DIRECTV Releases 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report17 Novembre 2014
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.
DIRECTV, one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services, has released its Corporate Social Responsibility report, highlighting its global efforts related to Corporate Citizenship, Sustainability, employee initiatives and much more. For the first time, the report is available as an interactive microsite with downloadable PDF and can be found at www.directvcsr.com. This year, our Corporate Social Responsibility report was dev
Wells Fargo Announces $10,000 Grant to Bankers without Borders®17 Novembre 2014
Wells Fargo Announces $10,000 Grant to Bankers without Borders at FELABAN
The Positive Community Magazine Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Awards & Gala17 Novembre 2014
EVENT: The Positive Community magazine focusing on “Good News from the Church and the Community” is the only faith-based lifestyle magazine targeting the African American consumer in the New York/New Jersey market. The 1st Annual Positive Community Awards & Gala, sponsored by Prudential Financial, will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mayor Ras J. Baraka will accept The Gus Heningbur
Chipotle Cultivate Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to the International Rescue Committee17 Novembre 2014
Chipotle Cultivate Foundation awards $500,000 grant to the International Rescue Committee.
Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (November 5, 2014 – November 12, 2014)13 Novembre 2014
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of November 5, 2014 – November 12, 2014. LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Yum! Brands Named One of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America (November 12, 2014 10:20 AM) Source: Yum! Brands, Inc. OSLO, Norway & COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Global Survey to Map Business Response to Sustainable Growth Opportunities (November 12, 2014 08:48 AM) Source: Global Opportunity Network BLO
Yum! Brands Named One of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America12 Novembre 2014
Yum! Brands Named One of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America
Global Survey to Map Business Response to Sustainable Growth Opportunities12 Novembre 2014
OSLO, Norway & COPENHAGEN, Denmark
The Global Opportunity survey aims to map private sector response to 15 opportunities for sustainable growth. The results of the survey will be published in the first Global Opportunity Report in January 2015. When presented with a range of opportunities for sustainable growth, how will mainstream business react? With a worldwide survey launching this week, the newly established Global Opportunity Network sets out to map how much confidence t
Dialing Back Chronic Disease with Mobile Phones in India, Thanks to Cigna Foundation; $260,000 World of Difference grant awarded to Arogya World12 Novembre 2014
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. & BANGALORE, India
Cigna Foundation gives $260,000 to India's Arogya World to create mobile-phone based heart disease prevention program. Grant addresses chronic disease, responsible for half of India's deaths.
Verdantix Says Sustainability Leaders at High-Revenue Firms Have Growing Influence12 Novembre 2014
According to a new global survey of 260 heads of sustainability conducted by independent analyst firm, Verdantix, sustainability leaders have increasing executive committee influence, decision-making authority and budgetary contributions across 21 key initiatives spanning assurance, consulting, energy management, natural capital, reporting, supply chain and other sustainability activities. 92% of responding firms have a sustainability leader who reports into the CEO o
By Wearing Jeans, The Standard and Its Employees Raise More Than $500,000 for the Knight Cancer Challenge11 Novembre 2014
Standard Insurance Company (“The Standard”) announced today that $534,000 has been raised through its 2014 Employee Giving Campaign for the OHSU Knight Cancer Challenge.
Toshiba Publishes English Edition of Environmental Report 201411 Novembre 2014
Toshiba announced publication of the English edition of the Toshiba Group Environmental Report 2014.
UnitedHealthcare Teams Up with IRONKIDS to Energize Arizona Youth During Tempe Fun Run10 Novembre 2014
UnitedHealthcare and IRONKIDS are teaming up for the second annual UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Tempe Fun Run. For the first time, IRONKIDS will offer a ¼-mile track for kids with special needs.
