Corporate Responsibility

Securing CEO Support for Strategic Philanthropy

May 12th, 2008 by

Successful corporate philanthropy involves a number of components – from business-inspired strategy and mutually reinforcing cross-sector partnerships to strong measurement practices and innovative community projects. However, one additional element for truly successful corporate giving is… Continued

Washingtonian Mag Gives Out ‘Green Award’

May 6th, 2008 by

Washingtonian Magazine has given its inaugural highest Green Award honor to The Tower Companies for "being green-building pioneers and fierce proponents of sustainable design and construction." The building was also cited for being "one of… Continued

Consumers Skeptical about being Green

May 6th, 2008 by

Green advertising may be ubiquitous these days, but that doesn’t mean consumers are buying into the messages behind it. According to a Burst Media survey, consumer recall of green advertising is very high—37% of respondents… Continued

The Evolving Sustainability Paradigm:  How Practices and Trends Impact PR

May 6th, 2008 by

Sustainability, the integration of social, environmental and economic factors for short and long-term performance, is an evolving business paradigm.  Business leaders are now being challenged to address issues beyond profitability.  From internal issues of worker… Continued

Navigating the Win-Win Road: Creating Successful Corporate/Nonprofit Partnerships

April 28th, 2008 by

Building beneficial partnerships with nonprofit groups, such as consumer, patient, seniors, environmental, community, multicultural or faith-based advocacy organizations, government agencies and educational institutions, can provide strategic advantages for a company and positive benefits for a… Continued

Chicago Climate Partners with Dow Jones Indexes to Co-Brand Emissions

April 21st, 2008 by

Last week Chicago Climate Exchange, Inc. (CCX), announced that it had signed a joint marketing deal with Dow Jones Indexes to co-brand, caclulate, market and license the Dow Jones/CCX Emissions Indexes based on European carbon,… Continued

Being Green is Important to Consumers, says New Study

April 16th, 2008 by

According to a study that focused on bloggers, which was recently conducted by Nielsen Online, protecting the environment has become increasingly important to consumers, with online buzz around sustainability growing 50 percent in 2007. While… Continued

Bayer Awards Grant to Science Education Program

April 7th, 2008 by

The Bayer USA Foundation recentlly announced that it has awarded a $135,000 grant to ASSET Inc. (Achieving Student Success through Excellence in Teaching), the science education reform program Bayer helped to create in Southwest Pennsylvania… Continued

The CRO Offers Members Enhanced Access to Corporate Responsibility Reports

March 31st, 2008 by

CRO (Corporate Responsibility Officer), a unit of business media publisher Crossing Media, has begun providing enhanced access to CRO member companies’ corporate responsibility and sustainability reports through a content partnership with the U.K.’s, which… Continued

BASF Presents Its First Carbon Balance

March 24th, 2008 by

BASF is the world’s first company of its kind to present a comprehensive carbon balance for its operations. The results show that BASF products can save three times more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire… Continued