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Who says we can't create jobs and save the world at the same time?

Blog from
Oct 29, 2010 10:35 AM ET

This election season one of the most contentious battles in California is over Proposition 23 which proposes to roll back and delay the implementation of AB32, California’s landmark bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Those in favor of Proposition 23 say we can’t afford to implement AB32 and fight climate change now, that it will cost us jobs. The measure would delay AB32 until the state’s unemployment rate falls to 5.5% for a whole year. Others say that Proposition 23 (delaying AB32) will do just the opposite, killing jobs, while AB32 would be the job creator. Their positions appear diametrically opposed, total opposites. Who is right? 


Blog from
Oct 29, 2010 10:00 AM ET

Okay, there is an ugly rumor running about that business leaders have an aversion to the basic idea of Green.  If we investigate this mild phobia, we would learn that the sustainable word is considered a more business-friendly concept.  But, why?  Well, it seems that the concept of Green had a rough time at birth.  It was kidnapped by a band of treehuggers, fed by veggans, and watched Captain Planet save the world from ravaging corporate polluters.


Caroline Kealey, Chief Executive Officer, Ingenium Communications

Press Release from
Oct 29, 2010 10:00 AM ET

Combining Traditional Employee Communications and Social Media
Plenary Session 9 at
Public Sector Human Resources: HR Excellence in a Changing World
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 10:15 a.m
Ottawa, Ontario
Priority Code: 3BL1


Chad Holliday to Chair Temporary Business Coalition

Press Release from
Oct 29, 2010 8:00 AM ET

Today the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), joined by the UN Global Compact, announced the creation of Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 (BASD 2012). BASD 2012 is a temporary coalition of business groups aimed at providing positive and constructive business input to the Rio+20 process. Chaired by Chad Holliday, Chairman of Bank of America, BASD 2012 aims to be an inclusive partnership and a platform for business at large.


Blog from
Oct 29, 2010 8:00 AM ET

Small farmily farmers and ranchers who supply sustainably raised meat are under threat from corporate meat packers. The USDA's GIPSA rule protects them from price fixing from the packers who control market access. CivilEats.com, the national food issue blog, runs my piece today on how farmers are fighting to keep their businesses alive and supply consumers with meat from small farmily farms. Consumers can comment up to November 22nd.


Blog from
Oct 28, 2010 9:09 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. 


Press Release from
Oct 28, 2010 7:35 PM ET

Show Us Your BRA!, is The Breast Form Fund's major fundraising event that benefits underserved women in Massachusetts who seek breast forms and post-mastectomy bras after breast cancer surgery.

Judith Fine, the founder of the Breast Form Fund and the owner of the Northampton intimate apparel store Gazebo, shares all of the details about this year's event.

Click here to see video interview with Judith.

When: Saturday, October 30, 2010,  7 - 10 pm
Where: Garden House, Look Park, Florence, Ma
Tickets $75

For more...


Second Annual List Recognizes the Foremost Experts and Thought Leaders in Corporate Compliance and Ethics

Press Release from
Oct 28, 2010 4:15 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) New York – October 28, 2010 – The Ethisphere Institute today announced its second annual list of Attorneys Who Matter, recognizing more than 100 attorneys who have made exceptional contributions to the corporate compliance and ethics field. The attorneys represent a range of legal occupations, from compliance specialists to in-house counsel, and from government regulators to white collar attorneys.


Press Release from in Awards and Recognition
Oct 28, 2010 3:30 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - October 28, 2010 - Leonardo Academy is seeking applications for twelve vacant seats on the National Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee within the Producer, User, and General Interest categories.


Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

Blog from
Oct 28, 2010 2:55 PM ET

The report, The Impact of Regulatory Costs on Small Firms, assessed the overall cost of federal regulation on small businesses in five major sectors of the U.S.


Blog from
Oct 28, 2010 2:22 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. 


Application deadline October 29

summary from
Oct 28, 2010 12:55 PM ET

Participants of a three-day workshop called “Drilling in the Oil Sands: Water Usage, Development & Innovation” will tour Cenovus's Christina Lake project on November 24.  The workshop is presented by Waterlution, an organization dedicated to encouraging conversation about water. Participants will get a first-hand experience of water management, technology and innovation in the Alberta oil sands region. Applications are currently being accepted.  Canadians, ages 20-35, who are interested in water topics can apply before the Friday, October 29 deadline.  Learn more on Waterlution’s website.

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Voting begins today for the CR Reporting Awards 2011 (CRRA‘11) the only independent global annual awards for CR reporting

Press Release from
Oct 28, 2010 12:40 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) October 28, 2010 - Voting begins today for the fourth annual CR Reporting Awards (CRRA‘11), the only independent global annual awards for corporate responsibility (CR) reporting. The jury consists of an online CR community of 35,000.


Press Release from
Oct 28, 2010 12:00 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.


Blog from
Oct 28, 2010 11:35 AM ET

The following post is an interview with Karen Baker, Secretary of Service and Volunteering, State of California. Karen Baker will be a featured speaker at the BoardSource Leadership Forum, being held November 10-11 in San Francisco. For more information on the BoardSource Leadership Forum, visit http://www.boardsource.org/blf


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