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2012-09-19 23:02:18

℠Volunteer Forever´ Combines Program Reviews and Crowdfunding to Help Volunteers Find and Fund Their Overseas Trips Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 Ask anyone who has ever volunteered abroad about their experience and you´ll often hear the phrase “life changing.” Unfortunately, there are significant information and financial barriers that keep more people from participating in this meaningful activity. Today, Volunteer Forever has unveiled a...

2012-09-19 12:00:21

Is there equal pay in healthcare? Not if you are a doctor According to the latest survey of UK hourly pay by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) female doctors' pay lags behind their male colleagues by 28.6%. This "eye opener" pay gap, which trends suggest has stood at around 25% on average since 2000, remains largely inexplicable, says John Appleby, Chief Economist at the King's Fund, in an article published on bmj.com today. He explores possible reasons for this persistent...

2012-09-19 02:22:40

CHANGZHOU, China, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic ("PV") products, today announced it has published its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. The Report demonstrates Trina Solar's social responsibility performance for the 2011 calendar year and consolidates the Company's reporting on economy, environment, people and community. The Report explains Trina...

2012-09-18 02:26:01

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, in conjunction with Allegis Talent2, today announced the findings of the publication's first corporate reputation survey which found that 75 percent of Americans would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation, even if they were unemployed. In advance of its annual COMMIT!Forum, on October 2-3, 2012 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, CR Magazine commissioned a poll of over 1,000 employed and...

2012-09-14 14:21:34

There is little doubt that Frances O´Grady has made history as the first woman to be elected General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress in September 2012. A recent study from Queen Mary, University of London casts some light on the level of O´Grady´s achievement in the wider union landscape. This cross-national study found that in both the UK and the US, women still have fewer top positions in trade unions despite growth in overall female membership. The paper, Lift...

2012-09-12 06:28:31

NHMC Renews Call for Federal Government to Study Hate Speech in Media WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) today released a national poll showing that media portrayals of Latinos and immigrants are fueling rampant negative stereotypes among the general population that are diminishing perceptions of these groups throughout the United States. Tomorrow the NHMC will file letters with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...

2012-09-05 06:26:46

NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board today announced that Donna Dabney has joined The Conference Board as Executive Director of the Governance Center. In this new role, Ms. Dabney will lead a team that will explore restoring trust in public corporations, identifying sustainable corporate governance policies and understanding global governance issues. The Governance Center will continue to sponsor rigorous governance research and education and will serve as a...

2012-09-04 22:22:15

Free, online game poses challenging dilemmas as players shape the future of a new civilization CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Learning Games Network, a non-profit spin-off of the MIT Education Arcade and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Games+Learning+Society Program, today launched Quandary, a unique game that encourages players to think ethically as they lead a human colony struggling for survival on fictional planet Braxos. The game's goal is to...

2012-09-04 10:45:34

Scorekeeping of past favors isn't, however, a factor While exchanging favors with others, humans tend to think in terms of tit-for-tat, an assumption easily extended to other animals. As a result, reciprocity is often viewed as a cognitive feat requiring memory, perhaps even calculation. But what if the process is simpler, not only in other animals but in humans as well? Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have determined monkeys may gain the...

2012-08-28 02:24:53

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, in collaboration with NYSE Euronext, Future 500, and the Global Reporting Initiative have teamed up to announce that the annual COMMIT!Forum will be held October 2-3, 2012 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The COMMIT!Forum brings together more than 700 chief executives, corporate responsibility and sustainability officers, policy makers, thought leaders, and academics working to redefine...