October 19, 2017

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New Report: Trust is Down, Expectations are Up as Brands Take Center Stage in Cultural Divides

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 – 12:55 PM EST

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /CSRwire/ - Trust is down. Expectations are up. And like never before, the worlds consumers are turning to brands to address the social and environmental challenges that affect their aspirations for a better life in divided times. According to...

CGF Members Share Their Sustainability Strategies in Updated Publications

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 – 12:41 PM EST

PARIS, Oct. 12 /CSRwire/ - The Consumer Goods Forum has published the 2nd editions of two of its key sustainability publications: its Business Actions Against Forced Labour booklet and its Food Waste booklet, featuring 12 new case studies outlining members strategies on how...

Twitter Partners With Cybersmile on Inaugural #TweetForACause Pro Bono Initiative

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 – 11:00 AM EST

Twitter, powered by Niche’s powerful global content creator network, and Cybersmile are partnering up to kick-off #TweetForACause, Twitter's first-ever pro bono creator initiative. The inaugural campaign will drive awareness around Cybersmile's mission to combat cyberbullying and online abuse.

Climatecare Supports Aviva to Win UN Momentum for Change Award

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 – 08:44 AM EST

OXFORD, U.K., Oct. 12 /CSRwire/ - Leading global insurance provider, Aviva Plc, has been awarded a prestigious UN Momentum for Change award, in recognition of the companys flagship and fully comprehensive action to tackle climate change. With the importance of avoiding a plus-two-degree...

Mondelēz International Employees Learn and Serve in Cocoa Farming Communities in Ghana

Posted: Oct 12, 2017 – 08:42 AM EST

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 12 /CSRwire/ - (GlobeNewswire) - This month, Mondelēz International will send employees to Ghana for a two-week skills-exchange program to learn about the challenges and opportunities in securing a sustainable cocoa supply, while sharing their diverse business skills with farmers....

Over 36 Major Brands Pledge to Achieve Sustainable Cotton by 2025

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 – 07:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 11 /CSRwire/ - 23 more of the world's most renowned clothing and textile companies, including Burberry, Adidas, Kathmandu and Timberland today pledged to use 100% sustainable cotton by 2025[1]. 36 major brands and retailers have now signed up to the...

Pact Expands Fight Against Worst Form of Child Labor in Africa

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 – 02:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 11 /CSRwire/ - This week, Pact announced new activities to combat child labor in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through support from Google. Under the expansion, Pact will grow its work in tin mines and cobalt mines...

The Lemelson Foundation and Partners Release Tools to Help Inventors and Entrepreneurs Integrate Sustainability From the Start

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 – 09:00 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 11 /CSRwire/ - The Lemelson Foundation today announced the release of an integrated package of new educational and business management toolkits for invention-based entrepreneurs. Sustaining Our Planet: A Toolkit for Entrepreneurs has been created by leading organizations in the field...

BNP Paribas Takes Further Measures to Accelerate Its Support of the Energy Transition

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 – 12:15 AM EST

PARIS, Oct. 11 /CSRwire/ - The BNP Paribas Group will no longer do business with companies whose principal business activity is the exploration, production, distribution, marketing or trading of oil and gas from shale and/or oil from tar sands. BNP Paribas is also...

Consumers Energy Foundation Commits $200,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, Supporting Affordable Housing

Posted: Oct 10, 2017 – 12:23 PM EST

JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 10 /CSRwire/ - The Consumers Energy Foundation announced today that it has contributed $200,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, supporting its mission to provide safe and affordable housing to residents across Michigan. Consumers Energy, our foundation, employees and retirees...

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