CSRminute: Hanson Building Products Plans for Sustainability; Venture Philanthropy Partners Wins $13M from Social Innovation Fund

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CSRminute: Hanson Building Products Plans for Sustainability; Venture Philanthropy Partners Wins $13M from Social Innovation Fund

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theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 8:20am

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Hello, I’m Gretchen Siegchrist, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Thursday, July 29th:

Hanson Building Products is promoting sustainability in its concrete products through a program that manufactures for a life cycle of 100 years—and that plans for recycling and repurposing indefinitely, so that the materials have no life cycle end. A provider of pipe, precast forms, brick, and roof tiles to the construction industry, Hanson’s mission is to reduce raw material consumption through recycling and reuse. In one program, the company’s “Brick Back” initiative accepts clean brick waste from construction sites delivered to its facilities to be converted into ground, recyclable material for addition to Hanson Brick’s existing products.

A new network to help low-income young people in the Washington D.C. area will be funded by $13 million from nonprofits, private philanthropists, and the federal government. Venture Philanthropy Partners was one of 11 organizations nationally chosen by the new Social Innovation Fund, an effort administered by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service, to combine public and private funds to address challenging problems. The program will reach an estimated 20,000 people over the next five years.

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