Hear from Andy Cummings, Director of Client Solutions at Versaic, as he gives a short demo of impact reporting in the Versaic system. You need to figure out how to achieve impact in your organization, and the Versaic system is designed to help you get there. We custom-configure each solution to your exact requirements, which allows you to accurately and easily set goals, collect data, measure results, and report on impact.
The CSR Food for Thought series is a roundup of relevant news from around the web that you may have missed last week, presented to you in one bite-sized post.
Company Jumps to Number Five Ranking
ST. LOUIS, April 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL) was named today to Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens, which ranks public companies based on outstanding corporate responsibility performance. Sigma-Aldrich ranked fifth, its highest ranking to date, in its fourth appearance on the list.
Hershey’s Commitment to ‘Bringing Goodness to the World’ Results in Making Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s Prestigious Ranking
HERSHEY, Pa., April 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ — The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced today that it has been recognized as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens. The company was ranked No. 45. This is the first time the company has been in the top 50 and underscores the company’s commitment to using its business expertise for good around the world.
The question about bottom line results in companies that try to balance profits with a social mission just got a $1.78 billion answer. That’s the evaluation of Etsy, the online seller of artisan goods and a certified B Corp company, after launching an IPO late last week on NASDAQ. Shares closed at $30 dollars, almost twice their initial price of $16 dollars. In an unusual IPO restriction, Etsy capped the value of stock that investors could buy at $2,500, to give access to as many investors as possible, including the small businesses that market their products through Etsy.
By: Christopher Hall
This Spring, if you’re shopping for the latest smartphone or tablet, you now have a resource for understanding the environmental and social factors associated with your device. Today, I’m thrilled to report that the first devices rated under AT&T’s Eco-Rating 2.0 are hitting our store shelves.
The aphorism “The perfect is the enemy of the good” is well known to many who routinely meet deadlines. With more time, we think, “I could make this better,” but the commitment to delivering on time often rules.
by Alexis Raymond
The number of women in the ICT workforce is unfortunately very low – hovering around 30 percent. But if the insightful feedback, eye-opening observations and encouraging outlooks expressed by our #CiscoChat participants is any indication, the future for women in both ICT and STEM is on track to be exceptionally bright.
The days of going at it alone are long behind us. The days of a lone compliance professional getting meshed in with organizations, making sure they are taking the proper steps to be compliant are things of the past. Understandably so, the ability that technology has intercepted the professional compliance industry has made for a much more elaborate effort to make sure rules and regulations are being followed. The idea of sharing and networking has broadened the ability for those within the profession to be very knowledgeable on the types of compliance programs they are subject to.
HP, Applied Computer Security Associates and CRA-W announce recipients of the Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security
SAN FRANCISCO, Apr. 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ — HP, in collaboration with Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) and the Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W), today announced the 15 winning recipients of the 2015 Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS).
Cox and The Trust for Public Land honoring volunteers; $20,000 to be donated to local environmental nonprofits
Chesapeake, Va., April 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is accepting nominations for Virginia’s 5th annual Cox Conserves Heroes program at CoxConservesHeroes.com through 5 p.m. EST on April 24. The program honors volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces.
UPS and The Conservation Fund collaborate to conserve forests across the US
By Jena Thompson-Meredith
For more than 30 years, The Conservation Fund has worked at the intersection of conservation and community. We believe that environmental protection and economic vitality must go hand in hand, and this longstanding principle guides our team every day.
With a presence in every state across the U.S., we have protected 7.5 million acres valued at more than $5 billion, including more than two million acres of forests valued at just short of $2 billion.
DALLAS, April 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Dallas recently honored Balfour Beatty Construction with its Contractor of the Year award at the CELEBRATE ARCHITECTURE 2015 event at Klyde Warren Park. Benefiting the Dallas Center for Architecture (DCFA) Foundation, the AIA Dallas CELEBRATE ARCHITECTURE event recognizes Community Honor Award Recipients as the city’s champions of architecture.
by Gemma Cranston
Implementing measures to safeguard water, biodiversity and soil across supply chains makes sense. We know it, you know it, but do CEOs know it? A quick scan of the websites of the world’s biggest companies suggests that only a select few really get it. A lack of evidence of the commercial benefits has become a major barrier to business increasing sustainability – just when we need action the most.
From the 2014 H&M Sustainability Report
We want to make conscious fashion choices fun and easy. It’s not only about looking great. It’s also about feeling good. By making conscious choices throughout the life of a garment, we can make a huge difference to our planet.
Our goal is to increase the share of more sustainable fabrics and materials every year. We are constantly on the lookout for innovative materials and processes that can make our products more sustainable.