Health and Wellness CSR News

Local Pets Get Second Chance At Sixth Annual Mars Petcare US’ Adoption On The Lawn

17 Pet Shelters and Rescues Join One of Columbus’ Largest Pet Adoptions Events
Press Release

Columbus-area pet lovers were able to forever change the lives of homeless dogs and cats by adopting a pet at Mars Petcare US’ sixth annual Adoption on the Lawn.  The adoption event was held at 5115 Fisher Road on Sunday, September 15 from noon to 5 p.m.

Adoption on the Lawn was a free event featuring hundreds of dogs and cats for adoption with discounted adoption fees, free food and drinks, pet food samples, music, raffles and fun

Mars Signs up to Business Platform for Nutrition Research

Managed by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the multi-stakeholder platform will focus on research to improve nutrition in the developing world

Mars Speaks at Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

Speaking on the 2013 CGI theme of "Mobilizing for Impact" Mars' Chief Agricultural Officer Howard-Yana Shapro highlighted the importance of uncommon collaborations in fighting malnutrition and hunger in Africa #CGI2013

Novo Nordisk supports new Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare

13 healthcare company CEOs make call to action to expand access to medicines and vaccines.
Press Release

September 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ – On 24 September, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), together with CEOs from 13 pharmaceutical companies, released a new set of Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare (GPAH). The principles are an industry-led call for more cross-sector collaboration to expand access to quality healthcare. The initiative supports the post-2015 development agenda through this common framework to shape viable global health goals.

2013 Quivira Conference: “Inspiring Adaptation”

NOVEMBER 13 - 15, 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, NM., September 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Quivira Coalition presents its 2013 Quivira Conference: “Inspiring Adaptation” taking place Wednesday – Friday, November 13 - 15, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Oliberté Manufactures the World’s First Fair Trade Certified™ Footwear

Fair Trade USA certifies Oliberté factory in Ethiopia
Press Release

OAKVILLE, CAN., September 25, 2013 /3BL Media/  — Oliberté, maker of sustainably produced leather shoes and bags handmade in Africa, is the first footwear manufacturing facility in the world to be Fair Trade Certified™ by Fair Trade USA. Oliberté opened its factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2012 to produce high-quality products in a work environment that values workers’ rights and fair wages. Passing Fair Trade USA’s audit process means that Oliberté is now shipping the world’s first Fair Trade Certified shoes to its retailers worldwide.   

Abbott Ranked Among Top 10 Best Companies by Working Mother Magazine

Company’s Commitment to Flexible Working Opportunities, Women in Leadership and Diversity Recognized for the Thirteenth Consecutive Year
Press Release

September 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Abbott was recently named among the Top 10 companies in Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies list.  This is the thirteenth consecutive year that Abbott has been included in the prestigious ranking, which recognizes companies for providing a family-friendly workplace.  Additional information is in the October/November issue of Working Mother magazine and online at  

Taproot Foundation and Winston & Strawn LLP Unite to Provide Pro Bono Training for Nation's Nonprofits

Nonprofits in 5 cities will receive a joint training on using business and legal pro bono to maximize effectiveness
Press Release

September 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - As part of its Pro Bono Week 2013 campaign, Taproot Foundation will partner with Winston & Strawn LLP to provide pro bono trainings to nonprofits across the nation.  Taproot and Winston & Strawn will invite nonprofits from both of their grantee networks for joint trainings that cover both business and legal Pro Bono 101. Trainings will be held in each of Taproot’s five flagship cities: New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco from October 20-26th.   

Partnership Fueling Progress on Millennium Development Goals


Today's guest blog comes from Lilly's Vice President of Global Health Programs and Access, Dr. Evan Lee.

Enough Calls on Tech and Jewelry Companies to Step Up In Conflict-Free Trade


In a recent article from Zoe Lewis and Sasha Lezhnev of Enough, the NGO responds to recent 125th anniversary photography issue of National Geographic magazine.  The special collector’s edition issue highlights a trip to Bavi, a rebel controlled area, and Nyabibwe, a conflict-free area, both in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by Marcus Bleasdale and Jeffery Gettleman.


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