Wal-Mart Central America: $1.05 million in CSR

Funding for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs were assigned to all the countries of the isthmus.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wal-Mart Central America’s CSR activities are focused on areas such as childhood, employment of disabled persons and the environment, among others.

The Laprensagrafica.com website published: "The number of beneficiaries reflects the magnitude of the investment. According to Wal-Mart records, 80 thousand people across the isthmus benefited from the contributions; of these 80 thousand people, 13 thousand are Salvadoran, 25 thousand each are from Guatemala and Costa Rica, 9 thousand are Honduran and 8 thousand are Nicaraguan.”

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Little Corporate Social Responsibility in Panama

August 2009

The perception of Panamanian customers regarding Corporate Social Responsibility activities is low, despite important investments by companies.

A study called "Corporate Responsibility Monitor 2009" measured consumer perceptions on CSR activities in Central America.

In Panama, when individuals where asked to name the companies with better social responsibility performance, 49.1% said they didn't know or didn't answer.

RSE: Ethics or Cosmetics?

June 2009

The economic crisis reveals the true reasons for businesses to practice corporate social responsibility.

"An intelligent business does not opt for the ethics of disinterest, an impossible thing for any modern business, but one of common interest. It does not mean abandoning the search for benefit or viability, but rather it means trying to achieve return through shared benefits.

Social Responsibility is good business: entrepreneurs

June 2008

A group of businessmen says that socially responsible business polices aren't acts of philanthropy. They're good business because when society prospers companies are more successful.

The national presidents of the Central American Network of Social Responsibility in Business (RSE) met in San Pedro Sula, Honduras Tuesday to determine common policies for the region.

Telefonica, in the fight against child labour

March 2008

Dozens of children living in poverty may have a brighter future, thanks to the programme Proniño that Telefonica is running in El Salvador for two years.

The project, part of the social responsibility activities of the telecommunications company and is implemented in several Latin American countries, for the elimination of child labour in the region.

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