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Good Corporate Citizens in Action

 

Honest 3 I love seeing companies get creative with giving back.  As a matter of fact, I make it a point to talk to as many CSR leaders as I can to learn how they’re embracing the full potential of their employees to create profound impact in their communities.  The stories are always so inspiring, and I usually discover new ways that businesses are prioritizing…

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Added by Ryan Scott on October 31, 2013 at 1:46am — No Comments

CSR/Sustainability Performance for American Express

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on American Express and the 31 companies in the Credit Card Processing industry.  American Express’ overall rating is currently59after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Credit Card Processing industry has maintained a rating of 51.  This has allowed American Express to maintain…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on October 30, 2013 at 3:32am — No Comments

CSR/Sustainability Performance for American Eagle Outfitters

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on American Eagle Outfitters and the 140 companies in the Textile & Apparel industry.  American Eagle Outfitters’ overall rating is currently 53 after the most recent CSRHub page update.

The average rating for the other companies in Textile & Apparel industry shifted upone point to 52.  This howevercaused American Eagle Outfitters to…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on October 29, 2013 at 6:19am — No Comments

CSR/Sustainability Performance for Agilent Technologies

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Agilent Technologies and the 214 companies in the Semiconductor & Other Electric Component Manufacturing industry.  Agilent Technologies’ overall rating is currently 62 after the latest update to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Semiconductor & Other Electric Component Manufacturing industry shifted…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on October 26, 2013 at 4:43am — No Comments

CSR/Sustainability Performance for The Allstate Corporation

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Allstate and the 266 companies in the Insurance Carriers industry.  Allstate’s overall rating is currently 56 after the most recent update to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Insurance Carriers industry has maintained a rating of 52.  This however caused Allstate to move down to 41st place on the list,…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on October 28, 2013 at 6:12am — No Comments

Back To The Future !!!

 As you will note, our earliest entries regarding Aquaponic growing of food and protein go back to the founding days of Development Crossing.   It has been five years since we began this journey.  It has NOT been easy as we pose an innovative and disruptive solution to food security.  This is not an accepted, or popular effort as the status quo would not like to see such people centric solutions implemented.

However, finally, after five years of struggle we are on the verge of…

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Added by Jerry Peloquin on October 28, 2013 at 8:21am — No Comments

CSR/Sustainability Performance for Adobe Systems Inc.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Adobe Systems and the 278 companies in the Software & Internet industry.  Adobe Systems’ overall rating is currently 58 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Software & Internetindustry maintained a rating of 54.  This allowed Adobe Systems to move up to 42nd place on the…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on October 25, 2013 at 7:58am — No Comments

Letter to a CEO: Why Your Volunteer and Giving Program Is Languishing

 

CEO listening Dear CEO:

Your heart is in the right place, it really is.  

You know that corporate volunteering and giving are essential programs to have in place at your company if you want to create a positive culture and brand, keep your employees engaged, and recruit top talent - especially Millennials.  And…

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Added by Ryan Scott on October 25, 2013 at 7:28am — No Comments

CSR/Sustainability Performance for Abbott Laboratories

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on AbbottLaboratories and the 230 companies in the Pharmaceutical & MedicineManufacturing industry.  Abbott’s current overall rating is59 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Pharmaceutical & MedicineManufacturing industry shifted up one point to 53.  This allowed Abbott to…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on October 24, 2013 at 6:40am — No Comments

Do Companies REALLY need CSR Consultants?

Corporate Social Responsibility is a relatively new business discipline and its inclusion in the mainstream management consulting is even newer. As companies  embed corporate social responsibility into their businesses, the value of working with CSR consultants isn’t always clear.

The first time I worked with a Saudi business contemplating CSR, what struck me most was how receptive the management was to new ideas. Yes I could hear trepidation and fear of unknown territories but above…

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Added by Bushra Azhar on October 24, 2013 at 5:58am — No Comments

Changes in the Perceived Sustainability Performance for Ford

Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Ford and the 77 companies in the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry.  Ford’s overall rating moved up to 61 from 60.

