TriLinc Global Impact Fund Approves Barak Fund Management Limited as Sub-Advisor for Impact Investments in Africa10 Juillet 2014
TriLinc Global Impact Fund Approves Barak Fund Management Limited as Sub-Advisor for Impact Investments in Africa
Fresh & Easy Brings Back Shop for Schools Fundraising Program10 Juillet 2014
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.
Fresh & Easy announced this week it is bringing back its popular Shop For Schools fundraising program. The new and improved Shop For Schools will be powered by the national fundraising program eScrip and will kick off in time for the start of the 2014/2015 school year. Fresh & Easy made a number of improvements to Shop For Schools, including making the program fully digital and tied to Fresh & Easy’s Friends loyalty program – to make it even easi
HID Global Celebrates Prestigious LEED Platinum Certification for its New World Headquarters and North American Operations Center in Austin, Texas10 Juillet 2014
HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced at a ceremony and celebration event here that its World Headquarters and North American Operations Center in Austin has been LEED® Platinum certified, and is the only industrial manufacturing facility in the state of Texas awarded this distinction. The USGBC LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and ope
KKR Releases Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report Demonstrating Responsible Investment Is a Growing Part of Value Creation10 Juillet 2014
KKR publishes its 2013 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report and a new global ESG private equity policy affirming the Firm's commitment to responsible investment.
Coca-Cola and World Wildlife Fund Release Annual Review10 Juillet 2014
The Coca-Cola Company and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today announced the release of their global partnership’s Annual Review. Celebrating a one-year partnership renewal anniversary and reporting on collaborative efforts throughout 2013, the review features progress across freshwater conservation, environmental performance, valuing nature and the convening of additional partners. Work in these areas supports the partnership’s renewal focus to help address the natural res
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Deploys Initial Investments from $100 Million Commitment for Detroit’s Economic Recovery10 Juillet 2014
JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced the launch of the Home Restoration Program with Liberty Bank in Detroit. The program aims to support eligible home buyers with financing for the repair and restoration of residential properties purchased through the Detroit Land Bank Authority’s (DLBA) Neighbors Wanted property auction as well as other priority neighborhoods in the future. With this and other investments, JPMorgan Chase has now put $20 million of its $100 millio
Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (July 2, 2014 – July 9, 2014)10 Juillet 2014
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of July 2, 2014 – July 9, 2014. DALLAS -- $1.2 Million in Grant Funding Fuels New Research for the Second Leading Cause of Death in Women in the United States (July 09, 2014 02:52 PM) Source: The Mary Kay Foundation MINNEAPOLIS -- When Guests Buy Select up&up School Supplies, Target Gives Up to $25 Million (July 09, 2014 09:00 AM) Source: Target Corp. ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Del
$1.2 Million in Grant Funding Fuels New Research for the Second Leading Cause of Death in Women in the United States09 Juillet 2014
The Mary Kay Foundation continues its steadfast fight against cancers affecting women by awarding grants totaling $1.2 million to 12 of the top research institutions nationwide.
When Guests Buy Select up&up School Supplies, Target Gives Up to $25 Million09 Juillet 2014
Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) announced today that for every select up&up school supply purchased at Target stores from July 13 through August 2, Target will donate one school supply item to a student in need. Through these purchases, Target’s goal is to donate up to $25 million in supplies and potentially impact nearly two million kids as they head back to school. up&up is a Target owned brand that offers more than 1,200 everyday essentials from across the store
Dell Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights Progress Toward Company’s 2020 Legacy of Good Goals08 Juillet 2014
ROUND ROCK, Texas
Dell today announced key corporate responsibility achievements with the release of its Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Corporate Responsibility Report. The report provides the first progress update on the goals outlined last fall in the company’s 2020 Legacy of Good plan, a strategic roadmap for bringing sustainability and business objectives together, creating social and environmental benefits while enabling better customer outcomes. The plan outlines an ambitious,
Walmart’s First-Ever “Made in the USA” Open Call for Suppliers is Underway08 Juillet 2014
Over 10 years, Walmart will spend an additional $250 billion on products supporting domestic manufacturing and American jobs.
