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Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate News and Updates

Corporate Responsibility -- What is it?  Why does it matter?  Companies seem to be taking steps to be "responsible" to society in various ways -- often under the title of "corporate social responsibility" - What is this trend saying?  What does all this demonstration of "Corporate Citizenship" mean?

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December 19, 2014 Apple 'failing to protect Chinese factory workers'

Source: BBC News

Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.

December 19, 2014 Clock won't stop for cocoa sustainability in 2020, says Barry Callebaut

Source: Confectonery News

The cocoa and chocolate industry must continue working towards a sustainable cocoa economy and better livelihoods for cocoa farmers after 2020, says Barry Callebaut’s VP of Cocoa Sustainability.

December 18, 2014 If Corporate America Is Investing In Sustainability, Then Why Aren't You?

Source: Seeking Alpha

If "Accenture, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Harvard Business School, McKinsey & Company, and PricewaterhouseCoopers have released data-driven case studies, global surveys, and exhaustive reports offering compelling proof that using...

Research & Insights

December 17, 2014 Ecova Survey Reveals 2015 Energy and Sustainability Predictions

Source: BusinessWire

The report aggregates findings from a survey of more than 500 energy, facility, finance and sustainability professionals at U.S.-based companies and reveals an important shift in the way companies are approaching and viewing...

December 5, 2014 Special Report – Researching ESG Risks and Green Bonds

Source: CSRWire Talkback

When Calvert looks at an entire credit universe, they place the companies across a wide spectrum. On one end are companies who exhibit improving fundamentals and ESG characteristics that represent the largest EBITDA-generating...

December 2, 2014 Do you eat for health or environmental sustainability? The Double Pyramid says you can do both.

Source: Treehugger

The “Double Food-Environmental Pyramid” was designed and launched by the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition in 2010. Researchers from Italy wanted to combine nutritional guidelines with environmental issues, such as greenhouse...

Commentary & Opinion

December 17, 2014 The problem with corporate social responsibility

Source: Open Democracy

The problem with an approach that lets business define corporate responsibility is that it is not grounded in a set of principles about what it means to be a responsible business. Corporate social responsibility is whatever...

December 12, 2014 Corporate social responsibility is about the action, not the talk

Source: Financial Post

You might think that embracing Corporate Social Responsibility is a matter of public relations, but there are practical legal reasons for mining companies to have a CSR strategy in place

December 8, 2014 Philanthropy Over Policy Equals Plutocracy

Source: by Larry Checco

Philanthropy verses policy. What’s at stake? In the United States of America, perhaps our entire democratic process. At a recent Brookings Institution event that focused on income inequality, John Prideaux, Washington...[more]

USA Sustainability Reporting

November 21, 2014 Arizona Chemical Publishes GRI G3.1 Application Level B

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center

Our strategy builds on the delivery of high quality products that meet the markets’ changing needs and results in exceptional global customer satisfaction. Attainment of these goals and ultimately our Vision 2021 requires a...

November 21, 2014 World Bank Group Publishes GRI G4 CORE 2014 Sustainability Report

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center

This Sustainability Review 2014 provides a glimpse into the Bank's new strategic path and reviews key happenings of this past year, complementing the World Bank's annual financial report. It covers the reporting period from July...

November 21, 2014 Union Bank Publishes GRI G4 CORE 2013 Sustainability Report

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute News Center

Over the course of 150 years, a strong bank makes many investments. Union Bank prides itself on the positive impact of our investments throughout our long and rich history, and their power to touch lives and enrich communities....


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