December 03, 2016

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World Food Program USA and Cargill Partner to Strengthen Local Food Security

Posted: Oct 18, 2016 – 03:30 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 18 /CSRwire/ - More than 100,000 schoolchildren in three countries will be served school meals sourced from local farmers over the next two years as part of a new joint program from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), World Food...

MUFG Union Bank Foundation Provides Grants to Support Small Businesses and Increase Home Ownership

Posted: Oct 18, 2016 – 11:00 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18 /CSRwire/ - The MUFG Union Bank Foundation today announced $1.25 million in grant funding for 30 nonprofit organizations that provide small business technical assistance and homeownership counseling in California and the Pacific Northwest. Through the banks Advancing Communities Forward...

AEP Emergency Disaster Relief Fund Contributes More Than $100,000 to Flood Relief Efforts in West Virginia

Posted: Oct 18, 2016 – 08:28 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 18 /CSRwire/ - Nearly two months after historic flooding devastated several small West Virginia communities, Appalachian Power leaders and employees presented the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army a $102,178 donation dedicated to flood relief efforts in those communities....

Martian Salad Project at Whitworth University Shows Promise for Cultivating Life on Mars

Posted: Oct 05, 2016 – 05:26 PM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 05 /CSRwire/ - Space travel is a popular topic in science and in film. The Martian, starring Matt Damon, saw the main character use his skills as a botanist to grow food and survive on the planet. Such a feat...

JPMorgan Chase Commits Over $1.3 Million to Increase Skills Training and Job Growth in Detroit

Posted: Sep 27, 2016 – 08:00 AM EST

DETROIT, Sep. 27 /CSRwire/ - JPMorgan Chase Co. is investing over $1.3 million to increase the number of Detroiters receiving skills training for in-demand jobs and to strengthen partnerships between job seekers, local employers and training providers, the firm announced today. As part...

Univision Kicks-Off Unprecedented Nonpartisan National Voter Registration Day Effort

Posted: Sep 23, 2016 – 05:10 PM EST

NEW YORK, Sep. 23 /CSRwire/ - Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced plans to encourage citizens to register to vote in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day. UCI is leveraging all of its media assets across...

United Breweries Limited Launches 2015-16 Corporate Responsibility Report

Posted: Sep 15, 2016 – 07:56 AM EST

INDIA, Sep. 15 /CSRwire/ - At United Breweries Limited, we firmly believe in sustainable development, which is interpreted as growing business in a socially and environmentally responsible way, while meeting the legitimate interests of our stakeholders. Building and Transforming communities requires focus, time,...

On Eve of Enforcement Trial, Canada’s Civil Society Calls for Chevron’s Assets to Be Frozen So Ecuador Judgment Can Be Paid

Posted: Sep 07, 2016 – 11:30 AM EST

Canada, Sep. 07 /CSRwire/ - Some of Canadas largest environmental, labor and civil society organizations have now joined the growing international community demanding that Chevron clean up its toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon and cease selling its assets in Canada while a...

Anthem Blue Cross Partners With Community Organizations To Help Prevent Diabetes

Posted: Aug 29, 2016 – 11:05 AM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 29 /CSRwire/ - Working with community groups such as Black Women for Wellness and Valley Jewish Community Center as well as large, national organizations, Anthem Blue Cross has launched an ambitious diabetes prevention program to educate, treat and support...

Employee Volunteers Support Rhode Island Families In Crisis During Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of Rhode Island 5th Annual Day Of Service

Posted: Aug 25, 2016 – 10:10 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 25 /CSRwire/ - More than 70 percent of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) employees will support local families in crisis during Blue across Rhode Island, the states largest employee day of service. Seven participating organizations, across thirteen...

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