SOURCE: Marketwire

November 27, 2007 08:00 ET

Marketwire Advances Corporate Social Responsibility

Newswire Offers CSRwire® PLUS Distribution to Clients

TORONTO--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - Marketwire, a full-service newswire and communications workflow solutions provider, today advances corporate social responsibility (CSR) with a new distribution option specifically for clients' CSR and sustainability news. Marketwire clients can now take advantage of CSRwire's global distribution network to raise awareness for their CSR initiatives. CSRwire is the leading source of CSR news, reports and information.

Marketwire's new CSRwire® PLUS distribution is designed to promote activities related to ethics, corporate governance, corporate philanthropy, diversity, the environment, workplace issues, human rights and community development. With CSRwire® PLUS, Marketwire distributes client CSR news through the CSRwire syndication network, news alerts, CSRwire.com, RSS feeds, news aggregators and search engines reaching nearly 500,000 special interest groups, professionals and thought leaders interested in CSR news. Marketwire's CSRwire® PLUS also reaches CSR-focused journalists at hundreds of women's, health, charitable and philanthropic magazines, websites and newsletters throughout the United States, Canada and the UK.

"From reducing their impact on the environment to supporting their local communities, companies are demonstrating sound corporate citizenship and addressing these issues head on," said Bernadette Lee, vice president, distribution partnerships, Marketwire. "As communications professionals incorporate CSR activities into their overall PR strategies, they need an outlet to ensure their CSR news reaches the right sources. With CSRwire® PLUS as a distribution option, Marketwire helps our clients do just that."

"Marketwire is taking a forward-looking approach by recognizing the importance of corporate social responsibility," said Greg Schneider, COO and director, CSRwire. "As the audience for CSR continues to rise, Marketwire is advancing their clients' activities in this all-important area."

Marketwire clients can easily select the CSRwire option when uploading their press releases on the Marketwire site. For more information on all of Marketwire's communication and news distribution solutions, please call 800-774-9473.

About CSRwire

CSRwire is the leading source of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news, reports and information. CSRwire members are companies and NGOs, agencies and organizations interested in communicating their corporate citizenship, sustainability, and socially responsible initiatives to a global audience through CSRwire's syndication network and weekly News Alerts. CSRwire content covers issues of Diversity, Philanthropy, Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Environment, Human Rights, Workplace Issues, Business Ethics, Community Development and Corporate Governance.

CSR is defined as the integration of business operations and values, whereby the interests of all stakeholders including investors, customers, employees, the community and the environment are reflected in the company's policies and actions.

About Marketwire

The only fully integrated North America-based global newswire, Marketwire, Inc. is a full-service partner to IR, PR, and MarCom professionals seeking premier distribution, media management, multimedia and monitoring solutions. Marketwire's customer-centric corporate philosophy focuses on being the best by infusing every aspect of its business with the following core attributes: precision, adaptability, innovation, and simplicity.

Marketwire delivers its clients' news to the world's media and financial communities. With a reputation for technological leadership, Marketwire offers innovative products and services -- including Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, Dashboard Mobile Financial, News Dashboard coverage reports, exclusive access to networks such as the Canadian Press Wire Network, Easy IR and Easy PR workflow solutions, and more -- that help communication professionals maximize their effectiveness while ensuring accuracy and best practices. Having merged companies (Market Wire and CCNMatthews) in April 2006, and enjoying a combined history of 25 years of service, Marketwire is now majority-owned by OMERS Capital Partners, the private equity arm of one of Canada's largest pension funds. Operating 12 offices worldwide, Marketwire distributes the majority of press releases issued by publicly traded companies in Canada. For more information, visit us at www.marketwire.com.

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