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.
A five-year partnership between Pepsico, the Earth Institute and Columbia Engineering at Columbia University has yielded a new lifecycle analysis software tool designed to help companies assess the carbon footprint of their products far more quickly and with greater detail than ever before.
On Wednesday Dunkin’ Donuts announced it will slowly revamp its supply chain to purchase cage free eggs and humanely raised pork.
The Green Meets Black conference highlighted Michigan-based companies like Dow Chemical, Herman Miller, GM and Cascade Engineering who were making sustainable strides, but also showed how individuals can make a difference.
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.
The demand for bioplastics creates odd bedfellows, as in today’s announcement that Ford and Weyerhaeuser will collaborate on developing new car parts.
According to a new research from Harvard Business School about 75 percent of U.S. venture-backed start-ups fail to return investors’ capital. On the other hand, the default rate on the $16.1 billion DOE loan portfolio is less than 3.6 percent.
A new sustainable rubber partnership will spur production of tires and a wide range of industrial materials made from sustainable Lehigh’s micronized rubber powder.
Greening Australia, a non-profit environmental organization, has devised a project in which burning trees actually helps improve biodiversity, connects fragmented landscapes and even provides economic benefits to farmers.
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
Choices such as this have been faced since the dawn of the industrial era, but are now critical and politically sensitive as India and fast-growing emerging market nations search for an effective path of sustainable development. Further complicating the decision on the fate of Central India’s forests and endangered species is news of the “Coalgate” scandal.
Now GE is even more forthcoming with its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and strategy with the launch of its GE Citizenship site.