Category Archives: Companies in the Puget Sound

Responsibility Reporting: A Glance at Starbucks

Net Impact Professional Chapter hosted “Starbucks in Focus” at the Starbucks headquarters on Thursday, May 12. The discussion focused on the tenth annual Global Responsibility Report (FY2010) that was released in April. The Vice President of Global Responsibility, Ben Packard, … Continue reading

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Stop Slavery: How We Can Help

This week, I attended a screening of the new documentary, “The Dark Side of Chocolate.” The screening was held at Theo Chocolate here in Seattle and sponsored by Equal Exchange. So as we munched on Theo’s o-so-yummy-slave-free chocolate, we watched … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Corporate Citizenship

Dan Bross, Microsoft’s Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship, spoke at a Net Impact meeting in Seattle on Thursday, February 17. The following is a review of his presentation. Seven years ago, Microsoft started a corporate social responsibility program called Corporate … Continue reading

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Bartell Drugs

This morning, I attended a breakfast hosted by Kiros in which Jean Bartell Barber described her work as Vice President and Treasurer of Bartell Drugs. I was pleased to hear her discuss the ethics that drive company decisions, confirming that … Continue reading

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Banking on Sustainability

Last week I met with Francis Janes, the Vice President of ShoreBank Pacific. For those of us interested in social and environmental responsibility, ShoreBank Pacific provides an excellent model for responsible banking. Back in the 1970s, ShoreBank was started on … Continue reading

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Profitable Social Investing in Seattle

Last night I attended the annual Christmas party of Newground Social Investment, a Seattle-based investment company that is taking a unique approach to shareholder engagement. After working for investment firms for ten years, Bruce Herbert started Newground in 1994 to … Continue reading

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President and CEO of REI Speaks on CSR

Tonight Sally Jewell, the President and CEO of REI, spoke at the University of Washington Foster School of Business. She was sponsored by the UW Chapter of Net Impact. According to the 2009 REI Stewardship Report, the company focuses upon … Continue reading

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