20 december 2012

Häftiga initiativ som inspirerar!

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Most Innovative Partnership for Good: 10×10 & Intel
"The transmedia project, funded mainly by Intel, uses the power of storytelling and the leverage of strategic partnerships to deliver a single message: “Educating girls in developing nations will change the world.” Intel has worked for decades to improve education around the world understanding that if the education gap is closed for girls, not only are their lives transformed but so are the lives of everyone they touch."

Outstanding Corporate Responsibility Report: Nike
"” Veteran writer Leon Kaye, who often reviews annual sustainability reports, called Nike’s 2011 report “quite possibly one of the most compelling and engaging I have ever come across.” Kaye gave this report kudos for innovation, education, and how it managed to “bring sustainability alive” using demonstrations and common language."
CSR-rapporter som har lyfts fram är  Nike Coca-Cola och Cisco.

Most Effective Cause Marketing Campaign: The Businesses That Provided Support for Sandy Victims
"The Business Civic Leadership Center in Washington DC provides this excellent tool that has tracked the millions of dollars in aid, services and support provided by businesses large and small."

CSR Game changer: Jochen Zeitz, Puma
"Jochen Zeitz, Puma chairman, lead his company in taking the environmental profits and loss (EP&L) process down to a product level for the first time ever. Doing so helps demonstrate to consumers what products are more sustainable by putting a price tag against the environmental damage they do."

Exceptional Employee Engagement Program: Clif Bar
"At Clif Bar, sustainability is embedded in employees’ benefits package, including incentives for actions such as making eco-friendly home improvements and purchasing a fuel-efficient car. Employees are rewarded for such positive behavior and recognized at year-end. Another very impressive campaign: the Greater Good initiative at Burt’s Bees. The successful program empowers employees through trainings in actionable environmental stewardship, social outreach, natural wellness, and leadership. The program supports a company-wide goal to achieve 100% employee engagement in sustainability by 2020."

Hottest New Media Outlet Focusing on Social Innovation: FastCoExist & Guardian Sustainability (it’s a tie!)
"Fast Company for creatingFastCoExist, an engaging and beautifully designed platform for sharing world changing ideas on social entrepreneurship, energy, technology, food, environment and transportation. I read it every day. The Guardian should be recognized for its stellar sustainability hub Guardian Sustainability, which will launch in the US in early 2013."

Refreshing New Nonprofit: Girls Who Code
"Girls Who Code launched this summer with funding from Twitter along with several other technology firms. The first project was an 8-week intensive program teaching the basic principles of computer science and coding to high-school girls. Each participant was matched with a female mentor from a tech company, giving Girls Who Code’s funders an opportunity to engage their employees. This innovative young organization has big plans for the future and has its vision set on training over 1 million girls by 2020. Think what this will be mean for closing the gender gap in technology."

Most Unique Philanthropic Program: #GivingTuesday
"Sparked by a brainstorm from 92Y’s Henry Timms, who shared his brilliant idea with the team at the UN Foundation, GivingTuesday grew into an unprecedented partnership of more than 2,500 charities, volunteer organizations, corporations, community centers and foundations. On November 27, thousands of volunteer events, giving celebrations, and philanthropic campaigns took place across the country. The fundraising totals for nonprofits are still being measured, but regardless of monetary impact, it certainly sparked a robust national discussion on the importance of giving and philanthropy."

Brilliant Conference Bringing It All Home: Social Good Summit
"Sponsored by the UN Foundation, Mashable, 92Y, UNDP and The Gates Foundation, the annual Social Good Summit, now heading into its 4th year, never ceases to amaze. The September event generated the world’s largest global conversation around how new media and technology can empower and make positive change in people’s lives."

Top New Idea: The B Team
"The B Team, brought to us by Virgin Unite, is a plan with a single purpose: to make business work better. By shifting the focus from just financial gains, toward environmental and social gains as well, The B Team achieves its vision by creating a series of ‘Grand Challenges’ that individuals can take action on. Each Challenge, led by a B Team business leader, will empower and enable businesspeople around the world to transform how business is done. Founding leadership includes Sir Richard Branson; Jochen Zeitz, Chairman of Puma; and entrepreneur Derek Handley as inaugural CEO. The founders partnered with a community of social entrepreneurs, activists, and business leaders to help shape and scale the program."

Källa: Forbes

Dessa häftiga arrangemang tror jag har och har haft möjlighet att inspirera människor och företag att göra en skillnad. Det ligger en hel del i uttrycket att du är del av den förändring du vill se omkring dig!

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