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

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Feb 10, 2011 9:36 AM ET

Valentine's Day is generally celebrated by personal relationships and uncelebrated in the business world.  However, as most leading sustainable business strategists know, challenging assumptions leads to innovative insights.  Using Valentine's Day as a means to engage with key stakeholders is just that endeavor: leveraging a traditional medium with a sustainable twist.  Why not celebrate Valentine's Day as a means to share and connect with stakeholders in the comm

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Feb 10, 2011 9:35 AM ET

This Valentine’s Day, as we think about gift ideas for our loved ones, millions of people across the globe will be celebrating the holiday not by purchasing a dozen red roses or a box of heart-shaped chocolates, but by supporting V-Day, a non-profit organization with a mission to stop violence against women and girls around the world.

Press Release from in Business & Trade
Feb 10, 2011 9:30 AM ET

In celebration of International Corporate Philanthropy Day, Ersek will make a special announcement about Western Union’s partnership with the United Nations to advance the Millennium Development Goals, particularly those aimed at reducing poverty and providing universal education.

How Group Buying Sites Can Do Better by Doing Good

Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Feb 10, 2011 9:00 AM ET

Much has been made of Groupon’s much maligned SuperBowl ads and foray into cause marketing. While it has been more than adequately scrutinized (okay bashed!) in various media (see http://selfishgiving.com for an example), the purpose of this article is not to pile on, but rather suggest a better approach for Groupon (and any other player in the group buying space) to generate positive brand image and user loyalty through cause marketing initiatives that will resonate with every customer and retailer.


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Feb 10, 2011 8:11 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.

With thousands of ways to give back and an inspiring new video PSA, the volunteering leader reminds Americans it’s easy to find your passion when help others.

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Feb 10, 2011 8:00 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 10, 2011 - In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, this week VolunteerMatch is marking the build-up to February 14th by releasing an inspiring new video PSA and sharing a reminder that making a difference can help kindle romance.

Press Release from in Energy
Feb 9, 2011 11:30 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Feb. 9, 2011 - Sterling Planet, Inc., a leading national provider of renewable energy and other clean-energy assets, today announced that in 2011 it will supply Staples with renewable energy comprising 50 percent of Staples’ total U.S. electricity usage, more than double the company’s previous annual level.  

Department of Strategic Communication and integrated communications agency sign MOU

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Feb 9, 2011 7:00 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) JOHANNESBURG, 9 February 2011 -In 2010, the South Africa office of Waggener Edstrom Worldwide and the Department of Strategic Communication at the University of Johannesburg signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve the skills of South Africa’s next generation of public relations (PR) and Communications professionals.

Jobs, Health at Stake as New Clean Air Act Regulations Spur Move toward Clean Energy

Press Release from in Energy
Feb 9, 2011 2:45 PM ET

The Timberland Company, which is a member of Ceres' Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy coalition (BICEP), defended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) right to regulate greenhouse gas and air pollution at an opening hearing today with the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The defense comes on the heels of a new Ceres report released yesterday, February 8, entitled "New Jobs - Cleaner Air," which found robust overall job gains – nearly 290,000 full-time jobs in each of the next five years - stemming from compliance with pending EPA clean air rules.

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

Blog from in Business & Trade
Feb 9, 2011 2:44 PM ET

Within our sustainability consulting, we approach business sustainability discussions with clients from one of several perspectives.  In today’s economic climate, cost is most often the primary area of concern for the business and an easy entry point for reduction and efficiency conversations.  For others, the top line is where they feel the real opportunity lies, and the focus is on topics such as ‘green’ consumers and new markets.  Taking the next step, companies leading the way recognize that ‘year-end’ profitability is only one aspect of

Press Release from in Environment
Feb 9, 2011 1:30 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) NEW YORK, NY - February 9, 2011 - Anvil Knitwear, a century-old apparel brand, today announced that it has joined the fast-growing Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) coalition. Anvil becomes the 20th member of BICEP, a group of major American companies committed to working with businesses and policymakers to enact meaningful energy and climate policies.

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Feb 9, 2011 12:00 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 9, 2011 - Newman’s Own® has announced a year-long partnership with VolunteerMatch, the Web’s most popular volunteer network, entitled ‘Nourish the Good.’

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

Blog from in Business & Trade
Feb 9, 2011 10:40 AM ET

There is a new generation of professionals seeking to leverage their knowledge, experience, and passion to promote eco awareness and business sustainability.   Job seekers are seeking out opportunities that align with their career ambitions and personal beliefs.  This green workforce is enthusiastic about making a difference, but what skill sets should employers be looking for in these new “green” employees?

Press Release from in Finance & Investment
Feb 9, 2011 9:30 AM ET

Moody's Corporation will plan several communications and events for International Corporate Philanthropy Day on February 28, 2011.

Blog from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Feb 9, 2011 9:10 AM ET

Herman Miller was recently featured in the Green Spaces column of Vertical Review.  The article starts "Design excellence, ingenuity and environmental consideration are all leading factors in what defines Herman Miller as an award-winning business. With more than 100 years of industry experience, this West Michigan furniture company is primarily known for creating highly sophisticated home and office furnishings and offers a wide variety of products with the goal to help make a better world around its customers.