CSR News

ARAMARK Building Community Opportunity Zone will encourage healthy lifestyles for families in partnership with Neighborhood House, High Point Center

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Sep 13, 2012 4:45 AM ET

(3BL Media) Seattle, WA - September 13, 2012 - While the redevelopment of West Seattle’s High Point community has transformed it into a beautiful neighborhood, more than 75 percent of the residents live at or below the area median income. The average income for a family of four is less than $20,000 a year, and residents lack access to fresh, nutritious food, and suffer from higher-than-average nutrition- and obesity-related health issues.

Novo Nordisk sustains solid performance score in Carbon Disclosure Project rating.

Press Release from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Sep 13, 2012 4:10 AM ET

(3BL Media) September 13, 2012 - Novo Nordisk remained in the top 10 of healthcare companies in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Global 500 2012 report.  According to the report’s assessment, the company’s disclosure score reflects senior managements understanding of the business issues related to climate change and efforts to build climate related risks and opportunities into core business.

Ben Crane attended the "A Time for Giving" carnival on September 10, 2012 at Zurich Insurance's North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill.

Multimedia with summary from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Sep 12, 2012 2:10 PM ET

PGA TOUR golfer Ben Crane, dressed in attire indicative of golfers in 1912 to help Zurich Insurance celebrate its 100 year anniversary of insuring America, throws a ball at a target on a dunk tank during Zurich’s "A Time for Giving" carnival at the commercial insurer's North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., while Mark Knipfer, head of Operations Services (far left) and Zurich North America CEO Mike Foley look on.  "A Time for Giving" gives Zurich U.S.

HBS professors share their thoughts on energy development

Article from in Energy
Sep 12, 2012 1:20 PM ET

The challenges facing the global energy industry are more complex than ever before. Today’s companies must navigate not only heightened environmental concerns, but also uneven globalization, regulatory restrictions, investment risks, and other issues.

Multimedia with summary from in Energy
Sep 12, 2012 12:50 PM ET

As the weather cools off, many people focus on outdoor projects like planting a tree or building a fence, but often forget the hazard the underground power lines can pose. Luckily, there is an easy and free service to help. Before any digging project, protect yourself and don't forget to call 811 first to have your underground power lines marked.

AEP's short video and factsheet have all the details on this important and free service.



Blog from in Nutrition and Wll-being
Sep 12, 2012 12:00 PM ET

By Denise Sitarik, RN, Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc.

In her book Illness as Metaphor Susan Sontag wrote that “everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick…[and] sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.”

See How and Why Benevity & Community Health Charities Are Working Together

Multimedia with summary from in Health and Wellness
Sep 12, 2012 11:45 AM ET

Benevity announced today a new partnership with Community Health Charities of America to help businesses better engage and inform employees around health, wellness and community involvement. Watch the video to find out more about the benefits of our new partnership and why we teamed up. 

Blog from in Research and Policy
Sep 12, 2012 11:30 AM ET

By Katherine V. Smith
Executive Director
Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College

We all know the imperatives that are used to compel corporations to make social and environmental investments.  Whether talking about poverty, climate change, food security, or water scarcity – it is clear that we need solutions, and our need becomes more urgent each year.

Press Release from in Energy
Sep 12, 2012 11:15 AM ET

Clear Financial’s Solar21 Renewable-Energy Ireland fund has paid 25 million euros, about $31.4 million dollars, to buy solar power farms in Italy from AEG Power Solutions. The Irish hedge fund is in talks about buying more solar energy production for another 45 million euros, about $56.5 million dollars. Solar21 has 100 million euros, about $125.6 million dollars in assets, and targets 8.5 percent annual returns.

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Sep 12, 2012 10:40 AM ET

The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility 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.

The ING Unsung Heroes® Program Has Given Nearly $4 Million to Honor Innovation and Creativity Among the Nation’s Educators

Press Release from in Awards and Recognition
Sep 12, 2012 10:30 AM ET

(3BL Media) Windsor, CT - September 12, 2012 - ING U.S., a financial services company and leading provider of retirement plans and programs for educators, announced that Thi Bui, an art and computer teacher at Oakland International High School in Oakland, Calif., has received the third-place prize in the national 2012 ING Unsung Heroes® awards program. Through this program, ING U.S. awards grants to educators throughout the U.S. for innovative teaching ideas.

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Sep 12, 2012 10:15 AM ET

(3BL Media) September 12, 2012 - Community involvement professionals must be able to develop and execute effective measurement and evaluation processes as a tool for continuous program improvement. Like any other business managers, they need to identify goals and progress that shows a clear return on investment.

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Sep 12, 2012 9:45 AM ET

To celebrate innovations that have the potential to solve global problems, Intel® paired artists with high school students at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair® to create original pieces of art based on scientific breakthroughs.

Illustrators, graphic designers and sculptors collaborated with high school students from the fair to artistically bring their breakthroughs to life and increase scientific awareness across the globe.

Annual Competition Recognizes Communities that Make Youth Well-Being and Educational Achievement Top Priorities

Press Release from in Business & Trade
Sep 12, 2012 9:00 AM ET

(3BL Media) Washington, DC — September 12, 2012 — America’s Promise Alliance (America’s Promise) today announced the 2012 winners of the 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING. The competition spotlights communities that demonstrate a lasting commitment to, and cross sector support for, youth development through innovative programs and services in schools and throughout the community.