This change may have been driven by progress that Fordmade in the past year in hybrid sales, such as:

ð  Ford’s share of the U.S. electrified vehicle market grew to nearly 16 percent in the first half of 2013 – a 12-point gain over last…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on October 22, 2013 at 6:37am — No Comments

Changes in the Perceived Sustainability Performance for STMicroelectronics, Inc.

Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on STMicroelectronics and the 199 companies in the Semiconductor & Other Electronic Component Manufacturingindustry.  STMicroelectronics’ overall rating moved up to 68 from 67.

This change may have been driven by progress that STMicroelectronics made in the past year, such as:

ð  In 2012, 7.4% of the energy purchased by ST came from renewable sources compared to 4% in…

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

October's 36 Top Resources: Climate | Adaptation | CS Ag. | REDD+ | Markets | Fall Training | Water

Special October Newsletter on the Best New Resources for Adaptation, Development, Sustainability and Nonprofit Programs
Trouble viewing this newsletter? Read…
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Added by Tim Magee on October 17, 2013 at 3:04pm — 3 Comments

One year with WhizzKids- office work, vegetable garden and a new football pitch.

It was the 5th October 2012 when I arrived at the King Shaka International Airport in Durban. Since then 12 months have gone and I’m with WhizzKids already for a year. It’s been an amazing time with many memorable highlights.

The last months with WhizzKids United have been very busy. Time flies like the wind…

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Added by WhizzKids United on October 17, 2013 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

Changes in the Perceived Sustainability Performance for Sanofi-Aventis

Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Sanofi-Aventis and the 210 companies in the Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing industry.  Sanofi-Aventis’ overall rating moved up to 64 from 62.

This change may have been driven by progress that Sanofimade in the past year. See Sanofi-Aventis’ Corporate Social Responsibility website here.

Some figures from…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on October 17, 2013 at 3:13am — 3 Comments

Employee Giving: A Fountain of Corporate Youth?

 

fountain of youth resized 600 It’s no secret that corporate volunteer programs are a must.  One study (amongst many) shows that almost one-third of U.S. corporations now embrace some form of employee volunteering, representing a growth of nearly 150% in the last few decades.  Millennials in particular are demanding that office perks include the opportunity to volunteer as a part of…

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Added by Ryan Scott on October 16, 2013 at 1:40am — 1 Comment

Changes in the Perceived Sustainability Performance for Safeway

Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Safeway and the 69 companies in the Supermarket, Food and Beverage Store industry.  Safeway’s overall rating moved up to 57 from 56.

This change may have been driven by progress that Safeway made in the past year. With more than 1,600 stores across the US and Canada, some examples of their progress include:

-          Safeway was the first in the grocery industry to hire a…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on October 16, 2013 at 2:34am — No Comments

Save the Date – Nestlé Creating Shared Value Global Forum on 28 October 2013

Join our live discussion on Monday 28 October on Creating Shared Value: The changing role of business in development

In collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Nestlé is co-hosting the 5th edition of the Creating Shared Value Global Forum on 28th October in…

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Added by Wettstein Barbara on October 16, 2013 at 4:44am — 4 Comments

Changes in the Perceived Sustainability Performance for Microsoft

Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Microsoft and the 266 companies in the Software & Internet industry.  Microsoft’s overall rating moved up to 65 from 64.

This change may have been driven by progress that Microsoft made in the past year, such as:

-          Microsoft gave $900 million in cash and software donations to more than 62,200 nonprofits worldwide over the fiscal year 2011-2012. Nearly $100 million…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on October 15, 2013 at 7:27am — 2 Comments

World's first malaria vaccine on course for 2015

New Scientist reports that the world could see the first anti-malaria jab approved by 2015.  "It's on that trajectory, and the plan is to file with the European Medicines Agency in 2014," says David Kaslow, vice president of product development at the …

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Added by Development Crossing on October 9, 2013 at 8:17pm — 1 Comment

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