New RAND Corporation Report Details “Successful Approaches” of 100,000 Jobs Mission to Enhance Private Sector Veteran Employment Efforts10 Novembre 2014
The RAND Corporation today issued a report detailing the “successful approaches” of the 100,000 Jobs Mission integrating veterans into the private sector workforce. The coalition of 178 private sector companies also announced they have hired 190,046 U.S. military veterans through September 30, 2014, and is on pace to hire a total of 200,000 veterans by the end of the year. RAND’s report – based on qualitative interviews with 100,000 Jobs Mission members representing d
Koch Companies Contribute More Than Half a Million Dollars to Support Firefighters in 201406 Novembre 2014
Koch companies across the U.S. have contributed nearly $543,000 to date in 2014 in grants and in-kind donations to support firefighters.
Veterans Day Events Push Bank of America Home Donations Past 1,600 for Military Veterans and Their Families06 Novembre 2014
At events immediately surrounding Veterans Day, Bank of America will join five of its nonprofit partners to present veterans and their families with keys to new homes at local home dedication ceremonies, bringing the number of Bank of America properties donated to nonprofits supporting military service members to more than 1,600. Honored recipients who will be presented keys to mortgage-free homes include: Retired U.S. Air Force and Staff Sgt. Army veteran Marc
Jack Daniel’s Continues to Help Service Members Get Home for the Holidays Through “Operation Ride Home”06 Novembre 2014
For the fourth year in a row, Jack Daniel’s and the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) have launched “Operation Ride Home” (ORH) to help junior-enlisted service members and their families travel to their homes from across the country this holiday season. Since its beginning in 2011, Operation Ride Home has assisted 1,164 service members and their families, a total of 2,777 individuals, travel from their bases to homes across the country to celebrate the holidays. Tr
First-of-Its-Kind Survey Finds $23 Billion Global Market for Conservation Investing, with $2 Billion from Private Investors06 Novembre 2014
The first-ever survey of conservation impact investing reveals a fast-growing market totaling approximately $23 billion in the five-year period from 2009-2013. During the same period, private investments accounted for almost $2 billion of this market—an amount that is growing at an average of 26 percent annually, and is expected to reach more than $5.6 billion by 2018. Investing in Conservation: A landscape assessment of an emerging market is the first data-driv
Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (October 29, 2014 – November 5, 2014)06 Novembre 2014
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of October 29, 2014 – November 5, 2014. ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Water Risk Monetizer Provides New Data for Businesses to Factor Water Risks Into Critical Business Decisions (November 05, 2014 07:00 AM) Source: Ecolab Inc. ZURICH & NEW YORK -- RepRisk Announces New Partnership with the UN-supported PRI Academy (November 05, 2014 01:00 AM) Source: RepRisk HOUSTON -- Sam’s Club to Op
Water Risk Monetizer Provides New Data for Businesses to Factor Water Risks Into Critical Business Decisions05 Novembre 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn.
Water scarcity is impacting the vitality of communities around the world. For businesses, it is a significant constraint to growth. The Water Risk Monetizer is industry’s first financial modeling tool that enables businesses to factor water into decisions that support business growth and help ensure the availability of this limited natural resource for future generations. The Water Risk Monetizer provides actionable information to help businesses understand the
RepRisk Announces New Partnership with the UN-supported PRI Academy05 Novembre 2014
ZURICH & NEW YORK
RepRisk is providing dynamic data and research on ESG risks to financial professionals enrolled in the PRI Academy as part of its new partnership with UN-supported PRI.
Sam’s Club to Open 80th Club in Texas, 20th in Houston Metro Area04 Novembre 2014
Sam’s Club will open its newest club in the Houston-metro area this Thursday.
Utica Safe Schools Opens “Underground Café” Teen Center Computer Lab with Laptops Donated by UnitedHealthcare04 Novembre 2014
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New York donated 12 computers to Utica Safe Schools to establish a computer lab at its “Underground Cafe” teen center.
Cromax Bike Team Netherlands Cycles for Make-A-Wish04 Novembre 2014
Cromax®, one of the three global refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems, has started a new initiative in the Netherlands - the Cromax Bike Team. The team’s aim is to offer Cromax customers in the Netherlands an accessible, easy and fun way to give back to the community. It offers busy bodyshop owners the opportunity to help fulfill their corporate social responsibility. The newly formed Cromax Bike Team will take part in regional cycling tours every year.
