Positive Change CSR News

2014 Hope: No More Misunderstandings


Apple recently released a 1 and a half minute video named “Misunderstood”, showing a family convening at the home of the grandparents for the holidays.  The star of the short film is a teenage boy who for most of the video is lost in his iPhone.

The Tally is in: Domtar Presents A Child’s Place with the Proceeds From the 2013 Domtar Charity Golf Event!

Press Release

Charlotte, December 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Domtar Corporation today announced that its 2013 Vendor Partnership Meeting and Charity Golf Event yielded support for $125,895 that will go to A Child’s Place (www.achildsplace.org), a Charlotte non-profit with a mission to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education. This contribution will help make a difference in the lives of the more than 2,600 homeless children in Mecklenburg County the agency serves each year.

Volkswagen to Receive World Environment Center’s 30th Anniversary Gold Medal Award for Sustainable Development in 2014

Press Release

Washington, D.C., December 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ The World Environment Center (WEC) is announcing that its 30th Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to the Volkswagen Group. The company is being recognized for its comprehensive commitments to environmental sustainability operations, most notably through its holistic sustainable business model, Think Blue. Volkswagen will accept the Gold Medal Award on Thursday, May 15, 2014, during the Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Features Eastman Sustainability


The Center for Corporate Citizenship, part of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, recently featured Eastman’s Green Leader® training programming.

Provided by Eastman’s Sustainability team in conjunction with SCGH, a third party organization, Green Leader® training is designed to educate employees on sustainability and global megatrends. The training also allows participants the opportunity to apply these trends to business objectives and discuss risks and opportunities throughout the two-day course.

Stasis Stifles Innovation, Holds Back Answers to Sustainability


In a previous column, I talked about the opportunity for America’s response to climate change to become our next “Moon Mission” moment. (It did not occur to me until this very moment that most people under 30 have no idea what this moment was like.  Check with someone older.) This past month I engaged in several discussions that served as painful illustrations of the reason we are currently, and forgive me if I’m stretching the metaphor, stuck in static orbit around the problem.

Baxter Recognized on The Civic 50 List for Focus on Volunteerism and Education


Baxter makes it a priority to give back to the community. Through a mix of financial contributions, product donations, grants and employee volunteer efforts, the company strives to make a meaningful impact in expanding access to healthcare, promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education, and addressing other critical local needs.

Keep America Beautiful Appoints Jennifer M. Jehn as President and CEO

Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s leading nonprofit that builds and sustains vibrant communities, today announced the appointment of Jennifer M. Jehn to lead the organization as its new president and CEO, beginning in January.

Keep America Beautiful Launches Community Paint Donation Program through Support from Dow

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STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Dow (NYSE: DOW) today announced the launch of the KAB Community Paint Donation Program, which will award donated paint to communities throughout the country.

These merit-based grants have been developed to support KAB affiliates’ efforts to build and sustain vibrant communities at a local level. Grant awards will be used to purchase paint that features innovative raw materials provided by Dow Coating Materials.

2014 VolunteerMatch Client Summit to Be Held September 18-19, 2014, in Detroit

General Motors to host the event at its world headquarters
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, December 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The 2014 VolunteerMatch Client Summit will be held on September 18-19, 2014, and will be hosted by General Motors at the company’s world headquarters in Detroit.

Boeing Awards $250,000 to Chicago Nonprofits

Grants support ongoing engagement, innovation in education, arts and culture, civic, environment and health and human services
Press Release

CHICAGO, Dec. 10, 2013 /3BL Media / -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] will make five $50,000 grants to Chicago-area leaders as part of its annual Game Changer Awards, which recognize individuals who have created innovative programs and initiatives to benefit Chicago communities. The grants will fund each organization's ongoing work.


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