2010 3S Awards Event

The grand finale of the much awaited GSC 3S awards was held on February 8th, 2011. The awards night and dinner, hosted by Kaye Schole, was attended by an audience hailing from various countries like Poland, Spain, India and Canada. The 3S Awards intent was to showcase the brilliant examples of Sustainable and Socially responsible Sourcing practices that had made a difference to people, communities and the environment. The 3S awards provided a level playing field for organizations of varying sizes like Genpact and NH Hoteles to smaller local organizations like Distant Village Packaging and Vindhya e-Infomedia to demonstrate their roles in making a difference. READ MORE >>

Valuing Water: How Can Businesses Manage the Coming Scarcity?

Published: March 16, 2011 in Knowledge@Wharton

Water is a paradoxical commodity: It seems free and plentiful, yet its supply is under tremendous strain. Use of fresh water has more than doubled in the past 50 years, and many fear that we are coming close to a frightening breaking point, a world where chronic water shortages for farmers, businesses and people are the norm. Some experts even see international conflict emerging over access to dwindling supplies. Recognizing these concerns, companies are undertaking major programs to realign their water use with core business and humanitarian interests. But while objectives like being “water neutral” and using “footprinting” — tracking the use of water throughout the supply chain — are ambitious, what is being done to achieve them? Are these goals realistic, and will they have enough impact? This special report addresses these questions.

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GSC Announces Four International Winners of the Awards in Sustainable and Socially Responsible Sourcing

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NEW YORK, New York (February 14, 2011) – The Global Sourcing Council (GSC) announced the winners of the 2010 Awards in Sustainable and Socially Responsible Sourcing (3S Awards) on Tuesday, February 8, at a dinner and ceremony in Manhattan. The 3S Awards provide a platform to showcase global and domestic initiatives which promote sustainability and socially responsible sourcing practices. Read more

Strategic Governance: The BPO Industry’s New Strategic Imperative

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“Strategic Governance: The BPO Industry’s New Strategic Imperative” Presented by Mark W. Sickles

In this 59-minute webinar, Mark W. Sickles , advisor to boards and executives, President & CEO of The National Association of Corporate Directors – NJ Chapter, and the Strategic Governance Fellow at The Governance & Accountability Institute who authored Shareholder Value Assurance, The Mark W. Sickles Handbook for Well-Intended Boards & Directors, Strategic Governance, and is published by Directors Monthly, Directors & Boards, and Investor Relations Update shared his valuable insights on how Strategic Governance will enable BPO vendors and their clients to achieve the new standard for business excellence: Financial, environmental, and social sustainability.

Key topics:

  • The meaning of governance, strategy, risk, culture, and corporate responsibility
  • The synergistic relationship between financial, environmental and social sustainability
  • Functional excellence for the sustainability profession
  • How to build intelligent organizations in which ordinary people achieve extraordinary results
  • Key questions to sustain industries and companies

Access the recording here: : http://tinyurl.com/6x36ys8