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Gifts in Kind International and The Home Depot Foundation Donate $100 Million in Products to Communities in Need

Researchers at Indiana University estimate the donations have saved more than $1.4 million in energy costs and reached nearly 500,000 deserving families
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Alexandria, VA - April 6, 2011 - Gifts In Kind International and The Home Depot® Foundation announced today that $100 million in products from The Home Depot have been donated to effective nonprofits nationwide since 2008.  The Framing Hope Product Donation Program has provided home improvement materials to more than 1,100 nonprofits nationwide, from Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together to hundreds of other organizations serving their local communities.

Brand of the Month: Volcom in the Community

Volcom named Brand of the month at Killer Dana Surf Shop and New Future initiatives highlighted.
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 Volcom honored as “Brand of the Month” by Killer Dana in Dana Point, CA. Killer Dana highlights Volcom's “New Future” approach to sustainability and giving back in their blog

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 Volcom honored as “Brand of the Month” by Killer Dana in Dana Point, CA. Killer Dana highlights Volcom's “New Future” approach to sustainability and giving back in their blog

What It Takes to Be a Great Green Employer

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Businesses today are presented with the unique opportunity to dramatically improve the bottom-line through expanded eco awareness and a more proactive and innovative mindset than ‘business as usual’.  Our sustainability consulting work finds that progressive companies are seeking to refine their sustainable business strategies, improve internal and external communication, and bring cohesiveness to their organization.  What does it take to be a great green employer?

5 Things to Know About Wael Ghonim, the Egyptian Volunteer Who Helped Bring Down a Regime

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Egyptian activist Wael Ghonim has become an enduring symbol of the power of individuals to make a difference - and a symbol of the changing face of volunteerism.
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Egyptian activist Wael Ghonim has become an enduring symbol of the power of individuals to make a difference - and a symbol of the changing face of volunteerism.

ACE Cash Express Supports Back on My Feet with $18,000 Donation

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) IRVING, March 1, 2011-- ACE Cash Express, Inc., a leading retailer of financial services, announced a donation of $18,000 to Back On My Feet in support of its mission to teach critical life skills-including discipline, financial management and goal setting-to individuals living in homeless shelters.

This donation was made possible through the ACE Community Fund, ACE’s corporate giving program that focuses on children, education and financial literacy.

CSR Manager's Complete Guide to Stakeholder Engagement

Research and Insights from Leading Academics and Managers
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Planning Guide

Is your company "Giving Back", "Building Bridges" or "Changing Society"? This review of 568 academic and industry papers by management researcher Dr. Frances Bowen provides a three-step model for assessing and improving your current community engagement strategy.

CSR Minute: Cigna Expands Community Caring Awards Grants; Novo Nordisk Publishes 7th Annual Integrated Annual Report

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Business and Community: A CSR Love Affair for Valentine's Day

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Valentine's Day is generally celebrated by personal relationships and uncelebrated in the business world.  However, as most leading sustainable business strategists know, challenging assumptions leads to innovative insights.  Using Valentine's Day as a means to engage with key stakeholders is just that endeavor: leveraging a traditional medium with a sustainable twist.  Why not celebrate Valentine's Day as a means to share and connect with stakeholders in the comm

GE Launches Expansion of Its Health Initiative to the New York Capital Region, Increasing Access to Care in Underserved Communities

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  • $750,000 in grants awarded through the GE Developing Health Program to Hometown Health in Schenectady and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center’s facilities in Albany, Troy

  • Thousands more patients to be served across the region

  • Initiative to include skills-based volunteer support from GE employees

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  • $750,000 in grants awarded through the GE Developing Health Program to Hometown Health in Schenectady and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center’s facilities in Albany, Troy

  • Thousands more patients to be served across the region

  • Initiative to include skills-based volunteer support from GE employees

How to Spot a Green Employee

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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There is a new generation of professionals seeking to leverage their knowledge, experience, and passion to promote eco awareness and business sustainability.   Job seekers are seeking out opportunities that align with their career ambitions and personal beliefs.  This green workforce is enthusiastic about making a difference, but what skill sets should employers be looking for in these new “green” employees?

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