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David Martel's Blog – August 2011 Archive (44)

CSR Minute: Allstate Social Responsibility Report Outlines $30M for Community Projects; American Chemical Society Presents 150 Sustainability Reports at Annual Meeting

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

Allstate Insurance Company has released its annual Social Responsibility Report. The report, titled “When Good Hands People Give Back,” reviews Allstate’s community involvement and sustainability strategy. Among the highlights for 2010: contributions of $30 million to community projects, including one-third of Allstate Foundation grants and corporate…

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Added by David Martel on August 31, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

CSR Minute: Nature's Path and Organic Gardening Magazine Partner in Gardens for Good Facebook Campaign; Rudolf Steiner Social Finance Holds Festival in San Francisco





Cross post from 3BLMedia



Nature’s Path, the maker of organic breakfast foods, and Organic Gardening magazine have launched a Facebook campaign to give away $65,000 for urban farming ideas. Gardens for Good 2011 will award the grant money to help…

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Added by David Martel on August 31, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments

CSR Minute: Barkley Study Looks at Cause Marketing for the Millennial Generation; Warren Wilson College Scores in Sierra Magazine's "Greenest Colleges"

Cross post from 3BLMedia

 

Barkley, an independent marketing agency, has released findings from a study of the Millennial Generation. Based on a survey of more than 5,000 respondents and 4 million data points, the study provides insights on a range of digital and social…

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Added by David Martel on August 29, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

CSR Minute: Ernst & Young Launches Case Study on Sustainability Reporting; Net Impact Releases Guide to Green MBA Programs

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

 

Ernst and Young, and the Ernst and Young Foundation have launched an academic case study on sustainability reporting. The case study…

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Added by David Martel on August 26, 2011 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Volcom and National Coalition for the Homeless Strive to Collect 50,000 Jeans and Jackets for the Homeless!

(Cross post from 3BL Media/ theCSRfeed) August 17, 2011 -  Volcom is proud to announce their 3rd annual Give Jeans a Chance (GJAC) campaign as part of the Give Back Series, in partnership with the National Coalition for the Homeless. Give Jeans a Chance is…

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Added by David Martel on August 25, 2011 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Volcom and National Coalition for the Homeless Strive to Collect 50,000 Jeans and Jackets for the Homeless!

(Cross post from 3BL Media/ theCSRfeed) August 17, 2011 -  Volcom is proud to announce their 3rd annual Give Jeans a Chance (GJAC) campaign as part of the Give Back Series, in partnership with the National Coalition for the Homeless. Give Jeans a Chance is…

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Added by David Martel on August 25, 2011 at 5:02pm — No Comments

GE Launches Citizenship Video

 

Cross post from 3BLmedia.

Available on the homepage of its Web site, in this video, GE presents a brief overview of its citizenship efforts and highlights the exciting new features of its 2010 Citizenship Report: Sustainable Growth. This compelling video guides the reader through GE's citizenship value and the way in which its recently released…

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Added by David Martel on August 25, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments

LA Sparks Go Green!

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

 

This year, LA Sparks has teamed up with Waste Management for the 'Bag Your Shoes' campaign. Bring any new or gently used shoes and sneakers to STAPLES Center before the game and receive a pair of biodegradable shoe laces courtesy of Waste Management, and a raffle ticket for a chance to be an Honorary Coach at a Sparks home…

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Added by David Martel on August 25, 2011 at 4:20pm — No Comments

CSR Minute: SC Johnson Named to Working Mother's Best Companies for Kids; EcoFoodist of the Bay Area to Hold Food Sustainability Forum

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

S.C. Johnson has been named to the first-ever “Working Mother Best Companies for Kids” list. The company was evaluated by a review of more than 225 data points from the 2010 Working Mother “100 Best Companies” application. S.C. Johnson was one…

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Added by David Martel on August 25, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments

SC Johnson Teams up with City of Racine for Ninth Annual Backpack Giveaway

For the second year in a row, SC Johnson will be the major sponsor of the ninth annual free backpack giveaway as part of the Racine…

