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Ernst & Young Corporate Responsibility Fellows program

Cross post from 3BLMedia

Through the Corporate Responsibility Fellows Program, Ernst & Young is dedicating its best resources -- our talented, experienced people -- to improving the success of promising entrepreneurs in underserved communities, in an effort to create scalable, sustainable economic value. Here, our four 2011 Corporate Responsibility Fellows who were assisting entrepreneurs in…

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Added by David Martel on June 7, 2012 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Trash to Energy: Oklahoma Business Fires Bricks With Landfill Gas

Cross post from 3BLMedia

Methane produced by landfills is a powerful greenhouse gas. In Oklahoma, NativeEnergy's Wewoka Biogas Project is capturing that potentially harmful gas and putting it to good use.



The project pipes gas created by a landfill to a family-owned brick plant, where it is used to fire kilns. This project helps the local business, and it is expected to reduce 30,000 tons…

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Added by David Martel on May 29, 2012 at 11:23am — No Comments

Olga Orozco, Managing Director, Business Social Compliance - Ethical Sourcing Forum Interview

Cross post from 3BLMedia

Olga Orozco, Managing Director at Business Social Compliance Initiative sat down with 3BL Media at the Ethical Sourcing Forum to talk about BSCI's social compliance guidelines. Olga explains how the current market demands social compliance implementation from all companies, and BSCI helps to make this happen.



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Added by David Martel on April 24, 2012 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Avedis Seferian, President & CEO, WRAP - Ethical Sourcing Forum 2012 Interview

Cross post from 3BLMedia

Avedis Seferian, President & CEO of WRAP sat down with 3BL Media at the Ethical Sourcing Forum to talk about the role of the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production Program as a "sweatshop watchdog". WRAP works directly with factories, carrying out audits and issuing certificates of compliance, to promote safe work environments and raise awareness about widespread safety issues.



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Added by David Martel on April 24, 2012 at 5:52pm — No Comments

A Call to Business to Respect and Support Children’s Rights

Cross post from 3BLMedia

(3BL Media) London - March 12, 2012 - A landmark set of ten principles to ensure that companies respect and support children’s rights has been released. UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children today introduced the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, a call on business to step up…

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Added by David Martel on April 2, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

“Creating Shared Value” Harvard Business Review's Top Article of 2011

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(3BL Media) March 21, 2012 - FSG is thrilled to announce that co-founders Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer are the McKinsey Award winners for "…

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Added by David Martel on April 2, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

“Creating Shared Value” Harvard Business Review's Top Article of 2011

Cross post from 3BLMedia

(3BL Media) March 21, 2012 - FSG is thrilled to announce that co-founders Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer are the McKinsey Award winners for "…

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Added by David Martel on April 2, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Verizon Announces Aggressive Sustainability Goal

Cross post from 3BLMedia

(3BL Media) New York, NY – March 19, 2012  Verizon announced today that it will cut its…

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Added by David Martel on March 20, 2012 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Sales of Fair Trade Certified™ Products Up 75 Percent in 2011

(Cross post from 3BL Media)

OAKLAND, Calif. (March 6, 2012) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today reports new data revealing that sales of Fair Trade Certified™ products grew a whopping 75 percent between Q1 and Q4 last…

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Added by David Martel on March 8, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments

Outdoor Nation Unveils 2012 Program Plans and Announces Major Support from The North Face

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(3BL Media) Washington, DC – March 6, 2012 – Outdoor Nation, an outdoor movement led by leaders…

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Added by David Martel on March 8, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Green Mountain Energy Celebrates Ten Years of Renewable Energy in Texas; Poyry Consulting Joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development - CSR Minute for January 18, 2012

Green Mountain Energy, an Austin-based company, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of open competition in the electricity market in Texas this month. Beginning in 2002, Green Mountain was the first retail electric provider in the state to offer renewable energy, and is now the longest serving green power provider in the U.S. The company has delivered over ten billion kilowatt hours of clean energy…

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Added by David Martel on January 18, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

Green Mountain Energy Celebrates Ten Years of Renewable Energy in Texas; Poyry Consulting Joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development - CSR Minute for January 18, 2012

Green Mountain Energy, an Austin-based company, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of open competition in the electricity market in Texas this month. Beginning in 2002, Green Mountain was the first retail electric provider in the state to offer renewable energy, and is now the longest serving green power provider in the U.S. The company has delivered over ten billion kilowatt hours of clean energy…

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Added by David Martel on January 18, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

McGraw-Hill Announces Winners of "Learn Smart and Win" Student Video Contest; Patagonia Files for "Benefit Corporation" Status - CSR Minute for January 9, 2012

Cross post from 3BLMedia

McGraw-Hill has announced the winners of its “Learn Smart and Win” student video competition. Students from San Diego State University and Bunker Hill Community College were the top prizewinners from more than 100 submitted original videos. The winners will receive scholarships totaling $8,000, and their videos will be…

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Added by David Martel on January 9, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Caelus Releases the CurrentState™ Sustainability Audit

Cross post from 3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Tulsa, OK - December 7, 2011 - Caelus has released the CurrentState™ sustainability audit for business.

CurrentState™ delivers a comprehensive review of the sustainability practices of an organization. The audit provides the following deliverables and benefits:

  • a blueprint to develop a sustainability program;

  • a method to demonstrate to management, a board or the public an…

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Added by David Martel on December 23, 2011 at 2:17pm — No Comments

The Conference Board Reports on Sustainability in China; Design for Innovation MFA Program Launched by School of Visual Arts - CSR Minute for December 12, 2011

Cross post from 3BLMedia

The Conference Board has released a study on the comparative sustainability practices of 476 Chinese enterprises and multinational corporations doing business in China. The report, “Business and Sustainability in China,”…

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Added by David Martel on December 13, 2011 at 10:54am — No Comments

Canadian Business as a Global Citizen: Interview with Mark Lee, Executive Director at SustainAbility

Cross post from 3BLMedia

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Added by David Martel on November 15, 2011 at 5:31am — No Comments

Canadian Business as a Global Citizen: Interview with Doug Miller, Chairman at GlobeScan

On October 26th, 3BL Media caught up with Doug Miller, Chairman at GlobeScan while attending the Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) conference, "Canadian Business as a Global Citizen: Social and Environmental Performance on the World Stage" in Toronto.



CBSR, a non-profit, member-led organization that mobilizes Canadian companies to make powerful business decisions that improve performance and contribute to a better world and 3BL Media, a leading…

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Added by David Martel on November 14, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments

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