Sam’s Club Opens in Burleson, Bringing Value and Innovation08 Juillet 2014
Sam’s Club will open a newly relocated club at 600 N. Burleson Blvd. following an 8 a.m. Grand Opening ceremony Thursday, July 10, providing a preferred member shopping experience to the region.
PERC Promotes Clean Propane 'On Campus'08 Juillet 2014
Through membership in AASHE, PERC will inform higher education institutions on the benefits of using clean, low-emission propane equipment as part of their sustainability initiatives.
Brainlab Announces Launch of Right.Brain Foundation To Advance Global Healthcare08 Juillet 2014
Right.Brain Foundation will provide on-point medical technology, support, and education to developing countries
Styron Publishes 2013 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report07 Juillet 2014
Styron continued trend of reducing its environmental footprint help its customers improve their own sustainability in areas like LED lighting, green tires, smart meters, life-saving medical devices.
Bank of America Donates More Than 240 Properties in Florida to Nonprofit Organizations Supporting Military Veterans and Their Families03 Juillet 2014
Bank of America has donated more than 800 homes in Florida to nonprofit partners that support affordable housing and community stabilization; 240 of those homes were donated to nonprofits that support military service members, veterans and their families. Three new home dedications are taking place this week honoring three veterans and their service to our country. The veterans will receive the keys to their newly renovated homes, which will be provided mortg
Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (June 25, 2014 – July 2, 2014)03 Juillet 2014
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of June 25, 2014 – July 2, 2014. SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- Motorola Solutions Issues 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report (July 02, 2014 12:00 PM) Source: Motorola Solutions, Inc. SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- Motorola Solutions Foundation Accepting Applications for Grants to Improve Public Safety (July 02, 2014 11:34 AM) Source: The Motorola Solutions Foundation LOS ANGELES -- TriLinc Global Im
Motorola Solutions Issues 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report02 Juillet 2014
Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) has issued its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report. This annual report highlights Motorola Solutions’ performance as a responsible corporate citizen, dedicated to operating ethically, protecting the environment and supporting the communities where it does business. KEY FACTS Motorola Solutions continues to support the Solutions for Hope project, a closed-supply system of mining conflict-free tantalum from the Democratic Rep
Motorola Solutions Foundation Accepting Applications for Grants to Improve Public Safety02 Juillet 2014
The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI), is now accepting applications for grants to support education and training programs improving public safety in the United States and Canada. KEY FACTS Nonprofit organizations can apply for programs that provide training to first responders, support the families of fallen first responders, or educate the general public on safety issues. Requests can be for
TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investment in Argentina01 Juillet 2014
TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investment in Argentina
Ionnis A. Lougaris VA Medical Center Nurse Receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses01 Juillet 2014
Camilla Thomas, LPN, became the first nurse of Ionnis A. Lougaris VA Medical Center to receive the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
Mouser’s Charitable Giving Recognized by United Way30 Juin 2014
DALLAS & FORT WORTH, Texas
Mouser Electronics, Inc., a global distributor of electronic components, has been honored with a top award from United Way of Tarrant County for its successful first year in the charitable program.
GE Releases 2013 Progress against Sustainability Commitments30 Juin 2014
GE (NYSE:GE) today released its 2013 update reporting the progress of the company’s ecomagination and healthymagination initiatives, as well as its measureable impact from broader sustainability efforts. In 2013, GE invested more than $2 billion in research and development for ecomagination and healthymagination innovations, and projects with ecomagination offerings generated $28 billion in revenue. GE, along with its employees and retirees, gave $215 million
Axalta Coating Systems Partners With Tyler Arboretum30 Juin 2014
GLEN MILLS, Pa.
Axalta Coating Systems Partners With Tyler Arboretum. Sustainability and Color Come together With Axalta’s Butterfly House Sponsorship.
