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A Changing Industry – CSR and Green Chemistry Come Together, by Ecochem, Posted on CSRWire

Every few years the focus of corporate social responsibility changes. The direction of this has now begun to point towards the chemical industry and now is the time to take action. Society wants all the benefits that the chemical industry provides with none of the negative health and environmental problems. As the public demand for more sustainable products continues to increase, so too do the top-line benefits of Green Chemistry. This is a wide issue that affects almost every industry. [Read More…]

Signal Hill Petroleum a finalist for Oil, Gas Award, Posted on  Signal Tribune Newspaper

Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc. (SHP) has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 West Coast Oil and Gas Award in the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative category. According to the company, its entry outlined SHP’s ongoing philanthropic efforts, including the sponsorship of various recreational and educational programs, and it recently donated $250,000 to California State University Long Beach (CSULB) for the development of an environmental geochemistry laboratory. [Read More…]

CSR Branding: Is It Becoming Unsustainable? by Anneliza Humlen, Posted on Environmental Leader

We see the terms “brand” and “sustainability” mentioned together more often today than ever before. Since brands usually function as the connection between business and people, their role has evolved beyond marketing to also represent corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts.  But when a corporation’s sustainability commitments become unfulfilled promises, or fail to engender broader support –  the future of a sustainable brand can ultimately become “unsustainable.” [Read More…]

China’s Gays and Lesbians Start To Fight For Rights In The Workplace, by Wen Jing, Posted on Worldcrunch

In China, questions over how to treat workers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) has always been controversial. LGBT people in China are referred to as tong-zhi, which literally means “comrade.” Today’s Chinese entrepreneurs need to look at the issue from a new perspective. That is, how to be more open-minded in accepting these employees and how to create a non-discriminatory environment for them. [Read More…]  

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