CSR News

Press Release from in Health and Wellness
Aug 21, 2017 9:20 AM ET
  • Compound has potential to be a game-changer in malaria elimination, rapidly clearing malaria infection, including resistant strains, and blocking parasite transmission

  • KAF156 is first compound from the imidazolopiperazines, a novel class of antimalarials, to enter phase IIb combination studies

  • Clinical trial has started early August in adults with malaria and is planned to expand to adolescents and children in a total of nine countries in Africa and Asia

Article from in Human Resources
Aug 21, 2017 9:15 AM ET

Last week, JetBlue sponsored the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Annual Conference and Career Expo held in Orlando. JetBlue has worked with OBAP for several years to help diversify the aviation industry and provide access to those from traditionally under-represented communities to the variety of careers within the industry.  

“There’s responsibility in being the first and being a part of history.”

42 Buildings Will Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy to Create Major Environmental Impact

Press Release from in Energy
Aug 21, 2017 9:00 AM ET

FORT WORTH, Texas, August 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sundance Square, a 35-block mixed-use development in downtown Fort Worth, announced today it has extended its nine-year relationship with Green Mountain Energy for another seven years to provide renewable energy for all of its 42 buildings. This decision reinforces Sundance Square’s commitment to cleaner electricity and increases the amount of renewable energy used at the development from 50 percent to 100 percent.

“Nestlé is there to support you as you support your family.”

Blog from in Business & Trade
Aug 21, 2017 9:00 AM ET

by Randall, Quality Supervisor and Facility Hygienist at Nestlé

I’ve been married for five years, and I’m now a father of a an almost-three-year old son and an eight-month old son. I always wanted to work with a company that understands work-life balance — one of the reasons I came to work for Nestlé is because when I was researching companies, I always saw that they take care of their employees. That was the company I wanted to work for. It’s great to feel like it’s not just you and a keyboard, Nestlé is there to support you as you support your family.

by Claudine Galloway

Blog from in Philanthropy
Aug 21, 2017 8:45 AM ET

Food waste is prevalent across the globe, but have you ever thought about how much waste might be happening on college campuses?

Americans waste 40 percent of the food that’s produced. And the average college student generates 142 pounds of food waste every year.

These statistics are staggering when nearly 15 percent in the U.S., or 47 million people, live below the poverty line.

Here’s the good news:

by Jigar Shah

Blog from in Sustainable Development Goals
Aug 21, 2017 8:25 AM ET

When we think about the things we take for granted, one of the most common is access to basic energy. Turning on a lamp so you can teach your children how to read, watching the evening news, or working into the night on your computer are all basic acts that most of us don’t even consider to be a privilege. Over 500 million people have a mobile phone without a place to charge it at home – a basic convenience needed to conduct commerce.

People are the foundation of our success, and we strive to create a work environment that will enable our Team Members to fulfill our commitment to excellence and realize their personal aspirations.

Multimedia with summary from in Human Resources
Aug 21, 2017 8:25 AM ET

Las Vegas Sands is focused on promoting a positive working environment for our Team Members by delivering outstanding benefits and quality health and safety practices, creating a culture of excellence and providing an array of advancement opportunities through professional development and education. We maintain a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion by recruiting, training and developing individuals of all experiences, ages, cultural and racial backgrounds, and religious beliefs.

by Tom Wadlow

Article from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Aug 21, 2017 8:20 AM ET

Global food trading giant Cargill has reported on progress towards various CSR goals after posting enormous revenues for 2017.

Building on strong earnings in the latest fiscal year, which saw the company turn over $109bn, Cargill is working to continue growing its business and corporate responsibility impact.

"We are proud of the momentum we have generated this year and look forward to continued progress as we help build the food system of the future," said Chairman and CEO David MacLennan and Executive Vice President and CFO Marcel Smits in the annual report.

Multimedia with summary from in Philanthropy
Aug 21, 2017 8:05 AM ET

In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Steve MacLaughlin (@smaclaughlin),Vice President of Data and Analytics at Blackbaud. Steve reviews the dramatic increase in the use of data in recent years, examining how it has changed his work as technology continues to evolve. Steve explains how data has transformed the environment for social good by removing guesswork and promoting prescriptive analytics.

Blog from in Environment
Aug 21, 2017 8:00 AM ET

Guest post by Phil Charlton, Ph.D. Executive Director, Utility Arborist Association.

North America depends on electricity and gas. Admittedly, I get my energy from caffeine but I depend on electricity to make the coffee. My house is heated with gas. I depend on streetlights and stop lights, both of which depend on electricity. Our jobs, factories, and every other part of life are possible because of the electric and gas infrastructure that supplies our homes and businesses. 

Discussing career growth and workplace dedication with Tetra Tech’s Jeannelle Blanchard

Blog from in Sustainable Development Goals
Aug 21, 2017 8:00 AM ET

Tetra Tech’s Sabrina Daley, International Development Services intern, is writing a series of blog posts about learning from women at Tetra Tech who are leading significant international development projects. In this post, she introduces our Jeannelle Blanchard, Chief of Party for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Powering Agriculture Support Task Order project. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Multimedia with summary from in Environment
Aug 21, 2017 8:00 AM ET

Since 2008, Xylem Watermark has been committed to Disaster Relief and Risk Reduction and has worked with global nonprofit partner, Mercy Corps, to complete 28 water projects in 19 countries to deliver clean water and rebuild water infrastructure in the aftermath of water-related emergencies, as well as to secure water in vulnerable regions around the world through community engagement, disaster preparedness training, and water infrastructure monitoring and analysis.

Blog from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Aug 21, 2017 8:00 AM ET

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is quieter, naturally.

Designers of the all-new minivan used a soy-based foam to keep noise from entering the passenger cabin of the Pacifica.

The plant-based foam blocks unwanted noise from entering the vehicle cabin while also saving on the overall weight of the minivan. The soy foam has a lower density than conventional acoustic material and weighs less.

Blog from in Philanthropy
Aug 21, 2017 7:15 AM ET

20th Century Fox Television has donated $25,000 worth of sports equipment to Sylmar Independent Baseball League, Inc. (SIBL), a nonprofit youth baseball and softball league serving communities in Los Angeles.

Article from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Aug 21, 2017 4:00 AM ET

Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. The company’s mineral resources are the building blocks of infrastructure and critical elements of progress for the modern world. Freeport-McMoRan believes responsible management and strong partnerships create value and contribute to sustainable development.