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2013 MicroEdge Solutions Conference Draws Record Attendance

Expanded conference program and diversity of learning opportunities drives high client satisfaction
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New York, NY, November 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ – MicroEdge, LLC, the leading provider of solutions to the giving community worldwide, today announced record attendance for its 2013 MicroEdge Solutions Conference (MESC). MESC, held annually, is one of the largest gatherings of philanthropic and corporate giving professionals today. This year’s conference took place from October 27 – 30 in Denver, Colorado.

Just in time for U.S. Conflict Minerals Reporting, New Conflict-Free Tungsten Program is Announced

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In a new collaboration between the Conflict-Free Source Initiative (CFSI) and the Tungsten Industry Conflict Minerals Council (TI-CMC), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) tungsten smelters will now be able to become validated as conflict-free.  This program comes as needed help to companies that have been working to source conflict minerals in their supply chain in efforts to comply with Dodd-Frank 1502.

Environmental & Energy Management News Source Adds Place to Register for Webinar

Environmental Leader provides link to register for Source Intelligence’s webinar
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If you stop by Environmental Leader you will be able to read articles about environmental and energy management news, and starting today you will be able to click to a “Conflict Minerals Filing Challenges” webinar. Until the presentation of the webinar on December 4th, the ad will run, briefly explaining the webinar and how to register for it.

JPMorgan Chase Adds Autism Benefits to Employee Health Plan

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NEW YORK, November 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is adding autism benefits for employees participating in the company’s health plan.  Effective January 1, 2014, intensive behavior therapy for treatment of autism spectrum disorders, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, will be a covered benefit for employees and their families.

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.

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