January 22, 2017

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Ecuador Villagers Celebrate Victory, Vow to Seize Chevron Assets to Pay for Pollution Clean-up After Canada Court Decision

Published: Jan 20, 2017 – 07:47 PM EST

Toronto, Jan. 20 /CSRwire/ - Leaders of Ecuadorian indigenous rainforest communities have won the right to take Chevron to a short "mini-trial" to try to seize roughly $12 billion in company assets in Canada to enforce an environmental judgment, despite a technical legal...

Astellas Improves Rank in Second Year Named to Corporate Knights’ 2017 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations

Published: Jan 20, 2017 – 05:29 PM EST

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 20 /CSRwire/ - Astellas has been named for the second year one of Corporate Knights' 2017 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, moving up 10 spots in the index. Corporate Knights announced this year's honorees at the World...

Empowering Women Through Design

Published: Jan 20, 2017 – 04:15 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 20 /CSRwire/ - US-based social enterprise Raven + Lily has joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to provide market access and sustainable livelihoods to over 2,000 women from impoverished communities. Launched in 2008, the BCtA aims...

Smart Grid Gains From New Black & Veatch EPC Program Management System

Published: Jan 20, 2017 – 03:47 PM EST

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 20 /CSRwire/ - Black Veatch announced today a new tool aimed at helping utilities deploy large-scale grid modernization projects. The company's cloud-based Spatial Engineering Knowledge Optimization Immersive Analysis system - SEKOIA - is a central hub for all project...

Macomb Innovation Fund Awards $225,000 to Five Detroit-area Technology Startups

Published: Jan 19, 2017 – 04:05 PM EST

WARREN, Mich., Jan. 19 /CSRwire/ - Five early-stage companies from Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties will receive $225,000 in funding from the Innovation Fund Macomb Community College, Powered by JPMorgan Chase Co. Since July 2015, the Macomb Innovation Fund has awarded $1.4 million...

Shire Announces Seventh Annual Scholarship for Individuals With ADHD

Published: Jan 19, 2017 – 03:39 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Mass., Jan. 19 /CSRwire/ - Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship. The scholarship program is for legal residents of the United States who are under the care of a...

Sustainability Pioneer Fetzer Vineyards to Leverage Internet of Things and Big Data to Stay Steps Ahead of Water Waste

Published: Jan 19, 2017 – 06:03 AM EST

MENDOCINO COUNTY, Calif., Jan. 19 /CSRwire/ - Fetzer Vineyards, a leader in regenerative winegrowing, is taking another forward-looking step to conserve water with the installation of advanced water metering technology from Bellingham, Washington-based APANA, Inc. The smart water meters, currently being installed throughout...

Spectrum Health Recognized for Excellence in Community Service with 2016 Foster G. McGaw Prize

Published: Jan 18, 2017 – 05:21 PM EST

DEERFIELD, Ill., and GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 18 /CSRwire/ - In recognition of its cutting-edge programs and services to reach the underserved residents of Western Michigan, Spectrum Health is awarded the 2016 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service and will...

Mission Waco Receives Grant for Unique Sustainability Project from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club

Published: Jan 18, 2017 – 05:01 PM EST

WACO, TEXAS, Jan. 18 /CSRwire/ - Mission Waco will soon be known as one of Texas' sustainability leaders thanks to a new partnership. Green Mountain Energy Sun Club has selected the Waco-based nonprofit to receive a $234,000 donation to support a unique sustainability...

Walmart Outlines 2017 Goals for American Job Growth and Community Investment

Published: Jan 18, 2017 – 10:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 18 /CSRwire/ - Walmart, the nation's largest private employer with nearly 1.5 million associates in the U.S., today will discuss company plans to create American jobs and invest in local communities across the country. The investments in the coming year...

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