Commonground (social network)
|Web address||commonground Community|
|Type of site||global social networking community for commercial real estate, environmental and property due diligence professionals|
|Owner||Environmental Data Resources, Inc. (EDR)|
commonground is a global social network for environmental and property due diligence professionals, including lenders, attorneys, health and safety, insurance providers, appraisers, state and local government, industry leaders, and market experts. Content includes discussion forums, blogs, resource library, calendar, jobs board, service provider directory and the Due Diligence University.
In October 2009, commonground won a Groundswell Award from Forrester Research for best B2B Supporting Community. The Groundswell Awards recognize excellence in achieving business and organizational goals with social technology applications. The awards program was developed to support and recognize the principles outlined in the Forrester Research book Groundswell: Winning In A World Transformed By Social Technologies ( Groundswell (Book), Harvard Business Press, 2008).
In February 2009, commonground was recognized by the Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) for a 2008 EBJ Business Award for its innovation, contributions, and value for all environmental professionals.
The commonground community was founded in April 2007 and has more than 5,000 members from all US 50 states and 67 countries representing over 2,500 companies. Since the beginning, the community has generated more than 3,300 discussion and 800 blog posts.
commonground discussion topics
commonground discussions are broken into eight areas of interest:
- Environmental due diligence
- Non-US due diligence
- Business issues
- Green building
- Climate change
- Risk management
commonground publishes the blogs of more than 20 professionals including:
- Mark Wallace's The UnCommon Denominator
- Barbara Hannan's All Night Diner
- R. Scott Powell's Watch the Language
- Dan Moran's LifeCareerJob2.0 Success Path
- Diane Crocker's Market Maven
- Jack Huntress' Tech Chatter
- Larry Schnapf's Schnapf Judgement
- Chuck McClain's Zen and the Art of PCAs
- Rob Barber's Property Talk
- Joe Derhake's Between a REC and Hard Place
- Sean Dundon's Where's the Food?
- Mike Kulka's Kulka's Corner
- Lauren Rosencranz's Fresh in the Field
About the commonground Sponsor
Environmental Data Resources, Inc. (EDR) is the sponsor of the commonground community. EDR is a provider of environmental risk information services and related workflow applications in the United States. It is headquartered in Milford, Connecticut with regional offices located throughout the United States. EDR is wholly owned by DMG Information Inc., the business information division of Daily Mail and General Trust, plc (DMGT).