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2011 International Corporate Citizenship Conference - An Interview with Shelley L. DuFort, Senior Community Liaison for Central Michigan Region of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) April 10, 2011 - Shelley L. DuFort, Senior Community Liaison for Central Michigan Region of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan sat down for an interview at the 2011 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, April 10-12, convened in Minneapolis by the Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College.
 

2011 International Corporate Citizenship Conference - An Interview with Katherine V. Smith, Executive Director of Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) April 10, 2011 - Katherine V. Smith, Executive Director of Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College sat down for an interview at the 2011 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, April 10-12, convened in Minneapolis by the Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College.

7 HR Tactics to Improve Environmental Performance

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Research published in the International Journal of Production Research identifies seven HR tactics that improve a company's environmental performance.

From hiring younger workers to establishing dedicated environmental units, this study reveals employee recruitment and engagement practices that save money while reducing emissions and effluent levels.  

Share this Research Insight with colleagues in HR and senior leadership. 

How Business Can Capture the Value Proposition of Sustainability

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On February 10, the MIT Sloan Management Review, in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group, published their Winter 2011 Research Report on findings from the 2010 sustainability and innovation global executive study and research project. The report, Sustainability: The ‘Embracers Seize Advantage,’ explores the following questions: How has the economic downturn affected sustainability investments within for-profit companies?

GE Listed on World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere

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General Electric has been named one of the 110 World’s Most Ethical Companies by The Ethisphere Institute. Three thousand companies from 36 different countries were evaluated based on performance indicators including exceptional citizenship, social responsibility, governance, innovation and leadership. This year's list now covers a larger geographic capacity, with a 17% augmentation in 2011 of companies outside the US. The top ranking organizations, including GE, exemplify the importance of transparency and avoiding procrastination when problems arise. Interesting to note: the list also shows a correlation between ethics and profitability within organizations.
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General Electric has been named one of the 110 World’s Most Ethical Companies by The Ethisphere Institute. Three thousand companies from 36 different countries were evaluated based on performance indicators including exceptional citizenship, social responsibility, governance, innovation and leadership. This year's list now covers a larger geographic capacity, with a 17% augmentation in 2011 of companies outside the US. The top ranking organizations, including GE, exemplify the importance of transparency and avoiding procrastination when problems arise. Interesting to note: the list also shows a correlation between ethics and profitability within organizations.

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?

How Business Sustainability Structure takes Form in Organizations

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Creating a sustainable business involves more than defining a vision, building a consumer forecast, and bringing a green product or service to market.

Attitudes are Contagious. Are Yours Worth Catching?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The post, How to Use Your Super Power for Good, states , "Here's what we know: Like the common cold, emotions are contagious. Caroline Bartel at New York University and Richard Saavedra at the University of Michigan studied 70 work groups across a variety of industries and found that people who worked together ended up sharing moods, good and bad. Moods converge.

Leading Change from Within: Maximizing People Power for Sustainability

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Vision 2050 is the World Business Council on Sustainable Development’s response to the global sustainability challenge. It lays out a pathway for arriving at a place where we are able to meet the needs of society within the limits of nature: in other words, sustainability. If you haven’t already read the summary report, I encourage you to do so–it’s fascinating and exciting, at a time when we could use both!

How Companies Develop Great Leaders: Bloomberg BusinessWeek Compares GE and Zappos

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Bloomberg BusinessWeek examines how companies create a culture of leadership even during crises, chaos, and an economic downturn, using GE and Zappos as case studies. Both were named among the 20 Best Companies for Leadership in a recent BusinessWeek/Hay Group survey, and the article particularly praises GE's leadership in keeping employees engaged in a changing corporate climate.

To read the full article, click here.

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