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Blog from in Finance & Investment
Feb 28, 2011 5:00 PM ET

By Emily Drew, Chamber BCLC researcher and writer

“What keeps you awake at night?”  Charlie Moore asks business leaders this question to help guide them to meaningful philanthropy.  The answers vary, he says. 

For some it’s education.  Others are concerned about literacy or financial literacy, water, or hunger.  CEOs—like many people—worry about the world now and then, he notes.  Unlike most people, they have major resources to address the monsters in the closet.


Blog from in Business & Trade
Feb 28, 2011 5:00 PM ET

By Nigel M. de S. Cameron

If this were a speech and not a column I might be brave enough to ask for a show of hands: Who has heard of UNESCO? (Not UNESCBO, we’ll get to that.) Good, you at the back, and can you tell us what it stands for?


Special ECOSOC Event on ICPD to Strengthen Partnership between UN and Philanthropies and Help Stay the Course on Achieving the Education for All agenda

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Feb 28, 2011 2:30 PM ET

Four hundred philanthropists, corporate and civil society leaders will meet today from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in
the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters to share best practices and lessons to boost
global private funding for the education of girls and boys at a time when most countries are implementing
austerity measures in the aftermath of the economic and financial crisis.


Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

Blog from in Human Resources
Feb 28, 2011 1:23 PM ET

Small businesses in the U.S. added 70,000 jobs in January, continuing their upward trend in employment growth that began in October 2009, according to the Intuit Small Business Employment Index. In fact, since October 2009, small businesses have created more than one million jobs.  


The CECP Blog - Post by Charles Moore

Blog from in Business & Trade
Feb 28, 2011 12:30 PM ET

Charles Moore, Executive Director of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) writes in the CECP blog about the celebration of International Corporate Philanthropy Day, a global advocacy day created to mobilize the business community and others with a stake in the positive role that companies play in helping to address pressing societal problems.   It’s a day of sharing best practices, communicating progress on established programs, forging new partnerships, and recognizing the importance of collectively addressing the pressing challenges of today—and tomorrow.


Press Release from
Feb 28, 2011 12:00 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Recently, 3BL Media attended the official launch of GRI’s Focal Point USA at the New York Stock Exchange and had the opportunity to interview Sandra Nessing, Managing Director, Sustainability of American Electric Power and discuss the latest trends in sustainability reporting and ESG disclosure in the USA and internationally.


Michael Straus has worked for nearly 20 years in sustainable food and agriculture and environmental issues. He is currently a contributing editor for Reuter’s syndicated eco-travel site, www.GreenTravelerGuides.com. He’s been traveling in Asia for the pas

Blog from in Human Resources
Feb 28, 2011 11:53 AM ET

The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.


Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Feb 28, 2011 11:00 AM ET

With a $20 million education grant from the GE Foundation, Cincinnati Public Schools will be helping to raise student skills in math and science, subjects in which the United States lags behind other industrialized nations. This five-year grant supports a comprehensive effort to improve student scores and learning in math and science, close achievement gaps and encourage more students to attend college.

To read the full story, please click here.


Guest Blog post for the CECP Blog

Blog from in Finance & Investment
Feb 28, 2011 10:30 AM ET

I’ve long been a believer that the corporate sector has the potential to play a key—indeed, essential—role in addressing complex social problems. As creators of new products and markets, companies play a vital role in our nation’s success, creating jobs and ensuring our competitiveness. But the corporate role doesn’t stop there. Companies also play a critical role in the development of communities, and in tackling social challenges.
 


Blog from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Feb 28, 2011 10:00 AM ET
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) today announced its annual listing of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises, the only national award honoring corporations for world-class programs that create level playing fields for women's business enterprises (WBEs) to compete for corporate contracts.

Press Release from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Feb 28, 2011 10:00 AM ET
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 28, 2011 - The 2011 year promises renewed investment in CSR and sophisticated approaches like complex collaborations, international engagement and responses to climate change. Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) has been monitoring activity in our membership group, nationally and internationally as we move towards a post-recession CSR landscape in Canada. With a great deal of activity in play, these developments rose to the top of our list for Q1. What do you see on your CSR landscape?

Blog from in Business & Trade
Feb 28, 2011 10:00 AM ET

Vision 2050 is the World Business Council on Sustainable Development’s response to the global sustainability challenge. It lays out a pathway for arriving at a place where we are able to meet the needs of society within the limits of nature: in other words, sustainability. If you haven’t already read the summary report, I encourage you to do so–it’s fascinating and exciting, at a time when we could use both!


Press Release from
Feb 28, 2011 9:51 AM ET

The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.


GoodB Brings You an Interview with Marc J. Lane

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Feb 28, 2011 9:00 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 28, 2011 - Looking for good counsel for your social enterprise? You have heard of superheroes and supermodels, but we bet you have not heard of Superlawyers! What is that you may wonder? A lawyer with integrity and a social mission.

Marc J. Lane, professor of Social Enterprise at Northwestern University School of Law and an expert on social enterprise and entrepreneurship speaks with GoodB’s Monika Mitchell. Says Marc: “Lawyers have a professional duty to be agents of change and to proactively empower clients to help solve social problems.”


Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

Blog from in Business & Trade
Feb 28, 2011 9:00 AM ET

Are traditional business metrics and business sustainability measures distinctly different?  Should they be compartmentalized or brought under a common understanding?  Our sustainability consulting finds leading companies are adopting more comprehensive definitions of sustainability and business sustainability strategies that run consistently through all core business functions.  


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