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Investors’ Circle to Merge with SJF Institute

Partnership accelerates connection between high­‐caliber impact entrepreneurs and values­‐led investors
Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Durham, NC and San Francisco, CA - July 13, 2011 - SJF Institute (SJFI) and Investors’ Circle (IC) today announced a strategic merger to more efficiently and effectively unleash the power of the impact investing marketplace. The merger will increase entrepreneurs’ access to capital, resources and networks, and will provide more opportunities for collaboration among impact investors.

Johnson & Johnson Launches "Healthy Future 2015," Its Citizenship and Sustainability Goals

Company Establishes Sustainability Priorities for Next Five Years and Launches New Responsibility Website
Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New Brunswick, N.J. - July 14, 2011 - As 2011 marks the 125th year of Johnson & Johnson, today the company announced the launch of Healthy Future 2015, a five-year strategic roadmap for its citizenship and sustainability priorities. Healthy Future 2015 encompasses the broadest and boldest goals to date for Johnson & Johnson in both environmental and non-environmental areas.

How will Regionalized Global Growth Affect Sustainability Planning?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With little debate on the fact that we have reached the bottom of the global downturn and are entering a period of resurgent growth, there is however, a differing of opinion on the speed, location, and stability of economic prosperity.  The CFO Magazine article, The Great Divide, explores what the post describes as the look and feel of the economic recovery.  Examining the wide range in growth by global region, the article examines two extremes:
 

A Greener Way For San Jose

An Interview With San Jose Councilmember Ash Kalra
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Our guest is Councilmember Ash Kalra, who talks with host Alex Wise about the successes and challenges of promoting environmentally sound policy in a city that’s one of the most ethnically and economically diverse in the nation

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Our guest is Councilmember Ash Kalra, who talks with host Alex Wise about the successes and challenges of promoting environmentally sound policy in a city that’s one of the most ethnically and economically diverse in the nation

Increasing Risks Elevating Sustainable Transportation Management

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With much of the recent business sustainability discussion around product and supply distribution focused on emissions, many companies may have overlooked the cost sensitivities of increasing fuel prices.  Based on the latest trends, fuel now represents as much as 30% of today’s transportation costs.  Companies heavily dependent on these traditional channels may face a growing business sustainability challenge.
 

Easy Steps for Businesses to Go Green and Promote Employee Engagement

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Small businesses may not have the funds to go green or even implement a comprehensive corporate sustainability plan but that doesn't mean that resources and measures aren't available to help the business and employees embrace business sustainability. 
 

The Sustainability Ratings Industrial Complex: Breaking the Hold

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The TakeAway: The recent launch of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings seeks to bring some order, quality, and accountability to the diverse and booming growth industry of sustainability ratings and rankings—also a topic of the online "SustyChat3” among experts, occurring this week on the OpenEyeWorld platform.

Pushing the C-Suite towards social responsibility

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This is the first in a 3=part series about pushing a company's C-level executives toward social responsibility. It was originally published on the CSRHUB Blog

By Bahar Gidwani

Elevating SSCM: What the Leaders Are Saying

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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To improve business processes, minimize risk, and capitalize on a recovering economy, business executives are looking to the supply chain for business sustainability answers.  For some, like IBM, a comprehensive business sustainability plan includes applied sustainability concepts in the supply chain.  For most however, sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) begins with a necessity to improve on traditional procurement and logistic practices.
 

Ernst & Young announces three-year sponsorship with Endeavor

Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) LONDON, 6 July 2011 – Ernst & Young is delighted to announce a landmark three-year sponsorship with Endeavor, a not-for-profit organization that works with high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets to improve and grow their businesses with the goal of transforming emerging economies and establishing entrepreneurship as a leading force for sustainable economic development. 

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