Over 1,000 Lagos slum dwellers receive free medical care

Over 1,000 residents of Ajegunle in Ijora Badia, a Lagos slum community on Tuesday benefitted from free medical outreach courtesy of the Naval Training Command (NAVTRAC). The gesture was part of the Nigerian Navy’s (NN) end of year activities, targeted at indigent persons of all age groups including children from two-years and above who were treated by naval health specialists. http://bit.ly/347QHDn

INTELS empowers 84 women in WEPSS initiative

INTELS Nigeria Limited has graduated a fresh batch of 84 women under its flagship CSR programme – Women Empowerment Programme Scheme Synergy (WEPSS). http://bit.ly/2qHKTmd

Exxon found not guilty in New York climate change case

Justice Barry Ostrager of the New York Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the Office of the Attorney General failed to prove, by a preponderance of the evidence, that ExxonMobil made any material misstatements or omissions about its practices and procedures that misled any reasonable investor. Read more. http://bit.ly/2t1jwEq

How evolving ESG disclosure rules are altering investment dynamics

In a world where commercial operations are increasingly threatened by extreme weather events, natural disasters, reputation, and stakeholder relationships, the consideration of material ESG factors is not only logical, but essential for the investment management industry, Mary Leung writes. http://bit.ly/2PfsQ0p

HMG Paints Wins BCF’s Corporate Social Responsibility Award

HMG Paints Ltd has for the second time bagged the British Coatings Federation (BCF) Corporate Social Responsibility Award. Corporate Social Responsibility is at the heart of HMG’s culture and the business continues to improve on efforts to support the local community and charities, involving the whole company in activities to raise vital funds and support worthwhile causes. http://bit.ly/36uBCxf

A Look at the Evolution of Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility

China’s CSR landscape has changed almost as much as its urban skylines over the last decade, but the next ten years should bring even faster progress. China’s people and their leaders are no longer willing to allow companies to ignore their operations’ impact on human and environmental welfare. Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada provide more insight. http://bit.ly/2PbsZld

How the North Face Encourages Consumers to Sustainability

Sustainability counts for corporates not only in their own products, but also in the minds of their consumers. Dr. Regina Henkel, Manager for Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, gives further insight http://bit.ly/2LKh3ox

What Businesses Need to Know About China’s Corporate Social Credit System

China’s social credit system aims to be fully functional by 2020. Businesses across China are already being categorized according to their compliance standards and audit and financial records. Incomplete information from the government and discrepancies across pilot regions implementing the social credit system have produced several myths about how it will impact foreign businesses. Foreign firms and businesspeople are advised to seek local expertise and ensure full compliance with corporate laws and government policies to avoid being ‘blacklisted’. http://bit.ly/38vNnoY

Top 10 ‘Intrapreneurs’ you need to know

Individuals who develop new ideas and shape the culture of law firms and legal teams https://on.ft.com/38xyB14

Should companies stop giving money for good causes?

Here is how it works: Corporations often through sponsorship deals donate money to public institutions or nonprofits in exchange for both a tax cut and some of that invaluable marketing capital known as “conscience,” a key driver of millennial purchasing choices. http://bit.ly/2tb05cF

Company invests 540 million into South African communities

Africa’s largest financial services group, Sanlam, has invested R540-million into communities in South Africa over the past decade, the third biggest corporate social investment (CSI) by a business in the country. http://bit.ly/36uG9zt

How NGO is Restoring Chennai’s water bodies

Of the 3,000 water bodies in Chennai city, the process to restore 210 is already underway. The work entails desilting as well as removing water hyacinth and garbage in the water bodies. http://bit.ly/2PCLTAu

How Atlas Copco is helping to grow a culture of sustainability

Atlas Copco champions beneficiaries that support people affected by and living with HIV / Aids. http://bit.ly/2PcuuzS

Here’s what will the next decade portends for CSR in China

China’s CSR landscape has changed almost as much as its urban skylines over the last decade, but the next ten years should bring even faster progress. China’s people and their leaders are no longer willing to allow companies to ignore their operations’ impact on human and environmental welfare. http://bit.ly/2slJPEU

How CSR can aid rural schools in Botswana

The nation decries a decline in the passing mark in schools mostly found in rural areas against those in the cities. Lack of access to research materials has been identified as a major challenge for rural schools which accounts for poor performance in non-urban areas. Corporate charity can make a whole lot of difference. http://bit.ly/2YJTHVh