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A Year in CSR: A Look Back at 2013 Trends and What’s in Store for 2014 Webinar


From the massive Bangladesh fire and factory collapse, to the horse meat scandal and ongoing international natural disasters, 2013 was a year of new issues, challenges and opportunities within CSR. Companies and consumers alike were bold, even brazen, in their approaches to accelerating positive change. This year was marked by continued digital innovation, audacious goals, new industry support and unexpected partnerships that will continue to evolve in 2014.

Today Is The End Of The Conflict Minerals Reporting Period: How to Prepare Your Report & Streamline Your Compliance Program

Source Intelligence's Webinar on Conflict Minerals Filing Chalenges
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If you missed the live stream of Source Intelligence’s “Conflict Minerals Filing Challenges” webinar don’t worry, here it is.  The webinar addressed the steps that can be taken right now to get your organization ready to comply by the May 2014 reporting deadline. Their cast of experts helped viewers gain cross-industry best practices to craft a streamlined process and implement a conflict minerals program for reporting and beyond.

The experts featured were:

Upcycle Your Giftwrap


Wrapping paper: It’s one of the single largest waste products produced during the holidays.

When it comes to waste, we’ve turned oil booms into parts for the Chevrolet Volt, and scrap vehicle sound-absorption material into winter coats for the homeless, so we know a thing or two about how to handle it.

M23 Rebels and Congolese Government Sign Peace Treaty

Dodd-Frank's role in the rebels peace deal

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and rebel group M23 signed a peace treaty in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The armed group began to grow weak from failed attacks against DRC troops with UN support. The M23 rebels were originally part of the country’s army but deviated in 2012 disrupting the public and deploying acts of terrorism. The militia became the latest version of Tutsi-led guerrillas, fighting over the mining and trade of rich minerals in the eastern provinces of Africa. 

The Grass is Always Greener: Scott Zeramby and Shaka King

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When most people think about a controversy surrounding marijuana, they think about medicinal uses or outright legalization. But there’s also an environmental controversy. Would you be surprised to learn that indoor cannabis production is responsible for about 3% of all electricity use in the state of California? When you consider that a single industrial grow light uses about the same amount of electricity as 28 refrigerators, it starts to make sense.

Conflict-Free Initiative

Make your new years resolution conflict-free

The Enough Project is an NGO dedicated to the advocation of Human Rights and the fight against the mass genocides occurring in Africa. Guerrilla warfare monopolizes the mine and trade of Africa’s Eastern regions that are rich with minerals. Children are forced into mining and contribute to the devastating aftermath of the continuous war on mineral trade.

The World Jewelry Confederation Hosts Conflict Minerals Event


The World Jewelry Confederation of the United Nations organization CIBJO, is hosting a pivotal seminar for the sourcing of raw minerals deriving from areas of extreme conflict in Africa. The event launches Monday, January 20, 2014 in Vicenza during the international gold jewelry trade fair, Vicenzaoro Winter. The exhibit will draw thousands from the jewelry industries with its expansive selection of gold, silverware, metals, and watches. 

Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: How Does Tin Fit In Your Life?

Breaking down the basic terminology of conflict minerals compliance
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Today in "Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics," we will examine tin, one of the most utilized conflict minerals, useing this info graphic.

Most commonly seen in the electronic industry, tin is often used to coat other metals to prevent their corrosion and to create alloys.

Take a Step Back for a Fresh Look Forward

With the end of the year in sight, it is a good time to reflect on the value and impact of Goldcorp’s Corporate Social Responsibility work. In this post, the company review’s their 2013 milestone CSR accomplishments and opportunities going forward.

By: Brent Bergeron, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs

The progress Goldcorp has made over the last year reflects the commitment to our vision, Together, Creating Sustainable Value. 2013 saw many notable highlights. Here are a few:

This Holiday Give Your Company The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Conflict mineral compliance from Source Intelligence is what you company is asking for this holiday. Don’t let it down!

This holiday season Source Intelligence has gotten ahold of your companies wish list and high on that list is coming into compliance with conflict minerals legislations. The new year not only brings with it parties and new resolutions but also the end of the conflict minerals reporting period. Don’t let your company be left out in the cold by being one of the only companies in your industry to be filing undeterminable. 


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