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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
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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

CSR, Sustainability And Clean Energy at Hyundai

The Chicago Tribune posted the following interview with John Krafcik, president and chief executive officer of Hyundai Motor America, where they discussed the CSR, clean energy, and the future direction of Hyundai on those issues.

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Added by Development Crossing on October 9, 2013 at 7:41pm — 1 Comment

Commemorating September 11th through Volunteering

 

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To keep alive the spirit of compassion and service that united Americans in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, September 11th is now federally recognized as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, establishing a tradition of national engagement in charitable acts as a tribute to the victims, survivors…

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Added by Ryan Scott on October 8, 2013 at 3:07am — 1 Comment

Ecotech Institute Named to the ‘Best for Vets 2014’ List

The Military Times has named Ecotech Institute to its 2014 Best for Vets List. The list honors top military friendly schools doing the most for veterans. Ecotech, which is the only college entirely focused on renewable energy training, came in at 19th out of 38. About 80 schools in total applied for the honor. The Military Times ranks the schools based on what veterans have told them are important, such as university culture, student support, academic policies, academic quality and financial…

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Added by Molly Koch on October 7, 2013 at 4:08pm — 1 Comment

Selling a CSR Report: How to Craft the Perfect Pitch

According to this report from Global Reporting Initiative, the number of sustainability reports registered on the GRI Reports List increased by 22 percent in year 2010.  This article tells us that 80% of the top 15 global brands and 43% of the top 100 global brands also issue…

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Added by Bushra Azhar on October 7, 2013 at 8:17am — 3 Comments

WhizzKids United delighted by Oxfam findings



Earlier this year, WhizzKids United and Oxfam partnered together in an effort to compile a report which aimed at describing the social aspects of the work done by WhizzKids United. The report outlined the many ways in which adolescent clients, staff and volunteers relate to each other at the WKU Health…

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Added by WhizzKids United on October 7, 2013 at 6:07am — No Comments

Causecast Honored as ‘Awesome New Technology’ at HR Technology Conference

 

HR Tech It's awesome to be considered awesome.

That's why Causecast is proud of its selection to participate in the highly anticipated ‘Awesome New Technologies’ panel at the 16th Annual HR…

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Added by Ryan Scott on October 7, 2013 at 1:34am — No Comments

Climate Change in Asia Pacific (infographic)

ADB recently posted the below infographic on their blog highlighting the climate change situation in Asia and the Pacific.…

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Added by Development Crossing on October 7, 2013 at 2:02am — No Comments

Changes in the Perceived Sustainability Performance for Nike

Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Nike and the 126 companies in the Textiles & Apparel industry.  Nike’s overall rating moved up to 65 from 63.

This change may have been driven by progress that Nike made in the past year. For example, designers can now benefit from years of Nike research into sustainable materials through their free mobile app called Making. Making enables designers to research fabrics or…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on October 5, 2013 at 1:03am — No Comments

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