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Elsevier and the Library of Alexandria Sign a Three Year Agreement to Provide Access to ScienceDirect and Scopus to 150 Researchers in Low-income Countries

Elsevier-Library of Alexandria Memorandum of Understanding drives research usage and access with virtual knowledge community in developing countries
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Amsterdam, NL, December 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the Library of Alexandria (BA) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide 150 researchers working in least-developed and low-income countries across the globe with access to ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s online scientific research platform with 11 million full

On Cyber Monday, Make The Ethical Purchase


As consumers flock to the web today to take advantage of deep discounts and online-only deals, it is important to know what is in the products they are buying. Some of the most sought after products this gift giving season are also partly financing one of the world’s most deadly wars. Armed militias have taken over many of the mineral mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and many U.S.

Last Chance to Register

Don’t be left out of Source Intelligence’s December 4th Conflict Minerals Webinar

With only 2 days left until Source Intelligence’s end of the year Webinar, registration spots are filling up fast.  Don’t deprive your company of vital information from industry experts about preparing your conflict minerals report and streamlining your compliance program.

Nation's Second Largest Privately Owned Truckload Carrier Signs With Source Intelligence

U.S Xpress Awards Source Intelligence With MSDS Compliance Contract

Chattanooga, TN, December 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ - U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. is the latest global brand to entrust Source Intelligence® to take-on their material safety data sheet management requirement under the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.1200 standard (HazCom 2012) and, where applicable, the current standard (HazCom 1994).

Source Intelligence Unveils New Platform to Support Foreign Corrupt Practices Compliance


In 2013 the SEC has issued $468 Million in fines for violations with theForeign 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.  

A Dialogue with Gretchen Hancock of GE on Science-Based Sustainability Goal-Setting (Part 2)


In part one of this dialogue, #NewMetrics channel co-curator Bill Baue and Judy Sandford, Senior Strategist for Sustainability Communications at Addison, discussed GE's approach to accountability for, and reporting on, its worldwide carbon footprint with GE's Resource Optimization Manager, Gretchen Hancock.

Jordan Groves: Build Vs Buy

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.

Chris Grove: The Upper Fir Tantalum and Niobium Deposit

Chris Grove's Presentation from Source Intelligence's Conflict Minerals Virtual Symposium
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Christopher Grove is a Director at Commerce Resources Corp.,and has been instrumental in raising over $65 Million for the company since 2004. He maintains extensive contacts in the global investment community and has significant experience on the boards of several mineral exploration companies prior to joining the board of Commerce Resources Corp.

Conflict-Free Tin Earns Twice The Price


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.

Thankful for a Cubicle-less Thanksgiving

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.


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