Jordan Groves' presentation from Source Intelligence's Virtual Symposium
In preparation for their December 4th webinar on conflict minerals filing challenges, Source Intelligence is releasing an excerpt from their virtual conflict minerals symposium. The presentation by Jordan Groves is entitled, "Build Vs Buy" and discusses the pros and cons of self reporting vs hiring outside help to file a conflict minerals report.
As an incentive for companies that attend the upcoming webinar, a link to a new white paper about the subject of building vs buying will also be distributed.
Tin-mining companies that are certified as conflict-free are reported to be receiving double the price for their ore compared to those who are uncertified. Mines in participation of the “bag and tag” certification are earning $4/kg for tin compared to $2/kg for non certified. But only about 10% of the of the mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are currently in the traceability system and being accepted as conflict-free.
Follow the Story of Pumpkin Pie from Seed to Plate
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For many families, the pumpkin pie is a frequent dessert at the dinner table during the crisp autumn and early winter months. But it's not often that we remember the beloved tradition of sharing that warm spiced pie with our loved ones begins with a farmer.
Let's follow the story back from pumpkin pie on our plate to the seed planted in the field months prior...
Loving life as an entrepreneur means being thankful for our lifestyle
As entrepreneurs, time off for holidays doesn’t carry the same weight as it might for someone waiting to escape their white-walled, cubicle prison. In fact, most entrepreneurs struggle with taking any time off for anything. And the draw is two-fold, we struggle to take time off because we love what we do and because we are always connecting new dots, new people, and uncovering new possibilities. But, we can work from a van at the beach while watching our husband surf or hike with our computer and sit under a tree to compose a proposal.
In a new collaboration between the Conflict-Free Source Initiative (CFSI) and the Tungsten Industry Conflict Minerals Council (TI-CMC), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) tungsten smelters will now be able to become validated as conflict-free. This program comes as needed help to companies that have been working to source conflict minerals in their supply chain in efforts to comply with Dodd-Frank 1502.
Environmental Leader provides link to register for Source Intelligence’s webinar
If you stop by Environmental Leader you will be able to read articles about environmental and energy management news, and starting today you will be able to click to a “Conflict Minerals Filing Challenges” webinar. Until the presentation of the webinar on December 4th, the ad will run, briefly explaining the webinar and how to register for it.
NEW YORK, November 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is adding autism benefits for employees participating in the company’s health plan. Effective January 1, 2014, intensive behavior therapy for treatment of autism spectrum disorders, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, will be a covered benefit for employees and their families.
After less than a year, benefits of local trade changes in the DRC can already be seen
In a unique move by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last December, 70% of tax revenue created by mineral exports is now returned to local territories to be used on the communities. This money is a reward to production territories for having mines that are involved in the conflict-free mineral trade and is to be used by them for development of their own business plans, such as the construction of a local community hall.