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Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Jun 17, 2011 8:20 AM ET

GRI's competition is offering all photographers and artists the opportunity to contribute to GRI’s visual identity and communications. The competition is open to all artists and photographers to create compelling, engaging images related to sustainability.


Earth Policy Institute is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to planning a sustainable future as well as providing a roadmap of how to get from here to there.

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Jun 16, 2011 10:48 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 in Energy
Jun 16, 2011 5:30 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, NY - June 16, 2011 - L'Oréal USA announced today that its Piscataway, New Jersey manufacturing facility is partnering with GeoPeak Energy in a Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) to install a 1.4 Megawatt Photovoltaic Solar System at that facility. Although this is the first solar powered, green energy application for L’Oréal in the US, the company uses solar technology in its manufacturing and distribution plants in India, Spain, Mexico and China. Today, twenty percent of the company’s electricity used globally is from renewable sources.


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Jun 16, 2011 3:30 PM ET
Vigilant Futures won a very prestigious award last night in Hollywood, California. The company was one of 100 privately-held technology firms that made it to Red Herring’s Top 100 list for 2011.
 
Applicants submit their candidacy and Red Herring’s editorial staff narrows the aplicnts down to 200. Following this, the top 200 are invited to present information on their company to another panel of judes who finally award 100 companies with the honour.
 

Press Release from in Environment
Jun 16, 2011 2:00 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 16, 2011 - The Challenge

As consumers become more educated about the overall environmental footprint of the products they buy, businesses are looking for innovative ways to incorporate green practices while realizing cost and operational efficiencies. Do you have a solution in place that will enable you to:
  • Quickly gain market competitiveness while improving supply chain energy efficiency and reducing carbon and water footprints?


summary from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Jun 16, 2011 1:00 PM ET

Medical technology leader Medtronic, Inc. recently launched Project 6, the company's annual global employee volunteerism event. The program is on track to engage 4,000 employees from 36 countries in 180 community-based projects, ranging from collecting and packing food for the hungry to reading storybooks to preschoolers, cleaning local parks and wildlife areas, and building and repairing homes for those in need.

Medtronic employees in the Czech Republic (pictured) spent seven hours building pathways, cleaning forest areas and repairing a fence in the Krkonose National Park on June 9, 2011.

 

About Medtronic
Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in...


SC Johnson Scientists Improve Products by Eliminating 48 Million Pounds of VOCs

Press Release from in Environment
Jun 16, 2011 12:35 PM ET
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Racine, Wis.

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

Blog from in Business & Trade
Jun 16, 2011 12:15 PM ET

According to popular literature, respected research, and professional consulting advice, the best-in-class talent management companies generate as much as 7% greater revenue and profit performance over their less talent-focused peers. These same resources also indicate that 80% of business executives are either uncommitted to or ineffective at talent management.  This leaves our sustainability consulting with one basic question: how does a corporate management team become a talent champion and boost the sustainable performance its organization? 


Why Expanded Choice Cause Marketing & Workplace Giving Programs Are Better for Your Company (and Your Strategic Causes, Too)

Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Jun 16, 2011 11:30 AM ET

The data is clear: broader charity choice ignites greater participation and engagement in social good programs.  Yet most companies are still wrestling with the issue of expanded choice in their cause marketing and workplace giving programs.  This highlights a growing disconnect between the people managing the programs and the employees and consumers the programs are targeting. (The issue often comes to light when their program take-up or ROI isn’t hitting the project goals, or having the desired impacts.)  So why isn’t greater charity choice more common in workplace giving and cause marketing programs?  In this post we look at what’s holding companies back from expanding choice and what they can do about it.  And we’ll show how “A Rising Tide Raises All Boats” aka how increasing...


Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Jun 16, 2011 11:00 AM ET
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 16, 2011 - BrownFlynn, an award-winning corporate responsibility and sustainability consulting firm and the first certified training partner of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the U.S., is pleased to announce the dates of its first webinar on the GRI Process, "The GRI Snapshot". Split over two days, July 26-27 from noon-2:30pm EST each day, this five-hour webinar will provide participants with a half-day introduction to the GRI Process.
 
This webinar is designed for:

Press Release from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Jun 16, 2011 10:45 AM ET

Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, June 16, 2011 – Vigilant Futures, a Montreal-based research and development firm that designs and implements high-performance systems for the world of electronic finance, announced today it won Red Herring’s Top 100 privately-held technology firms in North America. The prestigious award was presented in Hollywood, California during an awards ceremony where all top 100 finalists were honored following two days of presentations.


Press Release from
Jun 16, 2011 9:17 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.


Blog from in Environment
Jun 16, 2011 9:00 AM ET

Water is trickling into another basin: World Resources Institute.  WRI’s Aqueduct project is a database and suite of practical tools that measure, map and explain water-related risks (À la Water Risk Atlas).  As H20 issues are increasingly facing companies and their investors, organizations can use this project to effectively manage and reduce their exposure to water risk.


The report provides a concise view of the Group's CR performance against its CR strategy and goals.

Press Release from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Jun 16, 2011 8:45 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 16, 2011 - Delhaize Group, the Belgian international food retailer presents its latest Corporate Responsibility (CR) Progress Report. For the first time the report adopts a new short format, and is published online only, on the website of the Group, as well as the website of its operating companies in six countries and three continents: http://www.reportalert.info/ra/profiles/Delhaize/2011/?ID=39068


Blog by Deborah Rozman, President and CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.)

Blog from in Business & Trade
Jun 16, 2011 7:00 AM ET

Corporate Social Responsibility begins with self-responsibility. If not, social responsibility can’t sustain. When we aren’t self-responsible, we drain personal energy needed to power our social mission. We punch a hole in our energy bucket, limiting our effectiveness. Social responsibility is not an entity that survives with people feeding it only when they have energy to do so. It is an expression of who we are, individually and collectively. There is a consciousness shift going on, and part of the shift is realizing that the end cannot justify the means.


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