CSRminute: UPS Foundation's Community Grants; Business in the Community Finds Links Between CSR + Profits

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 10:18am

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Hello, I’m Emily Polk, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Thursday, May 20th:

The UPS Foundation has awarded 16 Keep America Beautiful affiliates $10,000 dollars each in community improvement grants. The grants go to programs that address litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, and community greening. UPS employee volunteers will participate in many of these merit-based award programs. 

Two studies by Business in the Community, a British CSR organization, have found direct links between profits and CSR. A study of FTSE 100 companies found that those companies that worked to improve staff well being saw a ten percent boost to their financial performance, due to higher employee engagement and reduced absentee rates. A second BITC study has linked corporate financial performance and the management of CSR issues. The research shows that companies which measured their CSR activities outperformed the FTSE 350 in shareholder returns by three to seven percent during 2002 and 2007. 

 

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