Private-sector energy was high at COP21 in Paris. But, as Bill Gates said at the conference, “We need to move faster.” What can we do to keep the momentum going?
Category: Corporate Responsibility
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.
Debates surrounding the tactics tech companies should employ in order to increase diversity continue. Instead of regurgitating the typical spiel of ‘leaning in,’ Virgilia Kaur Pruthi and Kristine Gloria propose that instilling both a proactive and reflexive approach will help make diversity programs sustainable.
Throwing money at causes doesn’t solve problems, but it certainly helps. It takes a lot more than dollar signs, though, to create lasting impact and be a truly responsible corporate citizen (tech or not).
In response to these schemes, or in anticipation of future carbon-pricing legislation, this year the CDP reported that 437 large companies say they now use an internal carbon price in decision-making. This is an increase from just 150 in 2014. But what actually is an internal carbon price, and what are the advantages of implementing one?
Within the past month, two significant announcements were made that bode well for our future: the birth of baby Maxima Chan Zuckerberg (love the powerful girl’s name) and the launch of Howard Warren Buffett’s new company, i(x) Investments.
A coalition of NGOs is urging Starbucks to make bolder moves in order to cut deforestation and irresponsibly-sourced palm oil and paper out of its supply chain.
Sub-Saharan Africa is ready to tackle Integrated Reporting. Some are already integrating sustainability topics within their annual reports. Others are working to define value creation based on the six capitals used in the International Integrated Reporting framework.
Now that we’ve all had a chance to celebrate, the hard work begins. Here are some of the ways the business sector will be involved in meeting those individually determined national contributions (INDCs) that were made public in Paris.
In 2016, the key to a strong future and a perpetually winning team lies with corporate social responsibility (CSR). But the mere existence of a CSR program is not enough to create a winning team; it needs to be authentic, tied to business objectives and considerate of your employees.
Alaska Airlines recently reupholstered more than 6,000 seats within its fleet — and it found a creative solution for all of that unwanted leather.
Over the next two weeks, the dating app Tinder will partner with the National Health Service (NHS) to raise awareness about organ donations in the United Kingdom.
Collaboration among different actors is not only paramount, but it is also the sole route to successfully addressing the challenges we face, argues Petra Kuenkel, author of “The Art of Leading Collectively.”