By Berit Anderson
CSRHUB is happy to announce that it has recently begun receiving financial support and business advice from several CSR-savvy investors. These include socially-responsible Philadelphia-based private equity firm, 3 Sisters Sustainable Investment, and several experienced web entrepreneurs. With their help, we expect to increase awareness of our site and accelerate the development of a number of new features.
CSRHUB’s three founders have invested years of work and personal capital to create an advanced tool for rating sustainability and corporate social performance. The commitment we have received from this group validates our concept and encourages us to move ahead aggressively with our business plan. We’re excited to be where we are today, and look forward to the opportunity to make a difference in the future. Thanks to all of you who've given us support and advice and made our success to-date possible!
CSRHUB Co-Founder and COO, Cynthia Figge, sat down recently with Zecca Lehn of environmental consulting firm West-to-West, to discuss the inspiration behind CSRHUB, its data sourcing and capabilities, business' changing priorities, and why companies with progressive CSR strategies actually have a competitive advantage.
Friday November 26th was “Buy Nothing Day”, an International Day of protest against consumerism led by Adbusters magazine, which describes it as, “[a] sudden unexpected moment of truth, a mass reversal of perspective, a global mindshift – from which the corporate/consumerist forces never fully recover.”