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Connect to Learn: Aiming to Improve Learning Outcomes of Underprivileged Girls in Myanmar

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The Connect To Learn program is a public-private partnership that brings mobile technology and 3G/4G-based Internet access to underserved schools in Myanmar, offering students the opportunity to leapfrog to a 21st century education. The program promotes universal access to quality secondary education by providing user-friendly learning devices for teachers and students to use in the classroom. The program delivers information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and training to nearly 30,000 students and 310 teachers from 31 schools.

New Blog Post: #Commitforum: Sustainability Reporting Now ‘Businessified’

“How the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Creates Transparency & Shareholder Value”
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This blog post covers a panel at last week's Commit!Forum on creating transparency and shareholder value.
Panelists included:

  • Ernst Ligteringen, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

  • Michelle Greene, Vice President and Head of Corporate Responsibility , NYSE Euronext

  • Steve Leffin, Director of Global Sustainability, UPS

  • David Vidal, Director of The Conference Board Center for Sustainability, moderated the discussion.

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This blog post covers a panel at last week's Commit!Forum on creating transparency and shareholder value.
Panelists included:

  • Ernst Ligteringen, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

  • Michelle Greene, Vice President and Head of Corporate Responsibility , NYSE Euronext

  • Steve Leffin, Director of Global Sustainability, UPS

  • David Vidal, Director of The Conference Board Center for Sustainability, moderated the discussion.

Measuring the Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility

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As business organizations increasingly invest in corporate social responsibility (CSR), it becomes critical to accurately examine the effects of these endeavors. In particular, business leaders should be able to rely on a coherent set of metrics to assess and prioritize the goals of different stakeholders—the ultimate beneficiaries of CSR programs—and to regularly evaluate progress made by the company in pursuing those goals. This report discusses a model for measuring the efficient and effective use of corporate resources allocated to CSR activities.
 

Building Sustainable Integrity into Organizational Strategy and Operations

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Most companies claim that integrity is foundational to their mission. In practice, however, it is becoming increasingly difficult to protect a company’s reputation.

Learn more at https://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=1929

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Most companies claim that integrity is foundational to their mission. In practice, however, it is becoming increasingly difficult to protect a company’s reputation.

Learn more at https://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=1929

Corporate Social Responsibility Can Enhance Customer Value

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities have the potential to enhance customer value in many ways, The Conference Board said in a report published today.
 
To read the complete report, click on the following link:
https://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=1907
To access previous issues of Director Notes or subscribe (free of charge), visit:
https://www.conference-board.org/directornotes
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities have the potential to enhance customer value in many ways, The Conference Board said in a report published today.
 
To read the complete report, click on the following link:
https://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=1907
To access previous issues of Director Notes or subscribe (free of charge), visit:
https://www.conference-board.org/directornotes

Making Sustainability a Core Business Strategy

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The Conference Board today announced the launch of a renamed and expanded Center for Sustainability. The Center is designed to be a comprehensive resource for companies seeking to place sustainable business practices at the core of their operations—both to ensure positive human and environmental impact and generate competitive advantage. 
 
Press Release
The Conference Board today announced the launch of a renamed and expanded Center for Sustainability. The Center is designed to be a comprehensive resource for companies seeking to place sustainable business practices at the core of their operations—both to ensure positive human and environmental impact and generate competitive advantage. 
 

New Report Contains Recommendations on Adopting Effective CSR Communication Strategies

Summary: 
In today’s business world, it is imperative that directors and senior executives understand the communication challenges of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program as well as the sustainability activities that make up the program, The Conference Board said in a report published today.

 

To read the complete report, click on the following link:
http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=1915
To access previous issues of Director Notes or subscribe (free of charge), visit:
https://www.conference-board.org/directornotes

 

Press Release
In today’s business world, it is imperative that directors and senior executives understand the communication challenges of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program as well as the sustainability activities that make up the program, The Conference Board said in a report published today.

 

To read the complete report, click on the following link:
http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=1915
To access previous issues of Director Notes or subscribe (free of charge), visit:
https://www.conference-board.org/directornotes

 

Making the Business Case for Corporate Philanthropy

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The Conference Board has released a Director Notes report on increasing the accountability and transparency of corporate giving programs.
For detailed recommendations and examples of corporate-giving success and failures, see the complete report:
http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=1992
To access previous issues of Director Notes or subscribe (free of charge), visit:

https://www.conference-board.org/directornotes

Press Release
The Conference Board has released a Director Notes report on increasing the accountability and transparency of corporate giving programs.
For detailed recommendations and examples of corporate-giving success and failures, see the complete report:
http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=1992
To access previous issues of Director Notes or subscribe (free of charge), visit:

https://www.conference-board.org/directornotes

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