CSR News

Press Release from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Oct 24, 2012 11:30 AM ET

Comprometidos en fortalecer el vínculo con nuestros grupos de interés, lo invitamos a consultar y dar su opinión respecto a nuestra Comunicación sobre el Progreso al Pacto Mundial de las Naciones Unidas y el Informe Anual 2011 en su versión interactiva.  

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Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Oct 24, 2012 11:00 AM ET

Overview: Social media accounts are now what email accounts were in 1997: simultaneously ubiquitous and cool, providing free channels of communication to virtually everyone with access to the internet. With budgets shrinking, the public sector has turned to social media in the hopes of achieving important communication goals with less money. Incite studied public health departments (PHDs) across the nation to understand the time and resources they invest in social media platforms and compiled five social media strategy best practices for public health departments to consider and adopt.

Ranking at 122 up from 157 and third most highly rated U.S. Hotel & Restaurant Company

Press Release from in Environment
Oct 24, 2012 10:15 AM ET

LAS VEGAS, October 24, 2012 /3BL Media/ - For the third consecutive year, MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has been listed among Newsweek Magazine’s 500 most environmentally responsible companies in the United States—moving up 35 places to 122—and also as the highest ranking company in the casino resort industry.

The company also ranked as the third most highly rated U.S. Hotel & Restaurant Companies.

Press Release from in Environment
Oct 24, 2012 9:45 AM ET

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 24, 2012 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ -  On Thursday, October 25th, 2012, Mars will be featured at two prominent conferences on both sides of the globe, addressing international audiences on the role of business in securing a sustainable future.

Press Release from in Healthcare Institutional News
Oct 24, 2012 8:00 AM ET

Miles for Smiles, the mobile dental clinic of Kids in Need of Dentistry, has received support from New Image Dental Implant Center through CBS Eco Media’s WellnessAd program. The funding will allow the mobile dental clinic to serve 350 underserved students at a Denver elementary school during a weeklong tour.

Press Release from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Oct 24, 2012 7:45 AM ET

TORONTO, October 24, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Recently, 3BL Media attended the Canadian GRI conference at the Toronto Stock Exchange and had the opportunity to interview Michael Jantzi, CEO of Sustainalytics and discuss the latest trends in sustainability reporting and ESG disclosure in the USA and internationally.

Press Release from in Alternative Energy
Oct 24, 2012 7:30 AM ET

FedEx has broken ground for a large solar installation at its Newark, New Jersey facility. The project will cover 3.5 acres, and will supply 15 percent of the facility’s power needs at a lower cost than the energy currently provided from the grid.

PG&E Commits $300,000 to Fund Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Community Building Restoration Projects, Including the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA in San Francisco

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Oct 24, 2012 7:15 AM ET

SAN FRANSISCO, October 24, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Habitat for Humanity announced a new program today that will help bring the utility’s talent, technology and resources to help revive neighborhoods in need in San Francisco, the East Bay and Bakersfield. The program will provide funding and expertise towards weatherization, energy efficiency retrofits and employee volunteer support of neighborhood improvement projects.

Blueprint summarizes waste-reduction strategies and global landfill-free program

Press Release from in Environment
Oct 24, 2012 7:00 AM ET

DETROIT, October 24, 2012 /3BL Media/ -  General Motors is offering a downloadable blueprint that summarizes its process for making its plants and facilities landfill-free, meaning all production waste generated is reused, recycled or used to create energy. The document is intended to help companies of all sizes and industries reduce waste and create efficiencies.

Investors Managing $800 Billion in Assets Cite Broad Economic Benefits of Production Tax Credit

Press Release from in Energy
Oct 24, 2012 5:30 AM ET

BOSTON, October 24, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Two dozen investors with more than $800 billion in assets under management today called for an immediate extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for renewable power. In a letter delivered to Congressional leaders, investors noted that this critical tax credit creates broad economic benefits, both for wind power producers and their suppliers across the nation. Several of these investors will meet with Congressional staff tomorrow to discuss their support for the credit.

Blog from in Business & Trade
Oct 24, 2012 5:30 AM ET

Recently, I spoke on an online dialogue about corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Canada and had an audience member asked me about how business’ CSR investments will be affected by the economic downturn.  This great question is one that numerous professionals are concerned with as they move into budget season…

Zumasys Continues Investments in Employee-First Culture

Press Release from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Oct 24, 2012 4:30 AM ET

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 24, 2012 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ -- Zumasys, a leading provider of cloud computing and infrastructure solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, has announced its pledge to donate 1% of its 2012 revenue to nonprofit organizations.

Zumasys expects revenues in excess of $20M in 2012, and 1% of this will be given away to organizations selected and voted on by Zumasys' employees in December.* The company has also set a goal of generating $1M in total donations by 2016.

Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Oct 23, 2012 5:15 PM ET

When it comes to corporate social responsibility, aspirational mission statements are not enough – consumers and other stakeholders demand proof of progress. The 2012 Cone Communications Corporate Social Return Trend Tracker finds that 84 percent of Americans hold companies accountable for producing and communicating the results of CSR commitments.

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Oct 23, 2012 2:45 PM ET

Fourteen key sustainability challenges have been tracked for the last 20 years by Business for Social Responsibility in its BSR/Globescan State of Sustainable Business Poll 2012. The survey outlines priorities for the year ahead, the challenges of climate change, and progress on integrating financial and sustainability data in business reporting. The poll surveyed more than 500 business leaders from BSR’s global network of 300 companies.

Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Oct 23, 2012 2:30 PM ET

Social media innovation waits for no man or woman. Just when you think you’ve got your head around Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, up pop a host of cool new tools and platforms to tantalise and befuddle (often at the same time) sustainability communicators.