CSR News

By Paul Bakus, President of Nestlé Corporate Affairs

Article from in Environment
Nov 26, 2015 9:00 AM ET

It continues to amaze me there are still politicians, pundits, and business leaders who deny the urgency of climate change and its projected impact on our planet. Not only is this argument no longer credible, we’re quickly running out of time to act.

Article from in Awards and Recognition
Nov 25, 2015 5:00 PM ET

Adam Ottavino and Steven Souza, Jr. made appearances this month at birthday parties that Volunteers of America and the Players Trust hold for disadvantaged kids living in VOA facilities for low-income, transitional and homeless people.

This was the first year that the Players Trust has funded VOA’s Brightening Birthdays program, which provide children, regardless of socioeconomic background and living situation, an opportunity to celebrate their birthdays like other kids.

Highlights from Domtar's Sustainability Report

Multimedia with summary from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Nov 25, 2015 4:25 PM ET

Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products, including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products. The foundation of our business is a network of world-class wood fiber-converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp.

Article from in Health and Wellness
Nov 25, 2015 4:15 PM ET

Originally posted on GlobalNCAP.org.

A new report commissioned by Global NCAP has revealed that 34,000 Brazilian lives could be saved and 350,000 serious injuries prevented by 2030, if UN vehicle safety regulations were adopted and car manufacturers sought to achieve higher ratings in the Latin NCAP crash test programme.

Kelly Henning, Director of Public Health Programs, Bloomberg Philanthropy said,

Blog from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Nov 25, 2015 2:05 PM ET

Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility strategy prioritizes the issues that are most important to our business and to our stakeholders, identified through a formal CSR materiality assessment. We use the Cisco CSR Report to communicate our approach, objectives, progress, and challenges around five high-level priorities. First, we’ll focus on Supply Chain:

Multimedia with summary from in Awards and Recognition
Nov 25, 2015 2:00 PM ET

Each year, GSK gives IMPACT Awards to nonprofits who address pressing community health needs in innovative ways and achieve sustainable outcomes. Philadelphia City Rowing is one of the 10 nonprofits to receive a GSK IMPACT award this year for building a healthier Philadelphia. Winners like Philadelphia City Rowing help kids lead healthy, active lives.

By Jackie Elwell

Blog from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Nov 25, 2015 1:45 PM ET

Arrow Value Recovery’s new E-waste infographic covers the causes behind the electronic waste challenge, how widespread e-waste is becoming, how consumers can affect a change, and how organizations can extend the useful life of electronic devices.

E-waste makes the headlines daily, with tales of hazardous materials improperly tossed out, piled up, or left in huge waste dumps that contaminate our environment. In 2014 alone, over 83 billion pounds of e-waste were generated worldwide, and experts expect that number to grow 4-5% per year.

Newsletter from in Health and Wellness
Nov 25, 2015 1:10 PM ET

Art Therapy Today provides readers with the most up-to-date information about The American Art Therapy Association's (AATA) activities, current news related to the art therapy profession, and announcements pertaining to events or opportunities provided by the AATA.

Bloomberg Brief: Sustainable Finance

Newsletter from in Human Resources
Nov 25, 2015 12:20 PM ET

Found in the Bloomberg Sustainable Finance Brief. 
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The World Economic Forum (best known for organising the annual Davos shindig) just published its annual Gender Gap report. It makes for thoroughly depressing reading. On current trends, it will take 118 years before women's salaries equal those of men; women currently earn what men took home a decade ago.  

Article from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Nov 25, 2015 11:45 AM ET

On Saturday, October 24 at Alhambra High School in northern California, Republic Services hosted a Reuse Roundup to benefit Christmas for Everyone. Christmas for Everyone (CFE) is in its 30th year as a non-profit volunteer organization serving people in need during the holiday season and provides a full Christmas Day, so no one spends the holiday alone or in need.

The Comcast Community Champion Of The Year Award recognizes a NASCAR XFINITY series driver for their philanthropic efforts.

Press Release from in Awards and Recognition
Nov 25, 2015 11:00 AM ET

PHILADELPHIA, PA, November 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ - At the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series banquet on Monday, November 23, Comcast announced NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Joey Gase as the winner of the inaugural Comcast Community Champion of the Year Award. Comcast created the award to honor NASCAR team members for their outstanding charitable endeavors. In addition to being named Comcast Community Champion of the Year, Gase received a $60,000 donation in his name to Iowa Donor Network, the Iowa-native’s charity of choice.

by Christian Béaur, Project Management and Sustainability Director at CBRE France

Blog from in Environment
Nov 25, 2015 10:45 AM ET

Recent studies show the information and communications technology (ICT) sector is responsible for 2% of global emissions. What’s more this is set to double by 2020.

2% as a standalone figure sounds reasonable until you put it in context. It’s the equivalent to the total emissions from Germany, or the UK. Suddenly, that 2% figure sounds much larger.

Seattle’s Hometown Cruise Line honored for work supporting community events, non-profits and fundraising activities

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Nov 25, 2015 10:05 AM ET

SEATTLE, November 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Each year in its headquarters city of Seattle, Washington, Holland America Line contributes to many local non-profit organizations through sponsorships, board participation and employee volunteerism. The company also supports a wide-range of non-profits and philanthropic efforts throughout the United States and around the world where its premium cruise ships sail. Seattle Business Magazine recently recognized the cruise line’s philanthropic efforts with a Community Impact Award.

Multimedia with summary from in Business & Trade
Nov 25, 2015 10:00 AM ET

GRI’s Reporting 2025 is designed to promote an international discussion about the purpose of sustainability reporting and disclosures looking ahead to 2025. Watch this interview with Elena Valderrábano Vázquez, Global Director for Corporate Ethic and Sustainability, Telefónica.

Edison International also donated $25,000 to sponsor United Way’s HomeWalk.

Article from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Nov 25, 2015 10:00 AM ET

Steve Henderson and Michael Resendez could have spent Saturday watching college football or otherwise enjoying an unseasonably warm Southern California autumn day