FROM THE EDITOR
CSR is Strong in Food Retail, Fashion, and Technology Industries
From getting dressed for work to grabbing the morning coffee and a breakfast health bar, then opening up the laptop, we connect every day with companies that are adapting to new consumer trends. It follows that the fashion, food retail, and technology sectors would attract a good deal of consumer concern about their practices and purposes. A new survey by Clutch, a B2B research firm, captures the numbers: People most often cited the food retail (70 percent), technology (70 percent), and fashion (65 percent) industries as those they associate most with corporate social responsibility. The survey’s data finds that tech users expect privacy protection, customers want restaurants and grocery retailers to address food insecurity, and apparel buyers need to know how the fashion industry sources its materials.
John Howell, Editorial Director
Hello, I’m Emily Polk, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Tuesday, May 4th:
Forbes, the magazine of record for the mainstream global business community, has announced a new CSR blog. Frederick...read more
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - May 3, 2010 - The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), located in Madison, Wisconsin, and owned and operated by The Wisconsin Department of Administration...read more
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York - May 3, 2010 - Corporate America is giving workplace volunteerism a strong vote of confidence as a means to make a significant, long-term difference in their communities. According to the 2010...read more
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Oakland, CA -April 28, 2010 - Like most industries, the jewelry sector has been hit hard by the down economy. Hundreds of jewelry retailers have been forced to close their doors while other, well-known companies...read more
Despite it being almost 16 years since three questions launched the LBG framework, community investment professionals are still being asked:
Are we effective as we invest in community?
Are we choosing...
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Madison, WI – April 28, 2010 – Following a significant outreach effort to notify stakeholders and interested parties about the opportunity to participate in the development of the Emissions...read more
Organic, Green and Fair Trade: these are three words you don’t usually find in your kid’s school fundraiser. In a market littered with cheap tricks and even cheaper products, here’s an alternative to making your next fundraiser good for...read more
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) April 22, 2010 - This is an exciting time in history. Regardless of the economy, the Green juggernaut is unstoppable and growing. In fact, we are still in the earliest stage of the Green movement, and those who...read more
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) ATLANTA, GA - April 21, 2010 - UPS (NYSE: UPS) has awarded Paul Warrington of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., the Jim Casey Community Service Award, the company's top honor worldwide for community service. Warrington...read more