Reporting, Ratings & Rankings CSR News

Moral Outrage


By Carol Pierson Holding

Last week, at Seattle’s Newground Social Investment holiday party, the firm’s Founder Bruce Herbert, a leader in SRI, gave a toast in which he applauded Bill McKibben’s leadership in fossil fuel divestiture. Herbert asked the crowd to support McKibben’s efforts, both in attending events (Herbert attended McKibben’s “Do The Math” divestiture launch) and in our investment practices.

Simon Zadek: Heading over the Carbon Cliff


We are heading for the edge of the carbon cliff, a far more scary prospect than any fiscal cliff we might imagine or create. And like lemmings, that curious small rodent that migrates in large herds and periodically suffers catastrophic population collapse as they, in hysterical error, cascade over cliff edges, we are rushing towards the precipice with behavioral abandon.

Profits and CSR Closely Linked: Report


A global survey of corporate social responsibility executives within the Fortune 1000 organisations has revealed that profits and CSR are closely linked, and many businesses evaluate the relationship between these two variables when developing strategy.

Number of Companies in S&P 500® and Fortune 500® Reporting on Sustainability More Than Doubles From Previous Year, According to New Analysis by Governance & Accountability Institute

Press Release

NEW YORK, December 17, 2011 /3BL Media/ - The rise in ESG / CSR / Sustainability reporting among U.S. companies in the S&P500 Index® and the Fortune 500® resulted in a dramatic increase from 2010 to 2011, according to an analysis released today by Governance & Accountability Institute.

CSRHub Rides the Data Wave to 5 Year Anniversary!


By Bahar Gidwani

CSRHub marked the fifth anniversary since our founding. It’s a remarkable milestone, and we feel we have accomplished more than anyone thought possible when we first formed our company.

The True Cost of Fashion


Here at Prove Your Purpose, we've been keeping an eye on CSR in the fashion industry. To continue our examination of the issue, we're thrilled to bring you a guest post from Amelia Brandt of Cone Communications' Sustainable Business Practice.

CSRHub and Target Rock Announce Data and Research Distribution Partnership

Press Release

CSRHub LLC and Target Rock Advisors, LLC today announced the launch of a partnership through which they will provide the analysis and publication of sustainability performance data and reports for the U.S. energy utilities industry. The partnership marries CSRHub’s Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) data platform with Target Rock’s energy sustainability and utilities industry expertise.

Climate Counts Releases its 2012 Scorecard


By Karen Dam and Bahar Gidwani

Our friends at Climate Counts have just released their 2012 Scorecard.  It is the sixth time they have carefully reviewed the climate and environmental performance of a number of leading corporations—they scored 146 companies this year (up from 136 last year) on a number of different climate-related measures.

Overall Giving Increases, Digital Giving Index Update


By Kate Olsen

Since 2010, Network for Good has been tracking digital philanthropy across several distinct channels including: individual charity websites, charity portals, and social giving (peer-to-peer) websites and applications. 


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