The World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation and Levi Strauss & Co. Reward Garment Suppliers for Stronger Labor, Environment, Health and Safety Performance04 Novembre 2014
WASHINGTON & SAN FRANCISCO
The World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation and Levi Strauss & Co. Reward Garment Suppliers for Stronger Labor, Environment, Health and Safety Performance
Sustainable Brands Allures Distinguished Brand Leaders to London Conference04 Novembre 2014
Sustainable Brands kicks off SB'14 London today at the Lancaster London. Nearly 400 executives are coming to explore the implications of innovation at the intersection of sustainability and brand.
Brand New Sam’s Club to Open in Mechanicsburg this Thursday03 Novembre 2014
Sam’s Club will open its Mechanicsburg club at 6520 Carlisle Pike, Suite 250, following an 8 a.m. Grand Opening ceremony Thursday, November 6.
Bolton & Company Establishes Philanthropic Arm: Bolton Foundation31 Octobre 2014
Bolton & Company, one of the nation’s largest employee-owned insurance brokers, has established the Bolton Foundation, a 501c (3) nonprofit organization, operating as a component fund of the Pasadena Community Foundation. The Bolton Foundation exists to empower those who serve others, providing annual grants to local nonprofit organizations that address community development, education, youth services, and multiculturalism. Bolton & Company has a long
TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investments in South Africa31 Octobre 2014
TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investments in South Africa
Sustainability Solution 2014: Pedal-powered Recycling in Nigeria30 Octobre 2014
Nigerian initiative, Wecyclers wins the 2014 Sustainia Award, chaired by Arnold Schwarzenegger, for a solution that enables low-income communities to make money from waste piling up in their streets
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Kids Receive “Grins to Go” Bags from UnitedHealthcare30 Octobre 2014
UnitedHealthcare employees delivered “Grins to Go” bags to children at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
New JPMorgan Chase & Co. Report Reveals Solutions to Fill Vital Healthcare and Technology Jobs in New York City30 Octobre 2014
JPMorgan Chase & Co. today released the first in a series of reports that lays out a specific roadmap for addressing the mismatch between the needs of employers and the skills of current job seekers. Specifically, this report provides a comprehensive look at available middle-skill healthcare and technology jobs in New York City and offers data-driven steps city policy makers, community colleges, training providers and private sector employers can take to fill thes
Wells Fargo Employee Donations Set Company Record30 Octobre 2014
Wells Fargo employees set company record with $70.5 million in donations pledged to community nonprofits.
Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (October 22, 2014 – October 29, 2014)30 Octobre 2014
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of October 22, 2014 – October 29, 2014. GRAPEVINE, Texas -- GameStop and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Invite Consumers to Play it Forward During the Annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® Campaign (October 29, 2014 09:00 AM) Source: GameStop Corp. BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Most Microbusiness Owners Have Health Care Coverage but Benefits Have Not Yet Reached Employees, Sam’s Club
BGE, Monarch Academy, The Children’s Guild and KaBOOM! Team Up to Build a Playground in a Day at Monarch Academy in Baltimore City30 Octobre 2014
Baltimore City children have a new, safe playground to play on, thanks to an impressive, one-day playground build at the Monarch Academy. More than 200 volunteers from Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), Monarch Academy, The Children’s Guild, KaBOOM! and the local community came together today to build a playground in one day – from the ground up. The second playground build with BGE and KaBOOM!, this play area was designed by children in the community and brou
GameStop and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Invite Consumers to Play it Forward During the Annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® Campaign29 Octobre 2014
GameStop (NYSE: GME), a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, is again joining forces with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to ask the public to, “Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not.” For the second year, GameStop will participate in the annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign, inviting consumers to donate while they shop during the holiday season an
Most Microbusiness Owners Have Health Care Coverage but Benefits Have Not Yet Reached Employees, Sam’s Club Survey Reveals29 Octobre 2014
If you’re running a company of five or fewer workers, chances are you’re relying on funds for health care insurance from a source outside of that company. If you’re an employee of a microbusiness, you’re likely not relying on your boss to cover your health care benefits, according to the Sam’s Club/Gallup Microbusiness Tracker. Sam's Club and Gallup discovered that microbusiness owners, many of whom are moonlighting to pursue their small business dream, are g
Impact Leaders Gathered at Global Impact Forum® in Zurich October 8–929 Octobre 2014
The Global Impact Forum® 2014 brought together 230 participants from 35 countries on October 8–9 in Zurich, Switzerland.
