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This article was written by Tony Prophet, Senior Vice President Operations at Hewlett-Packard.

HP products are made around the world, from the Russia to Australia and from India to Brazil. We also have significant manufacturing operations in Asia, including China, Japan and Singapore. And yes . . . HP products are also made in the USA including Indianapolis and Houston.

PG&E Employees Donate $6 Million To Local Communities

Annual “Campaign for the Community” Raises Funds for Nonprofits throughout Northern and Central California
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 26, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that its employees and retirees have raised more than $6 million to support nonprofit organizations and schools through the utility’s annual giving initiative, Campaign for the Community. The total was the most ever pledged in the campaign’s history and exceeded last year’s total by $700,000. Employee contributions will benefit entities throughout PG&E’s service area in Northern and Central California.

Exploring the Building Block of a Sustainable Business

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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In our professional consulting, we have witnessed how business models  and strategies can become stagnate, as a company fails to take proactive or immediate action to respond to the changing forces around it.  Soon a once thriving business becomes out of touch with the consumer.  We have learned that one of the keys to business sustainability is a conscious and continuous effort for improvement.  
 

Variables to Consider in Sustainable Supply Chain Acquisitions

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Traditional M&A assessments would tell you to focus primarily on a company’s financial statements, assets, and internal resources.  But what about the company’s supply chain?  Today’s sustainable companies must be able to effectively evaluate the risks and rewards of a complex framework of supply channels foreseen in an upcoming merger or acquisition.
 

Social Media is Becoming a Critical CSR Tool

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“When it comes to corporate social responsibility, consumers want more than aspirational mission statements…84 percent of Americans hold companies accountable for producing and communicating the results of CSR commitments by going beyond the mission to robustly communicate progress against well-defined purpose…Companies that proactively share the details and results of their CSR efforts, rather than just their aspirations, will be rewarded with increased consumer trust and purchasing.” 

8 CSR Communications Trends Powered by Social Media

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Social media executed successfully can be a powerful vehicle to build sustainable business communications by engaging with stakeholders.  With new tools and strategies changing the way the business world communicates and exchanges information, social media is becoming the transparent, engaging, competitive advantage that business sustainability delivers.   However, to effectively harness the power of social media to create business sustainability value, our sustainability consulting explores emerging social media trends in CSR communications.

Why Social Media Engagement Is Important In The New Economy

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“The current economic recovery, fragile though it is, promises to produce an even greater surge of innovation as the pace of technological change accelerates and different technologies are combined more frequently in novel ways.”
 

What’s the Holiday Cause Marketing Chatter on Social? Which Campaigns Broke Through and Why

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Our 2012 Cone Communications Holiday Trend Tracker reveals that one out of every three Americans turns to social media to learn about holiday cause programs. Which campaigns are making a splash on social? We took a quick pulse* of the online chatter through tweets that were related to three of this year’s most well-known holiday cause efforts to find out which campaigns are "naughty" and which are "nice."

Green Living Show Announcment

The Green Living Show 2013 – April 12-14th
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December 21, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Shop. Taste. Learn. Play. Be inspired by speakers, products, services, and innovations that are positively impacting our health and the earth.

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The Green Living Show is North America’s largest consumer show dedicated to workable solutions for leading a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. This three-day event offers inspiration for all ages and features influential speakers, innovative products, educational demonstrations and fun activities for the entire family.

"Inspiring Our World" Engages MGM Resorts' Employees In Culture, Diversity And Corporate Social Responsibility

Imaginative Employee-Based Production Motivates Employees to Make a Difference in the World
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LAS VEGAS, Dec. 20, 2012 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International has taken an innovative approach to team building for its 62,000 employees. Working together to build a better workplace, a better community and a better world, "Inspiring Our World" – an empowering Vegas-style production created for employees, by employees – was performed this week with the goal of advancing the company's vision and commitment to diversity and corporate social responsibility.

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