Target announced that by 2020, it will only source cotton from sustainable sources for its national brands in apparel, home products and other goods. The retailer said it will work with suppliers to improve their performance on water, chemical use, labor issues and soil health.
Author: Leon Kaye
Today, approximately 40 Catholic institutions reportedly will announce that they will divest from fossil fuels. The mass fossil fuel divestment campaign is timed with the anniversary of the death of St. Francis of Assisi, the Catholic Church’s patron saint of the environment and animals.
A recent study concluded that companies across the U.S. are missing out on a huge growth opportunity by not doing more to generate business value by advancing racial equality.
The British discount airline easyJet made waves over the past week in announcing a partnership with U.S.-based Wright Electric to develop an all-electric commercial airplane that could launch within a decade. Is such technology a reality in the near future, or just a public relations stunt?
World Economic Forum Challenges Businesses to Support LGBT Equality, Even in Countries Without Equal Rights
According to the World Economic Forum, advice for companies supporting gay rights, but that operate in countries where such policies are a non-starter, need to do the following: Do not get bogged down in any social or political disputes, but at the same time, do not back down from any commitment to diversity, inclusion or equal rights.
A recent study suggests that global methane emissions from livestock are even higher than what most researchers had long assumed. The result will impose even more pressure on the meat industry, which in recent years has pledged to become more accountable and sustainable.
JetBlue has boosted its relief and recovery operations for Puerto Rico with an extended three-month push to help the U.S. territory rebuild. Dubbed “100x35JetBlue,” the program includes 35 various programs the airline says it will launch, starting with discounted fares that aim to help the island rebuild.
The NGO Solidaridad released its annual sustainable cotton rankings. The survey’s researchers considered initiatives that are transforming the apparel industry, such as the Better Cotton Initiative and fair trade certification programs, and also evaluated various companies’ policies, sourcing and traceability.
A French legal organization says it has seen enough of planned obsolescence, particularly when it comes to printer manufacturers – and it has taken leading brands to court.
This week, the United Kingdom launched a new solar plant outside the town of Flitwick, about an hour’s drive north of London. A 6MW battery battery storage unit will complement the 10MW solar installation, and the entire project was completed without any government subsidies.
As reinforced by SC Johnson’s snapping up of Ecover and Method, the cleaning products and consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector are in the midst of a longstanding trend: sustainability via acquisition.
Target has announced that all of its store employees will earn a minimum wage of $11 an hour by next month; incremental wage increases over the next few years will lead to a $15-an-hour starting wage by the end of 2020.
Many citizens have been frustrated by the perceived lack of response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico. Nevertheless, there are companies that have been stepping up in their quest to assist the island home to 3.4 million citizens. Here are a few extending a much-needed helping hand.
Many within the sports world were either inspired or infuriated as dozens of NFL players took a knee while the U.S. national anthem was played before games over the weekend. Of course, the background behind the controversy is a lot more nuanced than the U.S. president and some activists would have you believe.
Facebook can can no longer hide behind its claims the company is merely a “technology platform.” If corporate responsibility had been more central to the company’s strategy, it could have avoided this scandal of hate speech, Russian ads and racial profiling in which it is currently embroiled.