CSR News

Multimedia with summary from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Apr 17, 2015 5:15 PM ET

LBG Canada is a network of companies seeking to maximize the impact of community investment for employees, society and the business. These companies understand the importance of volunteering:

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Apr 17, 2015 5:10 PM ET

Common Impact is excited to launch a new weekly blog series: The CSR Scoop. Every Friday, we’ll be sharing the scoop on corporate citizenship, employee engagement, skills-based volunteerism, nonprofit leadership, philanthropic trends, and more!  Subscribe to our blog or swing by our site at your week’s end to stay up to date on the latest and greatest initiatives, research and events in the CSR space.

Whirlpool Corp. continues commitment to sustainability in/outside the home

Multimedia with summary from in Environment
Apr 17, 2015 4:00 PM ET

In 1970, when Whirlpool Corporation created a corporate office for environmental control, it cemented the company’s on-going commitment to environmental protection and natural resource efficiency. Each year, Whirlpool’s appliances get more efficient than the appliances made just one year ago. At Whirlpool Corporation Earth Day is a reminder of the company’s commitment to developing high-performance appliances that conserve the earth’s resources and help homeowners do the same.

GM employees have pedaled the equivalent distance from NYC to LA since adding bikes on our Tech Center campus eight months ago.

Blog from in Environment
Apr 17, 2015 3:40 PM ET

At GM, we’re continually looking for ways to make transportation more efficient – from connected vehicle technology that alleviates congestion to a growing portfolio of electrified vehicles.

As we innovate new advanced technologies to make autos greener, we’re also looking at alternative solutions to today’s mobility challenges.

Article from in Energy
Apr 17, 2015 2:20 PM ET

George Bandy, Jr., VP of sustainability at Interface, will joing the #CleanEnergyU Tweet-a-thon next Wednesday, April 22.

Farm-Sourced, Biodynamic Skin Care Line Benedetta Provides Alternative to Toxic Cosmetics

Blog from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Apr 17, 2015 2:15 PM ET

By Bianca Alexander

In our quick-fix culture of botox, facelifts and anti-aging “miracle” creams, the never-ending quest for perfect skin can lead us to hundreds of products promising instant results.

Article from in Energy
Apr 17, 2015 2:00 PM ET

In recognition of Earth Month, some campuses across the country will be encouraging their students to post their responses to two clean energy questions via walls or chalkboards in central gathering places in their facilities.

The questions: What’s your vision for a clean-energy future by 2025 and what actions are you taking now to lead toward that goal?

Survey Finds That About Half of Parents Are Willing to Delay Retirement and Dip Into Retirement Savings to Pay for Kids' College

Press Release from in Education
Apr 17, 2015 12:30 PM ET

April 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ - T. Rowe Price’s new Family Financial Trade-offs Survey revealed that parents are putting their own retirement security on the back-burner to support their kids’ education and cover their own personal student loans.

by David Connor

Blog from in Business & Trade
Apr 17, 2015 12:30 PM ET

In the second installment of a three part series on women leaders in the spotlight, David Connor speaks with Kym Fawcett, Manager Safety & Social Responsibility at Enerplus Corporation.

Hi Kym. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with the CSRwire community. We’ll get straight into the questions to discover the highlights of your professional and particular Enerplus stories to inspire and guide the future women leaders of tomorrow… 

From the 2014 H&M Sustainability Report

Multimedia with summary from in Environment
Apr 17, 2015 12:15 PM ET

Making great fashion can require a lot of resources. Growing cotton, dyeing fabrics and washing our clothes all require significant water use. But natural resources aren’t endless.

Our planet is facing scarcity issues and according to the UN, the world will need 50% more food, 45% more energy and 30% more water by 2030. So we need to consider both present and future generations. And using resources efficiently makes long-term business sense and will increasingly provide opportunities for competitive advantage.

$250,000 investment to help restore historic Chappelle Auditorium

Press Release from in Philanthropy
Apr 17, 2015 11:45 AM ET

April 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today a $250,000 grant for Allen University to support the restoration of an historic building on the college’s campus. The investment will go toward the restoration of Chappelle Auditorium, originally built in 1925.

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Apr 17, 2015 10:30 AM ET

During National Volunteer Week, April 12 - 18, we celebrate the diversity of our nation’s volunteers, like today's Daily Point of Light Award winner, Miles Lin. Read his story and nominate someone you know as a Point of Light.

Publicly traded and privately held companies are impacted

Blog from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Apr 17, 2015 9:35 AM ET

As the conflict minerals reporting deadline approaches, many companies are asking what is considered sufficient due diligence to meet Dodd-Frank 1502.

Newsletter from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Apr 17, 2015 9:15 AM ET

"Blood-free" minerals scheme must be binding, EU lawmakers say

Reuters. European importers of minerals from conflict zones should be forced to certify their goods "blood-free", an influential group of EU lawmakers said on Tuesday, seeking to toughen a proposal to prevent the financing of warlords in Africa.