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Why Hackathons Just Can't Hack it Anymore

"We have a lot of data, but we have no idea what we should do with it."
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This is a common sentiment among organizations who are working to make the world a better place. And it would be all too easy to think that a weekend hackathon can solve everything. But data scientists can do much, much more.

ReportAlert.info - Golder Associates publishes 2012 Sustainable Development Report

The report discusses how ground-breaking approaches are used, not only by incorporating sustainable development principles into the solutions provided to clients, but also in overcoming challenges and obstacles on this sustainable development journey
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October 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Golder Associates, a global consulting, design and construction services company driven by its purpose to "engineer Earth's development" while "preserving Earth's integrity," has released its 2012 Sustainable Development Report, http://sustainabledevelopment.golder.com.

Source Intelligence Presents The Virtual Conflict Minerals Symposium Series Featuring Chris Gopal

Last chance to register for this weeks exciting installment
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This week the virtual conflict minerals symposium series will feature Chris Gopal and his presentation entitled, “The Challenges and Situation from the Global Supply Chain Perspective". 

How2Recycle Label Welcomes Ziploc® Brand to Growing List of Participants and Sponsorship Recipients

GreenBlue’s recycling label program continues to gain momentum in the marketplace with the addition of the Ziploc® Brand.
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October 17, 2013 /3LB Media/ - The  Ziploc® Brand is  the newest addition to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle Label program, which now includes seventeen participating companies.

Quarterback to Wave the Pro Bono Flag for MBAs

Social Enterprise Quarterback to Celebrate Global Pro Bono Week
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October 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Quarterback, a social enterprise startup driving mutual advancement among nonprofits and MBAs, announces its participation in global Pro Bono Week from October 20-26, 2013.  Founded in 2012, Quarterback offers a groundbreak­­ing professional development and social impact program designed for the world’s top MBA candidates.  “Our focus on the future leaders of the business world gives us a unique opportunity to activate and empower the pro bono ethic early in professionals’ careers,”

American Enthusiasm to Shop with a Conscience at Record-High, but Doubts About Corporate Impact Persist

U.S. consumer purchasing of products associated with a cause up 170% since 1993, according to new research from Cone Communications. Hispanics emerge as one of the most socially conscious and active population segments
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BOSTONOctober 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ – American demand for cause is stronger than ever, according to 20 years of benchmarking data released today by Cone Communications. Despite a marketplace saturated with cause-related programs and messages, the U.S. consumer appetite for corporate support of social and environmental issues appears insatiable, according to the 2013 Cone Communications Social Impact Study:

Accenture Grants African Medical and Research Foundation US$ 1.4 Million, Teams with Vodafone to Develop Mobile Training for Community Health Workers

Grant is part of Accenture’s corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed
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NEW YORK, Oct. 1 2013 /3BL Media/ – Accenture today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) a grant of $US1.4 million to help AMREF develop a pilot mobile health training program for community health workers in Kenya. This grant brings Accenture’s direct support to AMREF to more than US$4.3 million since 2005.

Recyclebank Expands Leadership Team, Taps Paul Winn To Lead Community Solutions

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NEW YORK CITY, October 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals, announced that Paul Winn has joined its leadership team as senior vice president of client services, community solutions. In this role, Winn leads Recyclebank’s efforts to bring its rewards-for-recycling program to new households across the U.S. through partnerships with municipalities and waste haulers.

SA8000:2014 Standard Revision Update

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SA8000:2014 Standard Revision Update

The SA8000 Standard Revision Committee plans to finalize the SA8000:2014 version in Spring 2014

Revision comments from over 30 subject matter experts have been received and analyzed. The SA8000 page on the SAI website will be updated in October with bios of the subject matter experts, all comments receive, and a discussion and analysis of the comments.

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