Natural Resources

CSR Means Sustainability to Multinationals in Developing Countries - CSR Minute for August 26, 2013

Press Release

Corporate social responsibility is taking on a new urgency in a hot button area, that of the relationships between multinationals that source low-cost labor and cheap natural resources in developing countries, and the local communities in which they operate. Recent disasters in the Asian apparel manufacturing industry and environmental damage from some energy and mining activities in South America and Africa have raised issues of exploitation, overshadowing the positives of rising living standards and cheaper goods and services resulting from the globalization of business.

Infographic: Restaurant Community Grants Program

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The Darden's Restaurant Community Grants program is a local grants initiative that helps support nonprofit organizations in the hundreds of communities Darden and its restaurant brands serve.

Darden Supports More Than 850 Nonprofits Across the Country Through its Restaurant Community Grants Program

Program awards more than $1.9 million in its second year to local organizations in the U.S. and Canada
Press Release

ORLANDO, Fla., April 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- The Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants Inc., today awarded more than $1.9 million to more than 850 nonprofit organizations in the United

Truvia® Business Shows Progress and Industry Leadership in Building Sustainable Field to Table Supply Chain

Stevia Industry Leader Truvia® Business Establishes First Global Agricultural Standard for Stevia
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WAYZATA, Minn., Jan. 31, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ - The Truvia® business, the global leader of stevia sweeteners, today released its Truvia® sustainability program update, as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability leadership and transparency.

Top Corporate Sustainability Trends in 2013


In years past, companies would provide recycling receptacles and install compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and consider themselves “green.” But with pressing forces of climate change, strained resources and transparency, corporate sustainability has evolved and become embedded deeper in business decisions. It now defines company culture and corporate reputation.

Darden Foundation Releases its 2012 Community Service Report

Darden celebrates a record year of giving back to communities
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(3BL Media) Orlando, FL - September 20, 2012 – Today the Darden Foundation showcases its commitments and impacts to the communities it serves through the release of its 2012 Community Service Report: Ready and Willing to Serve. To read the 2012 report in full, please visit

GM is First Automaker in Solar Power; Centrica Featured by Carbon Disclosure Project; Global Data Says Oil and Gas Investments to Top $1 trillion - Energy Minute for September 18, 2012

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General Motors has been recognized as the top automotive solar power user in the U.S. by the Solar Energy Industries Association. The ranking paces GM at number 13 in the top 20 solar-powered companies in the country. GM has announced plans to double its global solar output to 60 megawatts in the next three years, and to increase its renewable energy use by 125 megawatts by 2020.

Sustainability: A Winning Formula

Practice supports Ernst & Young LLP survey findings

Embedding stewardship of natural resources into a company’s core values and culture is becoming a winning formula for cost savings and profitability as well as environmental sustainability.


Embedding stewardship of natural resources into a company’s core values and culture is becoming a winning formula for cost savings and profitability as well as environmental sustainability.

You have the Power to Choose Green

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

We are all faced with an endless number of choices every day that can lead us in one direction or another.  Standing at a decision intersection, some may choose to turn right while others may choose to turn left.  The outcome of a left versus right turn is not the concern.  Our sustainability consulting simply asks the question: was sustainability part of your decision making process? 

Give a Voice Back to Rural Hondurans

Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) September 1, 2009 – PCI-Media Impact, a New-York based non-profit that develops communication campaigns promoting social change, is striving to restore its popular, educational radio program in Honduras. Several Honduran radio stations and other media outlets have come under attack in the wake of a military coup in June, which has resulted in the cancellation of many broadcasts, including Media Impact’s radio soap opera about healthy environmental practices.


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