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Exploring Business Sustainability through Supplier Innovation

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Global trends and supporting research indicate that innovation as a focused business pursuit will be essential for business growth over the next decade as companies seek out new opportunities, improve their competitive positions and provide more sustainable value to their customers.  The questions then becomes: How can aligned business sustainability objectives enable both internal and external innovation?

Ashoka Youth Venture: Encouraging the next generation of technological changemakers

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NOTE: A few weeks ago, we announced our Spring 2011 Grants, pledging over $4 million to help fund six organizations that use invention to solve social issues around the globe. Each week we’re featuring guest blog posts about each grant, beginning last week with a post on our grant and PRI to Root Capital.

BCLC Announces Key Sponsors of National R4 Conference

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Abbott, Allstate, FedEx, Intel, Microsoft, Siemens, and UPS are among the lead sponsors of the National R4 Conference at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV, July 18-20 2011. The conference—designed for corporate leaders in environmental innovation—is hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center, and is also supported by Baxter, Daimler, IBM, Kimberly Clark Corporation, Northwestern Energy, and TXU Energy.

I Am a Social Intrapreneur - By Ashley Jablow

Ashley Jablow is community manager at OpenIDEO, a social innovation platform where people design better, together. You can reach Ashley on Twitter (@AshleyJablow) or via her blog, The Changebase.
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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.

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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.

Innovators Take the Stage at National Business-Environmental Conference in Las Vegas, July 18-20

Register by June 17th for the discounted rate.
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Washington, D.C. - May 26, 2011 - Have you ever wondered how innovative environmental decisions are made inside companies such as Siemens and Intel?  Have you pondered how logistics companies such as FedEx and UPS drive profits by driving green?

Profiting From Sustainability: A Forum for the Future, Guardian Sustainable Business Event

New York, June 9, 2011, 6-9 PM
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 20, 2011 - An evening event hosted by Guardian Sustainable Business and Forum for the Future
 
Join sustainability experts, practitioners and opinion formers for a stimulating evening of insight, intelligence and lively debate.
 

Taka Taka Solutions Wins 2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition

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Dell was founded with an entrepreneurial spirit that still thrives in our company today. Our mission is to help people and organizations everywhere do and achieve more with technology. We're proud to encourage that spirit among the world's brightest entrepreneurs through the 2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition, in partnership with The University of Texas at Austin's RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service.

Care2 Book Giveaway! Do You "Work On Purpose"? - Care2 Trailblazers for Good

Care2 Trailblazers for Good - Raise awareness of the power of business for good and profile the people and companies making a difference.
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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.

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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.

Lemelson Foundation Announces Spring 2011 Grantees

More than $4 million in grants will help fund six organizations that use invention to solve social issues around the globe.
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) PORTLAND, Ore. - May 17, 2011 - The Lemelson Foundation, an organization that believes invention is critical to solving the world’s most challenging problems, today announced it is pledging more than $4 million across six partners that create and advance social innovations for people who need it most in both the U.S. and developing countries. The spring 2011 Lemelson grantees include Ashoka, East Meets West, Root Capital and SELCO. 

Compassionate "Meals for Moms" Campaign - Care2 Trailblazers for Good

Care2 Trailblazers for Good - Raise awareness of the power of business for good and profile the people and companies making a difference.
Summary: 

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.

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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.

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