[ht_pullquote]“If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property and mines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal.” – Elon Musk, Tesla[/ht_pullquote] At CSR Week, we applaud the approach taken by Mr. Musk.  It sets a great example for technology […]

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Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) reports progress toward 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility goals. “We understand and embrace the important role we play in people’s lives, the environment and the economic health of our communities,” said Jon Campbell, executive vice president and head of Government and Community Relations. “We’re committed to meeting our 2020 CSR goals, and […]

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Marathon Oil has published its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.  They have adopted eight corporate-level commitments covering governance, society, environment and the workplace. For each commitment, the report outlines progress made in 2013 and primary activities planned for 2014. Responding to stakeholder feedback, this year’s report includes enhanced transparency and reporting for environmental performance. […]

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Russian domiciled Sberbank has released it’s 1st consolidated corporate social responsibility report. Prior to this latest report, Sberbank had not released a CSR report for international audiences. Good to see them aim to engage with shareholders, investors and public outside of Russia on these important issues. “For us, CSR is above all the management of […]

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Interesting article on Forbes titled ” Corporate Social Responsibility: Should It Be A Law?” by Esha Chhabra. It’s great food for thought.  The India example is actually not completely new.   There are other similar examples of a tax to fund social initiatives.  In South Africa and Ireland, taxes on the revenues or profits of financial institutions […]

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