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CSR Minute: Accion International Reports on Microfinance Summit in India; Italy Bans Water Bottles

The CSR Minute is 3BL Media’s daily video digest of the most relevant and timely CSR and Sustainability content all in about a minute. The 3BL Media team tracks the expanding world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news. Accion International has […]

September 30th

CSR Minute: Proctor & Gamble’s Pantene Supports Children’s Safe Drinking Water; Xavier Institute of Management Hosts CSR Summit

The CSR Minute is 3BL Media’s daily video digest of the most relevant and timely CSR and Sustainability content all in about a minute. The 3BL Media team tracks the expanding world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news. Proctor & Gamble’s […]

September 29th

Stephen Colbert Addresses Congress About Immigrant Farm Workers [video]

In case you haven’t heard, comedian Stephen Colbert testified before Congress on Friday… and it was awesome! He was invited by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) to speak about immigration policy during a hearing of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship and Border Security. Why did she ask Stephen Colbert to testify? Great question. According to Colbert […]

September 28th

CSR Minute: Nippon Paint + BASF Launch eColor; Pacific Continental Bank Wins Top Ten Award

The CSR Minute is 3BL Media’s daily video digest of the most relevant and timely CSR and Sustainability content all in about a minute. The 3BL Media team tracks the expanding world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news. China’s Nippon Paint […]

September 28th

CSR Minute: Clinton Global Initiative Scores $6B; Covalence Ranks Ethical Performance of Multinationals

The CSR Minute is 3BL Media’s daily video digest of the most relevant and timely CSR and Sustainability content all in about a minute. The 3BL Media team tracks the expanding world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news. Former President Bill […]

September 27th

Sunday Funny… Gays in the Military

Today’s Sunday Funny is not meant to be humorous but poignant. It demonstrates the strength and emotion represented in a single image… Created by Chad Lowe, the editorial cartoonist for the Sun-Sentinel On Friday, a federal judge in Washington state ruled that a decorated flight nurse discharged from the Air Force for being gay should […]

September 26th

Sunday Funny… Agribusiness

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week with a provocative thought and a smile… Created by John Cole of The Times-Tribune

September 19th

Sunday Funny… Quran Burning

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week with a provocative thought and a smile… Created by Randy Bish of the Tribune-Review […]

September 12th

REI Releases 2009 Stewardship Report

Recreational Equipment, Inc (REI) released its fourth annual stewardship report or CSR report earlier this week. The report is divided into three sections: Environment, Community and People. The Environment section highlights progress against REI’s five environmental target areas, which include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable paper usage, reducing waste and optimizing recycling, green building and […]

September 10th

Koch Industries Exploits Unemployment Rate to Support Big Oil Agenda

The Los Angeles Times reported that Flint Hills Resources, a subsidiary of Kansas-based Koch Industries, donated one million dollars to the campaign for California Proposition 23. Proposition 23 would suspend California’s global-warming law, known as AB 32, until the state’s unemployment rate dropped below 5.5%, a level achieved only three times in the last three […]

September 8th

Walmart Appoints New Senior Vice President of Sustainability

Walmart will hand over its sustainability reigns to Andrea Thomas. She has been named the new senior vice president of Sustainability for the retail giant. Thomas will replace Matt Kistler who is transitioning into a new role as senior vice president of Marketing on the Walmart U.S. team. Leslie Dach, Walmart’s executive vice president of […]

September 7th

Sunday Funny… Happy Labor Day!

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So with this little nugget in mind, every Sunday at The Inspired Economist, we will post a satirical cartoon or an item that’s just plain silly. Here’s to starting off your week with a provocative thought and a smile… Created by Jeff Parker, Florida Today

September 5th