CSR News

World Centric Film Series, Fall 2010

Press Release from
Oct 6, 2010 9:00 AM ET

We're back again, by popular demand! Don't miss our third "Films of Hope and Vision" film series presenting Bicycle Night – Great short films about how cities from Bogota to Copenhagen are working to make their communities bike friendly showing this upcoming Friday, October 8.

Provocative films and great discussion!
 
Free Friday Night Film Series at World Centric, 7:30 - 9:30 P.M. Sponsored by Silicon Valley Action Network, Transition Silicon Valley, World Centric, Acterra, and Transition Palo Alto.
 
World Centric Community Space Wheelchair Accessible
2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306
 

 


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

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Oct 6, 2010 8:44 AM ET

Within our sustainability consulting, we hear a number of opposing comments to sustainable living.  Some of the most frequent comments we hear from clients and peers are:


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

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Oct 5, 2010 2:51 PM ET

Stuck in a job or career track that is not satisfying your sustainability passion?  Our sustainability consulting is frequently asked: How do you climb the ‘green’ ladder of success from your current roll or in searching for that next great opportunity? 


Press Release from
Oct 5, 2010 2:00 PM ET

To kick off Global Volunteer month, UPS is presenting the HandsOn Network, the country's largest volunteer network, a $300,000 grant to support volunteer services and relief efforts in the Gulf of Mexico region as part of a $1 million, two-year contribution.


Optimism Towards Future Legislation in the U.S. Prevails

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Oct 5, 2010 2:00 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Chicago/London/Washington - October 5, 2010 - After two days of lively conference sessions, exhibitor presentations and interaction on the exhibit floor, Carbon TradeEx America came to a close last week at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.  


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Oct 5, 2010 1:55 PM ET

(3BLMeida/theCSRfeed) - San Francisco, CA - October 5, 2010 - Today, Mike Van Patten, CEO of Mission Markets, presented a live demonstration of its groundbreaking impact-investing marketplace at SOCAP10, the premier gathering for impact investors, social entrepreneurs, funders and other innovators.


10 Percent of the Appliance Price of all Purchases of ENERGY STAR® Qualified Appliances in October at The Home Depot with MasterCard Cards will go to Habitat for Humanity International

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Oct 5, 2010 1:15 PM ET

MasterCard Worldwide and The Home Depot® today announced that in support of Energy Awareness Month, 10 percent of the appliance price of all purchases of ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances made with a MasterCard card at The Home Depot through October 31, 2010 (excluding taxes, delivery, installation fees and returns), will be donated to Habitat for Humanity International up to $1 million U.S. dollars.   ENERGY STAR appliances include refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers and dishwashers (www.homedepot.com/buildhomes).


Customizable Charitable Gift Cards are a Growing Trend

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Oct 5, 2010 1:10 PM ET

During the 2009 holiday season, many brands received a lift by partnering with non-profit organizations.  With the 2010 holiday season on the horizon, what are the cause marketing trends that we can expect to see for 2010? 

Megan Strand with InCouraged Communications states that  "The name of the game is consumer and employee involvement -  the more you're able to meaningfully involve and activate the 'people' component, the better."  

This sentiment is echoed by Jana Taylor, VP Marketing with Benevity Social Ventures.  "All of the available evidence suggests that not only will [cause marketing] be more of the same during the 2010 holiday season, but also that incorporating cause incentives...


Press Release from in Awards and Recognition
Oct 5, 2010 12:00 PM ET

Leonardo Academy has been awarded $600,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to help reduce emissions from diesel engines. EPA, Region 5 and the Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative awarded the grant as part of the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. Leonardo Academy will use the grant for clean diesel projects in Wisconsin that significantly reduce fuel emissions from long-haul trucks, school bus and municipal bus fleets. Future opportunites for participation in this project are available.


CancerCare Partners with Generous Companies to Provide Many Ways to Support its Free Services This October

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Oct 5, 2010 10:00 AM ET

CancerCare is partnering with a number of generous and compassionate companies this October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The promotions with each partner offer consumers a variety of ways to support CancerCare’s free, professional support services for people affected by cancer, including counseling, financial assistance, education, and practical advice.

In addition to its general services, CancerCare offers a number of services specific to those affected by breast cancer. CancerCare, in partnership with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure offers a toll-free helpline for anyone facing a breast cancer diagnosis: 1-877-GO-KOMEN (1-877-465-6636). Additionally, in partnership with the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, CancerCare...

Millennals second only to moms as most socially conscious consumers

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Oct 5, 2010 10:00 AM ET

Millennals second only to moms as most socially conscious consumers.


Michelle Downie, Senior Research Associate, Education and Learning, The Conference Board of Canada

Press Release from
Oct 5, 2010 10:00 AM ET

Original Conference Board of Canada Research - Immigrants as Innovators: An Element of Canada's Strategy for Global Competitiveness
Plenary Session 2 at Workplace Diversity and Inclusiveness Forum: Translating Diversity into Business Advantage
Monday, December 6, 2010 at 9:15 a.m.
Toronto, Ontario
Priority Code: 3BL1

Register now!


Moira Fitzpatrick, Director, Total Compensation, ENMAX Corporation, and Sandy Innes, Vice-President Compensation, and Benefits, TELUS Communications

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Oct 5, 2010 10:00 AM ET

TOPIC: Demographics, Benefits, and Being the Best Employer
Plenary Session 7 at Benefits Summit West 2010
WHEN: Wednesday, November 10, at 3:15 p.m
WHERE: Calgary
Priority Code: 3BL1

Featuring:
Moira Fitzpatrick, Director, Total Compensation, ENMAX Corporation
Sandy Innes, Vice-President Compensation, and Benefits, TELUS Communications
 
Much of the current benefits discussion focuses on reducing costs, while recognizing benefits’ critical role in attracting and retaining essential talent. HR...

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

Blog from
Oct 5, 2010 9:15 AM ET

The link between business sustainability and a thriving business community is more visible today than at any time in recent past.  While we address the two questions of "How does a business define its role in the community" and "how does it know if it’s succeeding" in the post Business and Community: A Growing Love Affair, the real question is how does a business get started?


Could This Be the Future of Cause Marketing?

Blog from
Oct 5, 2010 9:00 AM ET

Imagine this:  a mainstream location-based marketing app like Yelp, FourSquare, GoWalla or Scvngr that allows you to “check in” when you’re volunteering and earn points from a sponsoring organization for doing so.  Is this the future of cause marketing?  Megan Strand seems to think so.  She creates a compelling scenario of how volunteering, location-based services, and a charitable component could work together to incent desirable behaviour - in this case, volunteerism.  Could this be the direction that cause marketing is...


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