Google claims to have achieved gender parity across its global offices. The Department of Labor disagrees — and it’s suing Google for allegedly refusing to disclose employment and pay data.
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.
In a year underlined by uncertainty, there has never been a more crucial time to start mapping your sustainability strategy – one that can withstand political and economic headwinds, is measurable and intentional, and can help your business grow resiliently. Where will you begin? Mia Overall of Futerra offers eight tips.
SPECIAL SERIES: Your Corporate Guide to Responsible Waste Management
Did a waste audit reveal your company’s recycling program isn’t exactly where you want it to be? Don’t be discouraged. Plateaus are part of the process, as waste-diversion leaders Procter and Gamble (P&G) and Microsoft prove.
United Airlines’ poor handling of Flight 3411 is a lesson in crisis communications, customer engagement and how quickly a company can lose its most valuable asset: trust.
Transparency matters to 21st-century shareholders. The Royal Bank of Canada and the Walt Disney Co. both heard from shareholders last month. They called for greater transparency into the companies’ political views and lobbying efforts.
Very few stakeholders spend time reading dense, formal corporate reports — which means one thing, argues thinkPARALLAX: Your sustainability report is no place for storytelling.
A single product recall can be disastrous. But with a bit of planning, companies can turn a recall into an opportunity to recover goodwill along with a bit of revenue.
In February, the Business Roundtable, a group representing the some of the most powerful CEOs in corporate America, delivered a regulatory hit list to a sympathetic White House. Within that roster was a pitch to decimate the regulatory provisions that allow small shareholders a voice in corporate governance.
Wells Fargo’s struggles continue as investors call for several members of its board to be replaced. To make matters worse, more cities are considering divesting from the bank as a result of its involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline.
While plenty of laggards remain, the worlds largest animal welfare NGOs call out these eight companies as leading the way in their sectors when it comes to animal welfare.
Landscape restoration projects are the next big thing corporate sustainability programs should invest in. A group of panelists at the recent Change Makers forum in Stockholm urged H&M to lead with this approach.
A recent report by the consultancy Corporate Citizenship tracks collaboration as a catalyst for responsible business, as well as greater sustainability and social impact.