CSRminute: Office Depot Foundation Supports Zach Bronner in March Across America; China's Ministry of Commerce Sets New CSR Rules for Overseas Investment

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CSRminute: Office Depot Foundation Supports Zach Bronner in March Across America; China's Ministry of Commerce Sets New CSR Rules for Overseas Investment

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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.

Monday, July 12, 2010 - 10:18am

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Hello, I’m Gretchen Siegchrist, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Monday, July 12th:

The Office Depot Foundation welcomed 12-year-old philanthropist Zach Bonner last week at its El Paso store. Bonner was traveling through the Texas city on his “March Across America,” the campaign by his Little Red Wagon Foundation to raise funds for homeless children. The Office Depot Foundation is donating 2,478 backpacks to school children, one for every mile Bonner is covering from Tampa to Los Angeles. The local Office Depot store donated 500 new backpacks to the El Paso Coalition for the Homeless, the Child Crisis Center of El Paso, and the Sara McKnight Transitional Living Center of the YWCA of El Paso del Norte.  

China’s government will announce new environmental regulations for Chinese companies planning overseas investments. The new rules, called the “Chinese Overseas Direct Investment Environment Protection Guidelines,” will help improve the quality and the quantity of investments outside of China. According to the guidelines, Chinese companies will have to include more corporate social responsibility practices and programs to meet government standards. The Ministry of Commerce projects direct investment overseas by Chinese companies to reach $60 billion dollars this year. 

For more information on these and other stories, go to thecsrminute.com.
 

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