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Interactive Tools to Communicate Complex Issues

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Organizations are creating interactive online tools to better connect individuals to global issues, making them more relevant than ever before.

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Organizations are creating interactive online tools to better connect individuals to global issues, making them more relevant than ever before.

True Transparency Is About More Than Spilling the Beans

Blog by Katherine V. Smith, Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
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Today’s media often characterize our networked information age as the age of transparency. Transparency can be a euphemism for lack of control over information and the public narrative about our business or ourselves. More ideally, it can be a mindful business strategy for approaching decisions and actions with the intention of communicating proactively and honestly about what is being done and why.

From Social Media to Open Data

Mark Faul, Manager, E-Media and Service Integration Branch, City of Ottawa, Angelina M. Munaretto, Manager, Digital Engagement and Social Media, Library and Archives Canada
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TOPIC: From Social Media to Open Data
Plenary Session 5 at Public Sector Social Media 2011: Increasing Participation and Collaboration with Web 2.0
WHEN: Tuesday, March 29 2011 at 2:30 p.m
WHERE: Ottawa
Priority Code: 3BL1

Featuring:
Mark Faul, Manager,
E-Media and Service Integration Branch, City of Ottawa
Angelina M. Munaretto, Manager, Digital Engagement and Social Media, Library and Archives Canada

On its website the City of Ottawa describes its open data initiative as follows: “As part of the City of Ottawa’s commitment to improving citizen engagement and enhancing transparency and accountability to its residents, the City is joining other government organizations within Canada and around the world by providing public access to its data.

“The Open Data Ottawa site is a first step in creating a foundation that encourages digital innovation, improved service delivery, stimulation of economic growth, and a better understanding of our city. Entrepreneurs, academics, policy-makers, and community organizations are just a few of the groups that will benefit from the available information.”

Mark Faul will discuss this initiative and the results to-date. He will be joined by Angelina Munaretto, who will add her insights and perspective to the discussion based on her experience at Library and Archives Canada.

To view the full agenda for this event, incuding all speakers and session descriptions, please click here. For further information, contact Joel Elliott at elliott@conferenceboard.ca.

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TOPIC: From Social Media to Open Data
Plenary Session 5 at Public Sector Social Media 2011: Increasing Participation and Collaboration with Web 2.0
WHEN: Tuesday, March 29 2011 at 2:30 p.m
WHERE: Ottawa
Priority Code: 3BL1

Featuring:
Mark Faul, Manager,
E-Media and Service Integration Branch, City of Ottawa
Angelina M. Munaretto, Manager, Digital Engagement and Social Media, Library and Archives Canada

On its website the City of Ottawa describes its open data initiative as follows: “As part of the City of Ottawa’s commitment to improving citizen engagement and enhancing transparency and accountability to its residents, the City is joining other government organizations within Canada and around the world by providing public access to its data.

“The Open Data Ottawa site is a first step in creating a foundation that encourages digital innovation, improved service delivery, stimulation of economic growth, and a better understanding of our city. Entrepreneurs, academics, policy-makers, and community organizations are just a few of the groups that will benefit from the available information.”

Mark Faul will discuss this initiative and the results to-date. He will be joined by Angelina Munaretto, who will add her insights and perspective to the discussion based on her experience at Library and Archives Canada.

To view the full agenda for this event, incuding all speakers and session descriptions, please click here. For further information, contact Joel Elliott at elliott@conferenceboard.ca.

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Is Pharos the Wikileaks for Building Materials?

by Sarah Gilberg, Information Systems Associate, and Jim Vallette, Senior Researcher, Healthy Building Network
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by Sarah Gilberg, Information Systems Associate, and Jim Vallette, Senior Researcher, Healthy Building Network

The word of the year 2010 is transparency.   Credit its prominence to the modern James Bondian figure Julian Assange and his WikiLeaks divulgence of state secrets.  But WikiLeaks’ efforts have done as much to cloud the debate over transparency as they have to shed light on matters that impact our daily lives. 

Cenovus Energy releases new corporate responsibility policy

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) CALGARY, Alberta - December 10, 2010 - Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX, NYSE: CVE) has released a new corporate responsibility (CR) policy that clearly states the company’s commitment to CR performance. The CR policy addresses areas such as the health and safety of employees and the communities where Cenovus operates, environmental stewardship, governance, transparency and stakeholder engagement.

The 40% Problem: Why Retailers and Brands are Struggling with Social Compliance in China

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) December 15, 2009 - Many of the most transparent retailers and brands report that 40-50% of their factories are either in remediation or considered medium risks.  Moreover, this has not changed much over the past three years.   Why has this proven to be such a challenge?

Gap Inc.'s Fourth Social Responsibility Report Reveals Successes and Challenges

Report Highlights Intensified Focus on Environment, Including Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 20% from 2003 to 2008
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) SAN FRANCISCO, CA – July 31, 2009 – Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today issued its fourth comprehensive report on its social responsibility programs, highlighting performance and data results covering 2007 and 2008.

Online Luxury Gift Boutique Brings Transparency To The Forefront of the Shopping Experience So Consumers Can Make Informed Decisions

In an Ever More Complex Marketplace, an Elegant Solution: Information Empowers Meaningful Purchase Choices
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Oakland, CA - July 31, 2009 –Elegant Roots, an online boutique offering high-quality, luxury gifts made exclusively by eco-conscious and socially responsible designers from across the globe announces it has embarked on a web redesign—to enhance a unique format that provides customers with the who (made this product), what (is it made from), where (was it made) and why (beyond form and function, is it worth buying) - information they need to feel great about what they are buying and giving.

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