CSR News

By Sherly Diaz

Article from in Environment
Apr 20, 2018 8:45 AM ET

The US State Department launched the ‘Power to Grow’ challenge, promoted by La Red de Innovación e Impacto, with the goal to support different micro enterprises in Central America.

The US State Department, the World Environment Center (WEC), Le Groupe-conseil baastel Itée (Baastel) and RioSlum Studio announced the launching of the challenge and its application deadline, seto for April 27th.


Proceeds to help preserve clean air & water, open spaces, public lands, and healthy communities.

Blog from in Environment
Apr 20, 2018 8:25 AM ET

In celebration of Earth Month this April, eBay for Charity has partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a non-profit organization that is working to safeguard the earth, on a campaign with an incredible selection of inventory and experiences that will benefit our planet!


The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Garden Stories Video Series

Multimedia with summary from in Education
Apr 20, 2018 8:15 AM ET

Over the past eight years, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation has helped create 1,000 community gardens across America. We’ve seen firsthand how gardens transform communities, but even more so, people’s lives. Here’s the story of one of those gardens, the Cambridge Community Garden in Cambridge, New York.

View our full video series and learn more about community gardens that are transforming lives here.


Multimedia with summary from in Finance & Investment
Apr 20, 2018 8:05 AM ET

In 2017 over 4.8m people took action to protect themselves from online fraud as a result of our Digital Safety campaign.

The challenge: Inclusive financial systems are key to achieving economic and societal progress.

Our ambition: We are keen to play a leading role in increasing access to financial services. We are doing this in two ways: through the creation of targeted and accessible products and services, and by enhancing financial and digital skills.


Company’s achievements include surpassing 2020 carbon target and advancing Skills to Succeed initiative to equip people with skills for digital economy 

Article from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Apr 20, 2018 8:00 AM ET

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) released its 2017 Corporate Citizenship Report, which details the company’s goals and progress toward helping improve the way the world works and lives.
 


Multimedia with summary from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Apr 20, 2018 8:00 AM ET

Xylem’s site in Guelph, Ontario conducted a Walk for Water on April 10th as part of Xylem Watermark’s Make Your Mark 30 Day Challenge. Volunteers carried 4-liter jugs of water while walking a 5 km route to bring attention to the issues of water scarcity in many countries and to try to understand what millions of people around the world must do to obtain clean water for their families and homes. The walk ended at the Guelph Food Bank, where the volunteers donated their jugs of water.  

About Xylem Watermark


Transforming a former oilfield land treatment facility into a boreal forest for the benefit of the community

Article from in Environment
Apr 20, 2018 8:00 AM ET

Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) presented Tetra Tech (EBA) with an Environmental Award of Merit at the CEA Showcase Awards Gala, an event attended by more than 500 industry leaders in February 2017. The Showcase Awards recognize excellence in consulting engineering in Alberta and throughout the world. Tetra Tech received the Environmental Award of Merit for its work with Newalta Corporation to design a closure approach for a former oilfield waste land treatment facility south of Drayton Valley, Alberta.


Seattle Pacific University, Sodexo and Puget Sound Food Hub Farmers Cooperative give students a taste of new locally-sourced menu items

Press Release from in Environment
Apr 19, 2018 6:00 PM ET

SEATTLE, April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of Earth Week 2018, Seattle Pacific University, the Puget Sound Food Hub and Sodexo, the university’s dining services partner, teamed up to launch its first-ever Farm to Table lunch event.  The event will give students a taste of new locally-sourced menu items and an opportunity to connect directly with Seattle-area farmers to learn first-hand about the menu’s ingredients.


More than half the commitment will support transitioning to a low-carbon economy with rest to sustainable agriculture, recycling, conservation and other sustainable businesses; Company also commits to transparency and robust reporting

Press Release from in Finance & Investment
Apr 19, 2018 5:20 PM ET

April 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) today announced it will provide $200 billion in financing to sustainable businesses and projects by 2030, with more than 50 percent focused on clean technology and renewable energy transactions that directly support the transition to a low-carbon economy.  The company also detailed its commitment to transparency in its methodology for accounting, project inclusion, and the carbon intensity of its credit portfolio


New initiative will support national, regional, and local governments working to reduce reliance on coal power

Press Release from in Energy
Apr 19, 2018 4:30 PM ET

April 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - On April 9, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Powering Past Coal Alliance announced a new partnership to develop research and case studies in support of national, regional, and local governments around the world who have committed to or are considering phasing out coal from their energy portfolios.


Blog from in Education
Apr 19, 2018 3:20 PM ET

By Dacia Jones, Professional Development Specialist at Discovery Education

The need to prepare students for the future of work is now imperative. To address essential 21st century skills in our nation’s K-12 school system, educators are turning toward a new framework for problem-solving: computational thinking.


Blog from in Human Resources
Apr 19, 2018 2:50 PM ET

You may be staring right at a $300 billion auto service and repair market opportunity, but not seeing it at all: women. Your competitors are starting to take note, though, which means either you do the same, or you give away your share of what is now an essential source of auto shop revenue.

Pep Boys, for instance, has retooled 800 locations with new amenities, and a renewed emphasis on service and transparency, partly due to what women demand. Their CEO puts it this way: “Women have different, and higher, expectations.”


Press Release from in Awards and Recognition
Apr 19, 2018 2:00 PM ET

WASHINGTON, DC, April 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, in collaboration with its partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), has named Bristol-Myers Squibb to its annual Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all communities for a third consecutive year. 


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