Pillar Income Asset Management Makes Donation to Throckmorton’s City Park30 Juin 2014
Pillar Income Asset Management, Inc. donated funds to the revitalization of Throckmorton, Texas city park. The donation was matched by Pillar advisor Gene E. Phillips. “The financial need was brought to our attention by one of Pillar’s long tenured employees. The park was built in 1971 and is in dire need of updating, both for the enjoyment of the community and Texas Health and Safety codes,” stated Gene Phillips. “I was happy to match Pillar’s donation.” Throckmorton,
New Research from International Center for Tropical Agriculture Shows Improved Food Security in Coffee Farming Communities30 Juin 2014
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR), in partnership with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group (ARLG) of the University of Vermont, announced today the results of a 2013 scientific study entitled Thin Months Revisited. The research reexamines the livelihoods of smallholder coffee-growing families in Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua to understand how farmer welfare has changed in comparison w
Ambry Genetics Announces Title Sponsorship for Battle for the Breasts, To Raise Awareness in the Fight Against Breast Cancer26 Juin 2014
ALISO VIEJO, Calif.
Today, Ambry Genetics and the Mauli Ola Foundation (MOF) announced the Battle for the Breasts, an online surf video contest, powered by Surfline. The goal of this three-month event is to increase public awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection and screening. Sixteen randomly selected cancer center/clinic foundations will be represented by the world’s top women’s surfers for a chance to win up to $50K of the total prize purse, $125K,
MoneyGram Foundation Donates Three Mobile Science Labs26 Juin 2014
MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGI), a leading global money transfer and payment services company, celebrates a grant to the Agastya International Foundation through the MoneyGram Foundation at an event today at Raje Shivaji School in Dharavi, Mumbai. The grant will fund three Mobile Science Labs for one year, each exposing over 7,000 children to hands-on science models. A Mobile Science Lab was at the event today and several students demonstrated their ne
Eaton Receives Platinum Distinction Award as a 2014 Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles® from the National Business Group on Health26 Juin 2014
Power management company Eaton this week received a platinum award in Washington D.C. from the National Business Group on Health. The group’s 2014 Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles® award recognized Eaton for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging its workers and families to maintain healthy lifestyles. Eaton was one of 20 employers that received the platinum award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the Na
Hines Releases Comprehensive Sustainability Report 3.026 Juin 2014
Hines, the privately held international real estate firm, announced today the release of the firm’s third-ever Sustainability Report. The comprehensive annual report, which can be viewed at http://hinessustainability.com/, provides a detailed review of Hines’ environmental, social and governance performance, compiled in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The new report expands the platform from which we can continue to evaluate our progress and asks
Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (June 18, 2014 – June 25, 2014)26 Juin 2014
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of June 18, 2014 – June 25, 2014. NEWARK, N.J. -- Essex County Executive Divincenzo and Branch Brook Park Alliance Dedicate Concourse Hill Welcome Pavilion in Essex County Branch Brook Park (June 25, 2014 12:17 PM) Source: Branch Brook Park Alliance NEWARK, N.J. -- Prudential Financial Commits to Build $1 Billion Impact Investment Portfolio by 2020 (June 25, 2014 09:00 AM) Source
Essex County Executive Divincenzo and Branch Brook Park Alliance Dedicate Concourse Hill Welcome Pavilion in Essex County Branch Brook Park25 Juin 2014
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. joined with the Branch Brook Park Alliance on Wednesday, June 25th to announce the completion of a $3 million, multi-phase project to beautify Concourse Hill at the Clifton Avenue entrance to Essex County Branch Brook Park. In addition to opening the Concourse Hill Welcome Pavilion, the event celebrated the 14-year collaboration between the County and the Alliance to invest $50 million on the first-ever comprehensiv
Prudential Financial Commits to Build $1 Billion Impact Investment Portfolio by 202025 Juin 2014
