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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?
News & Updates
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 CallebautSource: 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.
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 PredictionsSource: 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 BondsSource: 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 responsibilitySource: 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 talkSource: 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 PlutocracySource: 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...
USA Sustainability Reporting
November 21, 2014 Arizona Chemical Publishes GRI G3.1 Application Level BSource: 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 ReportSource: 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 ReportSource: 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....
Strategic Alliance: CSR Hub / G&A Institute
CSRHub is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) ratings tool that allows managers, researchers, consultants, academics and activists to track the CSR and sustainability performance of major companies. CSRHub aggregates data from more than 230 sources to provide its users with a comprehensive source of CSR information on over 7,300 publicly traded and private companies in 93 countries. CSRHub is a B Corporation and is offering G&A Institute readers a 15% membership discount when they subscribe with discount code “GA15”.
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