CSRminute: Nippon Paint + BASF Launch eColor; Pacific Continental Bank Wins Top Ten Award from Portland Business Journal

Sep 28, 2010 11:00 AM ET

theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible 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

Hello, I’m Emily Polk, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Tuesday, September 28th:

China’s Nippon Paint has teamed with BASF Corporation to launch a CSR initiative in China called “EColor.” The partnership has three broad goals, focusing on nature, the economy and social responsibility, and developing greener paint. The Chinese paint producer aims to reduce pollution and reduce energy costs during production to enhance its CSR practices. In addition, Nippon Paint has launched the country’s first green bank to integrate its five major CSR programs.

Pacific Continental Bank has received an award from the Portland Business Journal as one of the top ten companies in charitable giving to Oregon and southwest Washington nonprofits. Pacific Continental ranked first in the small company category for pro bono hours contributed to nonprofit organizations, and fourth overall in the Corporate Philanthropists category, which highlights 2009 cash contributions.

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