UN introduces business.un.org, a one-stop gateway to broker UN-business partnerships, facilitate donations and highlight success stories
Business.un.org the new UN-business partnership gateway, was introduced today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held in Davos, Switzerland. The website provides a single entry point to match the capacities and resources of the private sector with the needs of the UN System, be it for humanitarian relief, poverty reduction, or the fight against global health challenges. First launched on 14 January, business.un.org has quickly shown to be a useful mechanism to facilitate private-sector contributions to the humanitarian and development work of the United Nations.
Colorado Rocky Mountain School seniors, Mima Strong and Olivia Mertz, started an Operation Smile Club on the CRMS campus in the fall of 2008. Operation Smile is a global organization that provides free surgeries to cleft -palate children around the world. Since its inception in 1982, Operation Smile has given over 135,000 children a new chance at life by providing them with safe, effective reconstructive surgery to correct their facial deformities.
UPS has committed $1 million in cash and in-kind shipping to several humanitarian relief organizations, amongst them: CARE, the Red Cross, UNICEF and The Salvation Army to support the victims of Haiti's earthquake.
Here are some details of how our contribution is being put to use since the earthquake and looking ahead this week.
Air Shipments of supplies to Haiti via the Dominican Republic and Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) - Northampton, MA - January 27, 2010 - 3BL Media, the experts in corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability and cause marketing communications, today announced plans to launch 3BL TV (Triple Bottom Line TV), a Web video channel scheduled to debut next month. At the core of the channel’s programming will be regular video segments produced by Christine Arena, Chris Jarvis, and Fabian Pattberg, who are recognized as the most respected and widely read bloggers covering topics related to CSR and sustainability.
Competency models outline what it takes for leaders to excel
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Chestnut Hill, Mass. (January 27, 2010) – Corporate citizenship and community involvement are emerging as critical management challenges for business but there is little guidance for companies on what it takes to manage corporate citizenship effectively. To help the professionals in these fields meet these challenges, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship has just released two new publications that examine the role, the responsibilities and the leadership competencies required to excel.
Almost everyone is trying to cut back on expenses these days. And one of the most expensive items on the budget list is cleaning supplies.
If you’re like me, you’re tired of seeing your greenbacks go out the window for cleaning products, but you’re also concerned about what all those chemicals are doing to you and your family - not to mention what they’re doing to the environment.
So you might try a few of the suggestions below. By replacing even a few of your standard cleaning supplies with some greener alternatives, you can have a little extra dough in your pocket and do a little more to help the Earth.
Stretch Your Cleaning Dollar
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Report provides “User’s Guide” to companies’ CSR accounts
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Chestnut Hill, Mass. (January 26, 2010) – The number of companies reporting on the social and environmental impacts of their business is growing dramatically, and along with it the variety of those reports and their content. To help readers weigh the value of the information in those reports and compare their quality, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s Institute for Responsible Investment has released, “How to Read a Corporate Social Responsibility Report: A User’s Guide”.
Leonardo Academy announces the appointment of seven new members to the SCS-001 Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee.
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 20, 2010 - The Critical Issues Foundation (CIF), in cooperation with Nature Restorer Inc. (NRI), are launching the huge undertaking to retrieve and recycle wastes from the Oceans of the world; focusing primarily on plastics wastes, and starting with the Pacific Gyre. This effort will be launched officially on the 20th of January, i.e.
The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is offering two programs in February to help companies with their corporate citizenship strategy and corporate community partnerships.
Learn how to identify and prioritize material issues that will shape your company’s approach to corporate citizenship
Learn how to organize and align the key elements of a corporate citizenship strategy for your company
Learn how to conduct an inventory of current corporate citizenship activities
Recycled Homes for Working Poor
Imagine that you work hard every day, earning wages to put food on the table, clothes on the kids and paying the rent. But not quite enough to fulfill your dream of having your own home.
Even in this burst housing bubble, the average price of the American home, in the $140,000–$230,000 range, is beyond your slender means. But then there’s Dan Phillips.
The online Member Community of Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship has provided a critical forum where companies are talking about how they’re supporting relief agencies responding to the earthquake in Haiti and assisting employees with relatives in the Caribbean nation.
Planning Underway with Partners to Deliver Aid
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) ATLANTA, GA - Jan. 15, 2010 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) contributed more than US$1 million in cash and in-kind support to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti through its charitable arm, The UPS Foundation.
The $1 million donation will include $500,000 in cash and up to $500,000 of in-kind services for the shipment of needed supplies. The funds will be divided between The American Red Cross, CARE, UNICEF and other organizations that assist with long-term relief activities.