Corporate Social Responsibility News: General Mills and the General Mills Foundation Pledge $650K for Southern Disaster Relief; Anvil Knitwear Wins Ceres Best First Time Report Award.
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NonProfits Advantage recently launched the nationwide Save2Give program. Nonprofit organizations now have the ability to raise money using the popular 'Daily Deal' business model. Enrollment is free! For more information, or to enroll your nonprofit organization, go to www.NonProfitsAdvantage****.
RSF Social Finance provides a Seed Fund Grant to B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery in support of their B-shares program.
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Webinar - Creating Shared Value: Making The Case In Your Company
Hosted by FSG
September 28, 2011
8-9am PT, 11am-Noon ET, 4-5pm BST, 5-6pm CET
Mark Kramer, Founder and Managing Director, FSG
Marc Pfitzer, Managing Director, FSG
Paul Ellingstad, Health Director, Office of Global Social Innovation, HP
Jessica Stannard-Friel, Senior Manager Corporate Social Responsibility, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Paul Snyder, Vice-President of Corporate Responsibility, Intercontinental Hotels Group
The idea of Creating Shared Value – which argues that companies can simultaneously advance social progress and boost their own competitiveness – has attracted growing interest and attention from corporations.
As a result, those charged with implementing shared value within their companies are increasingly asking how and where to get started. The recent report, Creating Shared Value: A How-to Guide to the New Corporate (R)evolution, published by FSG with support from HP, starts to address these questions, outlining ten key building blocks for creating shared value, and exploring how companies are beginning to implement them.
The webinar will address one of the central planks of implementing shared value: making the business case internally. It will include a short presentation of the key findings in the report, along with testimony from leading corporations that are currently working on these questions. This will be followed by a Q&A session with the panelists.
Join the conversation on Twitter during the webinar by using hashtag #sharedvalue.
Operation Blessing is in Turkey, working with partner organization Humedica, bringing medical care, food, water and relief supplies to quake victims.
RAW video of David Darg at the epicenter of the Turkey earthquake.
When Conchita's husband lost his job, their family was financially devastated. Through a grant from Operation Blessing, Conchita started a sandal shop and now she and her husband are able to provide for their family.
PepsiCo's $8 Million Water**** Commitment Boosts India
Pollution, waste and poor management leaves one in eight people lacking access to safe water, according to the United Nations. PepsiCo finds that statistic unacceptable.
Its latest philanthropic initiative is targeting India, where PepsiCo achieved a positive water balance in 2009, giving back to communities more water than it consumed in its manufacturing processes, a significant milestone in its growing water stewardship by implementing sustainable water initiatives, reducing wasteful water use and recycling where possible, in addition to other measures.
Increasing that commitment, PepsiCo just announced an $8 million donation to Water****, the non-profit co-founded by actor/activist Matt Damon, to be used for micro-loans with a goal of providing 800,000 Indian families safe water by 2016.
The WaterCredit model enables the poorest of the poor to tap into existing water lines, avoiding hours of lost employment spent waiting to buy water at hefty prices. U.S. beverage companies are increasingly involved in water initiatives since criticism of polluting and depleting local water supplies in India for business was levied against them in 2000.
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PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales each. Our main businesses -- Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Pepsi Cola -- also make hundreds of other enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world. With net revenues of approximately $60 billion, PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment, including by conserving energy and water usage, and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support, and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit www.pepsico****.
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Elota is the mother of two young daughters and recently her eldest was found to have a parasite. Unable to afford medication, her daughter faced very painful—and possibly deadly—consequences. See how Operation Blessing helped rid this child and others from harmful parasites.
Niger is a landlocked country that relies on rain to grow their staple crops. A recent drought ruined their crops this past season causing a severe food crisis. See how Operation Blessing food banks are helping mothers to feed their children.
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ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Home is a special part of the holiday season, but for the more than 3 million veterans living with a service-connected disability and the nearly 60,000 veterans who are homeless, home can be a challenge during the holidays and throughout the year. To help ensure our nation’s veterans have a safe place to call home, The Home Depot® Foundation will donate up to $100,000 to Operation Homefront this holiday season. Between #GivingTuesday (December 3) and New Year’s Eve (December 31), The Home Depot Foundation is inviting people to share their support for veterans by tweeting using #TeamDepot. During that time period, The Home Depot Foundation will donate $1 to Operation Homefront for each #TeamDepot tweet, up to $100,000.
“Veterans have given so much of themselves to ensure our freedom, yet so many face housing challenges – from accessibility to homelessness to maintenance,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. “We’ve committed $80 million over five years to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home and partnerships with nonprofits like Operation Homefront are vital to achieving our mission.”
Operation Homefront is a national partner of The Home Depot Foundation and together the organizations have repaired, rehabilitated and retrofitted the homes of wounded warriors including:
John Eichenberger, Army veteran and single amputee who served in Afghanistan – Kansas City, MO
Jack Hill, post-9/11 Navy veteran who is 100 percent disabled – Albuquerque, NM
Loyd Sawyer, Army Sgt. who suffered significant injuries including traumatic brain injury during his service in Iraq – Colonia Heights, VA
The Home Depot Foundation also supports Operation Homefront Villages where the families of wounded warriors live free of charge while their loved ones receive extended medical care and rehabilitation – often for six months to two years – near major military and VA hospitals in Washington, D.C., San Antonio, Texas, and San Diego, Calif.