CSR News

National retailer to give $100,000 to organizations restoring natural spaces

Press Release from
Nov 5, 2010 3:00 PM ET

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, today announced that it is a participating company in the beta launch of Facebook Deals. Beginning today, for every customer who checks in at an REI store through Facebook Places, the co-op will donate $1 to a selected non-profit in their community, up to $100,000.


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

Blog from
Nov 5, 2010 2:30 PM ET

What is the fastest way to get from where you are to where you want to be?  Is it a linear path? The shortest path?  Our sustainability consulting would argue that the answer is actually by following the path of least resistance.


Karen Gardner, Associate Partner, IBM Global Business Services

Blog from
Nov 5, 2010 1:00 PM ET

TOPIC: Capitalizing on Complexity: What Canada's Public Sector can Learn from the World's Top CEO's
Plenary Session 1 at Public Sector Transformation: Leading Change in Times of Constraint
WHEN: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 9:15 a.m
WHERE: Ottawa
Priority Code: 3BL1

Featuring:
Karen Gardner,
Associate Partner, IBM Global Business Services

Press Release from
Nov 5, 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 by Megan Strand Highlights the Unique Partnership of Four Nonprofits Sharing Resources to Reach a Common Goal

Blog from
Nov 5, 2010 11:00 AM ET

by Megan Strand

In the land of business start-ups, a common success story looks like this: entrepreneur comes up with amazing new idea. Entrepreneur cobbles a start-up business around said idea. Idea spreads like wildfire. Entrepreneur sells business to huge, well-established company.

What might this model look like from the non-profit perspective?

A small non-profit organization called The Breast Form Fund may be able to give us some insight.

The Situation


Speaker: John Scott, Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Global Corporate at Zurich Financial Services

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Nov 5, 2010 11:00 AM ET

Keynote Presentation: The ERM Advantage, presented by John Scott, Chief Risk Officer of Zurich Financial Services on February 9th at the Investment Industry Enterprise Risk Management Conference in Toronto. 

The global financial crisis revealed somewhat dramatically that enterprise risks have become more complex, and that complexity is a risk in itself. Financial sector organizations have adopted ERM to better understand and manage the full range of complex risks that can affect them, including strategic, operational, and investment risks.

Zurich’s integrated view of enterprise risks helped it make some tough business decisions to change its...


Why the Midterm Elections Cannot Stop the Green Economy

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Nov 5, 2010 10:40 AM ET
Back when President Obama was elected in 2008 I wrote a blog post about "What's Next for the Green Economy". At the time we were in the midst of economic turmoil, and expectations ran sky high for what Obama would achieve, including action on climate change and the growth of the green economy, as well as turning around the entire economy. Now it's time for the sequel--Revenge of the Republicans. Another election has come with power switching hands, and the economy is still in rough water--I can't help but wonder once again what this means for the green economy. The more I think about it the more I see there is more than one answer to this question. If you're looking for the U...

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

Blog from
Nov 5, 2010 10:25 AM ET

Over the past few years, many companies have taken drastic measures to address the financial pressures of uncertain economic times.  Specifically within the supply chain, our professional consulting observed many companies taking actions to primarily reduce cost.  These ‘reduction’ efforts are now, in some cases, showing up as empty warehouses and crippled supply processes in a rebounding economy.


The Ethisphere Institute is Now Accepting Nominations and Survey Submissions

Press Release from
Nov 5, 2010 8:00 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) New York, NY — November 5, 2010 — The Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability, is now accepting nominations and applications for the 2011 World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies Ranking.


A Social Biz Teams with a Not-For-Profit

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Nov 5, 2010 8:00 AM ET

ElegantRoots, a social business committed to opening the American market to artisan goods -- supporting traditional arts to preserve traditional lifestyles -- teams up with the not-for-profit Turquoise Mountain, which is creating artist coops in Kabul in order to revive the traditonal arts of Afghanistan, revive a sense of national identity, and create economic and educational opportunities.


video from
Nov 4, 2010 5:18 PM ET

Seventh Generation’s Dave Rapaport shares at the BSR Conference 2010 about their innovative new partnership in the Oakland, California area creating “Green Cleaning Teams” that help empower low-income Latinas.

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A leader in corporate responsibility since 1992, BSR works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research...

Blog from
Nov 4, 2010 4:45 PM ET

Reflecting on the state of business and society relations is important, but so too is recognizing the role of the corporate citizenship field.  There have been significant shifts in philosophy and strategy this year.  More companies than ever are seeing their vital roles in contributing positively to society. The walls are breaking down, and companies are self-consciously trying to create not just economic capital, but social value as well.

And the 2010 Corporate Citizenship Awards Dinner, coming as it does after this grueling election season, couldn’t arrive at a better time to reignite and jump start some of the ideas and initiatives that have been tabled for the past few months.

 


Daniel Jean, Deputy Minister, Administrative Services Review, Privy Council Office

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Nov 4, 2010 4:00 PM ET

TOPIC: Innovation and Transformation: Making Change Work in the Federal Public Service
Opening Keynote Presentation at Public Sector Transformation: Leading Change in Times of Constraint
WHEN: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 8:30 a.m
WHERE: Ottawa
Priority Code: 3BL1

Featuring:
Daniel Jean,
Deputy Minister, Administrative Services Review, Privy Council Office
Daniel Jean will discuss the federal public service agenda for innovation and change and the current Administrative Services Review. He will explain the changing role of public servants and today’s many challenges:
  • increasing citizen expectations

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