Top 7 CSR and Employee Volunteering Trends & Challenges

By Angela Parker

Corporate volunteering and giving programs promise inspiring global impacts, but the short-term can be wrought with challenges. One of those challenges is simply a sense that you’re out there on your own. The following list is not only intended to assure you that you’re in good company, it’s also meant to serve as an invitation to join a problem-solving session with like-minded companies in your area. Scroll to the end for more information.

SPF Americas Will Cover the Hottest Topics in EHS, Sustainability and Risk Technology

Conference Sessions will Highlight Mobility, Predictive Analytics and More

In less than two weeks 500+ attendees will gather in Chicago on September 25 & 26 to attend 50+ expert-led sessions. It will be the largest EH&S, Sustainability and Risk technology conference of the year and you can find out all about it on the SPF website.

Check out a few of the hottest sessions at SPF and then save your seat in the audience by registering today.

Boeing, Russell Athletic Give 787 Carbon Fiber New Life on Football Field

Russell Athletic shoulder pad system made with same high-performance carbon fiber as 787 Dreamliner
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August 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Russell Brands LLC announced that they are working together to incorporate excess carbon fiber from 787 Dreamliner production in Russell Athletic protective athletic gear.

The companies will expand an initial collaboration that puts 787 carbon fiber into Russell Athletic's new CarbonTek football shoulder pad system. Boeing and Russell Athletic see significant benefits in using aerospace-grade carbon fiber because the carbon filaments provide a high strength-to-weight ratio and greater durability.

Boeing Partners with South African Airways to Turn New Tobacco Plant into Jet Fuel

Hybrid tobacco from SkyNRG will make sustainable aviation biofuel, not cigarettes
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE:BA], South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG announced today they are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant. This initiative broadens cooperation between Boeing and SAA to develop renewable jet fuel in ways that support South Africa's goals for public health as well as economic and rural development.

Boeing to Keynote South by Southwest Eco Conference

Boeing Environmental Strategy Director Julie Felgar and Masdar Institute Bioenergy Research Director Alejandro Rios G. to discuss breakthrough research in sustainable biofuel for commercial aviation

Julie Felgar, Managing Director of Environmental Strategy and Integration, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Alejandro Rios G., Director of the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi will lead a dual keynote session at South by Southwest Eco (SXSW Eco), a conference connecting the urgency of global sustainability challenges with the opportunity for breakthrough s

Latest Boeing Innovation Video: High-speed test lab

Have a need for speed? Boeing is partnering with the Lotus F1 Team to challenge physics and put speed to the test.
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This is the latest video in Boeing's Innovation video series. See all of the videos at

Boeing recently launched the latest video - High Speed Test Lab - in its Innovation series highlighting the company's ingenuity and passion for developing innovations that help solve difficult, real-world problems.

Boeing Partnership to Preserve Thousands of Acres of Threatened Wetlands in South Carolina

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North Charleston, SC, July 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) received approval on Friday from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a comprehensive wetlands mitigation plan to preserve approximately 4,000 acres of land, including more than 2,000 acres of wetlands. The land is on three separate tracts near the Francis Marion National Forest in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Boeing Unveils Its First Space Taxi

Space, not just for astronauts
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Imagine flying in America's first space taxi, seeing Earth fade into the distance. Boeing is revolutionizing space travel and is one step closer to making it possible for you to experience previously what only astronauts could: space travel.

Boeing recently launched the latest video in its series highlighting the company's ingenuity and passion for developing innovations that help solve difficult, real-world problems.

Approval of New Sustainable Aviation Biofuel

Boeing comments on newly approved aviation biofuel, farnesane

ASTM International, the fuel standards organization, today announced that farnesane, which is made from plant sugars, can be blended up to 10 percent with conventional petroleum jet fuel (Jet A/A1).

Boeing's Enlightening Partnerships (video)

Boeing and NRG Energy team up on a solar project to build a better planet
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Boeing and NRG Energy brought their first solar power plant online in Brawley, Calif., 10 months after the project began.

Six megawatts of power – generated via 25,000 solar panels arranged on 3,100 solar arrays spread across 37 acres -- started feeding the southern California power grid with clean, renewable energy.  Engineers supporting the project say the new solar farm, known as “Community,” can power 2,200 average homes at full capacity.


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