Tag Archives | Corporate Responsibility

Environmental Health Program Manager Wanted

Environmental health program manager wanted by my favorite nonprofit, As You Sow. Austin Wilson is leaving for a period of extensive travel. I will certainly miss him and hope when he returns he will find similar employment. Looking to make the world a better place and have the right skills and experience? There is probably no better place you could be working. Official job announcement. Continue Reading →

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Digital Strategies Fellow: As You Sow

Digital Strategies Fellow Digital Strategies Fellow sought by As You Sow to assist the Director of Digital Strategies with research, data analysis, project management, and outreach to stakeholders.

This position is a unique opportunity to merge technical and programmatic skills. You will be part of a team developing web tools and data-driven approaches to financial transparency and environmental and social issues, including climate change. Help us identify problems, seek out and analyze data, make it available to the public over the web, and coordinate with stakeholders around the world to spread the word. Continue Reading →

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Companies with Best Corporate Governance

As consumers increasingly clamor for companies to embrace social responsibility, good corporate citizenship is fast becoming a vital part of any business or stock’s success. Corporate Responsibility magazine recently released its “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list, in which it rated members of the Russell 1000 large-cap index on more than 300 different elements related to responsible behavior…

Today, we’ll look at corporate governance, which gets a 7% weighting. Dozens of companies got a top rating in this category, including: EMC, Boeing, Sherwin-Williams, Xerox, Abbott Labs, Consolidated Edison, Cisco Systems. To earn their high scores, the companies above engaged in a variety of good practices, including maintaining an independent audit and compensation committee, having an outside majority on the board, not having many directors serving on more than four boards, not employing poison pills as defenses against takeovers, and giving shareholders the right to call special meetings.

via The Best Citizens in Corporate Governance, Motley Fool, 4/14/2011.

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