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CSRwire.com joins United Nations Global Compact: World's Largest Corporate Citizen Initiative

Submitted by: CSRwire

Categories: Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Dec 03, 2007 – 10:00 AM EST


Dec. 03 /CSRwire/ - SPRINGFIELD, MA - December 3, 2007 - CSRwire.com has been accepted into the United Nations Global Compact - the world's largest corporate citizen initiative, with 3,800 business participants and other stakeholders located in over 100 countries.

CSRwire.com joins today's most influential corporate social responsibility leaders who are working with the United Nations to advance the principles of human rights, labor rights, protection of the environment and anti-corruption in the strategies and operations of businesses all over the world.

"As the most relevant service for the dissemination of sustainability news, CSRwire has played a crucial role in spreading the word about corporate social responsibility and advancing the issue around the world," said Georg Kell, Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact. "We are very happy to welcome CSRwire now also as a participant in the Global Compact."

The UN Global Compact works with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in addition to governments, companies, and civil society organizations to make the global marketplace more socially and economically inclusive and to advance international cooperation, peace and sustainable development.

"We are thrilled to be participating in the largest corporate citizen initiative in the world," said CSRwire's Director and Chief Operating Officer, Greg Schneider. "As the leading source of corporate social responsibility news and information, it's imperative for us to partner with others who are part of the movement and share our vision for a better, more just world."

About U.N. Global Compact: Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact seeks to mainstream ten universal principles in business activities around the world and to catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals. With over 3,000 participating companies from more than 100 countries, it is the world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative. For more information, please visit www.unglobalcompact.org.

About CSRwire.com: CSRwire is the leading source of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news, reports and information. CSRwire members are companies and NGOs, agencies and organizations interested in communicating their corporate citizenship, sustainability, and socially responsible initiatives to a global audience through CSRwire's syndication network and weekly News Alerts. CSRwire content covers issues of Diversity, Philanthropy, Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Environment, Human Rights, Workplace Issues, Business Ethics, Community Development and Corporate Governance

CSRwire's parent company, Meadowbrook Lane Capital (MBLC) investment bank serves businesses that value social responsibility as a sustainable economic driver, a strategic cornerstone, and a source of competitive advantage. The mblc team views the transaction as a piece of the larger picture. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals provide customized solutions mindful of our client's long-term objectives. MBLC has worked with large corporate clients, mid sized companies and startups. Our experiences encompass a wide variety of industry sectors and spans the full gamut of investment banking and corporate finance services.

For more information, please contact:

Phone: 802-251-0110 x1105
Matthias Stausberg Global Compact

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