Author: Hannah Miller
After years of being an active promoter of the B Corp movement, GOOD Worldwide, an L.A.-based social media platform and quarterly magazine dedicated to social change, is officially now certified as a B Corporation.
Sustainability has traveled lightyears in the last two decades, but is not yet woven into the fabric of the American corporation, according to this year’s BSR 2012 survey of 550 member companies. “In the last 20 years, everything has changed, and nothing has changed,” said CEO Aron Cramer.
Through its fellowship for young business leaders, ETIC is enlisting 200 fellows from some of the biggest corporations in Japan to move to the recovering region for 3 to 12 months and help run temporary housing units, put companies back together, and rebuild the transportation system.
Australian carbon trading took another step forward last month when the first carbon credits under the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme were issued.
While Facebook is facilitating long-distance friendships and reconnections, it is also data-mining a huge amount of personal information from its users and profiting from it. Personal privacy laws haven’t caught up to this practice yet and most users are unaware of its extent.
Last week, Give2Asia, a $25-million-a-year international charity, celebrated ten years of philanthropy. Over its history, the charity has given out $201 million in 23 countries, focusing on local knowledge, and producing a body of research on Asian philanthropy, accessible at its recently-launched Asian Philanthropy Advisory Network.
Due to a survey of 257 purchasing managers and executives commissioned by Johnson & Johnson, 35 percent had already changed suppliers due to “additional green/sustainable product offerings,” and that 40 percent of hospitals plan to ask questions about the greenness of products in future bids.
One of the most interesting groups out there altering the fabric of reality is Carrotmob. The San Francisco-based organizing group started in 2008 with one email, two local indie bands, and a bunch of Facebook invites, inventing a new kind of campaign: the reverse boycott. Founder Brent Schulkin and his friend went to 23 different … Continued
“I don’t think anyone has ever cooked on the TED stage before,” said Bi-Rite Market founder Sam Mogannam, standing before a cart overflowing with heirloom tomatoes, rustic bread, and a massive chunk of Reggiano, about to make a demonstration salad in front of an audience at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts last Saturday. Growing up … Continued
In his TEDx Presidio talk, Treasurer Jose Cisneros talks about making financial services work for thousands of poor and middle-income San Franciscans.