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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.
05/02/2013 - Noble Profit Launches Syndicated Video Content & Website Dedicated To Sustainability And Clean Tech; Announces Distribution Deal With CSRwire
Noble Profit, the premier source of clean tech and sustainability content, announced today the availability of its unique media series and that it has formed a distribution partnership with digital media platform CSRwire.
05/02/2013 - CSR & IR-Maximizing Shareholder Value Forum, March 13, NYC
Capital Link’s Forum focuses exactly on how CSR impacts a company’s valuation and cost of capital. In this context, it will cover three major topics.
01/02/2013 - UN issues summary of discussions from the Forum on Business and Human Rights
On 4 and 5 December 2012, the UN held its first annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, aimed at addressing “how the global community should move from business and human rights principles to implementation in practice.”
31/01/2013 - EVCA issue long-term investing report on sustained growth
The European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) have recently published a report entitled "Long-term investing: The route to sustained growth".
30/01/2013 - European Parliament publishes report on CSR
The European Parliament has recently published a report on CSR and its impact on accountable, transparent and responsible business behaviour and sustainable growth.
30/01/2013 - BASF Named to 'Global 100 List of Most Sustainable Corporations' by Corporate Knights
BASF has been named to the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable corporations by Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment research company.
29/01/2013 - IKEA Thanks Its Customers and Co-workers! IKEA Soft Toys For Education 2012 Campaign Raises $12 million* (€9.3 million) for UNICEF and Save the Children
The IKEA Foundation, along with IKEA customers and co-workers, have partnered together on a $12 million (€9.3 million) global donation to UNICEF and Save the Children for projects that will help create opportunities for children to have access to a quality education.
29/01/2013 - JPMorgan Chase Announces Third Round Of Charitable Grants For Superstorm Sandy Relief
JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) today announced additional donations totaling $900,000 to nonprofits that are dedicated to helping people and small businesses continue their recovery; many by providing assistance to access available funding and obtain financial assistance for losses caused by Superstorm Sandy.
28/01/2013 - Business Leaders Call to Include Social Goals in Corporate Decisions
Businesses’ increased power means increased responsibility to solve global problems. Companies that focus only on short-term profit will not survive Governments should create incentives for businesses to shift focus.
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