CSR News

Greenspiration Home Searches for Non-Profit(s) to Benefit Thru Long Term Partnership

Press Release from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
May 5, 2011 6:00 AM ET

Greenspiration Home LLC wants to donate a portion of sponsorship proceeds to up to three worthy, non-profit organizations.  Proposals from non-profit agencies will be evaluated based on concurrent values with Greenspiration Home and the agency’s ability and commitment to partner with Greenspiration Home in a powerful communications campaign.

Schools can win an energy retrofit to help make classrooms state-of-the-art green; Winning schools will see substantial energy savings through improved, near-daylight quality of LED lighting

Press Release from
May 5, 2011 12:00 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) NEW YORK CITY, NY AND REDWOOD CITY, CA - THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011 - Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from local and national businesses, today announced it has launched the Green Schools Energy Challenge with Lunera® Lighting, Inc., a Silicon Valley company that designs, manufactures, and markets next-generation LED lighting.

Earth Policy Institute is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to planning a sustainable future as well as providing a roadmap of how to get from here to there.

Blog from
May 4, 2011 10:31 PM ET

The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
May 4, 2011 4:45 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Pittsburgh/Toronto - May 4, 2011 - For the fourth consecutive year, Bayer will partner with the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) North American regional office on World Environment Day. A series of weeklong events begin on June 5 in Toronto, this year’s North American host city.

Blog from in Business & Trade
May 4, 2011 4:17 PM ET

You're told that the organization is high impact in addressing a vital community issue, and that its services are cost effective. You're giving your time and money (hopefully, generously). And other people see that you're involved; they trust the organization because they trust you. Simply by serving on the board, you're vouching.

A cause you believe in. Nice people. That's great. Just one question: HOW DO YOU KNOW?

And there it is ... the essence of the role of the board.

The HOW DO YOU KNOW questions

GM White Paper summarizes industry trends and GM fuel economy initiatives

Blog from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
May 4, 2011 3:45 PM ET

DETROIT – Recent jumps in prices at the pump are again making fuel economy a hot topic.  Reporters and analysts speculate about how high prices might go, how global events might affect oil prices, and how the auto business might be impacted.  Drivers, anxious over prices that seem to increase with each fill-up, wonder what next week will bring.

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
May 4, 2011 2:45 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Pittsburgh - May 4, 2011 – The Bayer USA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bayer Corporation, has announced its support for The Pittsburgh Promise through a $500,000 grant dedicated to the long-term scholarship fund for qualifying city public high school graduates. A longtime supporter of education initiatives, the Bayer USA Foundation continues to invest in education with the goal of advancing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) literacy for the future workforce.

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
May 4, 2011 1:15 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 4, 2011 - PCI-Media Impact (Media Impact) and Fundación Social have partnered to launch four new Entertainment-Education (E-E) initiatives to promote youth participation in the design of community development plans throughout Colombia.  Entertainment-Education is the purposeful incorporation of educational content into entertaining media to simultaneously inform and amuse audiences. 

Finding Entrepreneurial Solutions for the Global Environmental Challenges We Face

Blog from in Environment
May 4, 2011 12:40 PM ET

This is the year that the global population hits seven billion, and many of our global challenges are made all the more challenging by having more and more people on this planet that we all share. The price of oil has hit new heights this year not just because of unrest in the Middle East but because the seemingly unstoppable growth of economies in Asia and elsewhere has more people using oil while there is less and less to go around. The price of food has risen dramatically this past year, and the future is likely to see growing competition even for water. 

A 10 Step Approach to Increase Employee Engagement and Get Better Returns From Employee Giving and Volunteering Programs

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
May 4, 2011 12:15 PM ET

Want to know more about a game-changing approach to workplace giving and volunteering programs that delivers a compelling formula for success?

No longer a “nice to have” element of employee programs, workplace giving matters now more than ever.  Employee giving and volunteering are now essential components of companies’ employee engagement/Human Capital Management/Strategic CSR toolkits.  At the same time, many larger companies are looking for ways to take their workplace programs to the next level – that is, how to increase their social and business impacts.  And many small and mid-size companies are looking for easy-to-implement and cost-effective ways to deliver workplace giving.

So how can you learn about and act on the best practices in workplace giving? Read on....

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

Blog from in Business & Trade
May 4, 2011 11:35 AM ET

Business sustainability risk affects every aspect of a company.  While some of these threats may be obvious, other hidden and potentially more disruptive risks may prove to have the greatest impact to short and long-term business sustainability.  For this very reason, many surveys indicate that more than 50% of global senior executives say their company has a formal sustainability strategy in place and an additional 31% plan or expect to adopt one.

Grants to U.S. colleges and universities support curriculum development, research and diversity efforts

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
May 4, 2011 10:05 AM ET

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Charitable Foundation, Inc., a section 501(c)(3) organization, has announced $770,000 in new funding to support higher education in the United States. 

Northern California–based refrigerated pasta company installs rooftop solar array, purchases 682 MWh of Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy for its manufacturing facilities

Press Release from in Energy
May 4, 2011 10:00 AM ET

Pasta Prima, a refrigerated pasta brand of Valley Fine Foods in Benicia, CA, has joined Green-e® Marketplace by generating an estimated 70 percent of its electricity from a rooftop photovoltaic system installed in 2010, and purchasing the remaining 682 MWh from Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy certificates—enough to meet 100 percent of the annual electricity needs for its entire operations.

Press Release from
May 4, 2011 8:31 AM ET

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