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CSRwire.com 08/04/2020 15:17
Corporates and nonprofits swarmed their screens as Goodera hosted its flagship online event . On July 22nd and 23rd, the event saw participation from world leaders, CXOs, media personalities, along with 4000+ HR and CSR professionals and nonprofits from 42 countries across the globe. Goodera hosted Karma Summit to facilitate a dialogue on rebuilding our communities through volunteering. The event featured Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, corporate leaders like Ursula Burns (Board member at Nestle, Uber and Exxon Mobil), Arianna Huffington (Founder, Thrive Global and Huffington Post), Rome Flynn (Emmy award winning actor) along with several other CXOs and media personalities. Goodera revealed the Karma Hub during the event, the world’s larg.
CSRwire.com 08/04/2020 13:29
Although an 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent do so each year. The American Red Cross, a non-profit organization that provides about 40 percent of the nation’s blood, is committed to increasing the number of people who donate blood by educating Americans on the huge difference one blood donation makes in saving the lives of others. As we approach National Sickle Cell Awareness month in September, its important to highlight the important role of blood donors in helping patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) especially during this uncertain time. These patients remain at high risk for serious complications if infected with the coronavirus. Blood transfusions are one of the m.
CSRwire.com 08/04/2020 12:35
Many parents find themselves weighing this tough decision about the upcoming academic year: school supplies or food on the table. The Salvation Army and Walmart are teaming up with actress and New York Times best-selling author Candace Cameron Bure to relieve the financial burdens of families by way of a nationwide school supply drive from August 7-9. “Before the pandemic, one in five American children were already living in poverty,” said Commissioner Kenneth Hodder, national commander of The Salvation Army. “Feeling unprepared for class puts underserved students at a disadvantage and creates lasting social and emotional challenges. Whether they return to learning online or in the classroom, school supplies remain critical to their success.
CSRwire.com 08/04/2020 12:21
, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that the company has reached a significant milestone: more than $5 billion in donations — with an average user donation size of $125 — to support more than 251,000 vetted nonprofits worldwide have been processed through its platform.
CSRwire.com 08/04/2020 11:02
With the pro bono service movement on the rise in Europe, ® has extended its international reach and impact for nonprofits across the globe with the introduction of . More than 70 marketing, communications and technology specialists volunteered their time during a 24-hour creative blitz to help 10 very worthy NGOs from across the country. CreateAthon Romania nonprofit clients were chosen by a jury that selected those with the greatest needs from 10 different counties. The volunteer team created websites, event branding, media strategies, podcast series, communications platforms, videos, print materials and more during the around-the-clock event in Bucharest. The value of the services donated was estimated at 150,000 euros. More than 50 perc.
CSRwire.com 08/03/2020 20:08
GreenTrees, the global leader in reforestation, has just completed its largest verification, capturing over 1.6 million metric tons of carbon credits from aggregated lands. This latest issuance makes GreenTrees the 11th largest forestry project globally and the world’s largest reforestation project regardless of compliance or voluntary markets among the leading registries. To date, GreenTrees has been issued over 5 million metric tons of carbon credits. “When you look at the world’s largest carbon projects, GreenTrees is the only one that is reforestation and the only one that is aggregating small and medium landowners,” says Chandler Van Voorhis, Manager, and Co-Founder of GreenTrees, LLC. “With land from over 550 owners, the project demon.
CSRwire.com 08/03/2020 15:24
Musim Mas Group (“Musim Mas” or “the Group”) and launched a joint program to build robust and sustainable extension services for the oil palm farmers in Aceh Singkil, Indonesia. The initiative is part of an overall strategy to reduce deforestation by improving livelihoods. Targeted at independent smallholders from villages neighboring the Leuser Ecosystem, the two parties will collaborate to integrate smallholder growers into the sustainable palm oil supply chain and reduce deforestation. The program is part of Musim Mas’ vision to establish Smallholder Hubs that serve as a pre-competitive platform where companies can pool resources and share their expertise to train farmers. The primary objective is to develop sustainable extension service.
CSRwire.com 08/03/2020 15:19
(NYSE: CIT) and its unit today announced a $25 million loan supporting Seavest Healthcare Properties’ acquisition of the MLK Community Hospital Medical Office Building in South Los Angeles. The private, nonprofit hospital provides essential healthcare services for residents of the Watts, Compton and Willowbrook neighborhoods of Los Angeles. “We’re pleased to leverage our expertise to create a financing solution that meets Seavest’s investment objectives,” said William Douglass, managing director and group head for CIT’s . “This effort advances the hospital’s mission while helping to drive transformative change and further revitalize the Watts area.”MLK Community Hospital is part of a public-private partnership with Los Angeles County and w.
CSRwire.com 08/03/2020 13:46
“The way of the small farmer is disappearing,” I recall my gentleman farmer dad telling me when I was just a teenager in the late 70s. “It’s all about the large landowners and developers who have the money to invest in the equipment.”His were prophetic words, indeed, at a time when the USDA was preaching ag mechanization and reducing farm subsidies. But at the same time, a visionary organization was being formed to apply land conservation practices to agriculture in order to protect the small farmlands that sustain us. That organization was American Farmland Trust (AFT). After decades of work in helping conserve our nation’s farmlands, AFT is engaging next-gen farmers and landowners in ways to redefine the modern farming experience while f.
