The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.
Working to help alleviate the global social and economic burden of noncommunicable diseases
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes and heart conditions, are surpassing communicable diseases as the world's primary health concern. Eighty percent of people dying from NCDs -- 36 million in 2008 -- live in low- to middle-income countries without sufficient access to care. As a leader in the treatment of chronic diseases, Medtronic is committed to leveraging its people, products and philanthropy to combat this growing global social and economic burden.
The statement outlines the company's commitment to sustainability across the organisation.
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) July 8, 2011 - Sightsavers is pleased to announce its first sustainability statement, which outlines its commitment to sustainability across the organisation. The statement can be accessed at http://www.reportalert.info/ra/profiles/Sightsavers/2011/?ID=39601.
Highlights from RSF Social Finance
We are pleased to announce the publication of the 2010 RSF Social Finance Annual Report. After taking a look at our year in review, check out what we've been up to in the past month - our most recent quarterly pricing meeting and celebratory dinner at Summerfield Waldorf School, RSF is named one of the Inaugural ImpactAssets 50, and HAPPYBABY is awarded Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Also, save the date for the upcoming Rudolf Steiner Festival, being held on September 25th in San Francisco!
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) NEW YORK - July 7, 2011 - Anvil Knitwear today announced that Heather Stefani has joined the sportswear company as Executive Vice President of Marketing, directly reporting to President and CEO Anthony Corsano. In her new leadership role, Ms. Stefani will be responsible for directing Anvil's corporate and product marketing programs, building overall brand awareness, and managing communications and promotional activities.
In May 2011, Media Impact announced the official launch of its Entertainment-Education Fellows program established in association with the Social Justice Initiative in the Department of Communication at the University of Texas at El Paso. This program aims to provide communications students with hands-on experience while assisting in the development and implementation of Entertainment-Education programs.
Volcom's Director of Sustainability asks consumers to keep unwanted clothes and shoes out of the landfills!
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) DETROIT – July 7, 2011 - General Motors’ efforts to eliminate the shipment of plant waste to landfills is spreading to its non-manufacturing sites, 10 of which now reuse, recycle or convert to energy all waste from normal operations.
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) BRAMPTON, ON – July 7, 2011 – Increasing the number and availability of responsibly sourced seafood and products with seafood ingredients, consumer education and industry collaboration are the key drivers behind ensuring that Loblaw Companies Limited will achieve 100 per cent sustainable seafood by year-end 2013. Today the Company provides its annual sustainable seafood progress report and outlines its goals for the next 12 months.
Fundación Banorte cumpliendo con su objetivo de apoyar el fortalecimiento institucional de las Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil (OSC’s), en alianza con “Save the Children” México presenta el programa “Impacto Social Evaluación de Proyectos Sociales” en el que participarán 40 representantes de instituciones filantrópicas mexicanas.
The Banorte Foundation, fulfilling its objective of supporting the institutional strength of Civil Society Organizations (NGO’s), in alliance with “Save the Children” Mexico, presented the program called “Social Impact: Assessment of Social Projects”, with the participation of 40 representatives from Mexican philanthropic organizations.
Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Calgary, Alberta (July 7, 2011) – Encana Corporation has published its 2010 corporate responsibility report outlining its environmental, social and safety performance for the year. The report describes the company’s activities in the areas of corporate governance, human resources, health and safety, environment, engagement and community investment and is available online at www.encana.com/cr2010.
Not all sustainability terms are understood equally
An interesting shift happened in 2010: consumer awareness of the term “carbon footprint” surpassed that of “renewable power” (according to Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)’s 2010 LOHAS Consumer Trends Database, and based on a nationally representative survey of 4,000 U.S. general population adults). We think this is significant because renewable power has been talked about for decades. Perhaps this is just the reason that consumers have latched onto the new kid in town.
The report explains four strategic priorities and describes the key initiatives and partnerships underway to address them.
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) July 7, 2011 - Building locally, winning sustainably
SABMiller has published its 2011 Sustainable Development Report online at http://www.reportalert.info/ra/profiles/SABMiller/2011/?ID=39253.