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Posted: Jul 13, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Corporate CEOs and governing boards grapple with accurate communication of corporate social responsibility initiatives and increasingly with the role of the public relations executive in CSR communication. Yet, questions arise over who is best positioned to communicate a CSR program and what is the best method of conveying company CSR communications.
Posted: Jul 06, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The failure to adequately manage corporate energy can leave a company vulnerable to risks, such as changing regulations and legal requirements. What is more, being seen as a big polluter carries detrimental effects for any brand.
Posted: Jul 01, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Businesses embarking on human rights due diligence for the first time often assume that they need to focus only on those human rights which are associated with risks in their particular sector. However, it is unwise to choose only one human right and exclude the others from the due diligence process. Human rights are interrelated and often go hand-in-hand.
Posted: Jun 29, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
It matters what we do. How we are. How we interact. Call it emergence, call it karma. The properties of how we meet the world defines not only our experience of it, but how we change it simply by interacting with what shows up.
Posted: Jun 26, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Established companies like Walmart, Unilever, P&G, Coca Cola and PepsiCo are driving positive change in the food and beverage industry with aggressive environmental goals and sustainability priorities. But how are these large organizations able to reach such ambitious targets?
Posted: Jun 25, 2015 – 04:30 PM EST
The United Nations General Assembly Hall, the site of many historic events, today was the venue for another -- a projected heightened role for business in the forthcoming UN Sustainable Development Goals and the retirement of Georg Kell, the Global Compact's founding (2000) Executive Director.
Posted: Jun 24, 2015 – 04:30 PM EST
Leaders in CSR/sustainable development today generated major advances in Global Compact platforms on climate change and educating the next generation of business leaders.
Posted: Jun 23, 2015 – 04:30 PM EST
As the three-day conference opened, business and civil society set about demonstrating "how the private sector is taking action and partnering to advance societal priorities, with an emphasis on the United Nations global agenda for sustainable development to be released later this year (the Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs).
Posted: Jun 19, 2015 – 01:47 PM EST
Seven students from the Russellville City Schools of Russellville, Ala., won first place in the International Rocketry Challenge at the 2015 Paris Air Show on June 19. The U.S. team, sponsored by Raytheon, beat teams from the United Kingdom, who came in second place, and France, who took home third.
Posted: Jun 19, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
KeyBank has a strong culture of aligning community and employee engagement in the name of corporate responsibility. With a focus on creating new employee behaviors that enable sustainable operations, KeyBank launched its first ever Green Office Week. The purpose of this week was to launch a collection of events aimed at getting employees involved in company-wide efforts to increase efficiency, improve the environment, and promote health and wellness.
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