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Boston College survey finds businesses staying the course on community involvement

A Boston College survey of more than 300 North American companies in a variety of industries reveals that despite the economic crisis, businesses have forged ahead with community involvement efforts as part of a continued commitment to corporate citizenship.

Released today, “Staying the Course -- The 2009 Community Involvement Index” is a biennial survey conducted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship that asks about companies’ community involvement programs,… Continue

Added by David Martel on January 12, 2010 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Climate Counts 2009 Scorecard Report

The Climate Counts Company Scorecard provides people with an objective, balanced way to gauge which of the worlds' most well-known consumer companies are seriously committed to reversing climate change -- and which ones are not. This annual effort scores the leading companies in major consumer sectors, on a scale of 0 to 100, on their practices to reduce global warming. The higher the score, the greater the company's commitment to reversing climate change.

Ninety companies in twelve… Continue

Added by David Martel on January 5, 2010 at 10:03pm — No Comments

American Jewish World Service Launches Fair Trade Project with Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange is proud to announce the formation of a new fairly traded coffee and chocolate partnership with American Jewish World Service (AJWS). The Partnership is Equal Exchange's first Jewish partnership and it’s twelfth overall. The AJWS "Better Beans" Fair Trade Project was formally launched at the United Jewish Communities General Assembly held in Washington, D.C. on November 8th-10th. In celebration of this new partnership, Equal Exchange also donated fairly traded coffee at the Union… Continue

Added by David Martel on December 19, 2009 at 10:24pm — No Comments

3BL Media Launches URL Shortener to Support Charities and Raise Awareness of the "Triple Bottom Line" Approach for Business

3BL Media, the experts in corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability and cause marketing communications, today announced that it has launched, the company’s cause-based URL shortener. For each URL shortened via, 3BL Media will make a donation to worthwhile organizations, with initial recipients including Volunteermatch, Sweatfree Communities, and World Wildlife Fund UK. Additional charities and causes will be identified on a monthly basis via “crowd-sourcing” for… Continue

Added by David Martel on December 15, 2009 at 10:52pm — No Comments

What's The Social Purpose of Your Business?

This is a cross post from Paul Klein's Blog

What’s the fundamental question at the core of capitalism? “The question of how you have the right sort of performance with integrity,” said Ben W. Heinman, former General Counsel for GE and Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

I think of performance with integrity in terms of the “social… Continue

Added by David Martel on December 8, 2009 at 7:58pm — No Comments

'Tis the Season to Be Working for Good

Out of the ashes of financial crisis, undermined trust, and tattered reputation, a new approach to building and operating companies is emerging, with deep roots and bountiful fruits. With precedents in centenarian companies like Johnson & Johnson and Avon, who have had deep purpose, value creation for multiple stakeholders, and social responsibility baked into their DNA and manifested through their actions for more than 120 years each, and a new generation of companies, such as Whole Foods… Continue

Added by David Martel on November 23, 2009 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Environmentally Themed Radio Soap Opera Spreads the Word on Good Water Practices in Honduras

PCI-Media Impact is participating in GlobalGiving’s Open Challenge, an online fundraising drive, to save one of their most successful social change communications campaigns, which was recently canceled as a result of the June 28 military coup in Honduras.

Agua de Ángel is a multi-faceted communications campaign developed by PCI-Media Impact and their Honduran partner, Red de Desarrollo Sostenible (Sustainable Development Network, in… Continue

Added by David Martel on August 25, 2009 at 11:25am — No Comments

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