 23, 2009 12:45 AM ET - My friend and colleague, Mark Kramer, just published an excellent new article on Catalytic Philanthropy. It's an extension of his work in helping foundations and philanthropists to improve...

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Tuesday Tracts: Social Enterprise, A Fish Story

Sep 22, 2009 7:00 PM ET - Each week, on Elegant Roots' Tuesday tracts, we will recognize one of the artisans/designers whose creations grace the pages of our website. We think you'll find the stories worthy of notice.

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Global Business and Civil Society Leaders Issue Urgent Call for Leadership on Effective Climate Deal

Sep 22, 2009 6:30 PM ET - (3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) - New York, 22 September 2009 - Meeting with Heads of State and Government from more than 50 nations, nearly 200 leaders of global business and civil society organizations gathered at the United Nations today to convey...

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Insight Forums: Use of summary prospectus, social media will reshape financial printing

Sep 22, 2009 3:15 PM ET - The SEC’s new Summary Prospectus rules and the growing adoption of social media as a shareholder communications channel together are going to radically change the financial printing industry. For example, small summaries combined with online documents, frequent "tweets" and blog posts, and other new means of outreach will mean fewer dollars will be spent on conventional printing, and new technologies will be required to effectively integrate print and electronic communications.  

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Social Media’s Powerful Impact on the Sustainability Dialogue

Sep 22, 2009 3:00 PM ET - (3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) New Paltz, NY – Sept. 22, 2009 - SDialogue today announced a new report, Social Media Advances the Sustainability Dialogue, New Ways to Powerfully...

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CSR Minute: Macy's Cause Marketing; HSBC and ACCESS Development's Microfinance Award; Living Cities' White Papers

Sep 22, 2009 1:00 PM 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 website.  

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The Importance of Ritual in Board Retreats

Sep 22, 2009 10:45 AM ET - This afternoon, my husband and I executed our wills. Since I had made my intentions clear in discussions in advance of today's meeting, and my husband (a law professor) and our attorney prepared the documents carefully, I glanced at my will and...

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Vigilant Futures donates $20,000 Towards Graduate Scholarships in Computer Science and Software Engineering

Sep 22, 2009 9:00 AM ET - September 22, 2009 – Financial technology firm Vigilant Futures has contributed $20,000 to Concordia's department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. The gift will fund annual graduate scholarships—worth $1,000—for international students in Computer Science.

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My Journey for Sustainable Food

Sep 21, 2009 2:20 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 bloggersoffer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.    

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CSR Minute: Seventh Generation, Whole Foods + Rainforest Action Network's Palm Oil Webcast; Plum Creek Timber + Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes; Siemens + McGraw-Hill's Report

Sep 21, 2009 1:35 PM 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 website. 

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability: A Business Opportunity?

Sep 21, 2009 9:30 AM ET - The Social Responsibility of business is to increase its profits.” Do Milton Friedman’s words still ring true today? Did they ever? Perhaps Milton forgot one key word: good. The Social responsibility of business is to increase its good...

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How are engaged Americans sharing volunteering with their friends and family?

Sep 18, 2009 9:00 AM ET - With so much talk about Facebook Causes, we’ve already seen fundraising go viral. Can volunteer engagement do the same?

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Eco Consulting Field Exploding, Says Prominent Environmental Education Firm

Sep 17, 2009 6:25 PM ET - (3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) - SAN DIEGO, CA - September 17, 2009 —The Eco Consulting field is exploding, and the next generation of Eco Consultants are seeking new avenues for becoming quickly trained in this green profession, according to the San...

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Living Cities’ Distinguished Urban Fellows Release Two Key Papers Addressing Education Reform & Homeless in America

Sep 17, 2009 5:45 PM ET - (3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) (New York City, September 17, 2009)---The plight of the homeless in America, and the need for public school reform are at the heart of two separate compelling Reports issued by...

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Child labor still an issue in jewelry industry

Sep 17, 2009 12:00 PM ET - Seven years after the end of the civil war that targeted children for atrocities, hundreds of children are still exploited as labor in diamond mines. Recent reports by the US Department of Labor report and Harvard Human Rights Program communicate consistent findings.

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CSR Minute: Caterpillar's Dow Jones Sustainability Index Status; Alcatel Lucent's Eco-Award; SDialogue's Name Change

Sep 17, 2009 9:30 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 website.    

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Integrated Electrical Services (IES) And Visible Light Solar Technologies Form Strategic Alliance

Sep 17, 2009 6:00 AM ET - (3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) ALBUQUERQUE, NM. - September 16, 2009. -- Visible Light Solar Technologies, a solar and LED lighting technology innovator, today announced it has formed a strategic alliance with the nation’s second largest electrical...

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UK IPO announces support of New Social Investment Vehicle - IP Business, LLC

Sep 17, 2009 3:00 AM ET - A new social investment fund has been formed to invest in millions of African producers using corporate business strategies to increase and secure their income from exporting to developed countries. Substantial returns look promising to Investors and Producers alike. The UK Intellectual Property Office announced  that it is supporting the efforts of the investment and is offering endorsement of its aims and mission.

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The Problem with Palm Oil - Be Part of the Conversation

Sep 16, 2009 5:32 PM ET - Join Seventh Generation, Rainforest Action Network and Whole Foods Market to learn more about what they’re doing and what you can do to end the destruction of vital ecosystems. Attend in person: Thursday, September 24, 2009 6:30 – 8:30 pm John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse 1 Courthouse Way Boston, MA Attend live webcast: Seventh Generation Live Video Webcast Live Date: September 24, 2009 7 p.m. ET - 8:30 p.m. ET  

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“Smart” Banks?

Sep 16, 2009 1:00 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 bloggersoffer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.   

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