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CSR Performance Benchmark for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. and the 72 companies in the Beverage Manufacturing Industry.  Green Mountain Coffee’s overall rating currently is 64 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Beverage Manufacturingdropped one point this past quarter to 53.  This allowedGreen…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on December 23, 2013 at 11:40pm — No Comments

For the Last-Minute Shoppers, Ecotech Institute Recommends 10 Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Holidays

Consider Plants, E-Books and Homemade Gifts this Season



‘Tis the season for giving, and Ecotech Institute, the only college in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy education and sustainable energy training, has released a list of ten eco-friendly gift ideas.



“While the holiday…

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Added by Molly Koch on December 23, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Goldcorp Inc. CSR Performance Benchmark

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Goldcorp Inc. and the 354companies in the Mining (except Oil and Gas) industry.  Goldcorp Inc.’s overall rating is currently 55, down one point, after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Mining industry has remained steady at 52 this past quarter.  This has allowed Goldcorp Inc. to…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on December 21, 2013 at 12:10am — No Comments

Ecotech Institute Selected as a Top Military-Friendly School in Military Advanced Education’s 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities

Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Ecotech Institute the designation of a Top Military-Friendly College in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. The guide is available in print and online at www.mae-kmi.com. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning,…

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Added by Molly Koch on December 20, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Hitachi America Ltd. CSR Performance Metrics

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Hitachi America Ltd and the 40companies in the Industrial Conglomeratesindustry.  Hitachi America’s overall rating currently is 61 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Industrial Conglomerates industry is steady at 52. Due to this score Hitachi America was able to move up one…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on December 20, 2013 at 4:11am — No Comments

Unforgettable Corporate Volunteer Programs

corporate volunteers As you know if you’re a reader of this blog, I love talking to CSR leaders and finding out what they’re doing to push the envelope with corporate volunteering.  I shared some of my favorite examples of community involvement…

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Added by Ryan Scott on December 20, 2013 at 12:23am — No Comments

Ford Motor CompanyCSR Performance Benchmark

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Ford and the 87 companies in the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry.  Ford’s overall rating currently is 58 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry is steady at 53.  Ford has maintained their 14thplace on the list, using the CSRHub…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on December 19, 2013 at 4:07am — No Comments

How the use of an LCA can empower the CPO in Procurement

As a Corporate Procurement Officer (CPO) it is time to accept, that the Procurement department can no longer rely only on “quick win” projects such as creating responsible/sustainable policies. The question is: How can sustainability considerations be incorporated into the procurement processes?



Leading companies take on a Product Life Cycle Assessment approach, also called LCA. And when doing so it challenges the Procurement professionals to work cross…

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Added by Responsible Proc. on December 18, 2013 at 5:41am — No Comments

General Electric Company CSR Performance Metrics

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on General Electric and the 40 companies in the Industrial Conglomerates industry.  General Electrics’ overall rating currently is 59 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Industrial Conglomerates industry has shifted down one point to 52.  This has allowed General Electric to…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on December 18, 2013 at 2:44am — No Comments

Gap Inc. CSR Performance Benchmark

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Gap Inc. and the 180 companies in the Retail industry.  Gap’s overall rating currently is 65 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Retail industry remains steady at 53.  This has allowed Gap to remain in 3rdplace on the list, using the CSRHub average user profile,…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on December 17, 2013 at 4:46am — No Comments

Verdantix Says Six Leading Suppliers Of Sustainability Assurance Help Firms Derisk Sustainability Disclosures And Improve Sustainability Performance

New York, December 16, 2013. Increased scrutiny of environmental, social and governance disclosures in financial and sustainability reports will require Fortune 500 firms to seek much more comprehensive assurance of their sustainability data and controls in 2014. According to a new study from independent analyst firm Verdantix, corporations with a global footprint should turn to six leading suppliers of sustainability assurance -- Bureau Veritas, Deloitte, DNV, EY, KPMG and…

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Added by Emily Hobbs on December 16, 2013 at 6:39am — No Comments

CSR/Sustainability Performance for Globe Telecom Inc.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Globe Telecom and the 156companies in the Telecommunications industry.  Globe Telecom’s overall rating has moved up two points in the last quarter and is now 56 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Telecommunications industry has shifted up one point to 53 in the last quarter. …

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on December 16, 2013 at 6:12am — No Comments

We all depend on someone for our Safety

Many of us have already planned our objectives and approach for 2014. If you haven’t then you might be starting the New Year at a disadvantage. It’s no good running the same old approach over and over again. People need variety and they need to be engaged.

So why not share with other members of this community your ideas for 2014 in engaging employees in safety.…

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Added by Wayne Harris on December 15, 2013 at 6:05am — No Comments

CSR Performance Benchmark Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Freeport-McMoRan and the 354 companies in the Mining industry.  Freeport-McMoRan’s overall rating currently is 52 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Mining industry currently is also 52.  This has positioned Freeport-McMoRan at47thplace on the list, using the CSRHub…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on December 14, 2013 at 12:24am — No Comments

The Secret to Losing Your CSR Job

 

deal depression after losing job 800X800 resized 600 Whenever I hear about a company that’s choosing to build their own employee volunteer and giving platform from scratch, I shudder.  I can see the horrors that will unfold before them as clearly as if I’m watching a bad movie.  

As the CEO of a company that has created an off-the-shelf volunteer and giving platform (one which is…

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Added by Ryan Scott on December 12, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Article Published: "Sovereign Investing and Markets-Based Transnational Legislative Power: The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund in Global Markets"

My article, "Sovereign Investing and Markets-Based Transnational Legislative Power: The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund in Global Markets" has just been published and will appear in the American University International Law Review 29(1):1-122 (2013).  For the abstract and the Introduction see HERE.…

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Added by Larry Catá Backer on December 10, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments

Making a difference and making a living

This Sunday’s sparkenation.





I am inspired this week by my daughter Jessica who has embarked on a crowd funding project to get her amazing books for children published. Jessica is doing what she has always wanted to do, bring her unique gifts to the world.





When Jessica was a child my focus was about making a living and climbing the corporate ladder. When I reached the top I felt empty inside…

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Added by Ian Berry on December 7, 2013 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Three Approaches to Regulating CSR Corporate Governance

(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2013)

States and the…
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Added by Larry Catá Backer on December 6, 2013 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Support Budaka tree planting project

Bonus Day is happening right now!

There are still matching funds and Bonus Prizes for donations made today

Dear  friends lets us make it happen;…

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Added by Kalele on December 4, 2013 at 2:15am — No Comments

Defining Corporate Philanthropy

Philanthropy (n.) – “Goodwill to fellow members of the human race; especially an active effort to promote human welfare.” (Merriam-Webster)

Written above is the standard definition of philanthropy; essentially an act of charity. So what is the difference between an act of philanthropy when done by an individual versus a corporation? In short, there is no difference.

Corporate Philanthropy is the act of a corporation or business promoting the…

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Added by Adam Weinger on December 2, 2013 at 11:49am — No Comments

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