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First-Ever Human Rights Review by an Automaker Conducted by Ford

There is some good news to note about the auto industry behind the recent headlines about layoffs and tariff wars. Ford has completed a“saliency assessment,” a review that identifies the most important human rights issues relevant to the company. The assessment was conducted in line with the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework.The automaker says it will now develop an action plan to address these issues, through a specific filter of the link between environmental issues and the human rights issues that emerged from the review. A holistic overview such as that of Ford’s review could introduce as much meaningful change into the industry as any shift in energy sourcing or computer-driven features.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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Nov 11, 2009 11:00 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Given the economic downturn, several studies have come out over the past few months looking at the attitudes of both consumers and senior executives regarding the state of corporate social responsibility (CSR).  ...

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Nov 6, 2009 9:30 AM ET

 

 

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) In a few weeks, representatives from around the world will convene in Copenhagen, under the auspices of the United Nations, to focus on a new international agreement on climate change. This...

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Oct 29, 2009 4:12 PM ET

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Oct 29, 2009 12:00 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) - Atlanta, GA - October 29, 2009 - GE Energy has signed a technology licensing agreement with Hydrogen Energy for a proposed 250-megawatt power plant that would use integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC)...

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Oct 29, 2009 9:50 AM ET

The juxtaposition of several events last week had me dwelling on that most current of challenges - how to define what "sustainability" means to people in a corporate enterprise. 

If you've ever attended a talk, panel session, or...

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Oct 28, 2009 12:00 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) The objective of a Senior Sustainability Officer or a Green Officer is first to advise the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Next, is to serve in the dual capacity of the Steering Committee on Strengthening...

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Oct 28, 2009 12:00 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Westlake, Texas - October 28, 2009 - Deloitte LLP will break ground today on its state-of-the-art learning and leadership development facility in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in Westlake, Texas. The...

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Oct 23, 2009 8:00 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Burlington, VT – October 23, 2009 – Seventh Generation, the nation’s leading brand of non-toxic and environmentally-safe household and personal care products, announced today a new partnership with noted advocate...

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Oct 19, 2009 8:00 AM ET

Days of Radio, Lives of Drama

Silvina Sterín Pensel [2009-09-06] El Diario NY

From a community radio in the...

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