Author Archives: ProjectCSR

Seattle Social Innovation Fast Pitch Competition

Today I competed in the quarterfinals of the Seattle SIFP Competition. What a great opportunity to hear from social innovators in for-profit and non-profit organizations, like Viva Farms. Plus, as a competitor, I received a free pitch clinic and mentoring … Continue reading

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Recruiters Accused of Enslaving Disadvantaged Slovoks

Often we think that human trafficking and forced labor is something that only happens in the developing world. We think that our businesses in the US don’t need to worry about forced labor within our own workforce. Yet as police … Continue reading

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Responsibility Reporting: A Glance at Starbucks

Net Impact Professional Chapter hosted “Starbucks in Focus” at the Starbucks headquarters on Thursday, May 12. The discussion focused on the tenth annual Global Responsibility Report (FY2010) that was released in April. The Vice President of Global Responsibility, Ben Packard, … Continue reading

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Slavery in our Backyard

Two farms in Eastern Washington are being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for discriminating against Thai workers. According to the EEOC, California-based company, Global Horizons, Inc., recruited Thai males to work at farms in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Creative Space

“Creation is pleasure and torture at the same time. It’s trying to make something out of nothing. It’s a birth of some sort. Sometimes it’s like pulling a piano out of a swamp. Sometimes it’s like walking on air. The … Continue reading

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Stop Slavery: How We Can Help

This week, I attended a screening of the new documentary, “The Dark Side of Chocolate.” The screening was held at Theo Chocolate here in Seattle and sponsored by Equal Exchange. So as we munched on Theo’s o-so-yummy-slave-free chocolate, we watched … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Corporate Citizenship

Dan Bross, Microsoft’s Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship, spoke at a Net Impact meeting in Seattle on Thursday, February 17. The following is a review of his presentation. Seven years ago, Microsoft started a corporate social responsibility program called Corporate … Continue reading

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