CSRwire News Alert – Conflicts of Interest: Harvard & Boston University Worst Offenders?

Daily News Alert

05.10.12

The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire

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Fisheries up for Grabs: Who Owns our Fish?

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deep sea fishingAround 64 percent of the world’s oceans lie beyond national jurisdiction, a fact that has turned fishing in those zones into “total anarchy dominated by highly sophisticated $10 billion dollar/year fishing operations.”

But there’s more than money and international pride at stake: overfishing of deep sea areas is destroying fish stocks, harming the ecology of the oceans, and ruining livelihoods in poorer countries where fishing is constrained to coastal regions. Martha Shaw reports on the issue for Talkback, and discusses some of the solutions likely to be on the table at the upcoming Rio +20 conference.

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A Crisis of Stewardship: Conflicts of Interest on the Boards of Higher Education

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A University’s trustees can have a major influence on decisions within the institutions?including the allocation of the college endowment fund. So what happens when trustees’ business interests conflict with their duty to their college? A new report finds such conflicts all too common, and affect even institutions such as Harvard. In fact, of the 20 colleges the report investigated, the worst offenders are colleges of the utmost repute, including Harvard University, Boston University, Tufts University and Williams College.

Francesca Rheannon examines the issue — and delves into the findings with the author of the report — on Talkback.

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Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability at Coca-Cola Enterprises

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Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability at Coca-Cola Enterprises

The comprehensive report details the company’s progress against seven CSR categories and 37 target areas including energy, climate change, sustainable packaging, water, community, and workplace…. Read More.

How can a drink build a more sustainable tomorrow?

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Press Releases

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Posted: May 09, 2012 02:00PM

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Solar Electric Light Fund Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

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Posted: May 09, 2012 12:30PM

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Etsy Announces B Corporation(TM) Certification

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Posted: May 09, 2012 11:00AM

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Bombardier Publishes its 2011 CSR Report-All Aboard

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Posted: May 09, 2012 10:35AM

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Coca-Cola Enterprises Publishes 2011/2012 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

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Posted: May 09, 2012 08:30AM

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Great Place to Work(R) and InsideNGO Enhance Workplace Culture in Global NGO Sector

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Posted: May 09, 2012 08:00AM

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KOHL’S Department Stores Releases 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Events

Posted: May 09, 2012 01:34PM

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Bridging the Americas Seminar 2012: Corporate Accountability and Sustainability in Latin America

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Posted: May 09, 2012 10:13AM

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PR News’ SEO Webinar: Day-to-Day SEO Tactics to Amplify All Your PR Messages

 

Reports

Posted: May 09, 2012 10:00AM

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Coca-Cola Enterprises Publishes 2011/2012 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

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CSRlive Multimedia Picks May 10, 2012

 

Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia – Business Solutions for Global Challenges
Integrating corporate social responsibility (CSR) into the overall business processes can be daunting. What if we split the core business activities?

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Advancing Sustainable Cuban Economy
Social Venture Network (SVN) member Eric Leenson is among a consortium of people and organizations helping advance a sustainable, local economy in Cuba.

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Why companies need composting to meet zero waste goals
Your organization’s best attempts to reduce the amount of food and organic waste it sends to landfill will fall short without proper employee training.