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Companies Should Cheer And Embrace The Arrival Of Big Energy Data Solutions

Through our research and conversations with energy leaders within global firms, Verdantix consistently hears that they are crying out for better visibility and management of utility bill data, yet are struggling to do so. Why is it such a challenge I hear you…

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Added by Emily Hobbs on January 2, 2014 at 11:02am — 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FedEx Corporation CSR Performance Metrics

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on FedEx and the 43 companies in the Air Freight Carriers & Moving Companies industry.  FedEx’s overall rating currently is 56 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Air Freight Carriers & Moving Companies industry currently is 55.  This has allowed FedEx to move up to 9th…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on November 27, 2013 at 3:50am — No Comments

CSR/Sustainability Performance for Exponent Inc.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Exponent and the 140companies in the Business Support Services industry.  Exponent’s overall ratinghas moved up five points in the last quarter and is now 60 according to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Business Support Services industry maintained a rating of 54.  This has allowed Exponent to move up to…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on November 25, 2013 at 11:42pm — No Comments

“Create” nothing: A new social good mantra

Aid workers and development practitioners, how many times have you seen a paragraph like this in a proposal?

“Community Mobilization: To ensure communities are… community management committees (CMCs) will be formed. Based on accepted cultural practice, CMCs will be chosen by the community members themselves with strong encouragement on establishing a gender-balanced CMC. The CMC will represent the community and be responsible for ensuring effective community…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on November 25, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index Shows More Than One Million Clean Energy Jobs Exist

National study, from the third quarter of 2013, also notes an increase in alternative fueling stations and ranks the top states in energy efficiency



Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, a tool to compare states’ use and development of clean energy, found more than one million job postings in the clean energy sector from July 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013. This shows a 54 percent increase in…

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Added by Molly Koch on November 22, 2013 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Best and Worst Cities for Employee Engagement

 

charlotte A new report from Quantum Workplace introduces some fascinating data about the best places and conditions for high employee engagement.

This study, as with so…

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Added by Ryan Scott on November 21, 2013 at 4:41am — No Comments

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