CSRwire.com 08/03/2020 12:03
Comerica wants to serve as a trusted resource for financial education, especially for the unbanked and underbanked portions of the communities within our key markets. Comerica provides financial support to nonprofit organizations dedicated to developing financially literate communities, including organizations such as Project Still I Rise and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber, to teach personal finance basics to people in underbanked areas. In 2019, Comerica expanded its Comerica $ense financial education programs to include Money $ense, Business $ense, Education $ense, Sport $ense and Elder $ense. Comerica's Financial Education Brigade (CFEB) is designed to meet the growing need for more financial education in our communities. This team of trai.
CSRwire.com 08/03/2020 10:30
Cox is a company that strives to be inclusive of all. That’s why we’re exceptionally proud Cox Communications is considered a Best Place to Work for people with disabilities by , the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. Our high score of 80% on the 2020 (DEI) is a testament to our company’s emphasis on championing inclusion. It also serves as key benchmark we can use to gauge our year-over-year improvement. Companies can earn a score from 1 to 100 based on the following criteria: culture and leadership, enterprisewide access, employment practices (benefits, recruitment, employment, education, retention and advancement and accommodations), community engagement and supplier diversity. The DEI is a joint init.
CSRwire.com 08/03/2020 08:00
Jessica Oakes is a civil engineer with 14 years of experience. In her second year out of college, she took an assignment for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan—a decision that would change her life forever. She served there as an expatriate engineer for nearly four years on two consecutive USAID projects, which focused on improving water, sanitation, energy, transportation, and vertical structures throughout the war-torn country. While in Afghanistan, she initiated a women’s internship program for engineering students enrolled in local universities. In 2012, she began supporting the program from the home office in Massachusetts and today serves as the home office manager for Tetra Tech’s largest USAID infra.
CSRwire.com 07/31/2020 15:21
Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces their financial and extra-financial year results. Each quarter, Schneider Electric publishes 21 indicators from the Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) which measures their progress towards their sustainability commitments from 2018-2020. These objectives are closely aligned with the United Nations (U.N) Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) and summarize the extra-financial performance of the Group. This quarter, Schneider Sustainability Impact reached a 7.71 out of 10 score. They are confident that they will meet their end of year target through the programs they have in place. Gilles Vermot Desroches, Sustainability Senior VP at Sc.
CSRwire.com 07/31/2020 14:31
If stacked, mattresses discarded in Europe every year would exceed the height of Mount Everest – by 678 times 1 . Approximately 30 million mattresses are thrown away, and most of this bulky, non-biodegradable waste-stream ends up in the landfill. Through its , Dow aims to reduce this mountain of waste by giving polyurethane (PU) foam from end-of-life mattresses a new life. The program will take discarded mattress foam and turn it back into raw material (polyols) through chemical recycling, the process of converting waste into feedstock. The new raw material will then be used in flexible or rigid foam products to go into applications such as building insulation boards and even new mattresses. BUILDING A NEW BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM. To make this ha.
CSRwire.com 07/31/2020 13:33
Comerica Bank has teamed up with Young Entrepreneurz Solutions Organization (YES) to equip youth from low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities with financial education skills needed to pursue a career in entrepreneurship. The $100,000 contribution also will provide startup funding for students across Comerica's five-state (Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan and Texas) geographical footprint. In addition, Comerica bankers will serve as judges for the YES Business Plan Competitions and implement "Ask A Banker" sessions over the next year (June 2021). "It is important that we introduce basic financial principles to children and teach them how to manage their money at an early age," Comerica Bank Chief Community Officer Irvin Ashford, Jr.
CSRwire.com 07/31/2020 13:31
Napapijri® is gaining worldwide recognition for its Circular Series, a first ever collection of 100% recyclable jackets. The granted Napapijri its Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold recognition, the world’s most advanced standard for use of safe, circular, and responsible materials. "Napapijri sits within VF’s family of brands as an incubator of new ideas, processes and approaches to fashion-making," said Anna Maria Rugarli, Sustainability and Responsibility Senior Director EMEA, VF International.
CSRwire.com 07/31/2020 12:30
Our positiveNRG program is a central part of our identity. While each of us works hard every day to realize our organizational purpose—bringing the power of energy to people and organizations—positiveNRG gives us an opportunity to answer why . NRG is more than the power we produce, and the products we provide, we are an organization that aspires to improve the communities in which our employees and customers live and work. PositiveNRG powers progress, enabling us to be responsible corporate citizens; active community members; well-rounded, healthy individuals; and positive contributors to the communities in which we live and serve. By empowering our employees to do good work; by partnering with organizations that are making a difference; by.
CSRwire.com 07/31/2020 11:32
. (CIT) has announced that it has made a donation to the , an organization dedicated to ensuring the educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons. The donation supports the chapter’s scholarship program to advance educational equality, a community need identified by a customer of CIT’s Southern California division as part of the company’s . CIT’s donation will provide approximately ten college and college-bound students with scholarships for the upcoming school year. The NAACP Ventura County Chapter has worked since 1954 to support NAACP programs and policies at the local level, building community engagement through ongoing initiatives in the areas of civil rights, social and economic development and education. “CIT’s
CSRwire.com 07/31/2020 11:17
Months passed and the pandemic began. And then Leone, a lawyer and co-founder of a tech startup, received a call that she was a match for a 7-year-old boy who has Hodgkin lymphoma. She was asked if she was still willing to be a donor. “I said, absolutely,” she said. More than 170,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with a blood cancer; it’s the second most common cause of death among all types of cancer. Only 30% of patients find a donor within their family. People can register at to become a donor, which includes an eligibility and health screening, and a cheek swab. The need for African American donors is especially urgent.

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