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Conflict-Free Mining Has Positive Impact in Community

After less than a year, benefits of local trade changes in the DRC can already be seen
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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.

Conflict Minerals Filing Challenges Answered by Expert Panel

Source Intelligence offers complementary webinar on December 4th
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With the conclusion of Source Intelligence’s Virtual Conflict Minerals Symposium series, many questions have been issued regarding corporate sustainability, regulatory compliance and social responsibly initiatives.

One Month Until Conflict Minerals Reporting Period Ends. Are you Prepared to File?

Webinar to answer your questions needed to file
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With the conclusion of Source Intelligence’s Virtual Conflict Minerals Symposium series, many questions have been issued regarding corporate sustainability, regulatory compliance and social responsibly initiatives.

Gold: Top DRC Conflict Mineral

New report shows that gold is the most sought after mineral in the Eastern Congo
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In a new report, the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) has reported that out of the 800 mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 200 are involved with armed groups and 265 are involved with the army.  Both of which impose illegal taxes on miners. Many of these mines are gold producing, which are targeted by the armed groups because of the hike in price of gold and the ease of smuggling gold.

Paul Dewar: The Source of the Conflict and How Brands Can Help

Paul Dewar's presentation from Source Intelligence's Virtual Symposium
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Part of Source Intelligence's Virtual Symposium, Paul Dewar's presentation is entitled, "The Source of the Conflict and How Brands Can Help."

Mr. Dewar is a Canadian educator and politician from Ottawa, Ontario. He is the New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament for the riding of Ottawa Centre. He hopes to gain support for regulations forcing Canadian companies to source conflict minerals in their supply chains.

SAP CEO Envisions Younger, Greener, Cloudier Company

Bill McDermott is trying to change SAP's conservative, ERP-centric image for millennial employees and buyers.
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SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott was in New York City earlier this fall, not to talk about the software company's latest quarterly numbers, its big data prowess, or its cloud awakening. He was there to emphasize SAP's youth movement, in the context of the company's commitment to environmental sustainability.

Momentum is Building Around Building Materials Transparency

Greenbuild conference encourages improvement in manufacturing and sourcing of raw materials
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Building professionals are descending on Philadelphia this week for the U.S. Green Building Council's annual conference, Greenbuild.  With its workshops, presentations and celebrities like Bon Jovi giving a concert, it is described as the largest green building conference and expo in the world. But aside from all the hype, there is a clear message at the conference that momentum is building around materials transparency in the building world.

Mars Associates get a Buzz out of Company Perks

Buzzfeed Features Mars at #3 For Most Amazing Employee Perks
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November 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Mars has been ranked #3 by the popular online site Buzzfeed for the most amazing Associate Perks. Mars ranks 3rd out of 20 companies on the list.

Victoria B. Mars Confirmed As Keynote Speaker For 2014 Great Place To Work® Conference

Board member of world leading family company to speak at annual conference
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November 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Mars, Incorporated announced today that Victoria B. Mars, a member of its Board of Directors will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Great Place To Work® Conference to be held April 3-4, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. Ms.

Source Intelligence Unveils New Platform to support Foreign Corrupt Practices Compliance

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In 2013 the SEC has issued $468 Million in fines for violations with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to date.  Moving into 2014 enforcement of the FCPA will continue to be a high priority area for the SEC.  This financial wake up call which comes on the heels of Wal-Mart’s high profile Mexican bribery case has the worlds most recognized multi-billion dollar companies seeking better visibility into activities at the agent, subsidiary and/or supplier level.  

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