CSR News

Article from in Environment
Mar 27, 2017 5:45 PM ET

Originally published on CBS Los Angeles

The world was turning off the lights and turning up the awareness Saturday night.

Staples Center, along with the nearby convention center and other L.A. spots like the Santa Monica ferris wheel went dark joining the worldwide movement called Earth Hour.

Multimedia with summary from in Education
Mar 27, 2017 4:30 PM ET

As sustainability in its various forms becomes more integrated into business practices and strategies, business schools are adapting their programs to better prepare the sustainability professionals of the future. McGill University in Montreal is a good example.

By Tim Fleming, Director of Enterprise Sustainability, AT&T

Blog from in Environment
Mar 27, 2017 4:20 PM ET

Cities account for 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions on the planet.* Because of their population density, cities are also likely to feel the impacts of climate change – including water shortages, more intense natural disasters and heat waves.

Rethinking the way we shop this Farmworker Awareness Week

Blog from in Supply Chain & the Circular Economy
Mar 27, 2017 4:00 PM ET

Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of our daily diet. They provide us with nutrients, reduce our risk of certain diseases, and they taste delicious! 

Because fruits and veggies are such a staple, it's easy to forget that behind each tomato, pineapple and grape is a person, a farmer or worker with a family and community. It's a connection we must strive to remember, because without these people it would be pretty hard for the world to eat. 

Article from in Supply Chain & the Circular Economy
Mar 27, 2017 4:00 PM ET

It’s 7 a.m. in Amado, Arizona, and the sun is rising over the greenhouses of Wholesum Harvest’s tomato farm. Workers trickle up the driveway in their cars. One by one, they hang their coats, wash up, and prepare to begin another hard day’s work. Potters enter the greenhouses to deleaf and prune tomato plants, carefully tending each pot’s liveliest flowers. Bio control teams divide and tackle insects and other pests that like to eat the tomatoes.

Press Release from in Finance & Investment
Mar 27, 2017 4:00 PM ET

CLEVELAND, March 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - KeyBank has provided a total of $18.2 million in financing for the Martin Luther King Revitalization Apartments, built in 1971 and located in Troy, NY. The Troy Housing Authority partnered with Beacon Communities Development to renovate and preserve 104 units of affordable housing through HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration Program.

Press Release from in Philanthropy
Mar 27, 2017 3:45 PM ET

MILAN, March 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Procter & Gamble and Whirlpool Corporation Europe, Middle East & Africa have teamed up to support communities hit by the earthquake in central Italy. The solidarity initiative headed by the two multinationals, in collaboration with the Italian Civil Protection Department, provides for the donation of 10 laundry containers, each equipped with washing machines, dryers and irons (Whirlpool, Indesit and Hotpoint) and P&G laundry detergents (Dash and Lenor).

Georgia DOT and The Ray install 10 acres of native grasses and pollinator plants; decrease pollution

Press Release from in Environment
Mar 27, 2017 3:15 PM ET

Last week, The Ray and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) installed five to ten acres of native grasses and pollinator plant seeds in the median and northbound lane gore area of Exit 6 on I-85 near LaGrange, Georgia

Press Release from in Business & Trade
Mar 27, 2017 2:20 PM ET

March 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ -The nonprofit sustainability organization Ceres announced today that Eastern Bank has joined the Ceres Company Network. The Ceres board of directors approved the mutual bank’s membership in February 2017.

Article from in Finance & Investment
Mar 27, 2017 2:10 PM ET

I have good news about the proposed Pennsylvania budget to share with you. The collective strength and advocacy at the state level of individuals and organizations involved in human services has led to the most favorable budget proposal for intellectual disability and autism services that we have seen in Pennsylvania in many years. The proposed PA budget includes funding for a rate increase, affecting not just people with disability but also the people who support them.

This budget proposal is a win for intellectual disability and autism services!

Article from in Human Resources
Mar 27, 2017 2:05 PM ET

Delighted to announce that our London office has officially signed the Women

Nelson Switzer appears on WSJ and CNN International

Multimedia with summary from in Environment
Mar 27, 2017 2:00 PM ET

During the segments, Nestle Waters Chief Sustainability Officer Nelson Switzer discusses the company's focus on protecting national resources, as well as the importance of clean water access. He also discussed key water partnerships, including the company's work with Imagine H20, Project WET, and Keep America Beautiful. 

Watch Nelson on the Wall Street Journal

By: Steve Dunmore

Blog from in Human Resources
Mar 27, 2017 1:45 PM ET

Gender equality in the workplace isn’t just a women’s issue. Male leaders can drive gender equality in executive leadership roles by proactively advocating for female leaders in their organizations.  As recently noted in Sodexo’s 2016 Diversity report , women comprise 45 percent of the S&P 500 labor force, yet still only represent about 25 percent of executive or senior-level managers, and only 4 percent of CEOs.

Press Release from in Marketing, Media & Communications
Mar 27, 2017 1:30 PM ET

CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Arrow Electronics’ sustainability and compliance expert Carol Baroudi was named a finalist in the Blog category at the 2017 PR News CSR Awards last week in Washington, D.C.

Carol publishes timely and thought-provoking content on a dedicated blog for Arrow’s value recovery business. She focuses on electronics in the circular economy, with an emphasis on IT asset disposition, e-waste and sustainability.

Article from in Supply Chain & the Circular Economy
Mar 27, 2017 1:30 PM ET

Last week, global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland joined a panel discussion as part of Patagonia’s Worn Wear College Tour, hosted at the University of New Hampshire in collaboration with the UNH Sustainability Institute. Nearly 400 students attended the panel at which Timberland shared its perspective on the challenges and successes that come with the brand’s longstanding commitment to create responsible products and protect the outdoors.