Responsible Sourcing “Solutions for Hope” Program to Expand in the Congo, Colombia and Beyond with Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant28 Octobre 2014
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. & WASHINGTON
The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI), today announced a grant to RESOLVE to help expand the Solutions for Hope platform in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Colombia and other countries. Through Solutions for Hope, companies, civil society organizations and governments partner to build responsible minerals supply chains from regions where due diligence and market access are limi
Verdantix Says CSOs Can’t Escape Action on Natural Capital and Recommends Twelve Steps for Improved Sustainability Strategies27 Octobre 2014
Verdantix Says CSOs Can’t Escape Action on Natural Capital And Recommends Twelve Steps For Improved Sustainability Strategies
Could You Be the Next Nestlé CSV Prize Winner?27 Octobre 2014
Could you be the next Nestlé CSV prize winner?
Schnitzer Announces Sustainability Report for Fiscal 201424 Octobre 2014
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCHN) today released its 2014 Sustainability Report for our fiscal year ended August 31, 2014. The report provides key performance metrics that assess the environmental impact of our operations and our safety performance. As one of North America’s largest metals recyclers, Schnitzer has been operating for more than 108 years. The metrics and qualitative reporting summarize a detailed analysis of Schnitzer’s environmental
BGE Presents $300,000 in Environmental Stewardship Grants to More Than 40 Nonprofit Organizations in Support of Environmental Preservation, Protection and Enhancement24 Octobre 2014
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today announced that it is providing more than $300,000 in grants to more than 40 local nonprofit organizations committed to environmental preservation, protection and enhancement. In its second year and as part of BGE’s steadfast commitment to sustainability, environmental stewardship and philanthropic giving, the BGE Green Grants program, is specifically designed for 501c3 nonprofit organizations across BGE’s central Marylan
Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (October 15, 2014 – October 22, 2014)23 Octobre 2014
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of October 15, 2014 – October 22, 2014. TANGERANG, Indonesia -- Panasonic Provides Access to Clean Water for Indonesian Residents (October 22, 2014 11:49 AM) Source: Panasonic Corporation MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings, Second Harvest Heartland and UnitedHealthcare Team up to Tackle Senior Hunger (October 22, 2014 09:30 AM) Source: UnitedHealthcare SAN FRANCISCO -- Wells Fargo
Germany Wins Grand Prize for Panasonic Kid Witness News Global Contest 201423 Octobre 2014
The KWN Global Contest saw 548 schools from 23 countries and regions take part in the competition by submitting five-minute videos themed about either ecology or communication.
Panasonic Provides Access to Clean Water for Indonesian Residents22 Octobre 2014
To support the United Nations declaration, Panasonic Gobel Indonesia donated five clean water access facilities to several districts in Indonesia together with its locally developed water pump.
Minnesota Vikings, Second Harvest Heartland and UnitedHealthcare Team up to Tackle Senior Hunger22 Octobre 2014
For the fourth consecutive year, the Minnesota Vikings, Second Harvest Heartland and UnitedHealthcare are teaming up to help tackle senior hunger in the Twin Cities.
