CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on nearly 5,000 companies from 135 industries in 65 countries. Managers, researchers and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices and seek ways to change the world.CSRHub rates 12 indicators of employee, environment, community and governance performance and flags many special issues. We offer subscribers immediate access to millions of detailed data points from our 140-plus data sources. Our data comes from six socially responsible investing firms, well-known indexes, publications, “best of” or “worst of” lists, NGOs, crowd sources and government agencies. By aggregating and normalizing the information from these sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links each rating point back to its source.

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Is Climate Denial Coming to an End?

Has climate change denial come to an end? Aggressive, outrageous tactics might lead to the extinction of denier organizations.

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The Truth Will Out: The Power of Employees

The increasing power of employees in corporate social responsibility programs and initiatives is evident in employee commitment and engagement, as well as retention and hiring.

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A Better Idea for Branding Public Transit

How to make public transit compete with the automobile? A complete re-brand. An Atlantic Cities blog post recently posed a question that consistently bedevils environmentalists: How do we break Americans’ love for the automobile? A love enhanced by automakers who have used design and advertising to reinforce the link between sex and cars.

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EPA Protects West Coast Ports Besieged by Coal

Coal ports in the Northwest threaten the regions work to reduce pollution and embrace clean energy. In a long-awaited move, the EPA has called in the Army Corps of Engineers to review plans for West Coast coal ports. Finally, alarmed environmentalists and frightened local residents are getting help from the Federal government.

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Slow Money Waters the Crop

The following is part of a series by our friends at CSRHub (a 3p sponsor) – offering free sustainability and corporate social responsibility ratings on over 5,000 of the world’s largest publicly traded companies. 3p readers get 40% off CSRHub’s professional subscriptions with promo code “TP40” By Bahar Gidwani Slow Money is a national movement that … Continued

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Increasing the Impact of TOMS Shoes

How do we begin to assess the impact of pro-active business activities? And hold business accountable to their claims? Last week was the TOMS shoe company “One Day Without Shoes” – a day to raise awareness for TOMS’s mission of providing shoes to children who need them. Two of my colleagues took part and went shoeless.

Is Fracking Sustainable?

CSRHub launches fracking as a new special issue. This allows users to filter for companies within the CSRHub data set that participate in fracking. CSRHub has now added fracking (some call it fracing) to our growing list of special issues.

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Why Facebook Needs Women on its Board

Companies that strive to fill their board seats with women stand to benefit in several ways. Companies with female leadership often perform better, stand to reduce their fiduciary risk, and may have a better connection with a women-majority consumer base.