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DSI Announces $10,000 Paul Polak Scholarship

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We are delighted to announce the Paul Polak Scholarship from MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA NYC. Paul has been a friend, advisor and inspiration to our program, and to the millions of people around the world whose lives he has changed through his work to end poverty. This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student in the class of 2016.  

EU's Game Plan for Conflict Minerals

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This March the EU’s trade chief will take an aggressive approach regarding the importation of Conflict Minerals stemming from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its neighboring regions. The voluntary movement is in high prospect to understand the exact source of the minerals and how to avoid sourcing from the areas of conflict. 

Australian Billionaire Challenges Nintendo on Conflict Minerals

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Andrew Forrest, philanthropist and mining billionaire addressed a long standing issue with  the Japanese gaming tycoon Nintendo on ethical mining regarding Conflict Minerals. The raw materials have accounted for extreme conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo hence the name, as guerilla groups execute sexual terrorism, recruitment of child soldiers and death by the millions.  The grave human rights abuses have raised the attention of what Conflict Minerals are and what their role is in industry supply chains.

Conflict Minerals Compliance: First Cross-Industry Benchmarking Report

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Thu, Feb 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Stakeholders in the ecosystem of supply chain and regulated materials compliance will be surprised to see the similarities and differences of program progress and supplier profiles across industries.This benchmarking study will present ACTUAL data, aggregated by industry, to provide insights on:

Nearly 6,000 Companies Impacted by Conflict Minerals Law

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According to the rule, an estimated 5,994 public companies that file with the SEC will have to provide new disclosures. Moreover, approximately 275,000 private companies that are part of issuers’ supply chains will also be expected to provide conflict minerals due diligence to their public customers. Furthermore, a 2011 study by Tulane University, assessed the costs of implementing the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals regulation to be $7.93 billion — more than one hundred times greater than the initial estimate prepared by the U.S.

Human Slavery in Uzbekistan

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The Uzbekistan government calls it a patriotic service, comparing it to volunteering for the National Guard, but it is more like forced labor.

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Protection Act: Defended by SEC

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For the second time the regulations put forth in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act are being challenged. This time a business consortium brought the SEC before the DC Circuit court where 3 judges heard arguments from Peter Keisler from the business coalition and Tracey Hardin from the SEC.

First Cross-Industry Benchmarking Report on Conflict Minerals Compliance

Press Release

 

Thu, Feb 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

 

Stakeholders in the ecosystem of supply chain and regulated materials compliance will be surprised to see the similarities and differences of program progress and supplier profiles across industries.

This benchmarking study will present ACTUAL data, aggregated by industry, to provide insights on:

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