Ford: CSR & Sustainability News

Ford Motor Company (also known as simply Ford; NYSE: F) is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. In the past it has also produced heavy trucks, tractors and automotive components. Ford owns small stakes in Mazda of Japan and Aston Martin of the United Kingdom. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family, although they have minority ownership.

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Women in CSR: Meghan Chapple-Brown, George Washington University

Meghan Chapple-Brown, Director for the Office of Sustainability, George Washington University, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in…
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Chevy Volt Price Drop Hints At New Opportunity for Clean Fleets

GM announces that the price of the 2014 Chevy Volt will drop by $5,000, creating new "green fleet" opportunities for vehicle fleet owners…
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Should GM Lose Sleep Over Tesla?

GM CEO Dan Akerson told Bloomberg last week the company is taking a look at Tesla Motors to gauge the Silicon Valley EV…
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GM and Honda Join Forces on Fuel Cell Vehicles

General Motors and Honda have decided to pool their considerable resources to bring a commercially viable fuel-cell vehicle to market by the end…
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Ford Trends 2013: Opening the Highways to All Mankind

The purpose of last week's conference was to discuss global mega-trends affecting brands, consumers, and institutions. Influential thinkers from Steve Wozniak to Seth…
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‘Sustainable’ German Auto Companies Lobby to Stop EU Climate Regulation

Heavy lobbying from the German automobile industry caused German Chancellor Angela Merkel to oppose new EU carbon regulation. It was pretty interesting to…
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World Wildlife Fund Focuses on Packaging

Erin Simon of WWF believes that when packaging is viewed as part of the whole, not a single issue, companies can better develop…
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An Almost “Eco” Architectural and Automotive Tour of Detroit

While TriplePundit was in Michigan last week, we had an opportunity to drive a 2014 Ford Escape around Detroit for individual architectural tours.
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Strategies for Taking Control of Our Constantly Connected Lives

The positive impact that constant digital connectivity may have on our lives has to be weighed against the potential for the overload and…
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How Can Businesses Rebuild Trust?

Once lost, can businesses ever recover trust in their brands? The days when companies could control their products' and brands' messaging are long…
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Ford Asks: What Car Works Best for your Personality Type?

What type of car suits your personality type? Ford attempts to figure it out for 200 bloggers at the Go Further With Ford…
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How Ford Integrates Sustainability into the Company

The recent release of Ford's 14th annual Sustainability Report shows that sustainability really is an integral part of the company, and highlights progress…
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Ford and Whirlpool Team Up to Reduce Your Energy Footprint

When appliances and electric vehicles get smart, energy consumption can drop dramatically.
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Is Environmental Optimism Finally Growing?

A study shows that informing people about the expected impacts of climate change had no effect on their positions. What did change their…
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Ford and GM to Join Forces On Fuel Efficient Transmission Systems

On Monday, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors (GM) inked an agreement that links both companies to develop next generation transmissions for cars…