Friday, January 13, 2006


Information on corporate social responsibility is readily available in print media (such as magazines, websites, and reports) but is much harder to find in audio, the medium that is gaining in relevance with the explosive growth of podcasting and satellite radio.

This week's releases feature an announcement by Business Ethics magazine about the launch of its new one-hour radio program called "Good Company" that broadcasts weekly on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 114. The show, hosted by the magazine's publisher and executive editor Michael Connor in conversation with CSR thought leaders, will feature an interview with Social Investment Forum (SIF) President Tim Smith and Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) Energy and Environment Program Director Leslie Lowe talking about shareowner advocacy this week starting on Thursday, January 12 from 7 to 8 pm Eastern Standard Time (see release for other air-times).

Speaking of shareowner advocacy, ICCR issued a release this past week on five shareowner resolutions ICCR members filed at Wal-Mart, which ICCR Executive Director Sister Pat Wolf characterizes as "a company in need of reform." These resolutions ask the company to address issues ranging from compensation disparity to sustainability reporting to toxic substances in its products to the impacts on public health systems due to the company's insufficient health care benefits.

NESEABuilding Energy Conference & Trade Show7-9 March, 2006,

BostonNESEA hosts Building Energy '06, the Northeast's premier conference and trade show for renewable energy and green building professionals and others eager to learn about "green" building techniques and products. Featuring in-depth workshops on a wide range of topics with leading architects, engineers, designers, product developers, builders, manufacturers, policy makers, planners, educators, utility executives, and green marketers. The trade show offers one-stop shopping for the latest green construction products and services. For more details, click here.

Ethical CorporationBusiness-NGO Partnerships Conference9-10 May, 2006, New York .

Over the two days, presentations from leading companies, NGOs and academics will focus on key strategies proven to build and manage successful Business-NGO partnerships. Participating organizations include Timberland, Visa, Shell, Merck, FedEx, Rainforest Alliance, PETA, Environmental Defense and many, many more! For more information click here.
Cause Marketing Forum Inc.Cause Marketing Forum13 June, 2006, New YorkAt this annual conference, business and nonprofit executives gather to explore how they can build stronger mutually beneficial alliances and celebrate the field's best work at the Cause Marketing Halo Awards. Learn from the experts at The Home Depot, KaBOOM!, Cone Inc., Procter & Gamble, Gifts in Kind International and many more. The year's best opportunity to obtain practical knowledge and develop valuable relationships with others dedicated to doing well by doing good. For more details, click here.

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