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Can you call yourself an environmentalist and still have kids?

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Nov 2, 2010 5:00 PM ET

Our decision to start a family didn’t come down to anything resembling the cold calculus of a greenhouse gas inventory (though we did make a spreadsheet with columns for pro and con). It was more a decision from our heart than our head about whether to bring another U.S. consumer into a world possibly dipping its toe into the sixth Great Extinction. And consume he will. Americans are some of the biggest greenhouse gas emitters in the world, and compared to most of our brethren around the world we look like Gullivers in the land of the Lilliputian, emissions-wise. As much as my wife and I have done to reduce our daily impact on the planet, I just guaranteed the perpetuation of that impact for generations to come. Is this my parting gift?


Blog from
Nov 2, 2010 3:15 PM ET

by Kitty Taylor

Announced today during a guest appearance at the NASDAQ closing bell ceremony, BCLC's Stephen Jordan says 100 different companies have stepped up with aid pledges in response to the historic, devastating floods in Pakistan.


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

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Nov 2, 2010 2:50 PM ET

Each business has its own unique relationship with its supply chain.  Some relationships are stronger than others; therefore, the drivers to implement change can be quite different from one organization to the next.  However, our business sustainability consulting experience has shown that every supply chain can benefit from greater visibility.


by Jim Vallette, Senior Researcher, Healthy Building Network

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Nov 2, 2010 2:45 PM ET

  by Jim Vallette, Senior Researcher, Healthy Building Network

While researching fabrics, I recently stumbled upon a disturbing new development: companies are integrating scents into fibers, to “enhance consumer experiences.”


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Nov 2, 2010 1:15 PM ET

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Nov 2, 2010 12:26 PM ET

Sure, Americans love their mobile phones and use them handily, but there’s still stunted confidence for mobile financial transactions, whether it’s a payment or a donation. Part of the reticence comes from the clumsiness of many mobile commerce and mobile giving sites and part of it’s a lack of incentives.

Benevity Social Ventures and Obopay recently launched a text-to-donate service that aims to simplify and incentivize mobile giving. Software company Benevity (I’ve profiled iStock Photo’s use of the...


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Nov 2, 2010 11:29 AM 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 Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

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Nov 2, 2010 10:00 AM ET

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”  Abraham Lincoln


MBDC Forges Partnership with Taiwan Textile Research Institute

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Nov 2, 2010 9:08 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA  - November 2, 2010 - McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), creators of one of the world’s foremost protocols for evaluating and improving products for a multi-attribute conception of sustainable design, has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with the Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI), a leading research and development institute for textile technology and services.


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Nov 1, 2010 5:35 PM ET

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Nov 1, 2010 4:50 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.


Fellowship Grants Help Women Shape the Future of Science

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Nov 1, 2010 2:30 PM ET

L’Oréal USA announced today the start of the application period for its esteemed L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women in Science program. Now entering its eighth year, this national program annually recognizes, rewards and provides support to five women postdoctoral researchers in the U.S. who are pursuing careers in the life and physical/material sciences, as well as mathematics, engineering and computer science. As part of L’Oreal’s commitment to further help women scientists achieve their goals, L’Oréal USA awards each recipient up to $60,000 to apply toward their postdoctoral research.


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

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Nov 1, 2010 2:10 PM ET

Primarily driven by the manufacturing and component-based industries, Supply Chain Management (SCM) over the past few decades has proven to be a huge cost saving opportunity for the efficient-minded organizations.  Now, growing business sustainability risks and opportunities within the supply chain are expanding these cost savings beyond first tier suppliers.


First iPhone; Now EVERY phone!

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Nov 1, 2010 12:45 PM ET
First iPhone; Now EVERY phone!

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