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CSRwire Releases Second Annual United Nations Global Compact Communication on Progress

Reports 16% Growth in Membership and New Advisory Board

Submitted by: CSRwire

Categories: Research, Reports & Publications, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Oct 24, 2011 – 08:00 AM EST


SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 24 /CSRwire/ - CSRwire, the leading global source of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news, has released its second annual United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Communication on Progress (COP), the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world that asks companies and organizations to honor UN goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.  

"We're proud to share how our core values, business operations and commitment to social and environmental responsibility align with the UN Global Compact’s principles," said Joe Sibilia, CEO of CSRwire. "Every step we take brings us closer to a more economically-just and environmentally-sustainable society and away from single bottom line capitalism."

The COP reports on continued growth for CSRwire: membership increased by 16% and the distribution of news items grew by 28%. Additionally, the COP reports on CSRwire's recertification as a B-Corporation, a new type of corporation that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

With growth and development, come new services for members, including a new media list service that supplements CSRwire's broad, worldwide distribution channels. CSRwire now offers custom list development: news is sent directly to opt-in, targeted outlets (print, broadcast, online, bloggers and freelance writers) – precisely the people who are requesting CSR-related news.

"The last 12 months have been an intensive period of consolidation, development and growth for CSRwire," said Jan Morgan, president of the company. "We have refocused and restructured our membership benefits to ensure more choice and improved value. We continue to invest in our internal operations, building staff capabilities, involvement and ownership. Further, we have developed strategic partnerships to ensure even greater reach in our news and distribution service."

Also new is an Advisory Board to assist in the growth and direction of CSRwire. Members include:

CSRwire also makes a commitment to employee transparency: formal and informal meetings to communicate updates as well as four “Town Hall” meetings take place each year for interacting, sharing, and celebrating with staff members, investors, and stakeholders.

To view the second annual United Nations Global Compact Communication on Progress, please visit http://www.csrwire.com/reports/1229-CSRwire-United-Nations-Global-Compact-2011-Communication-on-Progress.

About CSRwire

CSRwire is the leading global source of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability news. Founded in 1999 to advance the movement towards a more economically-just and environmentally-sustainable society and away from single bottom line capitalism, CSRwire has paved the way for new standards of corporate citizenship, earning the international respect of thought leaders, business leaders, academics, philanthropists, activists and the media community. Through innovative techniques and strategic partnerships, CSRwire continues to expand its content, communication technology and distribution channels exponentially.

CSRwire content reaches a broad and highly-engaged audience in the international CSR market through syndication partners, members, subscribers, visitors, mobile technology, databases, newsrooms, social media networks, search engines, financial portals, websites and online communities. As the exclusive distributor of CSR news and information for PR Newswire and Marketwire, CSRwire offers more visibility than any other newswire in the world.

The service offers more than the traditional newswire service with its Daily Alerts, events calendar, thought-provoking editorials, popular Talkback blog, CSRlive, CSR book reviews, special report distribution, CSR directory, CSRwire Member Spotlights and searchable archives. For members distributing news, CSRwire offers analytics dashboards displaying headline impressions, content views, conversion rates, distribution, demographics, global reach and other features.

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Walking the Talk: CSRwire is a Certified B Corp, United Nations Global Compact Signatory, member of Social Venture Network, and supporter of the Gasoline Alley Foundation. In 2010, CSRwire supported over 250 non-profit organizations worldwide.

CSRwire special discounts for UNGC signatories

In support for UNGC, CSRwire is offering special discounts to UNGC business participants with under 250 employees who honor their commitment to an annual COP. For more information about the UNGC discount, please contact Natalie Thomas, CSRwire Senior Director of Operations, at (802) 251-0110 ext.1108 or Natalie@csrwire.com

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