Facebook: CSR & Sustainability News

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Overcoming Gender Inequality in the Tech Sector

76 percent of STEM jobs are held by men. But good, smart people and companies are trying to solve the problem.
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Accused of Condoning Rape, Brazilian Beer Company Drops Carnaval Ad Campaign

A leading brand of beer in Brazil, Skol, found itself in controversy after a poorly thought-out advertising campaign came across as condoning rape.
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Facebook Doesn’t Enforce Its Own Standards On Hate Speech

While Facebook claims to ban hate speech, many hateful groups continue to proliferate despite being reported.
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TrendPoint and Facebook announce an expansion of their partnership with the adoption of the new Enkapsis 3-Phase Power Quality Meter with waveform capture.
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Data Center Renewables Starting to Have a Ripple Effect

Data center advocacy has moved tech companies to renewable energy at an alarming rate. In some cases, it even helped change laws.
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Symantec Pledges to Engage 1M Students in STEM by 2020

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How Brands Are Using Your Selfie for Marketing

The startup Ditto allows companies to analyze the ubiquitous selfie for major brands' marketing purposes.
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Targeted Marketing and Online Privacy

It is often said that if you get a something for free (à la Google or Facebook), you aren't the customer, you're the…
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Social media sites like Facebook are tailored to help people connect with friends, similar experiences and views. But there's a downside, says the…
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Fortune 500 Companies, NGOs Unite to Address Renewable Energy Demand

Twelve leading U.S. companies have partnered with the WWF and WRI to overcome unmet renewable energy demand, with the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles.
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Social Media for Social Entrepreneurs

Whether you are in the early days of your social enterprise or are more established, maximizing your social media presence across multiple networks…
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Greenpeace Slams Amazon on Dirty Energy Use

Amazon gets failing grades from Greenpeace on energy transparency; renewable energy commitment and siting policy; and renewable energy deployment and advocacy. The company…
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Weigh in! We are crowdsourcing a series about Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In." Give us your opinion on topics from the book.
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‘Tech Backlash’ Perfect Time for Silicon Valley to ‘Disrupt’ CSR

Exactly how should tech companies be responding to their effect on the local Silicon Valley economy?
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Why the Google Bus Protests are a Corporate Sustainability Issue

Increasing rent prices in San Francisco caused by an explosion of Silicon Valley wealth are a material issue that needs to be addressed…