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) announced today its commitment to build a $1 billion impact investment portfolio by 2020 in its continuing effort to direct investments to companies, projects and funds that create positive social change and help individuals and communities achieve economic success. Prudential made the announcement at the White House during a meeting of the U.S. Advisory Board of the G7’s Social Impact Investing Taskforce, which presented its
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Commits $5 Million to Helping Youth in America Build Strong Foundations for Successful Careers24 Juin 2014
Continuing its commitment to workforce readiness and helping underserved youth obtain the skills necessary to build lasting careers, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) today announced a commitment of $5 million over the next two years to summer youth employment initiatives across the U.S. This commitment expects to fund summer jobs for more than 4,000 teenagers and young adults as well as learning opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts
Ameriprise Financial Gives $1.6 Million to Support and Strengthen Communities Nationwide24 Juin 2014
Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: AMP) today announced grants of more than $1.6 million to nonprofits that improve the lives and well-being of people nationwide. In the first of two grant cycles for 2014, the company awarded funding to economic, social and cultural enrichment programs benefitting thousands of individuals. A $500,000 grant will go to Feeding America®, the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to help solv
Bank of America Publishes 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report24 Juin 2014
Bank of America today published its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, which provides a detailed overview of the company’s environmental, social and economic impact. “Our CSR program used to revolve around philanthropy – those days are long gone,” said Andrew Plepler, Bank of America Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Policy executive. “While grantmaking is still critical, CSR is now a part of everything we do, from business practice
Sam’s Club Opens in Kansas City, Bringing Savings23 Juin 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo.
Sam’s Club will open a new Kansas City club at 8130 N. Church Road following an 8 a.m. Grand Opening ceremony Thursday, June 26.
“Project Last Mile” Expands to Improve Availability of Life-Saving Medicines in Additional Regions of Africa23 Juin 2014
The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced the expansion of “Project Last Mile” to include 10 African countries over the next five years. This public-private partnership - currently focused on Tanzania and Ghana - applies Coca-Cola’s logistic, supply chain, distribution and marketing expertise to hel
Actress Judy Reyes and UnitedHealthcare Team Up for Volunteer Project at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank21 Juin 2014
Actress Judy Reyes and more than 100 UnitedHealthcare employees today will distribute food to more than 200 families through the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry.
Hormel Foods Donates Product for Tornado Relief Efforts in Pilger20 Juin 2014
Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced a donation of one semitrailer load of product to assist with tornado relief efforts in Pilger, Neb.
Luke AFB Leases Land to Arizona Public Service for New Solar Power Plant19 Juin 2014
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.
Luke Air Force Base and Arizona's largest electric utility provider, Arizona Public Service, have partnered on a new solar power plant to be built on 100 acres of land located on the Base.
Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (June 11, 2014 – June 18, 2014)19 Juin 2014
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of June 11, 2014 – June 18, 2014. CHICAGO -- Groupon Presents a Colorful Collection of Deals to Celebrate LGBT Pride Month (June 18, 2014 10:06 AM) Source: Groupon OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Sprint Launches Neurodiversity ID Pack, Offers Mobile Solutions for Customers with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (June 18, 2014 10:00 AM) Source: Sprint IRVING, Texas -- Fluor Announces 10 Winn
Groupon Presents a Colorful Collection of Deals to Celebrate LGBT Pride Month18 Juin 2014
Today, Groupon (www.groupon.com) announced a Pride deal collection featuring great things to eat, see and do in honor of LGBT Pride month. The collection showcases local and national deals that highlight LGBT-friendly businesses, products from Groupon Goods that are ideal for a Pride celebration, trips from Groupon Getaways, ticketed events from Groupon Live and opportunities to give back to your community from Groupon Grassroots. The deal collection is live today, Jun
Sprint Launches Neurodiversity ID Pack, Offers Mobile Solutions for Customers with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities18 Juin 2014
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.
