CSR News

Blog from in Business & Trade
Feb 16, 2011 4:45 PM ET

The heated discussion around the Taco Bell lawsuit for using only 36 percent beef in its tacos has been wrongly framed. Although many view it as a crisis communication challenge, it is in fact a symptom of the company’s misaligned corporate responsibility priorities.

Climate Counts' Green Watching campaign: helping consumers ask questions about corporate environmental initiatives and support companies taking meaningful climate action.

Blog from in Environment
Feb 16, 2011 3:45 PM ET

While climate action on individual levels is important, our daily carbon emissions are dwarfed by those of global businesses. A website called ClimateCounts provides data and channels for consumers to let corporations know that we are judging, and spending our dollars, based on companies' climate performance. 

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

Blog from in Business & Trade
Feb 16, 2011 2:12 PM ET

The business world has traditionally viewed a quiet workplace as a sign things were running smoothly.  A lack of employee chatter meant a focused and productive workforce.  However, in today’s business environment, this same silence could prove to be deadly.  When you walk the halls of your office do you hear the chatter of enthusiasm and excitement, or do you hear the sound of silence? 

Joe Waters blogs on cause marketing at Selfishgiving.com. He is the co-author ofCause Marketing for Dummies (July, 2011).

Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Feb 16, 2011 11:16 AM 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.

Why Current Employee Giving & Volunteering Programs Are Falling Short of the Mark

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Feb 16, 2011 11:00 AM ET

What is the current state of employee giving and volunteering programs, especially as it relates to the goals of employee involvement and engagement?

Although many companies (particularly most large coompanies) have implemented workplace giving programs, the employee element of corporate giving often lags in attention and innovation behind the focus given to the community and consumer-facing aspects of corporate philanthropy. The challenge for workplace giving, and the companies who are using it as a tool in the employee engagement/strategic CSR toolbox, is that participation rates (and therefore involvement and engagement) are low. Companies have “checked the box” on workplace giving (ie. they have a program) but are missing out on a proven way to connect and engage with...

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Feb 16, 2011 10:00 AM ET

Learn about the GE Foundation's grant to Stamford schools to close the achievement gap in The Daily Stamford. GE's Bob Corcoran, president of the GE Foundation and its Developing Futures Grant program is quoted as saying “We’re announcing a $10.3 million extension on our grant to the Stamford school system because of the great success you’re having in closing this gap."

Press Release from
Feb 16, 2011 10:00 AM ET

The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Press Release from in Human Resources
Feb 16, 2011 10:00 AM ET

CECP is seeking an inquisitive and dynamic Analyst to support the global expansion of the Corporate Giving Standard (CGS) measurement initiative, the industry’s leading online philanthropy benchmarking and reporting system. To learn more and apply, visit CECP's career website. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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

Blog from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Feb 16, 2011 9:30 AM ET

They say blonds have more fun, but as a green living consultant, I'd have to argue, greenies do!  Greenies?  What's a greenie?  Greenies are those living a sustainable lifestyle or living green.  As described in our sustainability consulting practice, living green or sustainable living is a primary focus on eco awareness with actions towards reducing ones carbon footprint, managing waste, and embracing sustainability concepts in decision making.  You may ask: So

By Susan Huls

Blog from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Feb 16, 2011 9:16 AM ET

At the 2010 Greenbuild conference, I had the chance to interview television journalist Lisa Ling. A special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and host of National Geographic’s Ultimate Explorer, she’s tenacious about reporting the stories of those who often don’t have a voice.

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Feb 16, 2011 8:28 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 16, 2011 - Pop stars, musicians, Hollywood icons, news anchors, socialites, athletes, entertainers and more have helped to raise awareness of One Warm Coat, (OWC) the only organization supporting coat drives around the country and working to ensure that anybody who needs a coat will get one.

Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Feb 15, 2011 5:00 PM ET

On this Valentine’s Day, companies should reflect on how they show love. Take the Chrysler-Detroit relationship—you’ve seen the 200 commercial with Eminem by now (already it's been viewed on YouTube 6,382,760 times). 

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Feb 15, 2011 4:00 PM ET

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