(3BL Media/theCSRfeed) Northampton, MA / Liverpool - December 9, 2010 - 3BL Media, the leading corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability communications company, has formally opened its doors in the U.K. to further enhance its distribution networks, client portfolio and content diversity.
Since its inception, Whole Foods has become a symbol of sustainable agriculture, the highest industry standards, and the place to buy “the finest natural and organic foods available,” according to their web site. Due in part to its commitment to such causes, Whole Foods is also notoriously expensive. Yet the company’s continued success is a case-in-point of America’s willingness to pay more for what it perceives as a good cause. But what if there isn’t one near by? Will consumers still stay loyal to the cause it they have to drive further to support it?
Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Seen as the savior for many organizations over the last few years, the Procurement function could now be taking on a new roll in a recovering economy. The days of drastic cost reduction will likely be replaced with actions to rebuild and strengthen the supply chain. This 180 degree shift in focus toward long-term sustainable supply chain development does present a unique set of challenges.
Dozens of U.S. Projects Now Underway Face Climate-Related Regulatory Challenges, Water Risks and Technological Uncertainties
As pressure mounts to develop unconventional fuel sources to enhance U.S. energy security, a new Ceres report released today shows that coal-to-liquid (CTL) and oil shale technologies face significant environmental and financial obstacles - from water constraints, to technological uncertainties to regulatory and market risks - that pose substantial financial risks for investors involved in such projects.
The report shows how the company intends to encourage more sustainable lifestyles through digital technology
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) December 9, 2010 - Virgin Media's exclusively digital approach to sustainability reporting goes live. http://www.reportalert.info/ra/profiles/VirginMedia/2010/?ID=34955
For the second year running, UPS has earned the top score in the consumer shipping sector on the annual "Climate Counts" scorecard. UPS also received the 9th highest score across all industries among the 143 ranked companies.
Siemens Integrity Initiative will provide USD 4.35 million in funding to promote collective action by business and improve management training on anti-corruption
On the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day, the United Nations Global Compact today announced the launch of two global projects to advance implementation of its anti-corruption agenda. The projects are funded by grants from the Siemens Integrity Initiative, which was launched in December 2009 as part of the comprehensive settlement between Siemens AG and the World Bank signed in July 2009. Funds provided by the Initiative will support organizations and projects that fight corruption and fraud through collective action, education and training.
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During the holiday giving season, companies are looking for ways to leverage employee giving and their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. As recent studies* have shown, the majority of large-sized companies choose to implement a CSR plan to “protect the environment” (55%), while the desire to use the platform for “employee well-being” (43%) is also a motivating factor. Yet, integrating and tracking those citizenship programs is challenging (less than 20% of companies use management tools).
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) December 9, 2010 - Southwest Airlines recently announced an innovative way for people on Facebook to give the opportunity of travel to children who need it most. Through an alliance with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Southwest Airlines will offer the Foundation $1 in travel each time a Customer uses Facebook Deals to check-in at any of Southwest Airlines’ 69 airports.
How much extra are people really willing to pay for a product that supports a cause? For the past several years, companies like Barkley, Cone, Inc., and Edelmen have gathered data that suggest cause-related products and brands are on the rise in consumer demand and support. This begs the question: how much – specifically – extra are consumers willing to pay for a cause-supporting product? That is where our survey enters the picture.
Students unite for holiday food drive
Every year LaSalle Community Comprehensive High School holds a canned food drive around the holidays to benefit those facing a tough holiday season.
This year’s canned food drive happens to be today, with our city streets filled with snow, several more cm continuing to fall, with city crews out trying to clear the existing snow from the roads, and with the sidewalks and walkways still icy and bumpy in many neighborhood homes! I’ll be driving some of the kids around and it’ll be interesting to see them fight the elements in their quest to collect food for the needy.
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Santa Barbara, CA - December 8, 2010 - On November 9th, Be Green Packaging LLC, received independent certification from Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), verifying that their molded pulp fiber packaging is compostable. This certification, confirms that their products meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D6868 standards for compostability.
The world needs some changes. Quite a few actually. As I go through my day, I often think about the food that I eat, the vehicles that get me where I need to go, the buildings I work and live in, and the wide variety of products I use. I ask myself, “How much of this is truly sustainable?” The answer is frighteningly few. When you consider that even “organic” fruits and vegetables come from miles (or countries) away, even the best products and services seem to be part of the problem and too few are part of the solution. Although this point of view may seem somewhat depressing, I am a