Business & Trade CSR News

News-On-Paper Initiative Demonstrates the Power of Paper

Press Release

Fort Mill, October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A Domtar-sponsored news-on-paper initiative putting the latest Associated Press (AP) headlines on restaurant receipts in Washington, D.C. offers further proof that paper has value, the key message in the company’s award-winning “PAPERbecause” advertising campaign.

Patagonia and Fair Trade USA Announce Responsible Manufacturing Partnership

Patagonia to be one of the first major outdoor-clothing companies to offer Fair Trade Certified™ apparel; inaugural collection available in Fall 2014.
Press Release

VENTURA and OAKLAND, Calif.,  October 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Patagonia Inc., the outdoor apparel company, is proud to announce its plans to offer Fair Trade Certified™ apparel starting with nine styles in the Fall 2014 season.

NPower Joins Taproot Foundation in Celebration of Pro Bono Week 2013

Press Release

October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - NPower is celebrating Pro Bono Week by announcing a pilot of a new pro bono resource called Tech Consult.  NPower’s volunteer program, The Community Corps, builds the tech capacity of nonprofits and schools by connecting organizations to skilled volunteers from the tech community.  Tech Consult is a new service that will allow nonprofits and schools nationwide to schedule free consulting calls with technology professionals.   Nonprofits or schools interested in being considered for the pilot should

Taproot Foundation Executive Director Rob Acton Kicks Off Kansas City's Nonprofit Solutions Conference

October 21-22, 2013; Kansas City Convention Center
Press Release

Kansas City, Mo., October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Nonprofit Solutions Conference is the region’s largest nonprofit industry conference where nearly 400 nonprofit staff and board members, civic leaders, funders and businesses gather to network, learn and grow.  The two-day conference (October 21 & 22, 2013) provides opportunities for sharing innovative ideas, understanding issues specific to the sector and exploring new trends in nonprofit leadership, as well as networking and creating professional connections.

Capital One to Leverage Signature OneWeek Campaign in Support of the Pro Bono Service Movement

Capital One sponsors Pro Bono Week 2013 in partnership with Taproot Foundation
Press Release

October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Capital One Financial Corporation will host its 4th annual OneWeek national community service initiative coinciding with National Pro Bono Week 2013, from October 21-27. Building on the company’s strong tradition of employee volunteerism, Capital One associates will volunteer with hundreds of nonprofit organizations through projects designed to help address economic and social needs of the communities where they live and work. 

Watch Godwin Agbara and Andrea Reba Miller’s presentation from Source Intelligence’s Virtual Conflict Minerals Symposium This Wednesday


On Wednesday, October 23rd at 10am PDT, Source Intelligence’s virtual conflict minerals symposium series will feature Godwin Agbara and Andrea Reba Miller and their presentation entitled, “Section 1502: Perspectives from the U.S. GAO”.

Sustainability Is The Bottom Line

Sara Kendall, VP corporate affairs and sustainability, shares her first column in the Environmental Law Institute's "The Environmental Forum"

This article is reprinted by permission from The Environmental Forum®, Nov./Dec. 2013.
Copyright © 2013, Environmental Law Institute®, Washington, D.C.

Read Cynthia Figge’s chapter in Trust, Inc. …Hot New Release on Amazon!


Cynthia has joined many thought leaders in Trust, Inc.: Strategies for Building Your Company's Most Important Asset, edited by Barbara Kimmel. Trust, Inc., steady on the Hot New Release list on Amazon, includes powerful essays by thought leaders like Stephen M. R.

Pro Bono Week Plans in DC to Generate $100,000 in Pro Bono Services to Area Nonprofits

Press Release

October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - During this week, Taproot DC and its partners will host a variety of events to educate Washington, DC area nonprofits about strengthen their organizational infrastructure with pro bono consultations.  Mayor Vincent Gray of DC has issued a proclamation officially naming October 20 to 26, 2013 as Pro Bono Week in the District. 

Baxter Promotes Wellness, Inclusion and Diversity Among its Employees, is Recognized for Ongoing Sustainability Efforts

Press Release

DEERFIELD, Ill., October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) continued to advance sustainability within the organization by adding Business Resource Groups (BRGs) that support an inclusive and diverse work environment and encouraging employee health and wellness through its recent BeWell@Baxter Exercise Challenge.


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