August 2011 Blog Posts (57)

If You Need Strong New Nonprofit Board Members, Address Internal Housekeeping First


Added by David Martel on August 31, 2011 at 19:53 — No Comments

Register now for the pre-conference workshop at the Commit!Forum - September 26


Added by David Martel on August 31, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments

Allstate Insurance Company's 2010 Social Responsibility Report, “When Good Hands People Give Back"

Allstate Insurance Company's annual Social Responsibility Report, “When Good…


Added by David Martel on August 31, 2011 at 3:06 — No Comments

Invitation to meet Lolo Dr. Kate Ezeofor - Beloved MicroCredit Banker

This is a story to be shared by a video I just  produced on this incredible story: One question: How many clients would welcome their bankers on Wall Street with such love and respect ?






Added by Vinanti Sarkar Castellarin on August 30, 2011 at 20:29 — No Comments

GE Launches Citizenship Video

Available on the homepage of its Web site, in this video, GE presents a brief overview of its citizenship efforts and highlights the exciting new features of its 2010 Citizenship Report: Sustainable Growth. This compelling video guides the reader through GE's citizenship value and the way in which its recently released report outlines the great impact the company is making on the world's toughest challenges. …


Added by David Martel on August 30, 2011 at 2:39 — No Comments

Nalco Reports on Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability Progress

Our 2010 Sustainability Report continues to expand our results reporting beyond our previous reports. This report contains:

  • Expanded information on our Shareholder Dialogue efforts

  • Three distinct sections on Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability

  • The addition of new metrics to track our sustainability efforts

  • A separate Detailed Appendix that contains the in-depth information that…


Added by David Martel on August 30, 2011 at 2:35 — No Comments

BFP Team
The Socio-Economic Impact of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited: a new report from Professor Ethan Kapstein


Earlier this month, Professor Ethan Kapstein launched his latest report quantifying the impact of business on development – this time on…


Added by Zahid Torres-Rahman on August 30, 2011 at 0:00 — No Comments

Meet Ian Anderson: Africa Programme Manager at the Gatsby Charitable Foundation


BFP: What do you do?

IA: I am the…


Added by team on August 29, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments

Corporate America Loves These Green Technologies

GE sees a future in which businesses and consumers invest in ecological-friendly products as a way to feel good about pitching in for the greater good. The company is developing innovations that cross over on almost every line of GE business. These include desalination technology to perk up clean water capacity; light bulbs that burn up less power; efficient gas turbine engines; and substitute, or alternative, energy products powered by wind and solar energy. This…


Added by David Martel on August 28, 2011 at 20:06 — No Comments

Giving communities the tools to deal with day today challenges

This is a story of a charity I founded nearly 2 years ago to support community initiatives in Ruhanga SW Uganda 

How we got started

By way of background, the charity came out of a chance conversation between Ann McCarthy and myself. Ann was already working in Uganda and I had recently set up…


Added by Ida Horner on August 24, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments

Verizon Offers Free, Fun, Educational Resources for Kids Returning to School

Playing educational games on Verizon Thinkfinity is an easy and fun way for kids to brush up on math, science and language arts skills after the long summer break and inevitable summer learning loss. …


Added by David Martel on August 24, 2011 at 3:35 — No Comments

Join Do Well Do Good and other CSR Experts for Webinar to be held Thursday, 8/25

What You'll Learn:

• Corporate Social Responsibility from the bottom up: What is "corporate social responsibility" and why is it one of the hottest areas of corporate and brand marketing?

• Choosing a cause: How to select the right cause or causes to support—and a checklist of "due diligence" questions you must ask before greenlighting a new relationship

• Getting social: How to leverage social media tools like Facebook and Twitter to multiply…


Added by David Martel on August 24, 2011 at 3:12 — No Comments

The London Riots: What can we learn from how social media was used to do good in their aftermath?

This article is sponsored by iStrategy Amsterdam, Netherlands


The world, and not least Londoners, were shocked by the recent riots that spread across and then beyond the UK's capital.  While politicians debate the…


Added by Business Fights Poverty on August 24, 2011 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

Thriving in a low confidence-high anxiety world

Some people are describing the status quo in much of the world right now as low confidence-high anxiety and I certainly sense this. In my 20 years as a business owner I have never known it to be so tough. Much of what used to work, doesn’t work anymore. I am not in any way depressed however, rather I am excited by the possibilities and results of changing what’s normal.

Here are five of my key actions that can lead to thriving in your business no matter what seems to be status… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on August 23, 2011 at 23:13 — No Comments

Meet Barbara Wettstein: Nestlé, Responsible for Prize in Creating Shared Value


BFP: What do you…


Added by team on August 23, 2011 at 23:00 — No Comments

Spanish fashion chain Zara takes action on sweatshop labour in Brazil

The BBC recently ran a story on how a raid on a factory supplying the…


Added by Business Fights Poverty on August 23, 2011 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

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