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ContributorsLeela StakeLeela is a director who helps businesses innovate, collaborate and communicate to be more successful. She’s based in San Francisco, has worked in six Asian countries and is interested in the relationship between long-term business success and community prosperity.Laura PalantoneLaura is a member of our corporate communications team and is based in New York.James RobinsonJames is a director who brings ten years of experience working on CR strategy and communications in New York, Beijing, and Jakarta. He looks at how CR is employed as part of broader business strategy and has a particular interest in the evolving role of technology and innovation in managing social and environmental issues.Julie JackA director in APCO's New York office, Julie works on corporate responsibility with a focus on business strategy and emerging issues and trends. Her currents interests and work focus on sustainable agriculture and supply chain management, the integration of CR and financial communications, and CR in the consumer goods space.Ellen MignoniEllen is a senior director and helped build APCO’s global corporate responsibility practice. She works primarily with APCO’s corporate clients on business alignment and corporate responsibility, stakeholder engagement and partnership development, and communication and outreach.
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Monthly Archives: September 2010
Three months ago, having leapt back into the corporate world and CR space full-time, late one evening I was thinking about the ways in which CSR has evolved in Asia over the last decade… and the BBC ticker in the background advised me, that “If bees and other pollinators were to disappear completely, the cost [...]
Posted on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 By Kitty Potter
Last week, Hong Kong was feeling the effects of Typhoon Fanapi as it moved across Guangdong Province directly above us having already lashed Taiwan. Actually, despite climate change terrors, that’s nothing unusual for this time of year – typhoon season. However, with the prospect of the Hong Kong Observatory issuing a “Signal No. 8” warning, [...]
Posted on Monday, September 27th, 2010 By Kitty Potter
Empowerment of women and girls was one of the major themes at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting and it has been truly inspiring to see the number of commitments being made in this area, the extraordinary results being achieved by women leaders and innovators around the world, and the strong commitment and involvement [...]
Posted on Friday, September 24th, 2010 By Rachel Thompson
Yes, there was Ashton and Demi. Ben Stiller made us laugh. The President and First Lady inspired us. But what really blew me away was that CGI closed yesterday with astounding metrics of impact and change. Since CGI’s inception, it has been about demonstrating progress and making lasting impact. Though it is sometimes lost in [...]
Posted on Friday, September 24th, 2010 By Aman Battish
Technology—especially mobile technology—has been a pervasive theme of CGI 2010. Most people recognize the tremendous power of technology to help connect people with each other and to useful information. Yesterday an interesting commitment was announced by Refugees United, Ericsson, and Delta Partners that typified this kind of application. Their new mobile phone application will help refugees locate their [...]
Posted on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 By James Robinson
Even after my third year at CGI, it still inspires and excites me. The energy in the halls yesterday was electric (solar powered, of course). So many great ideas and great minds in one place. My pick for today is the Special Session addressing Cancer in the Developing World. The panel, which featured Lance Armstrong, [...]
Posted on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 By Aman Battish
It was a packed first day at CGI 2010. In contrast to last year's meeting, which took place at the depths of the global recession, there was tremendous, positive, forward-looking energy among commitment-makers who are looking beyond the immediate economic challenge to long-term opportunities to create solutions to the world's toughest challenges.Here are some highlights [...]
Posted on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 By James Robinson
My colleague Shannon Newberry and I are co-leading the APCO team at the Clinton Global Initiative this week. Below Shannon gives an intro to this year’s meeting. Stay tuned for posts from the onsite APCO team throughout the week. This year marks the sixth Annual Meeting for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York [...]
Posted on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 By James Robinson
I just got back to the office after attending the 65th annual National Conference on Citizenship at the Library of Congress. As usual, the panels supplied an interesting perspective on what citizenship means in modern society and how engaged (or un-engaged) people are in their community. And, by “engaged,” I don’t mean volunteering, although that [...]
Posted on Friday, September 17th, 2010 By Tara Greco
Once again the sky is falling! I just received an invitation from BSR to join a webcast: ”The Case Against CSR – Join the Debate” in response to two recent articles questioning the value of CSR (here and here). Really? After how many years of corporations around the world using their resources to address issues [...]
Posted on Friday, September 10th, 2010 By Ellen Mignoni