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Employee Engagement: From Buzzwords to Business Goal

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Register Now! April 3-4, 2014 for the Charities@Work 13th Annual Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship.

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Congo Conflict

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Armed militia, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, breach Human Rights and monopolize the regions for Conflict Minerals, often referred to as the “3TG’s”: tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold. Citizens face sexual terrorism, genocides and human slavery to mine these black market minerals. The crusade in the Congo has reached over 5.4 million civil deaths, quadrupling more deaths than any Historical American War combined, leaving a devastating aftermath in the eastern provinces of Africa.

Fresh Conflict Minerals Report

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February 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Stakeholders in the ecosystem of supply chain and regulated materials compliance will be surprised to see the similarities and differences of program progress and supplier profiles across industries.

This benchmarking study will present ACTUAL data, aggregated by industry, to provide insights on:

Conflict Minerals Initiative

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The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) made a major accomplishment in its mission to fight the war on minerals deriving from human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the initiatives five year history, it has put forth hard work and effort to mitigate the consumption of raw materials being mined in the atrocities warfare in the Congo. Over 120 companies have worked with the program in hopes of gaining a transparent supply chain and partaking in international due diligence.  

South Sudan Terrorism Stirs Massive Refuge

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South Sudan has been the target of guerilla warfare and its brutality reveals itself in devastating numbers. Nearly a million civilians have taken refuge to flee the corruption and thousands have died in the crossfire of gruesome militia tactics. Since December 15 within the country’s region, 723,000 people have been displaced and over 100,000 have fled to neighboring countries trying to escape the violence. What initially began as a political accusation between South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir and his prior representative Riek Macha turned into an ungovernable attack.

DSI Announces $10,000 Paul Polak Scholarship

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We are delighted to announce the Paul Polak Scholarship from MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA NYC. Paul has been a friend, advisor and inspiration to our program, and to the millions of people around the world whose lives he has changed through his work to end poverty. This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student in the class of 2016.  

EU's Game Plan for Conflict Minerals

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This March the EU’s trade chief will take an aggressive approach regarding the importation of Conflict Minerals stemming from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its neighboring regions. The voluntary movement is in high prospect to understand the exact source of the minerals and how to avoid sourcing from the areas of conflict. 

Australian Billionaire Challenges Nintendo on Conflict Minerals

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Andrew Forrest, philanthropist and mining billionaire addressed a long standing issue with  the Japanese gaming tycoon Nintendo on ethical mining regarding Conflict Minerals. The raw materials have accounted for extreme conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo hence the name, as guerilla groups execute sexual terrorism, recruitment of child soldiers and death by the millions.  The grave human rights abuses have raised the attention of what Conflict Minerals are and what their role is in industry supply chains.

Conflict Minerals Compliance: First Cross-Industry Benchmarking Report

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Thu, Feb 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Stakeholders in the ecosystem of supply chain and regulated materials compliance will be surprised to see the similarities and differences of program progress and supplier profiles across industries.This benchmarking study will present ACTUAL data, aggregated by industry, to provide insights on:

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