CSR News

Newsletter from in Environment
Aug 16, 2017 2:45 PM ET

RayDay Promises Fun for the Whole Family

RayDay 2017 promises to be the best ever with several new exhibitors, additional booths in the kids’ area, and all of the great things that have become traditions through five years of fun together. 
RayDay will continue to be a zero food waste event this year, and all kinds of yummy cuisine will be available once again from the Food Movement trucks, the Sweetwater van, sustainable wine choices, and in keeping with its ov

GM exceeded its Better Buildings Challenge by reducing water intensity by 28 percent. Here are a few tips to secure similar results.

Blog from in Green Building
Aug 16, 2017 2:15 PM ET

GM exceeded its Better Buildings Challenge by reducing water intensity by 28 percent. Here are a few tips to secure similar results.

General Motors joined the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings partnership, a group of more than 900 organizations aiming to become 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade and setting goals to develop strategies to conserve resources. Participating companies committed to cumulatively save $3.1 billion and 3.47 million metric tons of CO2.

Multimedia with summary from in Energy
Aug 16, 2017 1:55 PM ET

At Republic Services’ Hickory Ridge Landfill near Atlanta, GA, solar panels were installed to generate clean electricity and provide a reuse of the landfill. This award-winning project, which sits on 48-acres and is one of the largest solar energy-generating facilities in the state of Georgia, converts sunlight into a clean, renewable energy resource for the local community, including landfill gas and solar electric power.

In this issue: MetLife & Lean Management; Adobe & Human Centered Design; VMware Foundation & Tech

Newsletter from in Business & Trade
Aug 16, 2017 1:45 PM ET

When Taproot got its start as an organization in 2001, we used to say "Pro bono isn't just for lawyers."  We were determined to prove that we could power the nonprofit sector with other forms of corporate expertise, like pro bono marketing, strategy, finance, design, and HR. 

Multimedia with summary from in Environment
Aug 16, 2017 1:00 PM ET

Between impending nuclear annihilation and the President of the United States seeming to endorse white supremacists, you may have missed the dismantling of the Environmental Protection Agency. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Brendan O’Connor, a reporter for Gizmodo Media who has recently written an extensive piece chronicling the evangelical community and the elements behind the movement’s embrace of climate change denialism – and the politicians, oil companies and think tanks connected to it all.

Diverse group of community leaders will provide partnership and accountability for $16.5 billion National Community Benefits Plan

Press Release from in Business & Trade
Aug 16, 2017 1:00 PM ET

CLEVELAND, August 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – KeyBank today announced it formalized a National Advisory Council as part of its $16.5 billion National Community Benefits Plan. The council, which includes a diverse group of community leaders from across KeyBank’s markets, will help oversee KeyBank’s plans to provide transformational and meaningful community investment.

Article from in Environment
Aug 16, 2017 12:45 PM ET

Objectives for developing alternative water supplies to increase availability and improve water system resilience continue as top priorities for resource stakeholders.

Article from in Energy
Aug 16, 2017 12:00 PM ET

The energy grid is the backbone of the new digital economy. That’s why Duke Energy is investing $25 billion to modernize it.

A smart grid offers many advancements: Smart meters give you control over how and when you use energy, and how much you spend; self-healing networks make power outages shorter and increasingly rare; and we can generate more energy from renewable sources, delivering cleaner energy to your neighborhood.

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Aug 16, 2017 11:40 AM ET

We all have causes we're passionate about supporting and want to truly make a difference in the community. How does your company stack up though? When it comes to your company’s employee giving and engagement programs, are you considered “CSR Explorers,” “All-pro Humanitarians,” or “Hall of fame world changers”?

See how you stack up to other companies! Click here.

Qualcomm's Transformative Technology Improves Lives Around the Globe

Blog from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Aug 16, 2017 11:10 AM ET

We take pride in innovating for the greater good. Our products are helping to empower people and enhance the quality of life around the globe. They’re enabling economic development, “smart” urban infrastructure, efficient transportation, cost-efficient health care and more.

Blog from in Sustainable Development Goals
Aug 16, 2017 11:00 AM ET

For Pfizer, Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being, is inextricably linked to our belief that every individual deserves to lead a long, healthy and productive life. Good health is fundamental to advancing all of the 17 SDGs, each of which is connected to advances in public health.

Blog from in Awards and Recognition
Aug 16, 2017 10:05 AM ET

CSRHub is pleased to release the third e-Book in the new series, How to Improve Your CSR Score, sponsored by Triple Pundit. “Telling Your Story... Is more disclosure better disclosure?" is now available for download.

Here is a taste of Book 3 of the series:

How to eradicate poverty and promote prosperity in a changing world?

Article from in Sustainable Development Goals
Aug 16, 2017 10:00 AM ET

On 17 and 18 July, high-level representatives from United Nations member states, inter-governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, gathered in New York to discuss how to ‘eradicate poverty and promote prosperity in a changing world’.

Multimedia with summary from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Aug 16, 2017 10:00 AM ET
Erb Institute, faculty member, Tom Lyon along with A. Wren Montgomery and Kimberly S. Wolske, have recently completed research which considers differences between Millennial’s perceptions of automotive ownership versus prior generations and whether Millennials are exhibiting significantly different driving behaviors and attitudes. Interestingly, “changing emotional connections to and meanings around driving and ownership, and utility perceptions around vehicles” may be indicative of a general lack of interest by this generation, or more simply, ‘meh’.

Article from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Aug 16, 2017 10:00 AM ET

Imagine growing up in foster care and never being adopted. You start your life as an 18 year old on your own and build a family of your own. What’s the next step? For Nichole, it was adopting an older child from foster care to ensure that he had the love and support as an adult that she didn’t have.