August 2009 Blog Posts (18)

Transforming Employee Volunteerism

 

Corporate Volunteering continues to grow in popularity. But what makes an employee volunteer program successful? Participation rates?…

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Added by Chris Jarvis on August 31, 2009 at 0:00 — No Comments

There are rarely rewards without first taking risks

I have often wondered why many politicians who were very successful prior to entering politics, become but mere shadows of themselves inside politics.



One of my answers to this is that they stop taking risks for fear of losing their seats!



Compromise is the result. Compromise rarely achieves anything great. Politics where there is the Government, an Opposition, and a few Independents and minor parties, like in Australia, fails to understand that success in the 21st century… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on August 30, 2009 at 4:00 — 3 Comments


Challenger
Human Computer Interaction- Research and Practice

I am now back in UK and it is time to reflect on the first part of the week in Uppsala. The Ethics Roles in Interaction Design in Developing regions workshop was part of wider conference Interact 2009 whose aims were to bring together Researchers and Practitioners to consider issues of Human Computer Interaction.





Our workshop was made up of practitioners and researchers some… Continue

Added by Ida Horner on August 27, 2009 at 8:42 — No Comments

50 (plus 1) Great Sites For Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

  • 10 ‘Must Have’ sites on CSR.
  • 10 of the best blogs on CSR.
  • 31 websites with…
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Added by Chris Jarvis on August 25, 2009 at 20:50 — No Comments

What am I up to at the moment?

1. Various techie bits for GaiaUniversity - a great place for Sustainability education: become a World changer :-)



2. Social Media & The Accessible Web courses

Priced low for small businesses & community organisations - see http://www.goodgnus.org/courses/



3. Starting up hackspaces in NW England

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Added by Richard Smedley on August 25, 2009 at 14:22 — No Comments

Sexy in the City: Germany wants a million electric cars by 2020

BERLIN - The German government unveiled plans Wednesday to get one million electric cars zipping around the country by 2020, offering sweeteners to jump-start national giants like BMW and Volkswagen into action.



“It is the federal government’s aim that by 2020, there will be a million electric cars on Germany’s streets,” said Berlin’s “national electro-mobility plan,” which was approved by the cabinet. “In 2030, this could be over 5 million. By 2050, traffic in towns and cities could… Continue

Added by Sidney Clouston on August 23, 2009 at 20:40 — No Comments

Women and Judaism

I want to give a shout-out for a neighbor of mine, Rabbi Malka Drucker from Santa Fe, NM, who has published a new book titled Women and Judaism. Beyond an historical record, her book is a hands-on account of how women have influenced the traditionally patriarchal faith. Rabbi Malka writes of the first Bat Mitzvah, how women keep body, mind, and spirit alive, and maintain as role models for future generations. In addition to leading a…

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Added by Drew Tulchin on August 21, 2009 at 3:07 — No Comments

a Poem for these trying times.

I was taking stock of what my most valuable assets where during my REM sleep(some yogi I am) when it hit me like the sound of thunder in a vacuum,wordsmithing ye bet ye bottom dollar hardy haha



Bullwhips and gin traps



On the eve of every gratifying experience lies deception

thus the wicked slays the hope of the wise....

It's without much fanfare that despondency settles amongst human's actions

a word,actions predispotion slanders our race's… Continue

Added by Victor Snyders on August 18, 2009 at 8:01 — No Comments

Got what it takes to be a social entrepreneur?

I am one of the organizers of a ground breaking forum on African social entrepreneurship on September 26, 2009 - the Africa Social Enterprise Forum (ASEF) ASEF flyer-2 1.pdf. In the process of organizing the conference, I have seen the term "social entrepreneur" used rather loosely. With all of the buzz around social entrepreneurship in… Continue

Added by Jerryanne Heath on August 17, 2009 at 5:25 — No Comments

Turning Challenges Into Opportunities - Part Three

Government’s responsibility



Local African governments certainly also must review and transform their regulatory framework and work in closer partnership with the industry for affordability, and low cost solutions to network extension, in particular into remote areas; both are needed to ensure the poor can access mobile phones and benefit from services; The Economic crises must be a catalyst for change – Government and mobile operators must work together in transforming their… Continue

Added by Lars Stork on August 17, 2009 at 1:54 — No Comments

Can international oil companies tackle energy poverty in Nigeria?



What should international oil and gas companies be doing to help Nigeria out of its energy crisis?



Sixty per cent of Nigerians have no…

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Added by Emma Wilson on August 14, 2009 at 14:00 — No Comments

Simon Berry: ColaLife Brokers Partnership with Global NGO for Tanzanian Field Work

By Simon Berry, Founder and Director, Colalife

Our first major achievement was to get Coca-Cola's…

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Added by Simon Berry on August 12, 2009 at 9:30 — No Comments

A "Good for Development" Company Mark: A Good Idea?

 

By Zahid Torres-Rahman, Founder, Business Fights Poverty

 

The Overseas Development Institute has proposed a new "Good for…

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Added by Business Fights Poverty on August 11, 2009 at 23:30 — 8 Comments

Implementation of the Home Affordable Modification Plan

To help improve the quality of loan modifications under the Obama Plan, ACORN Housing is circulating this memo.

I wanted to pass it along to see how others are reacting to Obama’s Plan.



I’ve read that this is the single largest loss of wealth in American history due to the real estate fall and foreclosures. Regardless of how you might feel about ACORN, it is a consistent voice for the under-privileged and they deserve ‘probs’ for that, at the very… Continue

Added by Drew Tulchin on August 7, 2009 at 7:06 — No Comments

Good News for Nonprofits Despite the Recession

Just read a great blog post from Patrick O'Heffernan, Ph.D. ("Dr. O") on Social Edge about Young Philanthropists and trends in giving.



As a young entrepreneur actively involved with nonprofits and social enterprises I have witnessed the eagerness of my peers to give and to make a difference, despite the economic downturn. Yet I was surprised by the magnitude of this trend after reading Dr. O's… Continue

Added by Jerryanne Heath on August 6, 2009 at 13:30 — 7 Comments

Job Opportunities in Tanzania

One of Grassroots Business Fund's portfolio companies, Selfina, is searching for a new CFO and General Manager. Selfina is a microleasing company based in Tanzania.



Please visit website for job descriptions and requirements. http://www.gbfund.org/?q=event



Please contact Pierre Berard (GBF Investment Officer in Tanzania) directly:



Pierre Berard

Investment Officer

Grassroots Business Fund

+255 (0) 754 221 509

+1 202 468… Continue

Added by Jerryanne Heath on August 6, 2009 at 13:17 — No Comments

Join the fight against malnutrition. Interview with Marie Konaté, CEO of a leading producer of fortified infant cereal products in Côte d’Ivoire

 

Marie Konaté is fighting malnutrition in Côte d’Ivoire in partnership with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. Read our Interview.…



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Added by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition on August 5, 2009 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

The 3 Basic Steps To Create Trust Through Corporate Social Responsibility

Trust: Why Business Lost It, And How To Win It Back (Part 3 of 3)



If business wants to regain the public’s trust, they’re going to have to be trustworthy, and employees are the key. Here are three basic steps to engage your… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on August 3, 2009 at 16:28 — No Comments

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