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Congressional Watchdog to Speak at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium


Godwin Agbara of the Government Accountability Office just announced as another speaker at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium coinciding with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  The independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress is charged with investigating how well federal government programs and policies are meeting their objectives.

GBCHealth Announces Winners of Best Corporate Global Health Programs

Awards Recognize Businesses for Ground-Breaking Work in Addressing Global Health Threats
Press Release

New York, NY, May 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - GBCHealth announced today the winners of the Business Action on Health Awards.  The awards recognize the world’s best corporate-supported programs that address global health needs.  Awards will be presented to winning companies at the GBCHealth annual conference , on May 15-17 in New York City. It is the only event focused exclusively on the role of business in improving global health.

SC Johnson Honored for Setting a New Standard for Global Corporate Leadership

Company Receives Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company
Press Release

RACINE, Wis., May 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Last evening, SC Johnson, the 127-year-old family company, received the Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance award from the WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) – the only global membership organization and community of women corporate directors. On behalf of more than 1,400 members serving across 1,550 boards in 43 chapters around the world, WCD recognized high-performing companies and CEOs who have excelled in leadership over the past year with its “Visionary Awards.”

New Balance Closed Out 2013 International Corporate Citizenship Conference with Focus on Values and Connections


By Tim Wilson, Editor & Writer, Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College

On the final day of the 2013 International Corporate Citizenship Conference speakers explored the roles that values and connections play in designing opportunity.

Rob DeMartini, President and Chief Executive Officer, of New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. noted that the conference theme of Designing Opportunity is a great fit for New Balance where they design opportunity with their values.

Sodexo Wins Humane Society of the United States Award for Work to Improve Animal Welfare in Its Supply Chain

Diversified services giant eliminating gestation crates and barren battery cages from supply chain


Sodexo, Inc., the global leader in Quality of Life Services, and one of the largest diversified services companies in the world, has been honored with the Henry Spira Humane Corporate Progress Award for its work to end the extreme confinement of farm animals in small crates and cages. The award is granted by The Humane Society of the United States in recognition of corporate advancements for animal welfare.

BBB Forum on Corporate Responsibility - NYC

BBB Forum on Corporate Responsibility

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Corporate Responsibility
at the Crossroads - Merck KGaA (FRA:MRK) Publishes its Sixth Corporate Responsibility Report

The report has attained an A+ application level as defined by the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative.
Press Release

May 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, has published its sixth Corporate Responsibility Report, covering the years 2011 and 2012. It is available online at

Sodexo Recognized By ERE For Recruiting Strategy That Improves Business Outcomes Through Better Hires, Employee Retention, and Internal Sourcing

Press Release

May 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - ERE honored Sodexo with the 2013 Recruiting Excellence Award for “Recruiting Department of the Year”. Sodexo was recognized for its industry leading talent strategies that deliver strong business results by ensuring the availability and readiness of top talent to support its growth.

Brainstorming a Greener Future with Fortune

Ken Powell speaks with Marc Gunther at Fortune Brainstorm Green

General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell took the stage at Fortune Brainstorm Green in Laguna Nigel, Calif., Tuesday to talk about the role General Mills and other responsible food companies play in sustainably managing and growing the global food supply.

Ken spoke one-on-one with sustainability journalist and conference moderator Marc Gunther. Ken described General Mills’ approach to responsibility as “Holistic Value Creation” – a model to create value for the business, its suppliers and the community.

Biogen Idec Joins the Diverse Cross-Section of Speakers for the August 21-22 Global Symposium


The Sustainable Associate Director at Biogen Idec, Patrick Hoy, is one of the meticulously selected speakers for the inaurgual Global Conflict Minerals Symposium taking place in Los Angeles, California on August 21-22 of this year.


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