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.
Program awards more than $1.9 million in its second year to local organizations in the U.S. and Canada
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
Stevia Industry Leader Truvia® Business Establishes First Global Agricultural Standard for Stevia
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.
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.
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.
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?
(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.