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Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and Human Rights - Webinar & In-Person Event

September 25, 2013 - Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver & ONLINE
Press Release

September 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Over the past years, a consensus has emerged that free, prior, and informed consent ("FPIC") is a cornerstone component of international human rights law, particularly in relation to indigenous peoples.

ReportAlert.info - Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report

The report highlights progress toward online safety, environmental stewardship and employee engagement Goals
Press Release

Symantec Building a Safer World, Stronger Business Through Corporate Responsibility

2013 Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights Progress Toward Online Safety, Environmental Stewardship and Employee Engagement Goals

GlaxoSmithKline Combines Social Impact and Professional Development

By Caroline McDermott, Senior Associate Consultant, Advisory Services, Taproot Foundation
Blog

GlaxoSmithKline’s Emerging Talent Program sought an experiential learning opportunity for the future leaders of the pharmaceutical company, and saw a perfect fit in the ScopeAthon. The ScopeAthon matches business professionals with nonprofit leaders in an intensive, three-hour diagnostic session to articulate one organizational challenge facing the nonprofit, brainstorm solutions, and develop a scope of work for a project that addresses that need.

Water Technology Firm Xylem Joins Ceres Company Network

Press Release

BOSTON, September 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Ceres announced today that its board of directors has approved Xylem Inc., a major global water technology company, as the newest member of the Ceres Company Network. Companies that join Ceres’ network work to further integrate environmental and social performance into their business strategies and initiatives.

Two New Sustainable Transportation Case Studies Released

Press Release

September 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy has released two new case studies highlighting the benefits of replacing diesel-fueled trucks with trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG). These case studies list real-world reductions in pollutants that will be achieved by removing older diesel trucks from America’s roadways.

Corporate Giving Restored Since Pre-Global Recession; Non-Cash Contributions Dominate

CECP, in association with The Conference Board, releases Giving in Numbers: 2013 Edition, a robust analysis of corporate giving patterns
Press Release
September 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Despite the continued impact of the global recession on businesses, 59 percent of companies, many without waiting for their own profits to recover, recommitted to their communities by giving more to charity in 2012 than they did in 2007, before the recession took hold.

ConAgra's Amanda Humes Talks Packaging and Sustainability

Emerging trends in food packaging, changing consumer perceptions
Press Release

September 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Amanda Humes, packaging engineer at ConAgra foods, will be presenting at Focal Point 2013: Frontiers in Packaging, on Oct. 22 at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The one-day conference is hosted by the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST) at the university.

Many Supply Chain Managers in Danger of Failing to Meet the Conflict Minerals Filing Deadline

Article

In an exclusive interview, Source Intelligence CEO Jess Kraus highlights the obstacles companies are facing as the first conflict minerals filling deadline approaches.  

According to Kraus, supply chain managers must have a transparent data collection and management system in place – visibility is CRITICAL because it is THE BASIS for measuring and managing risks at all levels in the supply chain.

Workforce for Good: Employee Engagement in Sustainability/CSR – Conclusions

Workforce for Good Blog Series Conclusion
Blog

Employee engagement is one of the toughest and often most perplexing elements of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts.  Two leading Midwest sustainability/CSR experts, Matthew Rochte and Jocelyn Azada, set out to find just what were companies doing to successfully engage employees in sustainability/CSR.  They share their findings in the whitepaper Workforce for Good™ and in this 3BLmedia series on employee engagement.

Conclusions

Workforce for Good: Employee Engagement in Sustainability/CSR – Measure & Track Progress

Workforce for Good Blog Series Part 8
Blog

Employee engagement is one of the toughest and often most perplexing elements of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts.  Two leading Midwest sustainability/CSR experts, Matthew Rochte and Jocelyn Azada, set out to find just what were companies doing to successfully engage employees in sustainability/CSR.  They share their findings in the whitepaper Workforce for Good™ and in this 3BLmedia series on employee engagement.

Principle 8 of Workforce for Good: Measure & Track Progress

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