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  • A CSR Makeover for Chocolate Truffles?

    On a mission to transform the globe “through ethical relationships with small-scale farmers, and an integral sustainability orientation at every point on the supply chain,” Alter Eco Foods has bitten off a big bite to chew on. But it sure looks delicious. Especially those chocolate truffles. Organic, fair trade truffles! In dark chocolate and dark […] More

  • Egypt’s Oldest Mosque Receives New GROHE Plumbing

    Egypt’s first and oldest Mosque has received a plumbing upgrade from local plumbing repair service companies. As part of a “Green Mosque” CSR initiative by the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings, GROHE has included Egypt in their global WaterCare campaign. In coordination with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, […] More

  • Hyatt Hotels Award 31 Local Community Nonprofits

    Helping to spread the spirit of joy and generosity this holiday season, Hyatt Hotels has awarded 31 nonprofits across the globe with Hyatt Community Grants to further their efforts within their local communities. With these grant awards, Hyatt is celebrating a significant milestone: surpassing $2 million in grant funding since the program’s inception in 2008. […] More

  • Jean Tirole Wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics (and Why)

    Jean Tirole is the 2014 winner of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Tirole, of Toulouse 1 Capitole University in France, has been awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences “for his analysis of market power and regulation.” A Nobel Prize for Sowing Seeds of Corporate Social Responsibility […] More

  • Jobs With MetLife Prized For Tangible CSR

    33 percent of Millennials prefer jobs with a socially responsible company, according to Nielsen Media Research. This number is encouraging, and matches a growing number of companies harnessing their products, services and resources to help make the world a better place. A prime example is MetLife, a nearly 150 year-old company that was recently named […] More

  • Wind May Power the Future Economy

    So far, the story of the US renewable energy transformation has skipped a key chapter, which is the exploitation of our massive offshore wind power potential. In the offshore wind category, the US has been lagging far behind other nations. However, the spotlight is starting to swing out to embrace this wind power option, and […] More

  • Dell Launches Long-Term Plan for Corporate Social Responsibility

    What kind of legacy should a responsible company aspire to? If we take Dell’s newest CSR plan as an example, companies ought to be working toward leaving a legacy of good. Dell’s 2020 Legacy of Good Plan aims to set a path for how their social and environmental sustainability efforts can become “an accelerator for […] More

  • Patagonia Offers Supply Chain Transparency with Footprint Chronicles

    Outdoor gear manufacturer and retailer Patagonia has been one of the frontrunners when it comes to being transparent about their sustainable business practices, from their sources for materials to the labor practices behind the making of their products, so it may come as no surprise that their most recent effort is focusing on the “Responsible […] More

  • Corporate Social Responsibility at Epson: Printers Designed for the Dump?

    Japanese electronics manufacturer Epson has kept a low profile in its corporate social responsibility efforts over its 7 decades in business. The company has recently made a few small waves, including committing to the green electronics certification EPEAT. EPEAT is a certification registry that now includes computers, printers, scanners, copiers, and multifunction devices. Other than that, […] More

  • Fitting into the New Economy

    Like other industries, construction companies feel the negative effects of the recent economic downturn. A decrease in new home construction and remodeling projects means contractors work less and make less money. There is hope, however. As the Great Recession recedes into history, the future holds bright possibilities for construction business growth. Hurricane Sandy might have […] More

  • Mandatory CSR spending a step closer

    Mandatory CSR spending moved a step closer this week after and announcement by the Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs that it had received no objections to the controversial Clause 135 of the Companies Bill 2011.  This helps clear the way for the bill to become law sometime next year. Clause 135 states that all businesses […] More

  • The Future of Green: Innovations That Promote Economic Engagement

    Fleet companies face challenges that go beyond what the average car owner sees. The automotive landscape changes completely when managing more than one vehicle. Those in charge of a fleet must balance fuel efficiency, environmental responsibility and capital expenditure for multiple cars. Economic innovations have stepped up to help fleets stay true to the current […] More

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