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// Let’s talk about Millennials and CSR

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Blogger: David Coletto, Abacus Data

On November 6, I am will be chairing a panel at the Corporate and Community Social Responsibility Conference at Algonquin College.

This is the 5th annual CCSR Conference which is brings together CSR leaders in business, non-profits, and government to discuss and showcase excellence in corporate social responsibility.

'Comply & Win' Success Building Government Labor Inspection Capacity

Project Comply & Win partners convene Sept. 12 in San Jose, Costa Rica to discuss project impacts
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Governments play a key role in enforcing the labor laws that establish the minimum for decent work. However, lack of resources and access to training and technical assistance can limit their capacity to carry out inspections. In Project Comply and Win, the goal was to build the capacities of 5 Central American labor ministries to conduct quality inspections that emphasize root causes analysis of labor violations and more preventative approaches.

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Governments play a key role in enforcing the labor laws that establish the minimum for decent work. However, lack of resources and access to training and technical assistance can limit their capacity to carry out inspections. In Project Comply and Win, the goal was to build the capacities of 5 Central American labor ministries to conduct quality inspections that emphasize root causes analysis of labor violations and more preventative approaches.

BSR Conference 2012 – An Interview with Leontino Balbo Jr., Head of Native Organic Products

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NEW YORK, October XX, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Leontino Balbo Jr., Head of Native Organic Products sat down for an interview at the BSR Conference 2012, taking place October 23-26 in New York City.

This year’s 20th anniversary BSR Conference gathered an estimated 1,000 senior business, civil society, and policy leaders, and features: 

// Social Entrepreneurship: “Air Miles for Social Change”

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Andreas Souvaliotis, one of Canada’s most successful social entrepreneurs was the founder and CEO of the world’s first national incentive program for environmentally responsible and healthy lifestyles. Andreas  lived a remarkable journey and is incredibly passionate about changing the world – without sacrifice! In anticipation of his keynote address at this year’s Corporate and Community Social Responsibility Conference, we attempt to summarize some of his key thoughts.

Social Accountability International's Newsletter - October 2012

The latest news and events on CSR and supply chain management from Social Accountability International
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SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

>>Subscribe to SAI's Newsletter

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SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

>>Subscribe to SAI's Newsletter

Brazil: Worker Engagement Program to Improve Health and Safety Issues

This groundbreaking program will engage workers in Brazil to address root causes of health and safety issues in factories with mobile technology, internal team building and effective change management.
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Social Accountability International (SAI) has developed a program to help Brazilian factories improve health and safety in the workplace. The program will blend dynamic elements– change management methodologies and mobile technology – with SAI’s management systems-based approach to improve workplace conditions.  Disney provided the program’s founding grant and other  partners include Rapid Results Institute, Labor Link, and the Cahn Group LLC.

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Social Accountability International (SAI) has developed a program to help Brazilian factories improve health and safety in the workplace. The program will blend dynamic elements– change management methodologies and mobile technology – with SAI’s management systems-based approach to improve workplace conditions.  Disney provided the program’s founding grant and other  partners include Rapid Results Institute, Labor Link, and the Cahn Group LLC.

NGOs Partnering with Business to Accelerate Shared Value

In order to achieve their social missions, NGOs are increasingly thinking more strategically about partnering with businesses to create shared value
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It used to be that a typical meeting between a business and nongovernmental organisation (NGO) resulted in one of two outcomes: confrontation or a donation. Think Greenpeace versus McDonalds or corporate philanthropic funding to the United Way and Habitat for Humanity.

MGM Resorts Rated Top in Casino Industry on Newsweek’s Green List; New Study Says Sustainability to Lead Packaging Concerns in 10 Years; AOL Supports Anti-Bullying Campaign - CSR Minute for October 30, 2012

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MGM Resorts International has been listed among Newsweek magazine’s 500 most environmentally responsible companies for the third consecutive year. MGM moved up 35 places to number 122, and also scored as the highest-ranking company in the casino resort industry and the third most highly rated among U.S. hotel and restaurant companies.

What the U.S. Could Buy With Wasted Healthcare Dollars

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PBS created an interesting infographic on what could be done with the $750 billion waste that the Institute of Medicine report highlighted. Read the rest of the story on PBS.

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