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Taproot Foundation and Winston & Strawn LLP Unite to Provide Pro Bono Training for Nation's Nonprofits

Nonprofits in 5 cities will receive a joint training on using business and legal pro bono to maximize effectiveness
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September 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - As part of its Pro Bono Week 2013 campaign, Taproot Foundation will partner with Winston & Strawn LLP to provide pro bono trainings to nonprofits across the nation.  Taproot and Winston & Strawn will invite nonprofits from both of their grantee networks for joint trainings that cover both business and legal Pro Bono 101. Trainings will be held in each of Taproot’s five flagship cities: New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco from October 20-26th.   

Women in CSR: Alison DaSilva, Cone Communications

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Welcome to our series of interviews with leading female CSR practitioners where we are learning about what inspires these women and how they found their way to careers in sustainability. Read the rest of the series here.

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Women in CSR: Shannon Schuyler, PwC

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Welcome to our series of interviews with leading female CSR practitioners where we are learning about what inspires these women and how they found their way to careers in sustainability. Read the rest of the series here.

TriplePundit: Briefly describe your role and responsibilities, and how many years you have been in the business. 

Enough Calls on Tech and Jewelry Companies to Step Up In Conflict-Free Trade

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In a recent article from Zoe Lewis and Sasha Lezhnev of Enough, the NGO responds to recent 125th anniversary photography issue of National Geographic magazine.  The special collector’s edition issue highlights a trip to Bavi, a rebel controlled area, and Nyabibwe, a conflict-free area, both in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by Marcus Bleasdale and Jeffery Gettleman.

Pro Bono Week Event: Creatives Give Back

Catchafire enlists partners to drive creative pro bono opportunities in NYC
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September 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In celebration of Pro Bono Week, Catchafire partnered with General Assembly, NYC Digital and Made in NY Media Center  to host an event exploring creative pro bono opportunities in New York City.

Auto Industry Uses Conflict Minerals Challenge as Opportunity to Optimize Supply Chain

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Despite the recent filling for Chapter 9 bankruptcy by the City of Detroit, the auto industry continues to push forward with conflict minerals compliance. 

The regulations, outlined in Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act, require that all publically traded companies disclose whether they use tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold in their products. 

Arts and Business Council of Chicago Celebrates IBM's Commitment to Pro Bono Service

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September 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - As part of National Pro Bono Week, the Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) is showcasing its long term partnership with IBM, a global leader in innovation and service.  On Friday, October 25, IBM will host a panel of employees who have participated in A&BC’s pro bono management consulting program, Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA), to share their experience and to inspire other IBM employees to get involved.  

Sodexo Receives Top Ranking in 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for 9th Consecutive Year

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Gaithersburg, MD, September 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, has been recognized as best-in-class for social, environmental and economic responsibility by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) for the 9th year in a row.

Sodexo has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World since 2005. This year, continuing its unbroken nine-year run, Sodexo was named Global Sustainability Industry Leader for its sector.

NGOs and Human Rights Groups Get Loud on Conflict Minerals

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With the first filling deadline approaching, companies are feeling the pressure to get up to speed on compliance from all sides.  A recent Guardian report with Particia Jurewicz, Director of the Responsible Sourcing Network details her most recent report co-authored with Enough.  The report outlines a set of guidelines for companies. Click Here for Full Report

Deloitte Research: Organizations Must Tap Into Worker Passion to Address Competitive Pressures

Only 11 percent of US workers are passionate and possess the attributes needed for sustained extreme performance improvement
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San Jose, September 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ —  To address perpetually mounting competitive pressures, organizations need workers who bring passion to their jobs to navigate challenges and accelerate performance improvement. Yet only 11 percent of U.S. workers surveyed by Deloitte possess the necessary attributes that lead to accelerated learning and performance improvement. These and other insights are highlighted in a new report from Deloitte’s Center for the Edge entitled "Unlocking Passion of the Explorer."

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