Wells Fargo Donates $150,000 to Fight Ebola Crisis22 Octobre 2014
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is donating $150,000 to International Medical Corps to help fight the Ebola crisis in the West African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia. Since the initial Ebola outbreak in the region in December of 2013, the virus has spread, with more than 9,000 confirmed cases of infection and more than 4,000 deaths. International Medical Corps has been delivering humanitarian support in West Africa since 1999 and is currently deployin
JPMorgan Chase and Employees to Donate up to $600,000 to Help Curtail West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak22 Octobre 2014
JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced up to $600,000 in donations from its foundation and employees to help curtail the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Grants totaling $300,000 from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation will support the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) – two leading organizations dedicated to helping control the Ebola outbreak and providing resources and support to West Africa. The JPMorgan Chase Foundatio
Cooper Tire Begins Testing Tires Made with Guayule Component21 Octobre 2014
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and new guayule related materials. The tires are being evaluated by Cooper’s technical team using rigorous wheel, road and track tests, which are ongoing, but to date suggest tire performance that is at least equal to tires made of components derived from the Hevea rubber plant. This development was reported by Cooper to its consortium partners—PanAridus, Arizona S
DIRECTV Recognized As World Leader For Corporate Action On Climate Change21 Octobre 2014
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.
For its actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change, DIRECTV has been awarded with a position on The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014. The index presents 187 listed companies identified as demonstrating a superior approach to climate change mitigation. It has been produced at the request of 767 investors who represent more than a third of the world’s invested capital by CDP, the international
UnitedHealthcare, IRONKIDS Team up to Energize Florida Youth During Inaugural Fun Run in Miami21 Octobre 2014
UnitedHealthcare and IRONKIDS are teaming up for the inaugural UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Miami Fun Run. The Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. at Bayfront Park - 301 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami.
Pills Meet Plants: Cigna Foundation Funds New York Botanical Garden Scientist’s Work; Project Will Improve Immigrant Health Care21 Octobre 2014
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. & BRONX, N.Y.
The Cigna Foundation announced a $100,000 World of Difference grant to The New York Botanical Garden to improve health care for New York’s immigrant Latino and Caribbean communities.
Limoneira Hosts Sustainability Exchange21 Octobre 2014
SANTA PAULA, Calif.
On October 15th and 16th, growers and distributors of Ventura County invited fresh produce industry members into their backyards for the Ventura County Sustainability Exchange. This unique collaborative event brought together top growers from throughout the region to put Ventura County on the map and showed the industry why it is the one-stop-shop for sustainably grown produce. “Buyers from all over the country were impressed to see the substantial investme
Milestone Year for KKR's Green Portfolio Program, Delivering Nearly $1.2 Billion in Financial Impact Since 2008 With Record Number of Companies Reporting21 Octobre 2014
KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the sixth year of results from its Green Portfolio Program (GPP): nearly $1.2 billion in avoided costs and added revenue, as well as more than 2.3 million metric tons of GHGs avoided between 2008 and 2013. "This is an important milestone for the Green Portfolio Program," said Henry Kravis, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, KKR. " Seeing such a significant financial impact as an outcome of improving environmental factors is
Siemens Foundation Announces Contenders for the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology20 Octobre 2014
The Siemens Foundation today recognized the semifinalists and regional finalists of the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation’s premier research competition for high school students. 97 regional finalists are invited to advance to the next round of the competition, where they will vie for one of the most prestigious science honors awarded to high school students. 408 semifinalists were also announced. “The remarkable projects submitt
The Winner of 2014 Nestlé CSV Prize is…20 Octobre 2014
The winner of 2014 Nestlé CSV Prize is…
Grow Financial Grows the Greater Good with “Grow Your Own Salsa” Campaign20 Octobre 2014
Grow Financial, one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation, announces a Growing the Greater Good campaign in collaboration with the Tampa Bay Times titled “Grow Your Own Salsa”.
Wells Fargo and Military Warriors Support Foundation Present Wounded Iraq Veteran with Mortgage-Free Home20 Octobre 2014
Wells Fargo and Military Warriors Support Foundation will donate a mortgage-free home to a Marine veteran and his family, highlighting the Mortgage Bankers Association's commitment to veterans.
Pepperdine University 2014 SEER Symposium Highlights Positive Entrepreneurship20 Octobre 2014
Pepperdine University 2014 SEER Symposium Highlights Positive Entrepreneurship