News and notes this week from the world of sustainability and CSR. Gaining Value from External Assurance of Sustainability Reporting WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Devlopment) has released it’s latest publication analyzing findings from the external assurance practices of its members. The report finds value to businesses which transparently report on their activities, particularly […]

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CHICAGO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, announced today The Allstate Foundation and Allstate Insurance Company, the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, have renewed their commitment to Feeding America and pledged to donate up to $2 million in support of Feeding America’s disaster relief efforts. The announcement comes […]

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, July 27, 2014 / DogLegMedia / — Ladies European Tour professional golfer Becky Brewerton has launched a fundraiser to support the Williams Syndrome Foundation.  Like many charitable fundraising efforts by leading celebrities and athletes, the initiative was spurred by personal experience.  In this case, the 2nd child of  friend and ex-professional golfer Danielle Masters was born with the condition. […]

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CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — National 4-H Council and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] are launching the “Teachers Bringing Science to Life” contest that will provide resources and rewards for educators who encourage their students to explore the field of aerospace engineering. To enter, teachers must submit photos of their students conducting the […]

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WASHINGTON, 2 July 2014 – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) will each invest $5 million in Malawi Mangoes to support expansion of its tropical fruit production and processing operations. On final certification, expected in the coming months, Malawi […]

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KINSHASA, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 3 July 2014  – Kitoko Food Farm has showcased its innovative model for agriculture development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the Africa Progress Panel (APP). Chaired by Kofi Annan, the APP visited the DRC to discuss its recently released 2014 Progress Report Grain, Fish, Money. In […]

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GENEVA, 27 June 2014 / PRNewswire Africa / – The inaugural UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) concluded its five-day deliberations in Nairobi on Friday with 16 decisions and resolutions that encourage international action on major environmental issues ranging from air pollution and the illegal trade in wildlife, to plastic debris in the oceans, chemicals and waste. […]

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – June 23, 2014 – CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) today unveiled its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, showing continued progress in 2013 on the company’s safety, environmental and community engagement initiatives. The full report – accessible on www.CSXCSR.com – details the company’s financial performance and offers a comprehensive look at the markets CSX […]

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Nissan has issued its Sustainability Report 2014, including a materiality matrix for the first time. Nissan pursues sustainability in eight key areas – Environment, Safety, Philanthropy, Quality, Value Chain, Employees, Economic Contribution, Corporate Governance and Internal Control. The report includes the Nissan CSR Scorecard, which analyses the progress made on annual objectives and describes the […]

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