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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.
21/06/2012 - U.K. to mandate CO2 reporting for largest corporations
The U.K. government today confirmed that it will introduce mandatory carbon reporting rules requiring around 1,800 of the country's largest listed companies to report annually on their greenhouse gas emissions.
21/06/2012 - IEMA Members Propose Changes to ISO 14001 to Achieve Significant Business and Environmental Benefits
ISO 14001 is the world’s most successful voluntary approach to improving environmental performance in businesses and public sector organisations. With over 250,000 organisations in 155 countries certified against the standard’s requirements, ISO 14001 is now being revised by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
20/06/2012 - IEMA Declares Mandatory Reporting of GHG Emissions for FTSE Companies a "Step forward"
IEMA has welcomed the Government’s decision to introduce mandatory greenhouse gas reporting for listed companies (around 1,800) and then broadened out for all large companies by 2015.
15/06/2012 - Dow Joins UN to Further Global Collaboration and Sustainable Progress at Rio+20
Twenty years after the conference was last held in Rio de Janeiro, the 2012 United Nations (U.N.) Conference on Sustainable Development - "Rio+20" - will convene global leaders to advance sustainable innovation, and foster collaboration between companies, governments, civil society and the U.N.
13/06/2012 - European Commission sets out the next steps for stability, growth and jobs
The European Commission has adopted a package of recommendations for budgetary measures and economic reforms to enhance financial stability, boost growth and create employment across the EU. The recommendations are country-specific, taking account of the individual situation of each Member State.
11/06/2012 - Microsoft unveils tool for green and efficient datacentres
Datacentre owners struggling to reduce power usage without slowing down processing times could soon be using a new tool developed by Microsoft that aims to boost energy efficiency while minimising performance trade-offs.
11/06/2012 - Bank of America Announces New $50 Billion Environmental Business Initiative
11 June 2012, Bank of America announced a new 10-year, $50 billion environmental business goal to help address climate change, reduce demands on natural resources and advance lower-carbon economic solutions. The company also introduced significant new goals to reduce the environmental impact of its own operations.
08/06/2012 - Deloitte Celebrates Culture of Service; Increases Pro Bono Pledge to $110 Million
Visitors to Deloitte’s website should have no doubt about where most of the organization’s personnel are spending their time today— they’re volunteering.
08/06/2012 - Toyota earns 29th LEED Certification
Toyota, home of the best-selling hybrid Toyota Prius, is also the proud home of 29 LEED green building certifications. The Kansas City Regional Technical Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri recently received a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
07/06/2012 - HP's Early Infant Diagnosis Program Enables Efficient Delivery of Test Results
Millions of people around the world don't have access to basic health services, and millions more are at risk because of inefficient healthcare systems or inconsistent quality of care.
06/06/2012 - Teaching transparency: Capacity building for members and supply chains
On Wednesday 6 June, GRI is re-launching a program that enables chambers of commerce, industry associations and multinationals to build sustainability reporting capacity among their member companies and suppliers.
06/06/2012 - New G4 topics: the detail behind the development
The new Working Groups GRI is recruiting to develop topic-related content for G4 this summer will be tackling four of the most on-trend issues in sustainability today. The four topics were among those proposed by GRI stakeholders during an open ‘Call for Topics’ last year.
06/06/2012 - Marriott Turns up the Volume on Green Hotels
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) today announced the first hotel to open as part of its LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Volume Program) - The Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River in Arizona.
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