Three Ways to Engage Employees in Environmentalism

By Tim Mohin and Justin Murrill In 1970, the Beatles released their last album, Vietnam War protests were rampant, and the first Earth Day was held in Washington DC. Just about everything has changed since 1970, but our annual celebration of Earth Day has only gained momentum. And at the recent 45th Earth Day anniversary, […]






May 22 / 2015
Author Tim Mohin
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The Conflict Minerals Law: Kickstarting Change in the Congo

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection and Wall Street Reform Act — “the conflict minerals” clause — has attracted controversy concerning its effects on the ground in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the broader region whose conflicts the law intends to allay. Section 1502 was never intended as a stand-alone policy to […]






December 19 / 2014
Author Tim Mohin
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Sustainability in the electronics industry: ‘We’re trying to improve conditions for people and the planet’

A Congolese mineral trader holds a piece of paper containing nuggets of gold. Conflict minerals are one of the many sustainability issues that Tim Mohin has addressed as chairman of the electronics industry citizenship coalition. Photograph: KATRINA MANSON/REUTERS Fast facts about Tim Mohin Current role: Director, corporate responsibility at Advanced Micro Devices Education: Bachelor of […]






November 21 / 2014
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Are sustainability reports driving change or just ‘losing the signal’?

The avalanche of corporate sustainability information makes it hard to separate the wheat from the chaff – or the vitally important from the merely interesting, writes AMD’s Tim Mohin Air pollution is one of many sustainability factors that companies report on. But is it the most important? Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images Early in my career […]






September 11 / 2014
Author Tim Mohin
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My Day at the United Nations: Elevating the Conversation On Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2014, the Enough Project organized and co-hosted an event on March 6, 2014 with the United Nations Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict entitled “Elevating the Conversation on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict.” The event aimed to draw attention to the worldwide crisis of sexual […]






March 26 / 2014
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The Value Proposition for Corporate Environmental, Social and Governance Issues

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has become a term of art within corporations, and a clear trend has emerged toward integrating ESG data into company value propositions. For example: The Sustainability Accounting Standard Board (SASB) is working on standard ESG disclosure guidelines for mandatory filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), such as the […]






November 20 / 2013
Author Tim Mohin
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Inspired by inspiration

After my guest lecture at Dr. Brad Allen’s course “Applied Corporate Responsibility” (offered over the summer at Harvard’s Business School), I was approached by a young woman from Italy, Ms. Talita Costanzo.  She said that a phrase from my book had inspired her.  She told me that the phrase “Lead from wherever you stand” had […]






July 21 / 2013
Author Tim Mohin
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How to hack it as a corporate treehugger

By Ellen Weinreb Published July 17, 2013 CSR job seekers and professionals, look no further than Tim Mohin’s “Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Treehugger’s Guide to Working in Corporations.” This book, informed by years of on-the-job experience, is today’s most practical guide for anyone looking to prepare for or thrive in a corporate social responsibility […]






July 17 / 2013

Lessons From a Corporate Responsibility Report Veteran

It’s reporting season again and, as a reader interested in corporate social responsibility (CSR), you have no doubt seen many press releases announcing various companies’ latest CSR reports. Let’s face it: issuing a CSR report is not really news any longer. In fact, as of May 24, 2013, CorporateRegister.com was tracking 48,152 reports across 9,937 companies. It […]






June 20 / 2013
Author Tim Mohin
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Crowdsourcing for the Common Good

I have attended numerous sustainability conferences and gatherings over the years. I always feel energized talking about sustainability with colleagues, but the inspiration quickly fades after the event. Sometimes I even feel some regret for all of the resources I used in attending these events. These feelings, coupled with the fact that the lectures at […]






April 22 / 2013
Author Tim Mohin
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