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David Martel's Blog – March 2011 Archive (66)

Apply Today for the 2011 100 Best Communities for Young People

Is your community a great place for young people to live, learn and thrive? If so, America's Promise Alliance and ING want to hear your story!

Applications for the 2011 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING …

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Added by David Martel on March 31, 2011 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Leaders in Employee Community Engagement Set to Convene at VolunteerMatch Client Summit

VolunteerMatch, the Web’s most popular volunteering network and a leading resource for companies, schools, and brands engaging…

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Added by David Martel on March 30, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments

CSR Minute: Conrad Hilton Foundation Pledges $50M for Clean Water Projects; Cone Green Gap Trend Tracker Report Says "Green" Needs Definition

The Conrad Hilton Foundation has pledged $50 million dollars for clean water projects in Africa, Mexico, and India. The funds will go to organizations that develop water and sanitation infrastructure, and educate communities about the disease risks from unsafe drinking water. Organizations receiving support include WaterAid America, World Vision, and Water.org, a charity co-founded by actor Matt Damon.

The so-called “green gap” continues,…

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Added by David Martel on March 30, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments

CSR Minute: BP Issues Sustainability Review; Japan Airlines Provides Disaster Relief Flights

This is a cross post from 3BLMedia.

As BP faces a class action lawsuit filed by investors that accuses it of a lack of commitment to safety, the company has published the BP Sustainability Review for 2010. Promising to work hard to restore trust, the Review covers governance and risk…

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Added by David Martel on March 28, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Alleviating Hunger in America or Not?

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Added by David Martel on March 27, 2011 at 8:58pm — No Comments

The Natural Step Founder is Named an Ashoka Globalizer

(This is a cross post from 3BL Media / theCSRfeed) March 24, 2011 – The Natural Step Canada is pleased to announce that its Founder, Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, has been selected as an…

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Added by David Martel on March 27, 2011 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Benevity Featured in 501 Mission Place Webinar on Mobile Giving

Tonight’s 501 Mission Place Webinar “Giving On The Go! A Look At Mobile Giving” will feature Benevity. Jana Taylor, VP Marketing at Benevity, will discuss trends in mobile giving, including an overview of Benevity’s mobile giving capabilities and share some ideas for charities to consider to shape their mobile fundraising strategies.   For more information, please see: http://501missionplace.com/webinars and to…

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Added by David Martel on March 27, 2011 at 8:33pm — No Comments

General Mills Releases 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) March 24, 2011 - General Mills today announced the availability of its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report covering the company’s progress on health, community and environmental initiatives. The report can be viewed or downloaded on the company’s new CSR website, located at csr.GeneralMills.com

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Added by David Martel on March 26, 2011 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Xcel Energy and SunPower Complete 19-Megawatt Solar PV Plant, Colorado's Largest to Date

(This is a cross post from 3BL Media / theCSRfeed) DENVER - March 24, 2011 - Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) and SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced the completion and commissioning of a 19-megawatt (ac) photovoltaic solar power plant in Colorado’s Alamosa County. The Greater Sandhill installation began…

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Added by David Martel on March 26, 2011 at 4:05pm — No Comments

PCI-Media Impact Appoints Sean Southey as Executive Director

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) PCI-Media Impact (Media Impact) announced today the appointment of Sean Southey as its new Executive…

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Added by David Martel on March 25, 2011 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Americans Value Honesty Over Perfection In Environmental Marketing

(This is a cross post from 3BL Media / theCSRfeed) BOSTON - March 24, 2011- Americans continue to misunderstand phrases commonly used in environmental marketing and advertising, giving products a greater halo than they may deserve. At the same time, most Americans are willing to punish a company for using misleading claims. Of the 71…

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Added by David Martel on March 25, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

The Elsevier Foundation Innovative Libraries

This is a cross post from 3BLMedia.

At Makerere University in Uganda, finding ways to share knowledge and information throughout a country with limited internet access is nothing less than an institutional priority. Maria Musoke, the University Librarian at Makerere and Sir Albert Cook Medical Library, Uganda's major Health Sciences library, travels regularly with a…

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Added by David Martel on March 25, 2011 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Volcom Give Back Series Supports: TACA

(This is a cross post from 3BL Media / theCSRfeed) March 18, 2011 - What is Volcom’s Give Back Series? It’s a program where we team up with People-based non-profits to help raise awareness and financial support for their cause.

 

Available now, are a collection of Give Back Tees that support Talk About Curing Autism (TACA). TACA provides information, resources, and…

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Added by David Martel on March 25, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Great Opportunities for a Green Career

(This is a cross post from 3BL Media / theCSRfeed) March 17, 2011 - The Green Business League has come out with a new and unique assessment and marketing software that is exploding in the Business world.  Many companies are trying to figure out how they can become sustainable.  One reason that companies are “Going Green” is because of rising energy prices.  Other companies see…

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Added by David Martel on March 25, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

CSR Minute: CorporateRegister.com Announces CR Reporting Award Winners; Five University of Texas Buildings Earn LEED Certification

This is a cross post from 3BLMedia.

CorporateRegister.com announced the winners of the CR Reporting Awards for 2011 last night in a ceremony at the Royal…

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Added by David Martel on March 25, 2011 at 3:13pm — No Comments

iStockphoto Engages its Community to Help Japan

iStockphoto (www.istockphoto.com) is connecting with its huge community of users to provide help to victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

iStock Cares™ created the Japan Relief Fund, donation capability for which is embedded into the e-commerce shopping cart that is utilized for the purchase of iStockphoto image credits and other merchandise.  iStock is matching donations to the fund, dollar for dollar, as…

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Added by David Martel on March 24, 2011 at 8:38pm — No Comments

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