Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (August 5 - August 12, 2009).
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ATLANTA -- Church's Chicken([R])Brings a Glimmer of Economic Sunshine to Atlanta, Georgia, Community with Another 'Random Act of Goodness' (August 12, 2009 12:51 PM) Source: Church's Chicken
NEW YORK -- Barnes & Noble Publishes Ecosystem: An Eco-Friendly Line of Planners & Journals (August 12, 2009 10:30 AM) Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Nancy G. Brinker to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom (August 11, 2009 12:05 PM) Source: Susan G. Komen for the Cure
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Sprint Supports Utility Smart Grid Initiatives across America (August 11, 2009 12:00 PM) Source: Sprint
BRUSSELS -- Ethical Corporation: AkzoNobel, GE Oil & Gas-VetcoGray, Motorola, Siemens, and More Share Compliance and Ethics Best Practice at Brussels Conference, 20-21 October (August 11, 2009 11:27 AM) Source: Ethical Corporation
ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Energy-Saving Initiatives to Save Dell an Estimated $5.8 Million Per Year (August 11, 2009 11:00 AM) Source: Dell Inc.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Online Spanish Tutoring Pioneer Speak Shop Announces B Corp Certification (August 11, 2009 11:00 AM) Source: Speak Shop
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Jordin Sparks Designs Office Depot Backpack for Charity at Teen Choice 2009: Photo Available on Business Wire's Web Site and AP PhotoExpress (August 11, 2009 08:57 AM) Source: Office Depot
NEW YORK -- Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Launches College Ready Communities Initiative, Selects Four NYC Partnerships (August 11, 2009 08:30 AM) Source: Deutsche Bank
SAN FRANCISCO -- Energy Infrastructure Upgrade Needed to Meet Consumer Demand According to Nationwide Survey (August 10, 2009 12:00 PM) Source: Burson-Marsteller
LOS ANGELES -- The Allstate Foundation Contributes to Red Cross Catastrophic Disaster Plan (August 06, 2009 03:18 PM) Source: American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles
MANCHESTER, England -- Studies Confirm that Arch Chemicals' Vantocil[TM] FHC Antimicrobial Product Is Effective Against Swine Flu Virus (August 06, 2009 10:12 AM) Source: Arch Chemicals, Inc.
PLANO, Texas -- JCPenney Customers "Round-up" for Kids (August 06, 2009 10:00 AM) Source: J. C. Penney Company, Inc.
MINNEAPOLIS -- UnitedHealth Group and United Health Foundation Honored for Philanthropic and Community Programs (August 06, 2009 08:30 AM) Source: UnitedHealth Group
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & DALLAS -- Sprint Expands Environmental Leadership with New Initiatives and Debut of Eco-Friendly Samsung Reclaim (August 06, 2009 08:00 AM) Source: Sprint and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC
DALLAS -- Energy Future Holdings and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Partner to Host 4th Annual Texas Louisiana Camp for 600 Dallas Youth (August 05, 2009 06:20 PM) Source: Energy Future Holdings Corp. and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
CLEVELAND -- E.A.R.T.H. - Ulmer & Berne's Internal Initiative to Educate, Adopt, Recycle, Train and Heighten Continues to Grow (August 05, 2009 04:41 PM) Source: Ulmer & Berne LLP
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Daniel J. Sokatch serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. Previously, he was Founding Executive Director of Progressive Jewish Alliance, an organization dedicated to ensuring social and economic justice, promoting equality, dialogue and diversity, and serving as a progressive voice in the Jewish community. Sokatch is a founding board member of IKAR, one of the most innovative new Jewish spiritual communities in the country. Hes also a visiting instructor at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles where he teaches Social Justice and Spiritual Activism and a faculty member of Reboot, a national network that connects Jewish Americans from the literary, entertainment, hi-tech, political, social action and academic communities. Sokatch graduated from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with a Master's Degree, earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude from Boston College Law School and a Bachelor's in History from Brandeis University. He has published widely in the press as well as in Jewish journals.
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Yalmaz Siddiqui is Office Depot's Director of Environmental Strategy. He is responsible for advising the company on the development and integration of a wide range of environmental programs into the global organization. Office Depot's industry-leading environmental programs span all parts of the company - from the supply chain (buying green) to internal operations (being green), to business and consumer markets (selling green). Siddiqui's role includes improving the understanding of environmental issues and opportunities among suppliers, associates and customers. His goal is to help improve the environmental performance of Office Depot and its range of stakeholders. Siddiqui also oversees Office Depot's five-year, $2.2 million Forest & Biodiversity Conservation Alliance (www.forestryalliance.org), which develops critical information, standards and tools for global forest and biodiversity conservation. The Alliance is Office Depot's collaboration with Conservation International, NatureServe and The Nature Conservancy, three of the world's most respected science-based conservation organizations. Siddiqui came to Office Depot in April of 2006 from IBM Business Consulting Services in Canada where he was a Senior Consultant in Customer Relationship Management, and author of the first global study on environmental procurement of wood and paper products. Before joining IBM, Siddiqui was a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he focused on the forest, paper and packaging industries. Siddiqui holds a Master's Degree in Environment & Development from Cambridge University in England, and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing & International Business from McGill University in Canada.
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