CSR Minute: Carrier Launches Global Sustainability Solutions Center

Published on October 6th, 2010 | by

The CSR Minute is 3BL Media’s daily video digest of the most relevant and timely CSR and Sustainability content all in about a minute. The 3BL Media team tracks the expanding world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

The Carrier Corporation has created the Advan TE3C Solutions Center, a new team of experts in energy efficiency, sustainability, and the environment. The Center will work with Carrier customers across regions globally to develop strategic and custom-engineered solutions for heating and cooling systems, using new technology to produce greater energy efficiency. The group’s purpose is to drive innovation in commercial design while producing more sustainable buildings.

Central and Eastern Europe Microfinance Holdings has acquired three microfinance institutions in Albania, Poland, and Russia. The three MFIs add 28,000 customers and 66 branches to CEE. The Dutch company is a public LLC that owns institutions that lend to micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises in financially underserved markets, with a special focus on the Central and Eastern European regions.

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With more than 10 years experience working for a major Fortune 500 company, Cindy specializes in socially and environmentally responsible business strategies. She has developed successful corporate communications and stakeholder engagement strategies on contentious sustainability issues and has worked with a number of NGOs and activist organizations on how to effectively partner with multinational companies. Cindy frequently writes about topics ranging from what is corporate social responsibility to sustainable supply chain and measuring a company's environmental impact. She believes business plays a vital role in the health of our communities and our planet.