As we dive into 2019, I’m sharing my annual list of CSR reads.
These thought-provoking pieces from the past year examine how the field is evolving to create greater societal and business impact. In a review of countless articles shared with me and from across the web, five stood out (in total, they take just over one hour to read):
New initiatives includes scaling the use of ag tech to generate economic, environmental benefits
SPRINGDALE, Ark., January 15, 2019 – Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today announced a new partnership to develop and deploy initiatives that support Tyson’s sustainability strategy and help meet increasing consumer demand for more sustainably grown food.
On January 3, 2019, Xylem employee volunteers in Pune and Thane completed the installation of ten AquaHomes into households in the villages of Mugoan and Masaad, India. The volunteers spent four days installing the AquaHomes, which provide the households with solar power and clean water for the first time. Prior to this project, the families were using kerosene lamps as their only source of light in their homes. Additionally, the families collected water from contaminated wells in the community, causing many illnesses and diseases among villagers.
by Ethan Rubinson, Software Engineer, Marci Ross, Quality Software Engineer, Scott McDowell, Lead Product Manager
From helping victims of the California wildfires to granting the wishes of critically ill children, eBay’s revamped Gifts That Give Back (GTGB) program provides over 54,000 charities the tools to create symbolic gift listings. These gifts may be purchased by millions of generous donors who wish to support their favorite non-profit organizations and the causes they stand for. eBay ensures that every symbolic gift sees 100% of the proceeds go directly to the sponsoring charity.
VEVEY, Switzerland, January 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today laid out its broader vision to achieve a waste-free future and announced a series of specific actions towards meeting its April 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a particular focus on avoiding plastic-waste.
Since 2008, SCS Global Services has conducted hundreds of assessments of carbon offset projects around the world. Our role is to conduct independent audits and inspections to ensure that offset projects comply with standards and accomplish their carbon sequestration goals.
Third-party verification is a prerequisite for the sale or trade of credits on carbon markets. Carbon offsets and Cap and Trade programs incentivize companies to reduce their emissions, and give landowners investment resources to continue their sustainable forestry practices.
As one of America’s largest supplemental insurance companies, it’s no surprise Aflac has positioned itself at the forefront of the insurance industry, proving to the world this highly-reputable brand is here to stay. With wildly popular campaigns including the launch of the well-recognized Aflac Duck at CES, the company continues to reach new heights from its humble beginnings in the 1950s.