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28/02/2013 - Brazil's Itaú Bank to Expand Access to Loans for Low-Income Entrepreneurs
Some 100,000 small-scale entrepreneurs in Brazil will gain access to US$167 million in business loans following a commitment by Itaú Unibanco to the Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global initiative aimed at encouraging the private sector to fight poverty and backed by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
27/02/2013 - Western Union and The Western Union Foundation Commit $500,000 for Education and Economic Development Programs of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation
Western Union and The Western Union Foundation (NYSE: WU) today announced a two-year grant commitment, supporting education and economic development programs offered through the U.S.-Mexico Foundation (USMF).
27/02/2013 - Kohl's to Fund Field Trips for Milwaukee-Area Schools
Kohl’s Department Stores today announced the launch of the Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grant Program which will provide $750,000 in funding to eligible schools throughout the metro-Milwaukee area to help cover the cost of field trips during the 2013/2014 school year.
26/02/2013 - CSR+D publishes analysis of disability disclosure
The European Network for Corporate Social Responsibility and Disability (CSR+D) is an organisation that promotes the inclusion of disability matters in the CSR agendas of companies worldwide.
26/02/2013 - Carlsberg Consolidates Its Position as the Most Efficient Global Brewer and Sharpens Its Focus on Sustainable Packaging
2012 was a year where the Carlsberg Group (Carlsberg) continued to build on the excellent progress made in 2011, so that it has now already reached or almost reached most of its ambitious three-year environmental targets set for the end of 2013.
25/02/2013 - Dow Extends Commitment to Habitat for Humanity for 30th Year
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 - 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.
 
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