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  • Let’s go Bucs! Let’s go green? Major League Baseball and CSR.

    That’s right folks, it’s baseball time again.  There’s nothing like a ball park hot dog and a cold drink while watching your favorite baseball team to let you know Spring has finally arrived.  But what happens to all that stadium food once the game is over?  I was pleased to read Pirate’s spokesman, Matt Norby, […] More

  • Top Schools with Green MBA Programs Practice What They Teach

    The Sustainable Endowments Institute released its fifth College Sustainability Report Card that examines the sustainability practices of colleges and universities with the 300 largest endowments in the United States and Canada, reported today.  With the recent proliferation of green and sustainable MBAs in the United States, I often wonder if universities practice what they […] More

  • Green City Index 2011: Leaders and Laggards

    The Green City Index is the Business Courier’s annual study in which it measures relative green strengths against 43 cities where the Courier’s parent American City Business Journals Inc. publishes.  See where your metro ranked and which cities lead and lag in the four indicator areas of “competitive green-ness” as measured by the index, namely […] More

  • Any US Corporate Response to Japan Disaster?

    In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Wal-Mart responded with $20 million in cash donations, 1,500 truckloads of free merchandise, food for 100,000 meals and the promise of a job for every one of its displaced workers (Barbaro & Gillis 2005).  As the Japanese government struggles to recover from the recent earthquake, care for its citizens […] More

  • 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: More

  • Fueling the Next Generation of Green Engineers in Pittsburgh and Beyond

    INNOVATE: FUELING CHANGE is a ten minute video which focuses on opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers for high-school and college students.  With the spotlight on women and diversity, Fueling Change hopes to inspire underrepresented groups to enter these innovative fields.  Fueling Change introduces the viewer to a group of highschool students […] More

  • Green Investments Surpass $2 Trillion Globally

    According to a new report by  The Green Transition Scoreboard, private investments in green markets now total more than $2 trillion.  This update is significant because many studies indicate that investing $1 trillion annually until 2020 will accelerate the Green Transition worldwide.  The updated 2010 finding of $2,005,048,785,088 puts global investors and countries on track to reach […] More

  • Peace Corps and Sustainability: Today and The Next 50 Years

    As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), I am honored and anxious to celebrate the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s signing of the executive order that created the Peace Corps.  March 1, 2011 will mark over 10 years since I served as a water & sanitation volunteer in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa and will be a celebration […] More

  • What does it take to be a CSR Leader?

    Net Impact and The Carroll School of Management’s Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College recently released its full version guide of Corporate Careers that Make a Difference.  In it the reader can find nearly two dozen profiles of professionals who have built successful careers in corporate citizenship, practical advice for  job searching and long-term […] More

  • Top 10 Companies that Focus on “People” in their Triple Bottom Line

    Last month Fortune Magazine released its annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” which is based largely on employee surveys regarding their work environment.  It made me think of how often CSR focuses on the “planet” aspect of the triple bottom line and perhaps not the “people” component.  However the 2011 Edelman Trust Barometer found that […] More

  • Mission Markets: The World’s First Impact Investing “stock market”

    Mission Markets is the world’s first fully functional, FINRA-regulated electronic impact investment platform.  Its mission is to provide the essential infrastructure to scale the social and environmental markets by facilitating transparency, efficiency, and impact measurement.  It is one step closer to achieving scale with its first two investments on its Impact Investment Platform. More

  • releases State of Green Business 2011: 10 Big Trends

    ‘State of Green Business Report’ finds businesses are thinking bigger and longer term about sustainability, according to the CSRwire press release.  In its 4th annual report, measures the progress of U.S. business and the economy from an environmental perspective, and highlights key trends in corporate culture in regard to the environment to show some promising […] More

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