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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

Ecotech Institute Announces New President, David Needham

Business leader brings strong leadership, a collaborative style and a passion for renewable energy education to his new role



Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, announced the appointment of David Needham as its new president, effective November 4, 2013. Needham will be responsible for implementing the vision and strategic direction of the school; ensuring student, graduate and employer satisfaction;…

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Added by Molly Koch on November 14, 2013 at 11:13am — 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 November 7, 2013 at 1:21am — No Comments

5 Employee Volunteering Programs that Resonate

 

fish 3 Nowadays, corporate volunteer programs are de regueur at most companies, at least those that take employee engagement seriously.  But while so many businesses are skillfully leading their employees along…

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Added by Ryan Scott on November 12, 2013 at 2:18am — No Comments

They say parting is for better reencounter

For me, Africa is such a simple and yet complicated continent. It’s simple because the people are so warm-hearted and make you feel at home, and yet complicated because people are suffering due to poverty and unhealthy living conditions. These challenges need the many professionals all over the world to unite and help conquer the problems that Africa faces.

WhizzKids United is one of the best NGOs who fight on the front line against HIV/AIDS in one of South Africa’s most affected areas,…

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Added by WhizzKids United on November 11, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments

How to PR your CSR without Sounding like a Douchebag

So it isn’t really rocket science to get PR coverage for your CSR programs. All you need is a PR company with good press connections and you can get a story in at least a few publications. The problem is, if your story isn’t written and positioned smartly, readers tend to zone out and over time your message becomes invisible. Even worse they are so irked by the promotional tone of your messages that they will label everything you do in…

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Added by Bushra Azhar on November 10, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments

Ratings in the Sustainability Performance for General Mills

Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on General Mills and the 212 companies in the Food Products industry.  General Mills’ overall rating is 64.

The average rating for the other companies in Food Products industry shifted down two points to 53. This caused General Mills to move up to 5thplace on the list, using the CSRHub average user profile, from 7th place. See more information about General Mills…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on November 8, 2013 at 12:28am — 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 November 6, 2013 at 2:04am — No Comments

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