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New AA1000 Standards Board Announced

Press Release

LONDON, December 7, 2012 /3BL Media/ – The AA1000 Standards Board Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the new members of the AA1000 Standards Board. Since 1999, the AA1000 series of Standards are widely used tools for integrating and embedding sustainability and accountability into the governance and performance of institutions. They address issues affecting governance, business models, and organizational strategy, providing operational guidance to corporate leaders.

ReportAlert.info - Noble Energy Inc (NYSE:NBL) Publishes Its First Sustainability Report

The report highlights the company's corporate social responsibility performance in the areas of corporate governance, safety, respecting the environment, caring for people and bettering the communities where it operates
Press Release

Dec. 6, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) today announced it released its first Sustainability Report. This 2011 report highlights the Company’s corporate social responsibility performance in the areas of corporate governance, safety, respecting the environment, caring for people and bettering the communities where it operates. A digital copy of the report is located at www.nobleenergyinc.com/SR2011.

Accountability-central.com AC Alert for December 04, 2012 Nearing The Fiscal Cliff--Will Anyone Blink?

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So here we are, one month before the start of a new calendar year, the convening of the 113th Congress, the second term inauguration of President Barack Obama -- and a month away from possibly careening over the dreaded "fiscal cliff" that everyone says our country must avoid going over.

Fair Trade USA Announces New Winners of Cooperative Small Grants Program

Fair Trade Coffee Cooperative in Honduras Receives Funding to Invest in Sustainable Soil Regeneration and Water Initiatives
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., December 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announced the winner of its Cooperative Small Grants Program’s second round, which offers Fair Trade Certified™ cooperatives access to funding for specific capacity-building projects. The winner, COMSA from Honduras, plans to use the grant money to improve their environmental sustainability efforts and their organics program.

Corporate Climate Champions Meet at COP18

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DOHA, December 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Reflecting the increased importance of the private sector to the climate negotiations and global sustainability, signatories of Caring for Climate (C4C), the UN’s climate action platform for business, met with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha today. Chaired by UN Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner and featuring UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UNFCCC Executive Secretary, the event offered a platform for business to interact with the international climate process.

Nonprofit Board Training for Business People: January 11, NYC

Advancing Nonprofits & Developing as Leaders
Press Release

Dec. 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ - By serving on NGO/nonprofit boards, business people bring vital skills, experience, and resources that are essential in advancing NGOs/nonprofits to effectively address many of the world’s most vital issues, including economic development, workforce development, education, healthcare, social services, poverty, human rights, conservation and the environment, arts and culture, and many more.
 

Five Tips to Increase Effective Business Sustainability Engagement

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The Harvard Business Review blog network recently released a post, The Five Cs of Opportunity Identification, which provides guidance on how to engage key business sustainability stakeholders in sustainable development.  Focused on front-end engagement, our sustainability consulting finds applicable insight for any business seeking to increase active participation from its internal and external resources.  The article offers a set of idea creation and identification tools.

Big Ideas in Business Sustainability Reporting

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Following the exploration of  business sustainability monitoring and reporting, the debate continues on whether a company should focus on transparency and continuous individual improvement or corporate performance measures relative to a broader all-encompassing target.  Rather than separating traditional performance from sustainability, would the business world be better served in aligning business sustainability with traditional financial reporting?

Do You Know The New Social Tools and Platforms That are Transforming Sustainability Communications?

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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It's been questioned if social media change the world?  Can it make our world a better world?  How is it advancing the sustainability conversation?  
 
Considering that for the first time in the history of humanitarian aid, the Internet and social media provides individual donors and worthy organizations the ability to connect meaningfully on opposite sides of the world, our sustainability consulting practice would have to say, yes.  Social media engagement can help save the world.  
 

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