Sprint launched the Neurodiversity ID pack, a unique bundle of best-in-class mobile applications targeted at helping individuals with cognitive and neurodevelopmental disabilities
Fluor Announces 10 Winners for Its $100,000 Global Community Project Fund18 Juin 2014
Fluor Corporation announced that 10 community improvement projects around the globe will each receive $10,000 from Fluor’s $100,000 Global Community Project Fund.
UnitedHealthcare Teams Up with IRONKIDS to Energize New York Youth During Fun Run in Syracuse18 Juin 2014
UnitedHealthcare is teaming up with IRONKIDS® for the UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Syracuse Fun Run to inspire and motivate young people to lead active, positive and healthy lifestyles.
Wells Fargo Reports Progress toward 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility goals17 Juin 2014
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced the release of its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report today, revealing the company has completed or is ahead of schedule on many of its 2020 CSR goals. “We understand and embrace the important role we play in people’s lives, the environment and the economic health of our communities,” said Jon Campbell, executive vice president and head of Government and Community Relations. “We’re committed to meetin
Global Consumers Are Willing to Put Their Money Where Their Heart is When It Comes to Goods and Services from Companies Committed to Social Responsibility17 Juin 2014
Fifty-five percent of global online consumers across 60 countries say they are willing to pay more for products and services provided by companies that are committed to positive social and environmental impact, according to a new study by Nielsen. The propensity to buy socially responsible brands is strongest in Asia-Pacific (64%), Latin America (63%) and Middle East/Africa (63%). The numbers for North America and Europe are 42 and 40 percent, respectively. “Consumers
ExxonMobil Receives Excellence Award for Technical Development at World Petroleum Congress16 Juin 2014
ExxonMobil Receives Excellence Awards for Technical and Social Development at World Petroleum Congress
MARKS & SPENCER Cooperates with CSR Company International16 Juin 2014
CSR Company International takes the lead implementing MARKS & SPENCER’s Sustainability Management Framework Project. ISO 26000 will support to achieve the goals for sustainable supply chain management
BGE Presents $150,000 to the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in Support of the Badges for Baseball Program13 Juin 2014
In an effort to support safe communities throughout its central Maryland service area, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) presented $150,000 to the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in support of the Badges for Baseball program. Badges for Baseball is a juvenile crime prevention/mentoring program created by the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice. With the help of community-based youth-serving organizations around the country,
First Affordable-Housing Community in Downtown Austin in 45 Years Marks Construction Progress; Set to Open in October12 Juin 2014
Community leaders, affordable-housing advocates and key investment partners today received a “hard-hat” tour of the construction site of downtown Austin’s first affordable-housing project in 45 years.
Global Impact Forum® 2014 Advisors Named12 Juin 2014
The Global Impact Forum® 2014, a unique and innovative partnering conference in impact investing, venture philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship has just announced the names of the 2014 Advisors.
Coleman Donates $110,000 of Camping Gear to Get Kids and Families Outdoors; Donations Support State Parks’ First-Time Camping Programs, Scouts and Youth12 Juin 2014
The Coleman Company Donates $110,000 of Camping Gear to Support Youth and First Time Camper Programs in State Parks across US. Coleman is Founding Sponsor of Great Outdoors Month 2014.
Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (June 4, 2014 – June 11, 2014)12 Juin 2014
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of June 4, 2014 – June 11, 2014. LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Lift a Life Foundation Mobilizes Nearly 200,000 Students Nationwide with Second Annual “Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge” in Partnership with USA TODAY Charitable Foundation (June 11, 2014 09:40 AM) Source: Yum! Brands, Inc. ST. LOUIS -- Pujols Family Foundation, TLC Laser Eye Centers Take on Third-World Eye Care (Jun
Lift a Life Foundation Mobilizes Nearly 200,000 Students Nationwide with Second Annual “Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge” in Partnership with USA TODAY Charitable Foundation11 Juin 2014
Lift a Life Foundation mobilizes nearly 200,000 students nationwide with second annual “Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge” in partnership with USA TODAY Charitable Foundation.