June 05, 2020

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HACR CEO Issues Statement on Racism in Law Enforcement Amid Recent Murders of African Americans

Published: Jun 03, 2020 – 03:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Jun. 03 /CSRwire/ - The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), the nation's leading nonprofit focused on advancing Hispanic inclusion in Corporate America, released a statement by President & CEO, Cid Wilson, on the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna...

A Message from Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky About Recent Events in the United States

Published: Jun 03, 2020 – 02:15 PM EST

Jun. 03 /CSRwire/ - By Alex Gorsky, Chairman & CEO As protests spurred by the violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery escalated over the weekend, the Executive Committee sent out a communication to U.S. employees affirming our company's commitment...

Our Responsibility for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality

Published: Jun 03, 2020 – 10:35 AM EST

Jun. 03 /CSRwire/ - This is a message I shared with our Fifth Third Bank employees on May 30, in light of the recent events across our nation. Let me be perfectly clear: at Fifth Third, racism and discrimination in any form is...

Examining Companies’ Human Rights Responsibilities During COVID-19

Published: Apr 16, 2020 – 02:13 PM EST

Apr. 16 /CSRwire/ - The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) has released a major new report on corporate responsibility during the COVID-19 pandemic. The global think tank assesses the landscape of human rights at risk from the pandemic, and makes recommendations...

Human Rights Assessments in the Decisive Decade: Innovative Approaches for the Technology Sector

Published: Feb 26, 2020 – 02:45 PM EST

Feb. 26 /CSRwire/ - By: Dunstan Allison-Hope, Vice President, BSR This blog is the second in a series of two about human rights assessments in the technology industry. The previous blog described challenges; this blog proposes solutions. Previously, we published a blog post...

CARE’s PowerUp Program Included in MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change Competition

Published: Feb 19, 2020 – 04:18 PM EST

ATLANTA, Feb. 19 /CSRwire/ - The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today unveiled CARE's PowerUp program as one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one...

Living Income: A Story From Measurement to Impact

Published: Feb 13, 2020 – 09:51 AM EST

Feb. 13 /CSRwire/ - Everyone has the right to a living income. Yet, as we move into a new decade, there are still around 500 million smallholder farming households globally, comprising a large proportion of the world's poor living on less than $2...

Increased Action Needed on Human Rights Reporting

Published: Nov 25, 2019 – 07:09 PM EST

Nov. 25 /CSRwire/ - Governments need to do more to help businesses understand, mitigate and improve their human rights impacts - by strengthening transparency and reporting requirements. This is the key finding of a report from GRI looking at the progress countries have...

Responsible Business Alliance Receives Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Published: Oct 29, 2019 – 03:49 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 29 /CSRwire/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced it has received the 2019 Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The U.S. Secretary of State presented the award to the RBA at a ceremony this...

VisionSpring Named by the International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA) as a Vanguard Member of the Million Lives Club

Published: Oct 22, 2019 – 07:45 PM EST

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /CSRwire/ - VisionSpring announced today that they have been selected as a Vanguard member of the Million Lives Club, an initiative that celebrates innovators and social entrepreneurs who are scaling impact in improving the lives of those living on...



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