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25/02/2013 - Shell, Rio Tinto, Chevron, Anglo American and De Beers to Discuss CSR Risk in the Extractive Industry
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced its recommitment to Habitat for Humanity International, which marks the company’s 30th anniversary of financial, volunteer and product contributions to Habitat to support the goal of creating safe, affordable housing in partnership with low-income families around the world.
25/02/2013 - Coconuts from Cargill boost sustainable farming in Indonesia
20,000 high quality seedlings are finding their way to 200 smallholder coconut farmers in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, thanks to a continued initiative run by Cargill and Winrock International.
21/02/2013 - European Commission highlights need for social investment
EU members have been urged by the Commission to prioritise social investment as a key part of their economic recovery.
21/02/2013 - Caterpillar Foundation and Global Communities Launch $4.4 Million Partnership to Improve Job Prospects for Youth in Middle East and North Africa
The Caterpillar Foundation and Global Communities today announced a $4.4 million, three-year partnership to prepare youth in Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen for the labor market and job placement.
21/02/2013 - Conscious Capitalism 2013: Conference Explores How Conscious Capitalism Drives Long Term Success
Some of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking business leaders, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders will convene for Conscious Capitalism 2013 in San Francisco on Friday & Saturday, April 5 & 6, 2013 to share stories and best practices for putting Conscious Capitalism to work.
20/02/2013 - Häagen-Dazs and General Mills to Help Smallholder Vanilla Farmers Increase Yields and Improve Sustainability Practices in Madagascar
General Mills and Häagen-Dazs today announced an initiative designed to foster greater economic vitality for smallholder vanilla farmers in Madagascar and ensure the availability of high quality vanilla for future generations.
19/02/2013 - Accenture Exceeds Goal of Equipping 250,000 People by 2015 with the Skills to Get a Job or Build a Business
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced it has exceeded its original Skills to Succeed goal of equipping 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business.
18/02/2013 - Bank of America Merrill Lynch supports Prince's Trust in training youth
An annual Invest in Futures Gala Dinner was held on 14 February, raising £1.1m for the Prince's Trust, which aims to give disadvantaged young people the "skills, confidence and motivation to get their lives on track."
13/02/2013 - European Commission calls for more entrepreneurship education
According to the European Commission, entrepeneurship education helps significantly boost the number of pupils that will then go on to start their own company (up to 20% of participants).
13/02/2013 - Global Campaign In Search of 100 Sustainable Solutions
International sustainability initiative Sustainia and its partners, including DNV, launch a global campaign to identify 100 readily available solutions with the potential to spearhead sustainable development across industries and markets.
13/02/2013 - Business Leaders Applaud President's Strategy for Reinvigorating U.S. Economy; More Action Urged
In his State of the Union address, President Obama focused much attention on creating good jobs and economic growth.
13/02/2013 - Microsoft invests in renewable energy thanks to internal carbon price
For the past six months, Microsoft has been charging fees for the carbon output from its own activities (namely electricity usage and business air travel), which it is now ploughing back into renewable energy projects.
13/02/2013 - Coca-Cola performs well in sponsorship evaluation
Working with Demos, a UK-based think-tank, Coca-Cola issued a report entitled 'Measuring up - the social value of sponsorship', which was made possible thanks to a new tool developed in cooperation with each other.
12/02/2013 - MGM Resorts International Earns Prestigious National Award For Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practices
A leading showcase for the most powerful corporate social responsibility and green initiatives has named MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) a winner for its annual awards program in the category of Overall Leader in CSR Practices – more than 10,000 employees.
12/02/2013 - Hormel Foods Completes Second Year of On Our Way to Ending Hunger Program with Nearly $3.2 Million in Cash, Product Contributions
In recognition of completing the second year of its On Our Way to Ending Hunger program, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced that donations to hunger relief organizations throughout the United States and abroad totaled more than $3 million during its fiscal year 2012.
11/02/2013 - Supply Chain Sustainability: Ecodesk and CSRwire Join Forces to Offer VIP Supply Chain Innovator Program
Ecodesk, the world’s largest sustainability database, and CSRwire, the leading digital media platform for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability news, have created a unique project to develop a compelling, data-driven business case for supply chain sustainability everywhere.
06/02/2013 - Microsoft introduces 4Afrika Initiative
In a drive to increase the global competitiveness across Africa, Microsoft has begun its 4Afrika Initiative, which will roll out smart devices to young Africans, get 1 million African firms online and help train a further 200,000. As part of this project, Microsoft and Huawei will be introducing a Windows Phone 8 designed specifically for sale in Africa.
06/02/2013 - Johnson & Johnson’s EARTHWARDS® and Sustainable Business Innovation: New Editorial Series Debuts on CSRwire
A new series of articles will reveal how EARTHWARDS®, Johnson & Johnson’s proprietary process, is driving sustainable product innovation across its 250 operating companies within its Consumer Products, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices & Diagnostics sectors.
06/02/2013 - 4th Annual International Corporate Volunteerism Conference Announced
This April, IBM, Merck, PepsiCo, SAP and others will share how volunteering is building their future leaders by enabling them to play a constructive role in some of the most critical issues of our time, including food security, clean water and economic empowerment.
05/02/2013 - Education, Economic Opportunity and Disaster Relief Are at the Heart of The Western Union Foundation Community Commitment in 2012
Dedicated to economic opportunity for all, The Western Union Foundation directed $9.47 million in funding to support education, economic empowerment and disaster relief in 2012.
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