CSR News

Capacity Commons Enables Organizations to Define and Manage Pro Bono Projects and Measure their Financial Value and Social Impact

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Jun 19, 2019 7:00 AM ET

ST. PAUL, Minn, June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ Common Impact, a national nonprofit that designs and implements skills-based volunteer programs, today launched Capacity Commons, a new online platform to accelerate the adoption of skilled volunteerism for social sector organizations.


Partnership’s leading-edge, digitally-enabled approach to water network management offers path to compliance with stringent new leakage reduction targets

Press Release from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Jun 19, 2019 5:30 AM ET

REDHILL, United Kingdom, June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Against a challenging backdrop of increased water scarcity and service resilience, water companies in England and Wales have been tasked with achieving on average a 15 percent reduction in leakage by 2025. The result is the most ambitious leakage programme in 20 years. Success will require leading-edge, digitally-enabled network management of the kind pioneered by a new partnership between Black & Veatch and Inflowmatix.


Article from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Jun 19, 2019 4:00 AM ET

June 19, 2019 — ON Semiconductor announces the release of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility report, marking the sixth year of this publication. As a testament to the company’s continued commitment to transparency, ON Semiconductor has advanced from incorporating the global reporting initiative (GRI) report core version to comprehensive version for the first time in their corporate social responsibility report.


Article from in Health and Wellness
Jun 19, 2019 1:00 AM ET

Every day, people endure the painful and life-threatening symptoms of sickle cell disease in the shadows because of fear, stigma,and isolation.1,2,3


Australia’s Largest Public Transport Project Awarded Project Certification

Press Release from in Green Building
Jun 18, 2019 6:00 PM ET
SYDNEY, June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ Metro station canopies and multi-story parking façades recently completed as part of the Sydney Metro Northwest project have been constructed with 100% responsibly sourced timber, according to certification body SCS Global Services (SCS).

The wood used at seven stations has been certified by SCS under Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and Responsible Wood (RW) Chain of Custody Project Standards, and one additional station has been certified with a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Partial Project Certificate.


Press Release from in Environment
Jun 18, 2019 4:45 PM ET

Twenty percent of the world's clean pumped water is lost due to leaking pipes, and current technology cannot detect leaks accurately enough or early enough to prevent either water loss or major infrastructure damage. Startup company Watchtower Robotics is tackling this problem creatively and effectively, and today was awarded the 2019 $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® for its efforts during the GreenBiz Circularity Conference. The prize is sponsored by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and awarded annually to the top team in the Biomimicry Launchpad, an accelerator focused on nature-inspired solutions to global challenges.


By: Michael R. Bloomberg

Article from in Environment
Jun 18, 2019 3:25 PM ET

Originally posted on bloomberg.com

The following is an adaptation of an address to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology class of 2019.

Fifty years ago next month, the Apollo 11 lunar module touched down on the moon. It’s fair to say the crew never would have gotten there without MIT.


What we learned and what's next for the pro bono movement

Multimedia with summary from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Jun 18, 2019 3:20 PM ET

How has the pro bono movement made an impact across sectors and around the globe? And how can we keep pushing the field forward? Pro bono experts from companies, nonprofits, and intermediary organizations all came together at the Global Pro Bono Summit—hosted by Taproot Foundation—to answer these questions and more.

Download the Global Pro Bono Summit Upshot to explore all that we learned, including:


Embed Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) Directly into Your Business Strategy and CSR Program; Scale Impact with Full-Scale Software and Service Solution

Blog from in Sustainable Development Goals
Jun 18, 2019 3:10 PM ET

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global blueprint for helping organizations navigate the significant environmental, social, and economic challenges our world faces. Since the 17 global goals were announced in 2015, 72% of companies have mentioned the Goals in their annual corporate or sustainability and impact reports, and 50% have identified priority SDGs.


Company close to reaching goals set in 2020Vision

Multimedia with summary from in Sustainable Development Goals
Jun 18, 2019 3:00 PM ET

At Sappi North America (SNA), we keep sustainability at the forefront of our operations. Together with the 2020Vision— Sappi’s global growth strategy—we use our sustainability goals program to set targets, initiate improvement actions, and monitor our commitment to progress. Our goals are reflective of the desires of our employees, customers, and investors.

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In 2017, for first year ever, zero-carbon sources lead power generation

Press Release from in Energy
Jun 18, 2019 2:50 PM ET

June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ The U.S. power sector continues transitioning away from coal and toward zero-carbon energy resources, as the largest electricity producers continue to reduce air pollutant emissions and their corresponding contributions to climate change, according to a new analysis released today. 


Blog from in Education
Jun 18, 2019 2:35 PM ET

This post was written by Sarah Hurd, Content Strategist for Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility marketing team.


Blog from in Energy
Jun 18, 2019 2:35 PM ET

London and New York, June 18, 2019 – Deep declines in wind, solar and battery technology costs will result in a grid nearly half-powered by the two fast-growing renewable energy sources by 2050, according to the latest projections from BloombergNEF (BNEF). In its New Energy Outlook 2019 (NEO), BNEF sees these technologies ensuring that – at least until 2030 – the power sector contributes its share toward keeping global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius.


Press Release from in Human Resources
Jun 18, 2019 2:00 PM ET

PASADENA, CA, June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ — OneWest Bank, CIT’s Southern California retail bank division, today announced it will be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural year of SaMo Pride taking place in Santa Monica throughout June.

OneWest Bank will also support OC Pride in Orange County as a platinum sponsor this year.


by Michael Fieldhouse

Article from in Human Resources
Jun 18, 2019 2:00 PM ET

Editor's Note: Stuart Meadley and Alex Stock contributed to this report. This article series is sponsored by DXC Technology and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Our society and economy are built on connections and relationships. Digital technology provides the possibility of a truly inclusive society, supporting the greatest number of participants, with services and quality of life never before possible.


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