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Conflict Minerals Webinar Attendees Speak Out: What does RCOI Stand for and Why Should I Care?

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Hundreds of Global Brand Officers attended today’s Source Intelligence webinar: Industry Veterans Speak Out on the Changing Requirements of Due Diligence. We received countless questions, which we will release later this week, however one question seemed to be on the viewers minds…

What does RCOI stand for?

RCOI is the Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry.

Sustainability Reporting on the Rise in U.S. but External Assurance Lags

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A report released recently by the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Focal Point USA, “Trends in External Assurance of Sustainability Reports: Spotlight on the USA”, found that while sustainability reporting in the United States continues to grow, corporate reporters in the U.S. are less likely to obtain third party assurance as their global peers. In the United States, 10 percent (26 out of 269 reporters) of GRI framework sustainability reports obtained external assurance in 2011. The international percentage is much higher at 38 percent.

Global Brands Seek Expert Insight as They Begin Implementation of their Conflict Minerals Compliance Programs

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“How should we select suppliers?”, “What will the effect be on non-public companies?”, “What percentage of suppliers are "enough" in order to be compliant?”, “Are their systems which can assist?”

There certainly was no shortage of questions during today’s Source Intelligence Conflict Minerals webinar where industry experts discussed the complexity of implementing a compliant Conflict Minerals Compliance Program with sufficient due diligence and required reporting. 

CBSR Launches New Brand and Announces New Board of Directors

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April 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Today Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (now operating as CBSR) officially announces new Brand launch and welcomes a new Board of Directors.

Global Webcast and Insights on the Canadian House of Commons Conflict Minerals Act, Bill C-486

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According to the sponsor of the Bill C-486, “The Conflict Minerals Act requires Canadian companies to exercise due diligence before and while exploiting and trading minerals from the Great Lakes Region, to ensure that no armed groups engaged in illegal activities have benefited from the extraction, processing, or use of those minerals.

Kids Get Excited About Nature Across Caribbean

Environmental campaign based on a popular radio drama motivates students to get involved
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April 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Primary schools across St. Lucia are bubbling with excitement after being visited by a White-breasted Thrasher, Iguana, Coral and “Tin Tin” as part of a series of activities that are being led by PCI Media Impact as part of My Island-My Community.

The students played, sang and asked questions with the mascots as part of a campaign to raise awareness about the important role that nature plays in protecting the community from climate change.

Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

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A lone polar bear stands stranded on a shrinking island of ice. A family struggles to put their lives back together after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. A farmer halfway around the world prays for his crops to grow in a drought-afflicted region.

Rock Canyon High Students Win Verizon App Contest

FOX 31 Denver Highlights National Winners of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge
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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Out of more than 470 nationwide entries, 10 teams won a chance to have an app developed with the help of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab and Verizon programmers. One of those teams is from Rock Canyon High School, in Highlands Ranch.

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