ARAMARK has hired 17 young professionals for its 2012 Environmental Sustainability Internship program. The program provides participants with hands-on job experience as they help implement solutions for Aramark clients. The 2012 class of interns work at client locations for six to nine months, from Florida to Alaska, and in a variety of different business settings.
The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College is conducting its biennial survey regarding professionals in corporate citizenship (sometimes referred to as CSR, sustainability or corporate responsibility). This study will provide insight into the responsibilities, background, level of job satisfaction, and financial rewards connected to corporate citizenship.
Welcome to the world of responsible business. The unequivocal takeaway from the 2011 Cone/Echo Global CR Opportunity Study, which surveyed 10,000 people in 10 countries (markets home to nearly half the world’s population), is that consumers globally believe companies have an explicit responsibility to help change the world.
A New World of Activist Consumers Promises to Reward or Punish Companies Based on How They Do Business
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Boston, MA - October 4, 2011 - Ten thousand consumers in major countries around the globe are demanding a higher level of responsibility by companies in dealing with societal issues, and consumers report they are already using their own spending and loyalty to press these demands.
Parents all over the world share common concerns about their children's growing use of technology, but embrace education and parental-engagement to impede the risks.
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Cupertino, CA - Sept. 26, 2011 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) today released the findings of its Global Consumer Technology Use and Security Study. Conducted across seven countries including Australia, Brazil, France, India, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S., the survey asked 1,419 parents on how their kids access the Internet and the steps they take to protect and educate them about staying safe online.
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) BOSTON - February 15, 2011 - The following statement was issued today by Mindy S. Lubber, president of Ceres and director of the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network of 95 institutional investors across North America managing more than $9 trillion in assets:
Consumers Willing to Pay More & Travel Out of Way for Cause-Marketing Products; 83% will leave their company if it employs child sweatshop labor
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) CHICAGO, IL - Dec. 15, 2010 - Two new public opinion surveys released today by Do Well Do Good, LLC indicate that consumers demand that companies should engage in cause-marketing and corporate social responsibility programs. Over 88% of consumers think companies should try to achieve their business goals while improving society and then environment and 83% of consumers think companies should support charities and nonprofits with financial donations.
Since its inception, Whole Foods has become a symbol of sustainable agriculture, the highest industry standards, and theplace to buy “the finest natural and organic foods available,” according to their web site. Due in part to its commitment to such causes, Whole Foods is also notoriously expensive. Yet the company’s continued success is a case-in-point of America’s willingness to pay more for what it perceives as a good cause. But what if there isn’t one near by? Will consumers still stay loyal to the cause it they have to drive further to support it?