Capacity building is the process of solving problems that impact the quality of life for current and future generations and protecting the earth’s ecological support system. WEC oversees a range of capacity building initiatives that advance sustainability, including: improving energy efficiency; reducing the use of water and other natural resources; enhancing environmental, health and safety performance; reducing chemical risks; investing in social capital; and promoting global citizenship activities.
Last July, SAP introduced an innovative international corporate program called the SAP Social Sabbatical where “high-potential” employees volunteered their skills to support non-government, social entrepreneur or non-profit organizations and expand their leadership skills. The program is scaling fast. While 30 high potential employees were selected to support projects in Brazil, India and South Africa in 2012; this year the company has expanded the initiative to include China as a fourth country and increase participants to 50 employees from around the world.
Chevrolet has committed to invest up to $40M on carbon-reducting projects across America--from biomass to wind turbines. It set its carbon-reduction goal based on the estimated emissions in 2011 from driving the 1.9 million vehicles it sold in the United States between Nov. 18, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2011.
Signing up for EDF Climate Corps is a highly cost-effective way for your organization to save money and improve environmental performance — dividends that pay off year after year. EDF Climate Corps fellows are trained to quickly understand and enhance the way organizations use energy by identifying lasting solutions with long-term financial and environmental benefits.
Samsung Hope for Children, the company’s global corporate social responsibility platform, aims to advance children's health, education and sustainability. The platform brings together the company, its retail partners, and a network of charitable organizations associated with renowned public figures. Over the course of its 12-year history, Samsung Hope for Children has raised more than $30 million that has helped more than 500 schools, hospitals, and community-based foundations throughout the U.S.
Bloomberg's products and services provide essential information to the world's most influential audiences. Increasing transparency around sustainability issues - both risks and opportunities - encourages better investment decisions and development practices. There is a growing need among our customers for data, news, analytics and insight into how sustainability impacts business, society, policy, technology and financial markets.
For more than 40 years, Walden University has provided its students with the opportunity to become more than just scholars; we give them the knowledge and skills to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to the real world and make a difference in their lives and their communities.
Chrysler Group embraces and recognizes the importance of diversity in all areas of our business - including our employees, our supply base, our marketing and throughout our dealer network. As a global company, Chrysler Group diversity has brought together people with an outstanding range of skills and experiences. They may be from different cultures and backgrounds, but they all come together to help build our cars and trucks - and buy them.
The Oscars are just around the corner but the buzz is just beginning to build around the 2013 International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival. Don't miss out on the opportunity to share your CSR video with thousands of viewers and demonstrate how you are using video as a communication tool.
Sustainable development means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Freeport-McMoRan's approach to sustainable development combines three essential elements: continued economic success, building local community capacity and societal trust through stakeholder engagement, and improving environmental performance. Environment & Ecology highlights news and stories of the company’s work to be compliant with laws and regulations and to minimize environmental impacts.