CSR News

Sustainability Reporting 101 - Part 1

Blog from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Aug 9, 2012 8:15 PM ET

Sadly, most American companies do not produce sustainability (or responsibility) reports. In fact, a recent study of sustainability reporting by the US Conference Board, Bloomberg, and the Global Reporting Initiative shows that only a tenth of the 1000 largest U.S. publicly listed companies effectively disclose sustainability data.

Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program Returns

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Aug 9, 2012 4:00 PM ET

Imagine a child has a tumor that requires travel across the country each year for treatment. The parents declared bankruptcy, lost their home, and their car. How do they afford travel?

For a woman from Lexington, KY, air time is more than just a flight to St. Louis where she can receive treatment at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Air time is a second chance at life, despite multiple lung transplants.

Two children traveling to be fitted for leg braces find hope and relief from Denver Employees willing to go above and beyond to make their trips as comfortable as possible.

Airline Continues Providing Much-Needed Travel Assistance of More Than $2.4 Million in 2012

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Aug 9, 2012 3:15 PM ET

DALLAS, Aug. 9, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced a call for applications from hospitals and medical transportation charities across the nation to participate in the carrier's 2013 Medical Transportation Grant Program.

Resource efficiency, sustainable construction, biofuels, and more sessions on schedule

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Aug 9, 2012 2:30 PM ET

(3BL Media) August 9, 2012 - Household products maker SC Johnson, consumer goods and agricultural cooperative Ocean Spray Cranberries and small-engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton are among the companies set to address Focal Point 2012: Capitalizing on Sustainable Technology.

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Aug 9, 2012 2:30 PM 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.

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Aug 9, 2012 2:00 PM ET

(3BL Media) Denver, CO - August 9, 2012 - With her polka-dot pinwheel spinning in the wind, Amy Schiebel propelled the National Bike Challenge past 10 million miles this morning. Riding three miles to work on her Electra cruiser, the Denver resident logged the trip that pushed the national initiative past its goal -- three weeks before the end of the online competition.

Article from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Aug 9, 2012 2:00 PM ET
  • Contributed more than $9.1 million in cash and product donations
  • Set a new giving record of more than $2 million to the United Way
  • Celebrated the More Than Three Decades of Hershey’s Track & Field Games
  • Contributed nearly 10,000 employee volunteer hours to deserving causes

Southwest Airlines Mechanics Donate Time to Build Playhouse Benefitting CASA Parade of Playhouses

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Aug 9, 2012 12:50 PM ET

By: Dale Dixon

This is a guest post from Dale Dixon, a Southwest Airlines Mechanic who has contributed to the CASA Parade of Playhouses for the past three years.

As a Southwest Airlines Mechanic, I spend my days working on Southwest’s all-Boeing 737 fleet.  Three years ago, I was given the opportunity to roll up my sleeves to work on a completely different kind of project—a project that would require many hours off the clock, creativity, and most of all, a passion for making a difference in a child’s life.

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Aug 9, 2012 11:00 AM ET
It’s no secret that going green is all the rage these days.  In fact, being eco-friendly is more popular and well accepted now than ever before in history. The thing is, eco awareness is gaining momentum, but not everybody knows exactly how to take the concept of going green and how to break it down into their day to day habits.  

Blog from in Finance & Investment
Aug 9, 2012 11:00 AM ET


At Cisco, our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy centers on a simple question: How can we use the power of the Internet to benefit individuals and communities? More often than not, the answer involves collaborating with other organizations-- nonprofits, government agencies, or healthcare facilities, for example--to multiply the impact technology can have.

Jack McArtney on the importance of technology training for advocates that help domestic violence survivors

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Aug 9, 2012 9:30 AM ET

Jack McArtney is Director of Corporate and Community Responsibility for Verizon. He works with parents, educators, service providers, application developers and industry leaders to foster responsible use of Verizon's mobile and broadband networks.

Last Monday I spoke at a conference for the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Their Safety Net “Training of Trainers” event marks its 10th year, so I was happy to join the celebration – and I brought a robot to help. 

Sappi Engages Local Communities on Sustainability

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Aug 8, 2012 5:50 PM ET

(3BL Media) Boston, MA - August 8, 2012 – Sappi Fine Paper North America today announced it will be hosting the first annual 2012 Green Community Day, a fun, informative and activity-packed day held on August 11, 2012 at the Sappi Westbrook paper mill. Aimed at educating local residents on how they can positively impact the environment, Sappi’s Green Community Day will invite the community to participate in hands-on activities and interactive displays for the entire family.

Press Release from in Health and Wellness
Aug 8, 2012 4:45 PM ET

(3BL Media) August 8, 2012 - Kaiser Permanente 2011 Community Benefit Annual Report is now available. The report, titled “Deeper & Stronger,” underscores how our commitment to total health continues to grow by reinforcing Kaiser Permanente’s mission to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

Blog from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Aug 8, 2012 3:45 PM ET

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