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KFC UK Launches Debut Graduate Scheme

KFC is launching its first ever graduate programme this month
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The world's largest chicken chain has selected 10 former students from across the UK to join its coveted 12-month Operations Leadership Scheme.

James Watts, vice president HR at KFC UK commented, 'I'm excited about our Operations Leadership Scheme as it means so much to our organisation and is another great chance for us to support the learning and development of our people. 

Ashoka to Celebrate the Power of Pro Bono

October 20-26, 2013
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September 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Ashoka, the world’s leading association of social entrepreneurs seeking to build an Everyone a Changemaker™ world, announces its participation in global Pro Bono Week from October 20-26, 2013.  For more than 30 years, Ashoka has bridged the business and social sectors by creating high-quality pro bono engagements that provide specialized business expertise to Ashoka’s leading social entrepreneurs, while enabling executives to gain unique perspective on the fields and communities in which they work.   Taproot Foundation, founded by Ashoka Fellow Aaron Hurst,

PG&E Corporation Releases 2012 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

Report Outlines Progress in Safety, Environmental Performance, Customer Solutions and Economic Vitality, Among Other Areas of Sustainability
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., September 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – PG&E Corporation released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report today, outlining its progress in safety, environmental performance, customer solutions and economic vitality, among other areas of sustainability. The report also captures PG&E’s focus on elevating its performance across the board to provide ongoing value to its customers, its communities, its employees and the environment.

Job Opening: Project Director and M&E Officer based in Georgia

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Social Accountability International (SAI) is a non-governmental, multi-stakeholder organization whose mission is to advance the human rights of workers around the world. SAI partners with governments, companies, worker unions, and civil society organizations to advance human rights of workers by promoting ethical working conditions, labor rights, corporate social responsibility, and social dialogue. SAI established one of the world’s preeminent social standards – the SA8000 standard for decent work, a tool for implementing international labor standards, and is one of the world’s leading social compliance training organizations.

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Social Accountability International (SAI) is a non-governmental, multi-stakeholder organization whose mission is to advance the human rights of workers around the world. SAI partners with governments, companies, worker unions, and civil society organizations to advance human rights of workers by promoting ethical working conditions, labor rights, corporate social responsibility, and social dialogue. SAI established one of the world’s preeminent social standards – the SA8000 standard for decent work, a tool for implementing international labor standards, and is one of the world’s leading social compliance training organizations.

Unilever and SAP: Raising the Corporate Bar in Africa

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The movie, The Gods Must be Crazy, depicts the story of a tribe of Bushmen from Southern Africa’s Kalahari Desert whose culture of sharing is shattered when they stumble upon an empty glass Coca-Cola bottle that magically appears in their village. The bottle becomes a coveted object, which in the end, is “thrown off the end of the earth” to restore balance to the tribe.

Abbott Named the Leading Healthcare Company on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

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  • Abbott Secured Highest Overall Score in its Industry Sector, More Than Doubling the Average Industry Score  
     
  • Company Achieved Top Scores Across All Key Areas, Including Economic, Environmental and Social Performance
     
  • Company Included on DJSI for Ninth Consecutive Year
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  • Abbott Secured Highest Overall Score in its Industry Sector, More Than Doubling the Average Industry Score  
     
  • Company Achieved Top Scores Across All Key Areas, Including Economic, Environmental and Social Performance
     
  • Company Included on DJSI for Ninth Consecutive Year

GlaxoSmithKline Combines Social Impact and Professional Development

By Caroline McDermott, Senior Associate Consultant, Advisory Services, Taproot Foundation
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GlaxoSmithKline’s Emerging Talent Program sought an experiential learning opportunity for the future leaders of the pharmaceutical company, and saw a perfect fit in the ScopeAthon. The ScopeAthon matches business professionals with nonprofit leaders in an intensive, three-hour diagnostic session to articulate one organizational challenge facing the nonprofit, brainstorm solutions, and develop a scope of work for a project that addresses that need.

Many Supply Chain Managers in Danger of Failing to Meet the Conflict Minerals Filing Deadline

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In an exclusive interview, Source Intelligence CEO Jess Kraus highlights the obstacles companies are facing as the first conflict minerals filling deadline approaches.  

According to Kraus, supply chain managers must have a transparent data collection and management system in place – visibility is CRITICAL because it is THE BASIS for measuring and managing risks at all levels in the supply chain.

Taproot Foundation Announces Local Pro Bono Week Events

Taproot Mobilizes Pro Bono Leaders in Local Markets
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September 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Across the country, local Taproot Foundation offices demonstrate the diversity of pro bono opportunities as they prepare for Pro Bono Week.  Celebrated from October 20th-26th, Pro Bono Week serves the dual purpose of celebrating the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference and encouraging more skilled professionals to give back and donate their skills pro bono.

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