Companies do more than provide products for your lifestyle and for your home. They’re out in local and worldwide communities, providing relief from natural disasters. Here are five companies who have stepped in and given generously.
A recent study suggests the connection between companies that have great corporate social responsibility records and irresponsible decisions by their management may not always be coincidental. The study, published in the Journal of Personnel Psychology also found that companies with previous stellar CSR track records were more likely to hire CEOs that try to put forth a good, moral image when problems occur.
Transparency International’s 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index indicates that the abuse of power, secret dealings and bribery continue to ravage societies around the world. More than two-thirds of the 177 countries in the 2013 index score below 50, on a scale from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 100 (perceived to be very clean).
The holiday season is the most wasteful time of the year. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period than any other time of the year. What’s worse, we buy each other presents that do a lousy job of maximizing our happiness.
Business leaders and researchers discuss shared value opportunities for innovation and resiliency at ND-GAIN Index’s annual meeting, where they released the results from their 2013 data.
The batteries, which are “about the size of a small refrigerator,” were originally developed to store solar energy during periods of cloud cover or darkness, which, of course, they certainly can do. But there’s another use for them with greater financial implications.
Meet Project Belize, PwC’s international development leadership program. Since 2008, the firm’s professionals at all levels, from interns to senior partners, travel to Belize City every year to host financial literacy camps, provide scholarships to students, train teachers and principals, and build educational playgrounds.
The study is not recommending the immediate closure of the Hanford nuclear plant, rather it recommends that the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) issue a request for alternatives, “to see if the unit can be replaced with long-term options that are less costly, less risky and better fitted to regional needs.”
Sustainable aquaculture in the Coachella Valley may get a boost from OriginOil’s new showcase integrating algae farming with fish farming at Aqua Farming Technology.