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Oct 14, 2010 10:45 AM ET

In the spririt of UPS's global volunteer month, a UPS employee from Singapore discusses his efforts in helping young children realize the importance of safe driving years before they are driving.

Allan Smofsky, Workplace Health Strategist, Strategic Planning to Create Healthier, More Productive Workplaces

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Oct 14, 2010 10:00 AM ET

TOPIC: Trends and Developments in Employee Wellness
Luncheon with Speaker at Benefits Summit 2010 and Benefits Summit West 2010
Toronto: Wednesday, October 27 at 12:30 p.m
Calgary:  Wednesday, November 10 at 12:30 p.m
Priority Code: 3BL1

Allan Smofsky,
Workplace Health Strategist, Strategic Planning to Create Healthier, More Productive Workplaces
Awareness of employee health and well-being and their impact on an organization’s sustainability and performance is...

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

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Oct 14, 2010 9:34 AM ET

Sometimes, corporate sustainability is like playing telephone.  Witnessed from a high level, a company's corporate sustainability plan may embrace all the right frameworks, include the buzz words, and authentically and credibly, embrace sustainability initiatives.  However, organizations seeking to capture the attention of investors, pair employee values with CSR initiatives while also reducing environmental impacts and cost, now have a solution. 

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

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Oct 14, 2010 9:21 AM ET

Our eco living consulting experience has led us to believe that the world has changed significantly over the last few years.  The economic crisis simply enhanced an already growing spotlight on personal spending and ‘sustainable’ personal action.   As we move in to a more prosperous future, why not leverage the challenging experiences of the past to build a more sustainable lifestyle for the future? 

Blog from
Oct 14, 2010 8:00 AM ET

After a year of development, Oceanopolis, the new recycling game from Greenopolis is live and ready to be played.

New nutrition provider encourages student achievement with healthy and delicious meals

Press Release from
Oct 13, 2010 6:38 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Gaithersburg, MD -  October 13, 2010  - Research shows that simply exposing children to fruits and vegetables increases consumption and students at Sodexo-served Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District in Cottonwood, Ariz. are benefiting from a plentiful fruit and vegetable bar, available to all students. 

Blog from
Oct 13, 2010 6:15 PM ET

In early September, the Chilean Embassy asked UPS to help aid the rescue efforts and we gladly accepted. Just before Labor Day, UPS moved special drilling equipment from several U.S. locations to Copiapo.

Press Release from
Oct 13, 2010 5:59 PM ET

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) - an initiative co-developed by the UN Global Compact and the UNEP Finance Initiative -convened its third annual conference in San Francisco on 5-6 October. The event drew a record number of nearly 350 investors from all continents. It focused on a range of topics related to the growing field of responsible investment. UN Global Compact officials provided a number of briefings, presentations, and updates at the event including The Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership, The UN Global Compact's Differentiation Programme and Managing Investment Risks in Conflict-Affected Areas. Since July 2009 approximately 260 institutional investors have endorsed the PRI, bringing the total number of endorsers...

Student nutrition provider uses grant funding to make produce more accessible to all students

Press Release from
Oct 13, 2010 2:56 PM ET
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) GAITHERSBURG, MD - October 13, 2010 - New Jersey's cornucopia of fruits and vegetables overflows from the cafeteria to the classrooms of Lakewood School District, giving teachers a chance to fuel their students' academic performance while teaching a quick lesson on eating right as Sodexo serves up local produce to all children in the classroom.

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

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Oct 13, 2010 2:17 PM ET

Green isn’t just for Kermit the frog.  Green is the new cool and it’s about living a sustainable lifestyle.  

Breakthrough social game rewards users for recycling both online and in real life

Press Release from
Oct 13, 2010 2:12 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) San Francisco, CA – Oct 13, 2010 – Greenopolis, a fast-growing technology company in the recycling space, today launched Oceanopolis, a Facebook game that rewards people for recycling online and in the community. Greenopolis, a subsidiary of Waste Management (NYSE: WM), produces interactive recycling kiosks that collect materials in high-traffic locations.

Joe Waters is Director, Cause Marketing for a Boston hospital, and the author of Selfish Giving blog.

Blog from
Oct 13, 2010 1:35 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. 

The report is a part of the company's long-standing commitment to being transparent & accountable to stakeholders

Press Release from
Oct 13, 2010 12:25 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) October 13, 2010 - Optus is pleased to announce the publication of its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report, highlighting the company’s performance against its economic, social and environmental objectives for the financial year ending 31 March 2010.

The report represents the company's first web-based design, which offers increased transparency around the company's progress against its corporate responsibility goals

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Oct 13, 2010 12:15 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) October 13, 2010 - Symantec Corporation released its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report, highlighting the company’s commitments and actions with respect to environmental, social and governance goals. Corporate Responsibility at Symantec is intertwined with the company’s core purpose of securing and managing its customers’ information-driven world. Symantec defines corporate responsibility as the way in which it fulfils its business objectives - by giving full attention and respect to ethical operation, the environment and a commitment to positive social impact.

by Tom Lent, Policy Director, Healthy Building Network

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Oct 13, 2010 12:05 PM ET

Congratulations to the first three projects to meet the Living Building Challenge℠ design standard for healthy sustainable buildings! This is an impressive accomplishment, coming less than four years after the Cascadia Green Building Council launched this ambitious high-bar standard, which requires not only excellent “beyond LEED” design, but a year of occupancy to prove that the operation of the building also meets the Challenge standards.