CSR News

Multimedia with summary from in Green Building
Dec 2, 2016 4:25 PM ET

The Michigan Urban Farming Initative debuted America’s first sustainable urban agrihood in Detroit’s lower North End.

Located on about three acres in a Detroit neighborhood, the agrihood features a two-acre urban garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, a children’s sensory garden and more. The gardens produce fresh and free produce to about 2,000 households in the area.

New Rankings Recognize Companies Performing Best on American Public’s Priorities

Article from in Awards and Recognition
Dec 2, 2016 4:00 PM ET

Eastman Chemical Company has been named America’s Most JUST Company in the chemical industry, according to JUST Capital and Forbes magazine’s inaugural “JUST 100 List,” which for the first time ranks the publicly traded companies in the U.S. that perform best on the things Americans care most about. The rankings are based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on attitudes towards corporate behavior, involving 50,000 Americans over the last 18 months. This year’s list ranks U.S companies against their peers within 32 major industries.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful board member volunteers to help people and nature thrive in Indianapolis!

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Dec 2, 2016 3:00 PM ET

Keep America Beautiful is driven by the work and passion of more than 620 community-based affiliates and millions of local volunteers. But our work wouldn't get accomplished without grassroots volunteers, such as Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) board member Susan Matthews, who work in their local communities to transform public spaces into beautiful places.

Here is a Q&A interview by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful's Director of Public Relations Ashlee Wilson Fujawa with Matthews.

Join us at LF17 to hear from Van Jones, Naomi Klein and Kirsti Luke

Blog from in Environment
Dec 2, 2016 2:45 PM ET

The theme for next year's Living Future unConference (LF17) is 'Genius & Courage' and will incorporate out-of-the-ordinary learning and networking formats over the course of 3 days. 

Blog from in Awards and Recognition
Dec 2, 2016 2:20 PM ET

“Science is cumulative: Scientific discoveries of today will continue to reap benefits and become the accepted facts of tomorrow.”

Earning an undergraduate degree from UCLA in 2009 and a Ph.D. from MIT in 2014, Aaron Meyer now runs his own lab at MIT where he uses engineering tools to research the function of a family of receptors in the body and discover how to make better drugs to fight cancer. His work has been published in a number of scientific journals, and he was recently recognized by the National Institutes of Health Director’s Early Independence Award.

VM Summit 16 brought nonprofits and companies together in one space to collaborate on volunteerism

Multimedia with summary from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Dec 2, 2016 1:35 PM ET

Didn't make it to VM Summit 16 last month in Chicago? Check out this video of the opening address to find out what you missed. You'll see VolunteerMatch's President Greg Baldwin explain the "engagement gap" in volunteering, discuss the role of technology in volunteerism, and even test out his "selfie" skills. You'll also hear from event manager Bree von Faith about VM Summit 16's vision for collaboration between companies and nonprofits.

Multimedia with summary from in Human Resources
Dec 2, 2016 1:10 PM ET
Bloomberg employees share their experiences serving in the military. Their voices represent the diversity and value of the Military & Veterans Community at Bloomberg.
To learn more about Diversity & Inclusion: http://bloom.bg/29TK521

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Dec 2, 2016 12:20 PM ET
  • This marks the fourth year the FCA US California Business Center will support the Motor4Toys drive
  • More than 5,000 vehicles, from supercars and everyday cars to hot rods and rat rods, will gather for annual charity event
  • All car enthusiasts and car clubs encouraged to attend
  • Goal is to collect more than 60,000 toys for underprivileged kids in Southern California 

Blog from in Business & Trade
Dec 2, 2016 12:00 PM ET

By Jon Pender, Vice President, Government Affairs at GSK

Last week I joined Chatham House at their Responsible Business Conference, alongside representatives from across the public, private and NGO sectors, including Vodafone, Nestle, the UN Global Compact and the UK Minister for Corporate Responsibility.

Together we considered a broad range of questions, starting with: How do you incentivise more businesses to operate more responsibly?

Press Release from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Dec 2, 2016 11:00 AM ET
  • All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, industry’s first electrified minivan, rolled off the line on Dec. 1, 2016
  • Windsor plant brings 33 years of minivan production expertise to this class-exclusive vehicle
  • Pacifica Hybrid launch expands segment leadership for FCA US
  • Vehicle earns EPA rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe), 33 miles of all-electric range and 566 miles of total range
  • Company invested $744 million USD (over $1 billion CAD*) to upgrade Windsor plant

World’s largest leisure travel company recognized for commitment to an inclusive and diverse workforce

Press Release from in Business & Trade
Dec 2, 2016 10:30 AM ET

World’s largest leisure travel company recognized for commitment to an inclusive and diverse workforce

Honor aligns with company’s 2020 sustainability goals to encourage positive work environment and drive employee engagement

Blog from in Education
Dec 2, 2016 10:10 AM ET

Gabriela joined Generation Mexico in 2015. After graduation she got a job as a cashier at Chedraui, a leading Mexican retailer.

Many obstacles to overcome

Gabriela had dreamt of going to nursing school, and her older brother was committed to supporting her. “My brother would always tell me: ‘You are not going to work, you will keep going to school and I will pay for your studies’.” But then the worst happened: her brother, just 21 years old, was killed.

Multimedia with summary from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Dec 2, 2016 10:00 AM ET

Each year global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland kicks off its Serv-a-palooza event to inspire employees around the world to take part in community service as a way to reinforce the brand’s longstanding commitment to protecting and restoring the outdoors and supporting the communities where it lives and operates. For the Stratham, New Hampshire-based company, 2016 marked its 19th consecutive year celebrating Serv-a-palooza.

Press Release from in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Dec 2, 2016 10:00 AM ET

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., December 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Sustainable Business Fridays podcast continues this week featuring a conversation with Adam Kearney, Founder and CEO of Propsboard, a peer recognition start-up that uses office TVs to amplify company’s superstars. Bard MBA student, Martin Freeman discusses Kearney’s successes and failures and gets his advice on becoming a serial entrepreneur.

Multimedia with summary from in Business & Trade
Dec 2, 2016 10:00 AM ET

In a plenary session moderated by BSR CEO Aron Cramer at the BSR Conference 2016, Mark "Puck" Mykleby and Joel Makower highlighted bold ideas presented in their book, The New Grand Strategy.

"Ask people what kind of world they want for their kids and they will speak in the language of sustainability," Mykleby said. Mykleby is also codirector of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University and a retired colonel of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Watch the full video below (Parental warning: This video contains some strong language.):