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Your Weekly Monday Morning CSR Update

By Kate McClaskey

What’s new in CSR? Here’s what we have been reading this weekend.

  • BP has proven that it is no corporate citizenThe Associated Press examines how this time, BP can’t hide behind the green and yellow sunburst on the corporate logo, not when the evidence shows the company neglected safety and fought regulation to boost profits. Being socially responsible, it turns out, was just a marketing gimmick.

  • The Democratization of Corporate Philanthropy

    James Epstein-Reeves discusses the different campaigns companies use for their corporate giving programs and what they mean for us.

  • Banking with a Heart

    The Manila Standard looks at outgoing HSBC president Mark Watkinson, who announced that three nongovernment organizations would get over $118,000 in funding from the bank. These include the Future First Program, to improve the lives of Filipino street children who works with SOS Children’s Villages whose goal is to provide education, health care, counseling and shelter.

  • The Carbon Disclosure ProjectJustMeans strives to look at CDP and define what it really is, a way to “accelerate solutions to climate change by putting relevant information at the heart of business, policy and investment decisions.”

  • Green is no longer just a color but a corporate way of thinkingMargaret Harris writes that “companies need to start paying more attention to how they affect the environment as corporate governance rules become clearer and tougher.” Because green concerns aren’t going away and businesses need to start implementing them into their projects and corporate mindset.

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