Abbott: CSR & Sustainability News

Abbott is an American-based global, diversified (multi-division) pharmaceuticals and health care products company. The company headquarters are in Abbott Park, North Chicago, Illinois. The company was founded by Chicago physician, Dr. Wallace Calvin Abbott in 1888.

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Will SASB Make G4 Redundant? Examples from Big Pharma

A version of this piece was originally published on the CSR Reporting Blog. The Global Reporting Initiative has never met the challenge of…

The Top 10 Chicago Area CSR Reporters and Performers

Is the Chicago Metropolitan Area (aka Chicagoland) a hub of CSR leaders?
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Food Fight in Haiti as NGOs Go Nuts Over Peanut Butter Drive

Two NGOs working in Haiti have similar plans to build a peanut butter factories that promise to feed kids and create jobs.

Abbott Increases Sustainable Packaging, Decreases Carbon Emissions

Abbott’s focus on its corporate responsibility agenda lies in four major areas: innovation, access to medical care, supporting consumers and environmental protection.

Silicon Valley Introduces Corporate Philanthropy 2.0

These days, donating a portion of one's own savings or company dollars to charity is to look at philanthropy in its most primitive…

How Starbucks’ Jobs Campaign Missed the Point

Starbucks is being hailed for helping American small businesses with its new “Create Jobs for USA” campaign. But is Starbucks a real hero, promoting…
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Current Do-Good Business Climate Breathes New Life into Corporate Philanthropy

We have teamed up with Abbott to produce an article series on the future of corporate philanthropy. Please read the rest of the series…

Corporations With Benefits

Since 2007, B Lab has been certifying companies that pledged to meet comprehensive standards for social and environmental performance (in addition to running…

Five Companies that Make Philanthropy Work, and Make Work Philanthropy

Virtually all jobs these days at least offer you the opportunity to volunteer or get involved with causes at work--and most of us…

Volcom’s Give Jeans a Chance Campaign Sparks Charitable Youth

We talked to Derek Sabori about Volcom's Give Jeans a Chance program, which is specifically focused on donating jeans to youth in need…

Evolution of Philanthropy: Giving Your Products Away

Does this grant project mark the dawn of philanthropy 2.0? Or is it a handy tool for IBM to market its services to…

The Role of Philanthropy in Recruitment: Working for a Corporation with a Heart

At the core, a prospective candidate wants a combination of priorities to be fulfilled at work: Constant learning, leadership opportunities, fair compensation, and…

One for One Makes Consumers Feel Like Philanthropists

In 2006, Blake Mycoskie started as a shoe company. He also started a movement. Well, at the very least, he trademarked a movement:…

The Evolution of Corporate Philanthropy at Abbott

Abbott is a billion dollar multi-national healthcare company with products ranging from pharmaceuticals to nutritional supplements to medial devices. Though the company's core…

Is One-way Corporate Responsibility Reporting Dead?

Last week I attended my first Ethical Corporation conference — their first Responsible Business Summit in New York.  Since most Ethical Corporation conferences are…