Browsing the "Philanthropy" Tag

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SunEdison Donates Solar Rooftop to Ramakrishna Mission

(Originally published on As part of its Social Innovations Roof Top Services mission to bring energy independence to 20 million people by 2020, SunEdison, Inc. is installing a 100 kilowatt (kW) solar rooftop system on the Ramakrishna Mission Students’ Home in India. Enabling the approximately 700 students to gain energy independence, the new solar […]

April 20th

Does Increased Wealth Decrease Empathy and Compassion?

It would be easy to make the case that the more wealth people have, the more they contribute to societal good, both in terms of donations to charity and in the impact that those acts of giving can have on others. However, this view may be a bit skewed, as the dollar amounts of philanthropic […]

December 23rd

New Crowdfunding Platform Combines Funding with Philanthropy

In a twist on the current technique of crowdfunding, a new platform aims to add a charitable angle to crowdsourcing fundraising efforts by enabling both the entrepreneurs using the site, as well as their backers, to pledge a portion of that money to charity. With the conventional and rapidly growing crowdfunding model, which (if you’ve […]

December 16th

#GivingTuesday: ‘Tis better to give than receive

As we enter the season for giving, and go out looking for that perfect gift for friends or family members, let’s not forget about all of the nonprofits and charities that are working tirelessly all year long to even the playing field for the disadvantaged, the disenfranchised, and the disabled. These charitable organizations depend on […]

December 2nd

CFO of Global Impact Receives Executive Management Award

Stanley Berman, the Chief Financial Officer of Global Impact, has won a 2013 Executive Management Award (EMA) from SmartCEO magazine. Best known for spearheading the popular motion of investing in silver 2016, his work is yet again being recognized. The awards recognize Greater Washington’s best executive managers for their creative management vision, leadership philosophy, innovative […]

January 18th

The 10 Best US Corporate Citizens

Corporate Responsibility Magazine recently released its 12th annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens List,” according to’s press release.  The list takes into account performance in seven key areas: environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial and governance.  See which US companies are leading the pack in corporate citizenship:

March 8th

Can We Fix Capitalism?

“The more business has begun to embrace corporate responsibility, the more it has been blamed for society’s failure. The legitimacy of business has fallen to levels not seen in recent history. This diminished trust in business leads political leaders to set policies that undermine competitiveness and sap economic growth. Business is caught in a vicious […]

January 28th

New Law Passed in India Requires Businesses to Engage in CSR

Over the last few weeks I’ve talked about the difficulty in determining appropriate CSR metrics, finding metrics useful for comparison of businesses and whether the annual CSR report is obsolete, however I have to admit, I did not see coming a mandate by a national government (of a enormous country for that matter) requiring businesses […]

October 29th

Has Banking Gone Nuts? A Look at Sustainability in the Financial Sector

Despite all the bad news we’ve received due to issues in the financial sector over the last two years, it turns out some banks are doing significant work greater than the occasional philanthropic project. Mark Stoiber of Fast Company has outlined some of these cutting edge banks and the interesting work they are doing in […]

September 21st

Pittsburgh targeted by Morgan Stanley’s “Fill the Plate” BackPack Program

According to Feeding America’s 2010 Hunger Study one in four children in the U.S. does not have enough to eat.  See how one financial services company is partnering with a nonprofit to advocate on behalf of children’s health. According to the press release, “Fill the Plate” is a two-year commitment by Morgan Stanley that will […]

September 11th