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Addison’s Judy Sandford Teaching New Sustainability Communication Course at Columbia’s Earth Institute

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In an ideal partnership of the private sector informing academia and vice versa, Judy Sandford, senior strategist for sustainability communications at Addison, is lecturing in the M.S. in Sustainability Management (MSSM) program, jointly administered by Columbia University’s Earth Institute and its School of Continuing Education. In teaching “Sustainability Communication Strategy and Reporting,” a new course that she created, Judy draws on years of advising some of the world’s largest companies on the topic.

How Do You Keep Your (Young) Top Talent?

By Sodexo guest blogger Randy Emelo
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A recent study published in The Harvard Business Review estimates that the average young, talented worker only stays at the same job for 28 months before moving on to another company. The same report stated that nearly three-quarters of a company’s young high-achieving employees are actively looking for other opportunities outside of their company, and are interviewing with another company at least once a year.

Electronics Recycling Industry: Critical Considerations for R2 Certifications

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Responsible Recycling, known as R2, is the leading standard for the electronics recycling industry, setting a high bar for practices that protect the environment, human health, safety and the security of the recycling process.

With the recent adoption of the R2 Guidance document, this webinar will touch on:

Electronics Manufacturers Optimize Conflict Minerals Compliance Spending Through Product Filtering

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Many companies are currently asking themselves how to address the new U.S. regulation on Conflict Minerals. For companies that manufacture thousands of products-such as retailers with name brands-the requirement to publicly disclose the origin of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) used in these products is especially challenging. The prospect of surveying and requesting data from every tier 1 supplier is daunting and inefficient. However, evidence of sufficient due diligence on product mineral origins is an essential requirement for compliance.

Consumer Manufacturers Cut Conflict Minerals Compliance Costs With Product Filtering

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Many companies are asking how to address complying with the new U.S. regulation on Conflict Minerals. For companies that manufacture thousands of products-such as retailers with name brands-the requirement to publicly disclose the origin of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) used in these products is especially challenging. The prospect of surveying and requesting data from every tier 1 supplier is daunting and inefficient. However, evidence of sufficient due diligence on product mineral origins is an essential requirement for compliance.

Medical Device Manufacturers Avoid Conflict Minerals Compliance Cost Through Product Filtering

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Where do we start? Many companies are currently asking themselves this question when it comes to complying with the new U.S. regulation on Conflict Minerals. For companies that manufacture thousands of products-such as retailers with name brands-the requirement to publicly disclose the origin of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) used in these products is especially challenging. The prospect of surveying and requesting data from every tier 1 supplier is daunting and inefficient.

Three Ways to Improve Corporate Diversity Through Reporting

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Jesse Nishinaga, Manager, Advisory Services and Aditi Mohapatra, Associate Director, Advisory Services, BSR 

Conflict Minerals Compliance: Resources to Meet Supplier Due Diligence Requirements

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March 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Companies have limited options to meet the legal requirements of Dodd-Frank Section 1502. Most companies don’t have human or capital resources to build an internal force to implement the supplier tracing, data collection and reporting as required under the new supplier due diligence process. To date, companies have had two options: 1) hire consultants on an hourly basis to collect supplier data, or 2) purchase 'do-it-yourself' software.

A Culture of Inclusion and Opportunity

International Women's Day is a time to highlight and recognize the talents and contributions of women
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A Culture of Inclusion and Opportunity

International Women's Day, which falls on March 8th, is a time to highlight and recognize the talents and contributions of women. Baxter International Inc. fosters a culture of inclusion, and one in which diversity is optimized and valued. Women and men across Baxter are actively involved in a multitude of initiatives to attract and develop talented women in the organization.

Thon Fundraising Down Slightly in 2012

Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council survey shows revenue for top 30 programs dropped 1.3% to nearly $1.68 billion
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March 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - A nearly 32 percent drop in funds raised by Susan G. Komen’s 3-Day for the Cure walk program due to a controversy had an oversized impact on thon fundraising, according to the industry’s annual fundraising roundup. 

Revenue generated by America’s top 30 thon fundraising programs fell by 1.3 percent, or $22.1 million, to $1.68 billion in 2012 when the Komen 3-Day figures are included, according to the Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council. Remove the Komen 3-Day results and the 29 other programs showed a weak, but positive 0.30 percent increase.

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