CSR News

Press Release from in Sustainable Development Goals
Jun 20, 2018 11:55 AM ET
  • A recognition of Schneider Electric’s long-term commitment to sustainability
  • Through its Schneider Sustainability Impact, the Group contributes actively to UN Sustainable Development Goals

By Dalila Wilson-Scott

Blog from in Awards and Recognition
Jun 20, 2018 11:25 AM ET

Today, we are proud to be recognized for the fifth straight year as one of the country’s most community-minded companies by The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The Civic 50 highlights public and private companies that have demonstrated leadership in both their investment, as well as their measurable impact in communities across the United States.

My Special Aflac Duck is the latest addition to the company's ongoing Aflac Childhood Cancer Campaign

Multimedia with summary from in Health and Wellness
Jun 20, 2018 10:20 AM ET

Since 1995, Aflac employees, agents and The Aflac Foundation, Inc., have donated more than $125 million toward pediatric cancer research and treatment. We are committed to helping make a difference in the lives of children facing cancer across the country, because every child deserves a lifetime.

RBA Compass Awards to Recognize CSR Leadership, Innovation and Implementation

Press Release from in Awards and Recognition
Jun 20, 2018 10:15 AM ET

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the launch of its Compass Awards program and called for submissions from its members, their suppliers and factories. This awards program will recognize corporate social responsibility (CSR) excellence across three categories: Leadership, Innovation and Implementation.

Press Release from in Sustainable Development Goals
Jun 20, 2018 10:15 AM ET

NEW YORK, June 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The United Nations Global Compact is pleased to announce today new Members to its Board, appointed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Seven new Board Members have been appointed alongside remaining Members and the previously announced Vice-Chairs Bola Adesola and Paul Polman. The Secretary-General will continue in his role as Chair.

Article from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Jun 20, 2018 10:05 AM ET

KFC announced on Monday (Jun 18) that in an effort to reduce single-use plastics, it will no longer provide plastic caps and straws with drinks at its 84 outlets in Singapore starting on Wednesday.

It will, however, continue to offer plastic caps for takeaway drinks. 

In a press release, the fast-food chain said that the move - part of its No Straws Initiative - will see a reduction of 17.8 metric tonnes of single-use plastics in a year.

By Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP

Blog from in Business & Trade
Jun 20, 2018 9:45 AM ET

In “Short-Termism is Harming the US Economy,” Jamie Dimon and Warren Buffett argue that executives who target quarterly, short-term results often do so at the sacrifice of long-term strategy and results. This, in turn, harms the sustainable success of companies and the economy as a whole. We agree. As part of CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative, a coalition of long-term oriented companies and institutional investors, the call to action is clear: It is time for short-termism to end.

Multimedia with summary from in Finance & Investment
Jun 20, 2018 9:35 AM ET

As the global green bond market continues to see significant growth, it is also attracting a larger and wider issuer base. This growth reflects $155.5 billion in labeled green bonds, incorporated into a larger $895 billion universe of climate-aligned bonds that contribute to a low-carbon economy.

Use of green bond proceeds shows how issuers are raising capital to conserve energy and resources, transform transportation systems and protect water, land and forests.

Most Americans underestimate impact of global water crisis new research shows

Multimedia with summary from in Sustainable Development Goals
Jun 20, 2018 9:20 AM ET

Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) non-profit Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program and National Geographic have been raising awareness about the global water crisis.  Released in conjunction with World Water Day and a national survey, the documentary, titled “The Power of Clean Water,” follows the lives of three women and their families, providing a first-hand perspective on the daily challenges of accessing clean drinking water.

Reflections from Common Impact’s staff retreat

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Jun 20, 2018 9:15 AM ET

Last week, the Common Impact team gathered in our Brooklyn offices to connect as colleagues and plan for the work ahead of us. As a growing and geographically dispersed organization, it was the first time many of us had a chance to engage face-to-face in important conversations on the future of pro bono work, and it also provided an opportunity for the team to re-connect with our mission and each other. 

Article from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Jun 20, 2018 9:05 AM ET

by Maya Moore

Deloitte employees spent Friday out of the office, cleaning, organizing and applying fresh paint to the walls of classrooms and hallways at Covenant Preparatory School as part of their 19th annual Impact Day.

A team of 35 employees from Deloitte’s Hartford office were deployed to lend their efforts at Covenant Prep. As employees eagerly waited to apply a second coat of paint, Deloitte consulting manager Akhila Geethakumari said the work had given her a huge sense of satisfaction.

Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Jun 20, 2018 9:00 AM ET

In today’s increasingly complex world, businesses – and the visionary leaders behind them – are playing an important role in catalyzing the new, innovative and inclusive approaches needed to solve pressing global challenges and create more equitable, just and healthy communities.

Second annual competition designed to spark ideas for building a world free of barriers, stereotypes and discrimination

Press Release from in Philanthropy
Jun 20, 2018 9:00 AM ET

FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 20, 2018 / 3BL Media/ – No Barriers Youth and Wells Fargo announced the selection of 20 middle and high school educators to serve as project leaders for the second annual Global Impact Challenge, a diversity and inclusion competition designed to spark the best ideas from students for bu

Press Release from in Energy
Jun 20, 2018 9:00 AM ET

WINDSOR, Ontario, June 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - FCA’s Windsor Assembly Plant (WAP) has won a Canadian Industry Partnership for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) Leadership Award. The recognition comes for key Process and Technology Improvements from a plant initiative that resulted in an approximate 30 per cent annual energy savings of existing chilled water system and reduced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions equivalent to almost 21 homes’ energy use per annum.

Multimedia with summary from in Education
Jun 20, 2018 8:40 AM ET

Last year, The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo Las Vegas partnered with local non-profit conservation organization Green Our Planet to build six garden beds, equipped with drip irrigation lines, composter bins, and a garden shed, for a local elementary school. This May, the partnership expanded, and more than 600 Team Members came together to build an additional 12 gardens for various schools throughout Las Vegas.