June 2012 Blog Posts (87)

Introducing TEDxEuston 2012 Speakers - Aminatta Forna

Very often we read the autobiographies of politicians or other public figures. Rarely, one stumbles on an autobiography of a person that could so easily fit the the experiences of many of us that attend TEDxEuston. Aminnata's book "The Devil that Danced on the Water" is one such books. Her passionate and vivid account of her childhood during the most turbulent days on the African continent is a…


Added by Patrick Anigbo on June 30, 2012 at 14:01 — No Comments

The world we share

I wrote most of the article below more than a decade ago and expanded on the concept in my Changing What's Normal book.

Nothing has changed in our political landscapes!

Please forward to politicians.

As far back as 2003 authors Kouzes and Posner said Collaboration has become the master skill of this age. Our ability to work together will determine mutual failure or mutual…


Added by Ian Berry on June 30, 2012 at 4:35 — No Comments

10 Employee Engagement Ideas for Skills Based Volunteering


Charities rely on charity, and most nonprofits will take whatever…


Added by Ryan Scott on June 29, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

Innovations in Agriculture at the 2012 G8 Summit: Showcasing the mFarmer Initiative

By Fiona Smith, mAgri Programme Director, GSMA Development Fund

I was delighted to present the mFarmer Initiative at the Chicago Council on Affair’s Third Annual Symposium on Global…


Added by Victoria Clause on June 29, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Jürgen Nagler: UNDP's Innovative Way on Private Sector Development through Project Facilitation Platforms in Africa

Photo: Woman plowing soil. Photo: © Ray Witlin / World Bank


Added by Juergen Nagler on June 29, 2012 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

DEMO Africa: a platform to inspire and challenge African innovators and entrepreneurs


Added by member on June 29, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

We are working for Mobile Clinics with Wireless Links

I am involved with WiGiT a Syracuse University program for Wireless Test Bed that is funded by the National Science Foundation.  I am the International Director for the Regional Sustanable Energy Center of Excellence that is in Nigeria and established for Sub Saharan Africa actions.  We could facilitate many iterations of the Health Technology delivery

I would like to discuss this with the Johnson and Johnson leadership and how the Cloud for Hospitals ought to be of interest to them. …


Added by Sidney Clouston on June 29, 2012 at 2:39 — No Comments

Satisfied Employees Vs. Engaged Employees

The news about the employee mood in this country appears, at first glance, to be positive. According to the 2011 Job Satisfaction and Engagement Research Report released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 83 percent of U.S. employees are satisfied employees, reporting…


Added by Ryan Scott on June 28, 2012 at 23:55 — No Comments

Satisfied Employees Vs. Engaged Employees


The news about the employee mood in this country appears, at first glance, to be positive. According to the…


Added by Ryan Scott on June 28, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

Citi and The Red Bush Tea company named winners of Business in the Community International Award

Photo: Business in the Community.  HRH…


Added by Clare Jenkinson on June 28, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

The High Cost of Poverty–Diapering Edition

It costs a lot to be poor.  This is true in the city, as Washington Post reporter DeNeen L. Brown explained in a detailed discussion of the costs that face low-income Washingtonians.  It’s also true it the…


Added by joanne samuel goldblum on June 28, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Corporate Volunteerism for Incurable Cynics


There’s one in every crowd and at least one at every workplace; the cynic. She might be highly motivated and intensely career minded, but your garden variety cynic tends to be skeptical…


Added by Ryan Scott on June 27, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

Employee Engagement and Corporate Social Responsibility for Generation Twitter


At a time when attention spans are shrinking against the exponential growth of new technology applications and digital tools, maintaining…


Added by Ryan Scott on June 27, 2012 at 2:30 — No Comments

World Business and Development Awards; 2012 winners

Photo: © ToughStuff International, a WBDA…


Added by Leesa Muirhead on June 26, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

Introducing TEDxEuston 2012 Speakers - Amina Az-Zubair

Public sector leaders in many African countries, more so in Nigeria receive a lot of criticism from a citizenry eager for development, and frustrated that our public sector is not keeping up with the pace of development occurring in the private sectors. Once in a while, a leader emerges in the public sector and there is almost complete agreement in his/her competence and sincerity of purpose in service. One such person is Amina Az-Zubair. It is no surprise therefore that  Mrs…

Added by Patrick Anigbo on June 26, 2012 at 19:05 — No Comments

Supporting Local Innovation to Improve Nutrition and Health



Added by member on June 26, 2012 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Meet Pedro Eikelenboom: IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative: Member of the Week



BFP: What do you do?

PE: I am a Senior…


Added by team on June 26, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

4 Ways To Use Pinterest To Encourage Corporate Volunteerism


This blog originally apeared in Mashable.


Lets face it; it’s hard to look away from…


Added by Ryan Scott on June 25, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

Focal Point USA - An Interview With Mary O'Malley, VP, Environment And Sustainability At Prudential

Mary O'Malley, VP, Environment and Sustainability at Prudential caught up with 3BL Media at the Global Reporting Initiative Conference, Focal Point USA, on May 22 and 23, 2012.


About the GRI USA Conference in St Louis

Over 200 people joined GRI’s Focal Point USA for their first year birthday celebration at the Conference "Making Sustainability Count: Tracking Progress, Driving…


Added by Jessi Copeland on June 25, 2012 at 15:22 — No Comments

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