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Graeme Byrd to Lead Net Impact Portland Professional Chapter - A blog by FMYI

FMYI | a blog about empowering teams to make 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.

How Cloud Computing Helps Small Business to Reduce Emissions and Improve Productivity

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Good news for small businesses leveraging the power of cloud computing.  According to the post, Study: Cloud computing for business uses less energy, computing is more efficient when it's concentrated in the "cloud" at giant data centers and " the greatest energy and greenhouse reductions can be achieved by small businesses with fewer than 100 users."  

Helping NGOs Crowd-Source Solutions from Students

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The Imagine Cup is Microsoft’s annual student technology competition that asks students from around the world to combine their creativity and passion for technology to help solve the toughest problems.  Personally, it’s one of my favorite events that Microsoft puts on for students. Every year I am blown away by the quality and sophistication of the students’ projects and the inspiration the competition evokes to improve lives around the world.

Inspired by Crowdsourcing, Imagine Cup Solve This Enables Students to Help IGOs, NGOs and Nonprofits

Microsoft invites students to solve real-world problems with technology
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Today, Microsoft launched Imagine Cup Solve This, a new program to provide inspiration for students looking to help solve the world’s toughest problems through technology. IGOs, NGOs and non-profits will now be able to crowd-source ideas from brilliant and passionate students competing in the Microsoft’s global tech competition, the Imagine Cup, to develop solutions that address their needs.

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Today, Microsoft launched Imagine Cup Solve This, a new program to provide inspiration for students looking to help solve the world’s toughest problems through technology. IGOs, NGOs and non-profits will now be able to crowd-source ideas from brilliant and passionate students competing in the Microsoft’s global tech competition, the Imagine Cup, to develop solutions that address their needs.

Microsoft Deploys New Programs to Help Veterans Get Jobs

Company awards grants to six organizations and boosts efforts to train and support employment of veterans.
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This morning at the USO of Metropolitan New York, Microsoft launched the Elevate America veterans initiative and announced $2 million in cash grants and up to $6 million in software and IT skills-training curriculum grants to several non-profits across the country (list below). The program is focused on providing technology skills training, job placement, career counseling and other support services such as childcare, transportation and housing to give veterans and their spouses the support they need to successfully transition to civilian careers.

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This morning at the USO of Metropolitan New York, Microsoft launched the Elevate America veterans initiative and announced $2 million in cash grants and up to $6 million in software and IT skills-training curriculum grants to several non-profits across the country (list below). The program is focused on providing technology skills training, job placement, career counseling and other support services such as childcare, transportation and housing to give veterans and their spouses the support they need to successfully transition to civilian careers.

Trudging the Road to Zero Impact - A blog by Graeme Byrd at FMYI

At FMYI, we realize that sustainability is not an easy sprint or long-haul marathon, but rather a journey towards zero impact. Our goal is to minimize our environmental footprint, and maximize our societal impact.
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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.

Business Sustainability: Separating Yourself from the Pack

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Most of the businesses we speak with in our sustainability consulting practice approach sustainable development from the traditional top-down structured implementation processes.  While this is a familiar approach, there are alternative methods that can more effectively engage stakeholders in the process.  The best in class business sustainability companies are doing things a little bit different, by allowing creativity and innovation to spring up across the organization.

ReportAlert.info - Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) publishes 2010 Citizenship Report

The report incorporates input from nearly 100 internal subject matter experts across the company
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) October 21, 2010 - Microsoft has announced its 2010 Citizenship Report, which is available online at http://www.reportalert.info/ra/profiles/Microsoft/2010/?ID=30831. This is Microsoft’s most comprehensive report to date incorporating input from nearly 100 internal subject matter experts across the company.

Microsoft Donates $3 Million to Kids in Need of Legal Defense

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Posted by Brad Smith
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Microsoft is very pleased to announce another $3 million, three-year donation to Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), just two years after we helped establish the organization with a similar investment.

ReportAlert.info - Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) publishes 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report

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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(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.

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