CSR News

The GRI Standards Pioneers Program has kicked off with over 150 members

Article from in Business & Trade
Jun 21, 2017 10:00 AM ET
Created exclusively for the GOLD Community members, the Standards Pioneers Program has kicked off with an impressive participation rate. The 153 Pioneer organizations come from 44 different countries and multiple sectors.

Blog from in Awards and Recognition
Jun 21, 2017 9:45 AM ET

For the third time in 5 years, AT&T has been ranked the top community-minded communications company by The Civic 50. The company has been on the list each year since Civic 50’s inception in 2012. This recognition is a testament to the culture of service at AT&T and the commitment from employees to give their time, talent and money in support of the greater good.

Blog from in Green Building
Jun 21, 2017 9:30 AM ET

At speeds of 30 kilometers per hour, velomobiles require 3.5 times less energy than bicycles. Compared to electric vehicles, velomobiles are about 20 times more efficient. They are arguably the most efficient form of transportation on the planet.

Blog from in Finance & Investment
Jun 21, 2017 9:15 AM ET

by Woody Tasch, founder, Slow Money 

I often refer to Slow Money as “the CSA of investing.” As with community-supported agriculture, our efforts revolve around informal, direct relationships and shared risk. Slow Money funding is flowing in a variety of ways in dozens of communities across the United States (and a few in Canada and France) — peer-to-peer lending, investment clubs, angel networks and pitch fests at public events large and small.

Blog from in Marketing, Media & Communications
Jun 21, 2017 8:45 AM ET

Grammy Award-winning British singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae shared insights into her musical journey with a group of young people at a special dialogue session organized by Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore International Jazz Festival on Friday.

Unpredictable weather and impacts to natural resources are proving to be disruptive for global food supply chains

Article from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Jun 21, 2017 8:30 AM ET

Last year, Sue Walker moved her Queensland, Australia cattle herd 1,200 miles south in search of greener grass.

Australia has seen less rainfall and warmer temperatures each year since 1994, a combination that has led to severe droughts, which continue to affect regions of the country to this day. And Queensland has now become too hot and dry to maintain herds, forcing ranchers like Sue Walker and processing companies to move their operations to survive. 

Actor David Oyelowo and South Africa’s former First Lady were honoured at the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s ‘Diamonds Do Good’ awards gala in Las Vegas, part sponsored by De Beers Group.

Article from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Jun 21, 2017 8:30 AM ET

The glittering awards gala, on 4 June, on the eve of the major JCK Las Vegas jewellery trade show (5-8 June), was set to raise more than US$1 million to help empower diamond mining communities around the world.

More than 400 people, including dignitaries from southern Africa and Canada’s Northwest Territories, attended the event, which featured a tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, who inspired the formation of the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F).

Multimedia with summary from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Jun 21, 2017 8:30 AM ET

As featured in the Consumers Energy 2017 Sustainability Report

Our Foundation has been working with nonprofits to create sustainable communities for decades. We make grants for social welfare, community, civic and cultural development, education, economic growth and environmental enhancement.
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Multimedia with summary from in Education
Jun 21, 2017 8:15 AM ET

Last week, JetBlue welcomed aboard 12 students from the Viscardi Center a non-profit organization that educates and empowers children with disabilities. The students and their caretakers took flight on the airline’s Blue Bravest A320 aircraft from New York’s JFK Airport to Boston Logan Airport and back – some flying for the first time ever.

Press Release from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Jun 21, 2017 8:15 AM ET

June 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - 

June 27th 12pm GMT

With the increased requirement from stakeholders for companies to portray the value of their impact and the added scrutiny on sustainability data - accurate sustainability reporting is more important than ever. 

Hear how leading global brands are building stakeholder trust and brand reputation by learning how they are quantifying and reporting their environmental and social economics. 

Water for Life

Article from in Philanthropy
Jun 21, 2017 8:15 AM ET

Daimler and Caritas International intend to cooperate for the next three years on water projects in semi-arid regions in India, Brazil and Mozambique.

It takes one person to make a difference, but an army to find a cure.

Multimedia with summary from in Health and Wellness
Jun 21, 2017 8:15 AM ET

Help fight pediatric cancer by using #Duckprints on social media, and for every mention, Aflac will donate $2 – up to $1.5 million – towards fighting childhood cancer. 

Learn more about how you can add your #Duckprints here


Only by understanding why clients make the decisions they do can the financial inclusion community encourage healthier financial behaviors and design products and services that support healthier choices.

Article from in Finance & Investment
Jun 21, 2017 8:15 AM ET

These grants are leveraging the power of behavioral economics to drive change. 


A CR leader under fire and the alphabet soup of standards organizations

Article from in Business & Trade
Jun 21, 2017 8:05 AM ET

By the Editors

He’s the new chief executive and his 100-day anniversary was fast approaching.

Many miles from the familiar trappings of his hometown, he has uprooted his family and inherited all the successes—as well as the baggage—of preceding administrations. Yet despite having more power and influence than other world leaders, critics abound.

No, this is not a story about the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Rather, the man experiencing a tumultuous honeymoon as CEO of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is Tim Mohin.

Supporting local, diverse and small businesses

Article from in Human Resources
Jun 21, 2017 8:05 AM ET

Across the thousands of communities Walmart is privileged to operate in, we see firsthand the importance of business as a source of jobs and tax revenue. As a major retailer, Walmart can help strengthen farmers, manufacturers and small businesses around the world through our sourcing and other initiatives. For example, we can advance local manufacturing, empower women entrepreneurs and improve local agricultural production by working with others to support technological innovation, access to capital and access to markets.