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Costco, the Genuine Retail CSR Leader?

Could Costco possibly be the most genuine leader when it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and governance? While most big box retailers…
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Raytheon, the Diversity and Ethics Pacesetter

Diversity is not the only reason why Raytheon is a solid case study of corporate responsibility: ethics, environmental stewardship and community work are…
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Safeway, Tone Deaf to Stakeholders, Has a Miserable Week

Safeway had a nightmare of a week, and based on the social media firestorm, recent criticism of the supermarket chain over suspending Ryan…
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24,000 Bank of America Customers Petition for End of Political Donations

This morning a petition with over 75,000 signatures that urges the end of political campaign contributions will be delivered at Bank of America’s…
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Citi CEO Latest to Get Slapped With “Say On Pay” No Vote

Citi’s Vikram Pandit is the first CEO in the banking industry to be told “no” for a raise under the Dodd-Frank "Say on…
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Corporate Responsibility Magazine Releases “100 Best List”

Yesterday Corporate Responsibility Magazine released its 13th annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens List” during a ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange.
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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,…
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Is GM Guilty of Funding Climate Change Denial?

Funds came from GM's foundation, not GM the car company itself. This distinction is important, since in the interests of good governance, Mr…
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Via Blistering Op-Ed, Exec Bids Good Riddance to Goldman Sachs and Greed

For Goldman Sachs’ critics, former vice president Greg Smith’s resignation via a New York Times op-ed piece confirms what they think of the…

Resilience: The Next Big Word for 2012

Create a “sustainable ad­vantage” to win in this new age of sustainability. – From yet another sustainability consultancy newsletter. Big symbolic words come…
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Ding Dong! Avon CSR Report Touts Work on Deforestation, Green Building

Avon's CSR report, released earlier this week, touts a bevy of achievements and promises to address issues including deforestation, governance and philanthropy.
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Sustainability, the CFO’s Job: Three Key Issues

Ernst & Young released a report earlier this week that explains how sustainability can and will change the role of the Chief Financial…
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Corporate Philanthropy: The Business Case

Is there a business case for corporate philanthropy? The Conference Board’s Matteo Tonello, in an academic article also posted on Harvard Law School’s…
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Crowds of CSR Standards – Who Makes the Rules?

In a previous post, we described the trove of corporate social responsibility (CSR) data that is available from finance-related researchers. One of the…