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10/08/2012 - New rigorous ratings tools help investors and companies
The Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings offers an opportunity for credible corporate performance assessment
03/08/2012 - GDF SUEZ receives the Diversity Label
Following an audit by Association Francaise de Normalisation (AFNOR, the French standards authority) GDF SUEZ has received the Diversity Label, which recognizes and rewards the actions undertaken by GDF Suez in the prevention of discrimination, equality of opportunity and the promotion of diversity.
01/08/2012 - Focus on Germany: the uptake of sustainability disclosure measures by Europe's largest economy
Germany’s economy is the largest in Europe and the fifth largest in the world in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). Its economic success is largely built on its strong export industry, which initially suffered quite substantially as a result of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis – the worst recession for Germany since 1949.
30/07/2012 - Morgan Stanley and National Equity Fund Expand Rebuilding Local Economies Fund to $125 Million
Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and National Equity Fund Inc. (NEF) are extending their capacity to support disaster area recovery with an additional $25 million in capital and a broader geographic reach for the Rebuilding Local Economies fund they launched in 2011.
25/07/2012 - UK publishes new guidance for corporate sustainability reporting
Government launches consultation on sustainability key performance indicators and new regulations requiring listed firms to disclose carbon emissions.
25/07/2012 - New report highlights the importance of ESG criteria in safeguarding financial stability
Policy-makers and financiers seeking to bring equilibrium back to the markets should heed the thinking of financial sustainability advocates to stay clear of creeping environmental, social, and governance risks, according to a joint report by the UNEP Finance Initiative, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the Blended Capital Group.
24/07/2012 - The Abbott Fund Announces $1 Million Partnership with the Secretary's International Fund for Women and Girls to Empower Women in Burma
The Abbott Fund, the foundation of the global health care company Abbott, today announced a partnership with the U.S. Secretary of State's International Fund for Women and Girls to empower women and address critical community needs in Burma, also known as Myanmar.
19/07/2012 - Merck Company Foundation Announces HIV Care Collaborative with Atlanta, Houston and Philadelphia Health Departments
WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Jul. 19 /CSRwire/ - The Merck Company Foundation announces the launch of a three-year, $3 million initiative that will support the health departments in Atlanta, Houston and Philadelphia to connect more people living with HIV in these high-burden communities to the care they need to stay healthy.
19/07/2012 - European Commission issues publication highlighting successful EU Health Programmes
The European Commission has recently issued a new publication outlining a series of best projects funded under the second Health Programme.
17/07/2012 - Merck Launches Richard T. Clark Fellowship Program with PSI Partnership
WHITEHOUSE STATION N.J., Jul. 17 /CSRwire/ - Today Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced the first partnership and inaugural class of fellows for its newly formed Richard T. Clark Fellowship program.
16/07/2012 - “Better CSR advice to SMEs” event report now available
On the 12th and 13th of June 83 practitioners and experts from all over Europe attended the networking event “Better CSR advice for SMEs” in Berlin.
16/07/2012 - Motorola Solutions Foundation Reaches $30 Million in Science and Engineering Education Support Since 2007
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jul. 16 /CSRwire/ - The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI), today announced the recipients of its 2012 Innovation Generation grants.
12/07/2012 - Nestlé supports regeneration of Haiti's coffee industry
Nestlé is supporting a multi-partner international development programme to improve the livelihoods of more than 10,000 smallholder coffee farmers in Haiti.
11/07/2012 - The European Commission announce call for proposals for companies and other stakeholders active in the youth sector
The European Commission (DG Education and Culture) – under the framework of the Youth in Action Programme – has launched a call for proposals, open to companies active in corporate social responsibility, aiming at supporting the establishment of partnership with other stakeholders active in the youth sector.
11/07/2012 - CR Magazine & NYSE Euronext Launch 3rd Annual Corporate Responsibility Best Practices Survey
EDISON, N.J., Jul. 11 /CSRwire/ - Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, in cooperation with NYSE Euronext, has launched the third annual CR Best Practices Survey and invites response by August 15th. The results of this survey will provide the CR community with details on the state of corporate citizenship, highlighting some of the field's best practices.
06/07/2012 - Unilever teams up with Facebook to switch on safe water
Unilever has launched a scheme to provide safe clean drinking water to communities around the world by harnessing the power of social networking.
04/07/2012 - New 3.2m Euro program boosts sustainable business in developing countries
A new 3.2 million Euro program that aims to build capacity of local businesses in developing countries on corporate sustainability management and reporting was launched by the UN Global Compact, GRI and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development - Rio+20.
28/06/2012 - Business in the Community awards celebrate excellence in British business
Reducing sickness absence by 40%; engaging 5.5 million school children in sustainability issues; saving 1.7 billion carrier bags and achieving a 97% retention rate of staff are just some of the results of innovative corporate responsibility projects celebrated during Business in the Community’s (BITC) 2012 Awards for Excellence gala dinner in London, in the presence of BITC president HRH The Prince of Wales.
26/06/2012 - Malaria experts join forces with Novartis to empower local communities to tackle malaria in Africa
More than 35 countries from across Africa are represented at this year’s National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) Best Practice Sharing Workshop, entitled ‘Empowering Communities
21/06/2012 - East London Pupils Go Head-to-Head for Speaking Prize
Wahida Tasnim, a 14 year old student from Mulberry School for Girls was last night named winner of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Student Presentation Skills Final.
 
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