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Lawrence J. Furman, MBA in Managing for Sustainability, is an alum of the Marlboro College Graduate School. Furman writes about energy, the economy, and the environment for Popular Logistics and is working to shift the energy paradigm from unsustainable f

Blog from in Business & Trade
Feb 17, 2011 11:53 AM 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.
 


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

Blog from in Business & Trade
Feb 17, 2011 10:16 AM ET

At work, when are we most effective?  Is it right after that first cup of morning coffee? 


Press Release from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Feb 17, 2011 10:00 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 17, 2011 - When thinking holistically about sustainability in buildings, “green cleaning” should be included along with your energy  and carbon management programs.  This article discusses the history of “green cleaning” and key success elements for facilities, the procurement and verification process.

One reason it is important to consider “green cleaning” activities is that ONE accident or chemical spill on the evening news could hurt your facility’s “green” image, even if you have saved a ton of energy!


Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Feb 17, 2011 9:47 AM ET

Seventy New York City public school students came together on February 4th at a workshop hosted by Media Impact in an effort to improve their school communities.  The youth, students at the Urban Assembly Academy of Civic Engagement (CIVIC) and the Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women (SBYW), are part of Media Impact’s My School – My Community program to engage students in creating critical conservations about issues in their schools.
 


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Feb 17, 2011 8:45 AM ET

The CSR Minute 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.


Says Focus on Youth Programs, Career Pathways Will Extend Nation’s Natural Heritage

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Feb 17, 2011 8:36 AM ET

 (3BL Media / theCSRfeed) February 17, 2011 - The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national leader in youth service and stewardship, today hailed the release of the Obama administration’s America’s Great Outdoors report, which aims to reconnect citizens with nature and protect public lands.


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Feb 16, 2011 5:10 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Recently, 3BL Media attended the official launch of GRI’s Focal Point USA at the New York Stock Exchange and had the opportunity to interview Frank Mantero, Director of Corporate Citizenship at General Electric and discuss the latest trends in sustainability reporting and ESG disclosure in the USA and internationally.


Blog from in Business & Trade
Feb 16, 2011 4:45 PM ET

The heated discussion around the Taco Bell lawsuit for using only 36 percent beef in its tacos has been wrongly framed. Although many view it as a crisis communication challenge, it is in fact a symptom of the company’s misaligned corporate responsibility priorities.


Climate Counts' Green Watching campaign: helping consumers ask questions about corporate environmental initiatives and support companies taking meaningful climate action.

Blog from in Environment
Feb 16, 2011 3:45 PM ET

While climate action on individual levels is important, our daily carbon emissions are dwarfed by those of global businesses. A website called ClimateCounts provides data and channels for consumers to let corporations know that we are judging, and spending our dollars, based on companies' climate performance. 


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

Blog from in Business & Trade
Feb 16, 2011 2:12 PM ET

The business world has traditionally viewed a quiet workplace as a sign things were running smoothly.  A lack of employee chatter meant a focused and productive workforce.  However, in today’s business environment, this same silence could prove to be deadly.  When you walk the halls of your office do you hear the chatter of enthusiasm and excitement, or do you hear the sound of silence? 


Joe Waters blogs on cause marketing at Selfishgiving.com. He is the co-author ofCause Marketing for Dummies (July, 2011).

Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Feb 16, 2011 11:16 AM 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.


Why Current Employee Giving & Volunteering Programs Are Falling Short of the Mark

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Feb 16, 2011 11:00 AM ET

What is the current state of employee giving and volunteering programs, especially as it relates to the goals of employee involvement and engagement?

Although many companies (particularly most large coompanies) have implemented workplace giving programs, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. The challenge for workplace giving, and the companies who are using it as a tool in the employee engagement/strategic CSR toolbox, is that participation rates (and therefore involvement and engagement) are low. Companies have “checked the box” on workplace giving (ie. they have a program) but are missing out on a proven way to connect and engage with...

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Feb 16, 2011 10:00 AM ET

Learn about the GE Foundation's grant to Stamford schools to close the achievement gap in The Daily Stamford. GE's Bob Corcoran, president of the GE Foundation and its Developing Futures Grant program is quoted as saying “We’re announcing a $10.3 million extension on our grant to the Stamford school system because of the great success you’re having in closing this gap."


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Feb 16, 2011 10:00 AM ET

The CSR Minute 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.


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