April 2011 Blog Posts (73)

UK losing upwards of £17 billion per year on poor employee engagement

Key findings of a survey of 1,007 UK employees released today by LeapCR, the pioneering UK provider of employee engagement software, reveal that 57% of employees want their companies to do more towards CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and supporting charities. 

These findings are particularly relevant in the wake of a robust field of research in the past decade linking employee engagement to profitability…


Added by David Martel on April 30, 2011 at 3:27 — No Comments

ReportAlert.info - SEGRO plc (LON: SGRO) publishes Sustainability Report 2010

The report provides an update on 2010 performance of SEGRO’s five-year sustainability strategy. The company’s approach focuses on delivering value to the business and its customers.

Report can be downloaded at: …


Added by David Martel on April 30, 2011 at 3:22 — No Comments

FREE Webinar: Introduction to The Natural Step

The Natural Step Canada is pleased to present a…


Added by David Martel on April 30, 2011 at 3:10 — No Comments

10 Steps to Kickstart Employee Engagement Through Workplace Giving - Part 2


Want to know more about a game-changing approach to workplace giving and volunteering programs that delivers a compelling formula for success?…


Added by David Martel on April 30, 2011 at 3:00 — No Comments

Building an Employee Volunteer Program - Webinar, Thursday, 4/28

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Webinar - Thursday, April 28, 2011, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST / 10:00 - 11:00 AM PST

Webinar - Thursday, April 28, 2011, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST / 10:00 - 11:00 AM PST 



Added by David Martel on April 30, 2011 at 2:16 — No Comments

Simon Berry: The ColaLife Business Model Explained



Added by Simon Berry on April 29, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments

I'm not normal and neither are you

The following is a story from my soon to be released book, Changing What's Normal.

The biggest message I heard from my teachers at school when I was a teenager was that I was stupid. A common phrase from many of them was: What are you doing, stupid?

On Sundays in those years I heard a different message as follows, You are a sinner in need of redemption.

On many Saturdays I heard yet another message.

After sport on Saturday mornings I… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on April 29, 2011 at 3:52 — No Comments

African Business Awards 2011

We now invite submissions for the Awards from companies based in Africa, including corporate headquarters or branch offices of international companies. Submissions for multiple awards are permitted.

Simply click on the categories you are interested in below for more details and to download the respective application form. This year’s entry categories are:

African Business of the Year…


Added by African Business on April 28, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

Ethical Fashion Forum Launches a Global Sustainable Platform


Over the past few months, the Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) team have been working extremely hard and are now please to see the results of their…


Added by Ethical Fashion Forum on April 28, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

Nominate Your Company for the U.S. Chamber BCLC Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards

Over the past 11 years, some of the most elite corporate citizenship and CSR programs have been named winners and finalists for "The Citizens." Companies including Abbott, Best Buy, Cargill, Chevron, Deloitte, Navistar Diesel, PwC, Wegmans, have won the award over the years.  Visit the website to learn more about the awards program and to apply!



Added by David Martel on April 28, 2011 at 2:31 — No Comments

Creating and Sustaining Successful Business-Community Partnerships: Free VolunteerMatch Webinar

Webinar Topic: Best Practices in Creating and Sustaining Successful Business-Community Partnerships

Speakers: John-Anthony Meza, Corporate Voices for Working Families

Date: Thursday, 4/28, 2011

Time: 10AM-11AM PT / 1PM-2PM ET

Click here to register for the…


Added by David Martel on April 28, 2011 at 2:00 — No Comments

Food Security - New Threats, New Approaches

Huffington Post - Marc Van Ameringen, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition



If you ever spend an afternoon watching the news on television, it's filled with experts predicting what security risks the global community might face next. And for…


Added by Matt Freeman on April 27, 2011 at 15:11 — No Comments

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Overcoming barriers to financing inclusive business initiatives (Cape Town, 5 May 2011)

Around 100 leaders from business, international organizations and governments will convene in Cape…


Added by Filippo Veglio on April 26, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

HandsOn Network Receives Funding from UPS to Support Gulf Region, Mobilize Service Leaders and Expand Internationally

HandsOn Network, the volunteer arm of Points of Light Institute in the United States, announced today that it is activating two grants from The UPS Foundation designed to support its affiliates in areas directly impacted by the Gulf oil spill and build its capacity in the U.S. and internationally.

“UPS is a long-time partner of HandsOn Network, providing support that impacts both the quality and quantity of volunteer activation to address pressing community…


Added by David Martel on April 26, 2011 at 2:21 — No Comments

GE Foundation to donate $750,000 to New Horizon Family Health Services

The GE Foundation has announced the expansion of the Developing Health program to the Upstate as they aim to increase access to primary healthcare for individuals who have no health insurance and the undeserved. Three of the New Horizon Family Health Services (NHFHS) community health centers have been selected by the GE Foundation to receive $750,000 in grants to help them expand services and broaden their care opportunities.…


Added by David Martel on April 26, 2011 at 2:19 — No Comments

ING Foundation Focuses on Financial Empowerment


Added by David Martel on April 26, 2011 at 2:15 — No Comments

More buildership, less leadership?

This slideshare by my friend and colleague Kwai Yu, CEO of Leaders Cafe and fellow member of Leadership Roundtable of differencemakers community will no doubt make you think.

Kwai is one of the very special presenters of my program a year of changing what's normal. See link at the bottom of this post.

I would be very interested in your thoughts on whether we need more builders and less leaders.…


Added by Ian Berry on April 26, 2011 at 1:06 — No Comments

comments on Fighting Poverty Together

Aneel - love the name of your book. I have not read it but here are some thoughts. The solutions for poverty are never one dimensional – the difficulty is that each key part must jump in an play its part of the symphony at different times. It may appear that everyone is trying to play their instrument at the same time. Perhaps you should be the conductor.

We have created a model of community development for the poorest villages that we are quite excited about. I was drawn to Africa in…


Added by Dale Bolton on April 26, 2011 at 0:10 — No Comments

Soc Ent Assoc April Newsletter – Out Now!


Check out Social Enterprise Associates' April newsletter at http://www.socialenterprise.net/assets/files/Aprilnewsletter.html

See how entrepreneurs and communities are…


Added by Drew Tulchin on April 25, 2011 at 16:14 — No Comments

Fighting Poverty Together: The new book from Aneel Karnani

Blog written for Business Fights Poverty by Aneel Karnani, author of the new book, "Fighting Poverty Together: Rethinking Strategies for Business, Governments, and Civil Society to Reduce Poverty".  Signed copy for the best blog comment!…


Added by Business Fights Poverty on April 24, 2011 at 22:00 — 2 Comments

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