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Added by David Martel on August 24, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments

CSR Minute: Image Microsystems Case Study Highlights PR Role; Recyclebank Launches "Green Your School Year" Challenge





 

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

 

A case study of Image Microsystems reveals the critical role of PR in new business development for sustainability-focused companies. The Texas business, which recycles e-waste from ink jet cartridges into a…

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Added by David Martel on August 24, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments

CSR Minute: CR Magazine to Hold COMMITForum; Banorte Nominated as Latin American "Bank of the Year"

 

 

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

Is CSR a waste of money? That’s the topic to be debated at CR Magazine’s COMMITForum, to be held in New York this September. Two teams will present their cases for and against the resolution, “Resolved that when companies…

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Added by David Martel on August 24, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments

CSR Minute: Global Reporting Initiative Releases Sustainability Report; UPS Flies Food Relief to Africa

 

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

 

The Global Reporting Initiative has released a sustainability report that outlines the organization’s performance, achievements, and goals. GRI produces the Sustainability Reporting Framework that sets out the principles and indicators that can be used to measure and report economic,…

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Added by David Martel on August 22, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments

CSR Report Special Edition: ESG for Investors, Part Three: How CalPERS Views ESG Impact on Risk and Return



Cross post from 3BLMedia.

 

 

In the third segment of the series "ESG for Investors,” Anne Simpson, Senior Portfolio Manager for Corporate Governance at CalPERS, continues to describe how ESG is a “game-changer” for asset managers at pension funds who must identify and evaluate ESG issues for an…

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Added by David Martel on August 21, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments

CSR Minute: Dow Corning to Sponsor U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon; Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility to Mark 10th Year in Manila

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

Dow Corning will be a sustaining sponsor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 to open September 23rd in Washington, D.C. Dow Corning will provide educational resources including a school curriculum for teachers; a Student Welcome and Education Center on the Solar Decathlon grounds; and a…

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Added by David Martel on August 19, 2011 at 3:08pm — No Comments

CSR Minute: C3, Energy Management Software Maker, Releases Client List; National Urban League Names Verizon Foundation President as 2011 Woman of Power



Cross post from 3BLMedia.

C3, a vendor of energy management software, has announced that among its leading customers and partners are Adobe, GE, HP, and Siemens. The list also includes Accenture, Deloitte, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Wipro, among others. Sustainability consultants said that C3’s unveiling of…

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Added by David Martel on August 18, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments

“Telling Amy’s Story” Wins Prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award

“Telling Amy’s Story,"  a documentary film that is the centerpiece of a public service media initiative addressing the issue of domestic violence, was honored with a prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award for excellence in storytelling, production value, artistry and purpose. The documentary narrates the events leading to the death of Amy Homan McGee to raise awareness about domestic violence and encourage victims to seek help. “Telling Amy’s Story” was…

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Added by David Martel on August 17, 2011 at 9:40pm — No Comments

CSR Minute: Report by As You Sow Shows Beverage Brands Support Producer Responsibility for Recycling; Nissan Launches Sustainability Website





Cross post from 3BLMedia.

 

A report by As You Sow, a shareholder advocacy group, concludes that major U.S. beverage brands would support new laws making producers financially responsible for collecting and recycling post-consumer packaging. The study, “Waste and Opportunity: U.S. Beverage…

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Added by David Martel on August 17, 2011 at 2:31pm — No Comments

A Venture Fair with Impact: Registration Now Open





(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) August 16, 2011 - Finding the next ZipCar

Hundreds of applicants have applied to present their business pitch in hopes of raising between $250,000 and $3,000,000 from a group of over 150 investors attending the Investors' Circle Fall 2011 Venture Fair this October 27th in Philadelphia. Attendees don't have to be a member of Investors' Circle - but they should be an accredited investor or advisor and, as…

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Added by David Martel on August 16, 2011 at 1:47pm — No Comments

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