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The iPad's Future in Pharma

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The first phase of development for any revolutionary new technology often looks a lot like what came before. The earliest cars resembled horse-drawn carriages; computer keyboards even today use the same layout as typewriters did in the 19th century. In some cases it takes many generations — human generations, not technology generations — to explore the full potential of a revolutionary new technology

2014 Hope: No More Misunderstandings

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Apple recently released a 1 and a half minute video named “Misunderstood”, showing a family convening at the home of the grandparents for the holidays.  The star of the short film is a teenage boy who for most of the video is lost in his iPhone.

Read Cynthia Figge’s chapter in Trust, Inc. …Hot New Release on Amazon!

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Cynthia has joined many thought leaders in Trust, Inc.: Strategies for Building Your Company's Most Important Asset, edited by Barbara Kimmel. Trust, Inc., steady on the Hot New Release list on Amazon, includes powerful essays by thought leaders like Stephen M. R.

The Purpose-Driven Brand: Beyond CSR and Cause Marketing - CSR Minute for October 3, 2013

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Interbrand, an identity and brand consulting company owned by the Omnicom Group, has released its 2013 ranking of the Best Global Brands. The top story is how Apple has replaced Coca-Cola as the new, most valuable brand in the world.

Local CITGO Marketer C.N. Brown Company Launches Fall Mobile Program to Benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association

CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip Team to Attend Customer Appreciation Event
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SOUTH PARIS, Maine, Sept. 10, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ - Local CITGO Marketer C.N. Brown Company and Big Apple Food Stores are launching the "Apple of Our Eye" mobile program, selling paper apples for $1.00 from Sept. 1 through Oct. 12 with all proceeds going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). As an added bonus, each customer who purchases an "Apple of Our Eye" mobile will be automatically entered into a raffle to win one of 25 Apple iPad2s. C.N.

Entrepreneur Works Towards a Society That is “Better Than We Found It”

With a Book and Consumer Empowerment App, Darrell Park Tackles Some of Societies Smallest Large Issues
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Pasadena, CA, July 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Tackling some of societies largest issues has proven a day-to-day mission for entrepreneur and Stanford Business School graduate, Darrell Park. As Founder/CEO of Better Than We Found It, Inc, he has aligned himself and his company with the thought leaders of today and is attending the World Economic Forum Discussion in New York City that is focusing on “A New Model of Capitalism: The Significance of B Corp Legislation in Delaware”.

The Era of CSR Is Here

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By Carol Pierson Holding

This week, Cynthia Figge, Co-founder and COO of CSRHub (full disclosure: CSRHub is my sponsor), reported at Sustainable Brands that the correlation between CSR and brand strength has reached .28. (A perfect correlation is 1.0)

 

7 Reasons Why Sweatshops Still Persist

Key supply chain realities that can help us see why sweatshops persist
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(This article originally appeared on Triplepundit.com & the NonprofitHive.org)

Talk to any conscious consumer about sweatshops, and they are likely to ask you – “what company is ‘sweat free’?”

The answer is not simple. Although some companies do a much better job than others, it’s easier to name companies that are not sweat-free. Strictly talking about factories that produce for export to global retailers, supply chain management practices can enable sweatshop conditions. Since the term ‘sweatshop’ describes abusive workplace conditions, consumers should be conscious of how this happens, to ask the right questions and become part of the solution.

There are 7 key supply chain realities, which can help us see why sweatshops persist:

 

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(This article originally appeared on Triplepundit.com & the NonprofitHive.org)

Talk to any conscious consumer about sweatshops, and they are likely to ask you – “what company is ‘sweat free’?”

The answer is not simple. Although some companies do a much better job than others, it’s easier to name companies that are not sweat-free. Strictly talking about factories that produce for export to global retailers, supply chain management practices can enable sweatshop conditions. Since the term ‘sweatshop’ describes abusive workplace conditions, consumers should be conscious of how this happens, to ask the right questions and become part of the solution.

There are 7 key supply chain realities, which can help us see why sweatshops persist:

 

Tech Corps Lead the Way with New Sustainable Sourcing Strategies - CSR Minute for April 17, 2013

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Tantalum and Section 1052: these two very obscure terms are getting a lot of attention from over 6,000 U.S. and global companies these days, especially from those in the electronics sector. Section 1052 is the clause of the Dodd-Frank Act that requires the SEC to issue disclosure and audit requirements for publicly traded companies that manufacture products containing conflict minerals.

On Climate Leadership, 15-year Old Trumps Average Yahoo; Tainted Apple

How the Next Generation is Leading by Example
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By Mike Bellamente

This article first appeared in the Guardian on Tuesday, March 26.

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