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Cisco Reinforces Commitment to Russian Sustainable Development and Innovation

Cross post from 3BLMedia

(3BL Media) San Jose, CA and Moscow – March 29, 2012 – Cisco today announced the signing of a strategy document outlining its Research and Development plans with the Skolkovo Foundation. This marks an important milestone in Cisco's…

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Added by David Martel on April 2, 2012 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Volkswagen Partners with Stupid Cancer for Awareness Road Trip; UN Global Development Forum Calls for "Reset" of Rio+20 Agenda - CSR Minute for March 29, 2012

Cross post from 3BLMedia

Volkswagen is teaming up with Stupid Cancer, also known as the I’m Too Young for This! Cancer Foundation, on a cross-country road trip to raise awareness in support of young adults affected by the disease. Volkswagen has provided a co-branded 2012 Beetle Turbo to…

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Added by David Martel on March 29, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments

Global Compact Launches Web Platform to Mobilize Business for Rio+20

(Cross post from 3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, NY – January 23, 2012 – The UN Global Compact today launched a new website – compact4rio.org – in support of the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum: Innovation & Collaboration for the Future We…

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Added by David Martel on February 5, 2012 at 1:49pm — 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

The UN Foundation Unveiled Shot @ Life Campaign





(Cross post from 3BL Media / theCSRfeed)  Washington, DC - September 19, 2011 -  The United Nations Foundation today revealed Shot@Life, a new campaign to expand access to life-saving vaccines for children in developing countries. A national grassroots movement, Shot@Life will educate, connect and empower Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most…

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Added by David Martel on September 27, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments

CSR Minute: Starbucks' "Morning Joe" Coffee Boosts DonorsChoose; Association of Corporate Travel Executives and KDS Launch Online Survey on Sustainable Business

Crosspost from 3BLMedia

Starting October 4th, Starbucks retail stores and select grocery stores will feature specially marked bags of Gold Coast Blend - Morning Joe Edition coffee with $5 DonorsChoose.org donation…

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Added by David Martel on September 13, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments

PwC Re-launches Genesis Park, An Innovative Leadership Development Program

(Cross post from 3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, NY - July 18, 2011 - PwC US announced today the re-launch of Genesis Park, an intensive and uniquely tailored development program designed to help create the business…

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Added by David Martel on July 20, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Raising Awareness: Towards what Goal?

April 5th this year is a Day Without Dignity a counter campaign to a Day Without Shoes. Saundra Schimmelpfennig the originator of A Day Without Dignity had a number of goals for this initiative, among them looking at what it really…

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Added by Bonnie Koenig on April 7, 2011 at 9:16am — 3 Comments

DOT Film Fest 2011 Announces Festival Host and Jury

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is pleased to introduce our host and jury for the first annual DOT Film Festival.

Hosting the 2011 festival is Bob Isherwood, the former Worldwide Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi. An advertising industry leader and new media champion, Isherwood was the driving force behind the Saatchi & Saatchi Award for World Changing Ideas, and presented the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase…

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Added by Gerard van der Burg on February 22, 2011 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Opportunity Alert: Four Powerful Enhancements to the Social Actions API

Social Actions has a fantastic opportunity to make four powerful enhancements to the Social Actions API in the coming weeks months:…



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Added by Christine Egger on July 29, 2010 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Research says more funding is needed to support innovation and evaluation. What are we doing about it?

A new Johns Hopkins University survey has revealed widespread

innovation among the nation’s nonprofits, as well as efforts by those

organizations to measure their programs’ effectiveness. You can

download the full report here.



One statement from this report says



Although innovation is widespread within the nonprofit sector, more… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on May 20, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Putting Pictures to the Stories - CSR, Leadership and Learning in Nebaj, Guatemala

This is a cross posting from 3BLMedia





Throughout the week we have been discussing the cultural opportunities for learning and development in Nebaj, Guatemala. Check out the video that shows the work currently

underway in Nebaj, as well as the potential for it to be a launching

spot for learning, community development and hands-on CSR. Video is

courtesy of our friends at…

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Added by David Martel on April 1, 2010 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Vote for 'International Development Cooperation 2.0' in the Knight News Challenge

NABUUR, in partnership with other Dutch 2.0 organizations, has entered the Knight News Challenge with an idea for an international development hub. The Knight News Challenge is a contest that awards innovative ideas that develop platforms, tools and services to inform and transform community news, conversations and information distribution and visualization. As part of the process, Knight News invites people to vote and offer feedback… Continue

Added by Romina on December 16, 2009 at 6:01am — 1 Comment

Can "Yes And" Save The World?

In addition to my do-gooder work, I'm also an improvisation trainer, teaching businesses how to work better together using techniques derived from improv. I truly believe that the cooperative nature of improvisation is a general force for good in the world. More than about "being funny," improvisation teaches us to listen, to value others' ideas, to put aside one's own interests for a time, to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts.



So I thought you'd be interested in this… Continue

Added by Mike Everett-Lane on November 27, 2009 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Deliver the Right Results – On Time and Within Budget

As a forward thinking leader, you know that your success depends on your ability to adapt to change while delivering the right results – on time and within budget. Not an easy task in today’s fast-paced, competitive business environment, with evolving customer demands, new competitors, and pressure to do more with less.



Do any of these experiences sound familiar?



- You spent time and money on what you thought was a great idea, only to realize it’s not what your… Continue

Added by Frank G Scarpaci on September 21, 2009 at 11:07am — No Comments

Charity meter, CauseSense and Micro-lending widget news

With all my 3 apps making it to the final 24 apps for the change the web challenge things are starting to get serious. So here is an update of where they are heading and what has been achieved until now.



Charity meter

This app was the biggest challenge to develop. Getting an app to work on Ning, MySpace, Orkut, Facebook, hi5 and Hyves is more work than just conforming to the open social specs. Here is a short review of the… Continue

Added by Yannick on April 22, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Using Mosquito Nets to fight Malaria in Cameroon

Hope Foundation, which has as one of its key objective the fight against Malaria, has increasingly recognized the importance of controlling malaria among the most vulnerable groups in Cameroon. We have therefore initiated the Malaria-Free Cameroon Project (MFC) which is an effort to run for the next three years so as to fight and eradicate malaria in malaria threatened zones of Cameroon.



General objectives

The MFC Project’s goal is to reduce the burden of malaria among poor… Continue

Added by Bobga Gerald on February 7, 2009 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Sustainability - What does it really mean in development?

I've been researching criteria lately from funding agencies and many ask to demonstrate how the project will be sustained. That got me thinking...



What does sustainable really mean in the context of international development work?



The word sustainable is used so frequently these days in a multitude of contexts: development, peace, the environment, business and so on. There are a number of different definitions out there.



The University of Reading website… Continue

Added by Barb Briggs on January 5, 2009 at 10:33am — 9 Comments

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