Using politics as a means to promote one’s business can either be genius or devolve into a social and financial minefield. In today’s climate, we explore successes and failures, from California to Florida.
This category is about corporate social responsibility (CSR), a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. The goal of CSR is to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.
It’s a great metaphor for a corporate-nonprofit partnership. Joining forces with organizations that have resources your organization doesn’t can yield exponential dividends. As federal funding tightens and corporations take on a larger role in communities, these partnerships are becoming increasingly common — and successful.
A recent survey led by the CFA Institute noticed a Mars-Venus divide between how men and women in the investment management profession view the value of CSR.
Lemonade, the online home and renters’ insurance company, has announced a change to its coverage plans. At a time when more brands are taking stands, the New York-based company’s decision appears to be far from popular with its announcement that it would cap reimbursement for the damage or theft of any firearms to $2,500.
Last week the Trump administration announced plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the landmark policy designed to reduce carbon emissions from dirty power plants and put our country on track to addressing climate change.
This is good news for anybody who likes pollution, thinks we ought to hitch our economy to 19th century technology and doesn’t mind dealing with extreme weather disasters. But it’s not good news for our economy
Voters in Spain’s most economically successful region, Catalonia, want independence and have even gone to the polls to declare their intentions to secede. Many of capital seat Barcelona’s biggest companies have demonstrated their own version of a referendum: they’re leaving town for more stable commercial landscapes.
Rabobank, the Netherlands banking giant and one of the world’s lenders to the global food and agriculture sector, today announced a $1 billion credit program that seeks to launch more land restoration and forest protection projects worldwide.
Smithfield Farms has a different take on ROI: Responsibility, Operational excellence, and Innovation. And sustainability officer Stewart Leeth claims it is taking the leading pork producer all the way to the bank.
According to CDP, almost 1,400 multinational companies now factor an internal carbon price into their business plans. That number is an impressive leap, as it amounts to an eight-fold increase from 2014.
REI’s partnership with Yerdle, the used goods exchange technology platform, will allow more unwanted and returned goods to be sold to consumers online, at any time.
What’s your organization’s sustainability story-telling strategy? Vern Oakley, CEO of Tribe Pictures and speaker at this year’s COMMIT!Forum, asserts that video is the most compelling and high-visibility way to communicate your organization’s core values and achievements.
According to Ford, the use of soy-derived foam instead of such material made out of petroleum has prevented 288 million pounds of carbon from entering the atmosphere.
The opioid crisis isn’t only a health issue anymore. It’s becoming a hot button in corporate social responsibility circles and a catalyst for public and private sectors to unite to fight the epidemic, as Leidos CEO Roger Krone attested to at a COMMIT!Forum panel session on Tuesday.