Verizon: CSR & Sustainability News

Verizon Communications Inc. (branded as verizon) is a global broadband and telecommunications company and a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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Verizon Ups Its Green Energy Commitment by Another $40 Million

With its latest increase of capital for green energy, Verizon is now poised to become the nation's top solar-producing communications company. The latest…
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5 Examples of Corporate Disaster Relief

Companies do more than provide products for your lifestyle and for your home. They’re out in local and worldwide communities, providing relief from…
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Dozens of Large U.S. Corporations Avoided Taxes Altogether in 2012

According to a new analysis by USA Today, 57 companies on the S&P500 list had an effective tax rate of 0% or less…
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Two U.S. Senators Warn Pro Sports Leagues Against Aligning with Obamacare

Senators McConnell and Cornyn warn NFL, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, PGA and NBA, not to help publicize Obamacare, warning against potential brand damage.
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Interview: James Gowen, Chief Sustainability Officer, Verizon

James Gowen is Verizon's Chief Sustainability Officer. Nick Aster had a chance to meet him at Fortune Brainstorm Green last week and talk…
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Verizon is Dialing in to Shared Success

Last week, Verizon issued their 2012 Annual Report. For the second year in a row, the company used an integrated reporting format which…
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How U.S. Telecom Giants Are Becoming More Sustainable

Sprint Nextel is the top wireless provider for sustainability, according to a new study by Verdantix.
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5 CSR Executive Trends

At the Responsible Business Summit that took place in New York two weeks ago it was interesting to learn about some of the…
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Jeffrey Hollender Chats with CSR Execs from Intel, Coca Cola and Verizon

Last week at the Social Innovation Summit Jeffrey Hollender hosted a panel entitled 'green vs. green' with Jeff Seabright, Chief Environmental Officer of…
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Verizon’s First Sustainability Report is…a Good First Step

Verizon, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, announced this week that it will cut its carbon intensity in half by 2020. Carbon…
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Electric Delivery Trucks Save Big Bucks

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has come out with a new study that shows the payback period for a new delivery-type electric truck…
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California Stops Automatic Delivery of White Pages. Will Yellow Pages be Next?

Last Thursday California joined a unique book club, which already includes 16 other states. This book club doesn’t celebrate the release of new…
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Verizon Exceeds AT&T’s Energy Efficiency Performance

Like AT&T, Verizon also recently released their 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report entitled, “Tackling the World’s To-Do List.” It sounds a bit ambitious…
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43 “Green” Companies Called out for Anti-Environmental Stance

A GreenBiz article asks, “Can a company take on sustainability initiatives — and promote their green credentials — while also lobbying behind the…
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Feds Help Large Fleets Clean Up Their Act. What About the Little Fleets?

A new federal initiative called the National Clean Fleets Partnership has set an ambitious goal to slice 2.5 billion gallons of petroleum usage…