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Report provides “User’s Guide” to companies’ CSR accounts
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Chestnut Hill, Mass. (January 26, 2010) – The number of companies reporting on the social and environmental impacts of their business is growing dramatically, and along with it the variety of those reports and their content. To help readers weigh the value of the information in those reports and compare their quality, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s Institute for Responsible Investment has released, “How to Read a Corporate Social Responsibility Report: A User’s Guide”.
Leonardo Academy announces the appointment of seven new members to the SCS-001 Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee.
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 20, 2010 - The Critical Issues Foundation (CIF), in cooperation with Nature Restorer Inc. (NRI), are launching the huge undertaking to retrieve and recycle wastes from the Oceans of the world; focusing primarily on plastics wastes, and starting with the Pacific Gyre. This effort will be launched officially on the 20th of January, i.e.
The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is offering two programs in February to help companies with their corporate citizenship strategy and corporate community partnerships.
Learn how to identify and prioritize material issues that will shape your company’s approach to corporate citizenship
Learn how to organize and align the key elements of a corporate citizenship strategy for your company
Learn how to conduct an inventory of current corporate citizenship activities
Recycled Homes for Working Poor
Imagine that you work hard every day, earning wages to put food on the table, clothes on the kids and paying the rent. But not quite enough to fulfill your dream of having your own home.
Even in this burst housing bubble, the average price of the American home, in the $140,000–$230,000 range, is beyond your slender means. But then there’s Dan Phillips.
The online Member Community of Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship has provided a critical forum where companies are talking about how they’re supporting relief agencies responding to the earthquake in Haiti and assisting employees with relatives in the Caribbean nation.
Planning Underway with Partners to Deliver Aid
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) ATLANTA, GA - Jan. 15, 2010 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) contributed more than US$1 million in cash and in-kind support to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti through its charitable arm, The UPS Foundation.
The $1 million donation will include $500,000 in cash and up to $500,000 of in-kind services for the shipment of needed supplies. The funds will be divided between The American Red Cross, CARE, UNICEF and other organizations that assist with long-term relief activities.
Adopt a robot to become your personal companion this year.
Hello everyone, and welcome to the new year of adoptions. Forget about those cute little babies or animals for once, and take a robot home today. That’s right I said robot, and I do believe that the future is closer than we think… ha ha.
Timberland is redirecting their ongoing support of the Wyclef Jean and the Yéle Haiti foundation, from reforestation to the country’s massive relief effort underway.
Here’s how you can help:
- Click here to donate directly to the Yéle Haiti organization.
- Text the word “yele” to 501501 to donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund
What if you could “light up the room” when you walk into the gym?
Yes, we know Gorgeous, all heads turn to admire your sexy body as you saunter from the locker room to the latest piece of fitness equipment to begin your daily workout. But I mean literally light up the room—generating enough surplus power from your cycling, rowing, lifting, running, stair-stepping and other gym activities to power the lights, TV, music, or charge your iPod?
Volunteering, philanthropy and other corporate programs withstand economic crisis
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Chestnut Hill, Mass. (January 12, 2010) – A Boston College survey of more than 300 North American companies in a variety of industries reveals that despite the economic crisis, businesses have forged ahead with community involvement efforts as part of a continued commitment to corporate citizenship.
Find out how Xerox is going green with reusable paper!
Find out how Xerox is going green with reusable paper!
Let’s face the facts: no matter how much we try to recycle or cut down on our paper use, we consume paper every day. Whether it’s to get the daily memo at work, or to write down our grocery list, we use paper like it’s nobody’s business!
One would hope that what I am about to say is mostly fantasy, but I don’t think so. On the heels of a variety of calls from people claiming to be environmentally concerned, I am finding that environmental issues rarely supersede convenience and cost. One remarkable comment came when the person said, “I don’t mind being environmental as long as it doesn’t cost me anything.” Frankly, I was too shocked to respond like