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CSRwire Welcomes New Members to Its Global Network of CSR News and Information

Submitted by: CSRwire

Categories: Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Sep 29, 2008 – 12:22 PM EST


Sep. 29 /CSRwire/ - SPRINGFIELD, MA - September 29, 2008 - This week CSRwire welcomed The Progressive Business Leaders Network, New Resource Bank, emPivot, Ted's Montana Grill, YMCA of Greater New York, and Meeting Strategies Worldwide.

CSRwire membership of more than 1000 organizations includes public and privately held companies, socially responsible investment funds, non governmental and non profit organizations, universities, trade associations and think tanks. The following organizations will be using CSRwire to communicate their corporate citizenship, sustainability, and socially responsible activities and initiatives to a passionate and enthusiastic audience in over 200 countries.

The Progressive Business Leaders Network - The Progressive Business Leaders Network ("PBLN") is a peer-to-peer educational organization for CEOs and top officers. Its mission is to promote the best practices of business leaders committed to socially and environmentally responsible economic growth and the public policies that advance it. Specifically, the PBLN highlights best practices in corporate social responsibility and the contribution from business leaders who share a commitment to practicing and sharing initiatives that promote environmentally sustainable economic development and greater social justice.

Meeting twice a year for PBLN Summits on progressive business, members and policy-makers work together in industry-specific Working Groups to identify strategies and opportunities for progressive business leaders to contribute meaningfully to the development and implementation of effective public policy.

New Resource Bank - New Resource Bank is a commercial bank in San Francisco that is setting a new standard in customer service while financing efficient and sustainable resources in its community. The Bank was founded by leading environmental entrepreneurs, along with seasoned banking executives. For more information, please go to www.newresourcebank.com

emPivot - empivot.com is the first online video network to bring together the wide range of user-generated and premium video content related to the environment. In addition to its content and content provider network, emPivot provides a robust video search technology which returns the top videos related to green issues from across the web. As a result of bringing together video, network and video search, emPivot is a powerful aggregator of green-related media content for anyone and everyone to access online.

The emPivot network currently has over 500 individuals, companies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and government agencies contributing to the mix of content. Content on the emPivot Network includes content such as -- but not limited to -- how to videos, news reports, product reviews, independent documentary films, broadcast media, mobile phone uploads, advocacy videos, campaigns, and videos from citizens around the world.

emPivot is a pivot point to empower a diverse network of users (people, organizations, and companies) to share video content, connect with each other to share media and utilize our strong video search engine to find the most relevant green-related video content from emPivot.com and the rest of the web. As a result, emPivot.com empowers the world to view green from every possible angle.

For more information about emPivot, please see: http://www.empivot.com/about/.

Ted's Montana Grill - Since its founding in 2002, Ted's Montana Grill has been committed to being an environmentally friendly restaurant company. The restaurants recycle nearly all of their paper, plastic, aluminum and glass products. Menus are printed on recycled paper and soft drinks come in recyclable glass bottles. Instead of plastic, eco-friendly paper straws and wooden drink stirrers are used. To-go cups look like plastic but are actually made from corn starch. Even the to-go cutlery is made from potato starch. The restaurants also have low-voltage lighting in their guest areas. Other measures include restrooms with water-efficient toilets, waterless urinals and biodegradable powder Boraxo soap. Kitchens are equipped with griddle cooktops, which lower the level of grease particulates in the air, and all restaurants are non-smoking. www.tedsmontanagrill.com

YMCA of Greater New York - The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization which promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, with a focus on youth.

All YMCA programs teach the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and continue our 156-year tradition of emphasis upon youth, health and wellness, adult education, and community collaboration and problem solving. The YMCA has always grown from within its community and is a reflection of the community itself in diversity and values. The YMCA is an open and inclusive organization and welcomes all without discrimination to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, citizenship, creed, religion, age, abilities, sexual orientation or income.

The YMCA of Greater New York gives young people a place to come after school for safe, productive activities that encourage and support academic performance, help to build their self-esteem and develop healthy lifestyles. Among the hundreds of programs offered by the YMCA of Greater New York are a variety of youth programs, including child care, day care and after-school care programs; swimming, sports leagues; instructional classes; evening Teen Centers; counseling and health awareness; life/social skills; mentoring; leadership training and development; service learning; computer training; college/career preparation; day camps and sleep-away camps.

Meeting Strategies Worldwide - Based in Portland, Oregon in the United States, Meeting Strategies Worldwide Meeting Strategies Worldwide is an award-winning, environmental firm that specializes in the meetings industry. They provide leading edge organizations with event management, consulting and training services to produce sustainable meetings, conferences and events. The company was founded in 1994 and embraced environmental responsibility as a core value and defining specialty. Since then Meeting Strategies Worldwide has positioned itself as the leading firm for developing and implementing sustainable meeting practices.

Our mission is to provide world-class conference experiences by creating lasting relationships with our clients, embracing innovative ways of doing business and using the Earth's resources wisely. It is also our mission is to expand environmental practices into the meetings and hospitality industry so that sustainability becomes a standard business policy.

Making a difference. One meeting at a time.

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