Veterans who have returned from active military duty often need to obtain employment and reintegrate into civilian life. Despite all the veteran benefits offered by the government and various DVBE organizations, many employers hesitate to add veterans to their workforce.
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.
Geoff Livingston visited the Trans-Jordan landfill in Utah as part of a documentary team. The Photographer and blogger was tasked with producing digital content for the carbon-offset program Audi supports in partnership with 3Degrees. This program offsets the assembly, distribution and the first 50,000 miles of driving for the Audi A3 e-tron, a plug-in hybrid electric car coming this fall.
A new study shows that companies with corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs tend to get more favorable court decisions on corruption cases completely unconnected to CSR – and that’s a problem.
Unilever recently unveiled the new Foundry Ideas platform at the Cannes Lions Festival. It will amplify the company’s current efforts, acting as a hub for consumers and entrepreneurs to work together to tackle sustainability challenges.
One social enterprise and nonprofit decided to take food waste and create a culinary school to teach felons and foster care youth how to cook. Meals are given to people in need, with a focus on the elderly. Once the culinary students graduate, they are hired by restaurants or social enterprises. It’s a brilliant model that is shaking up societal norms.
Walmart recently announced it will require all suppliers to pay warehousing and shelf-stocking fees. The retail giant claims the changes are aimed at working with suppliers to serve “shared customers” and achieve the low prices “they expect and deserve.” But the fees raise sustainability implications that aren’t unique to Walmart.
Millions of tons of office furniture and equipment is discarded each year, and few people are paying attention. A sustainable approach would benefit businesses, the communities they work in and the environment. But first, businesses need to understand that their used furniture and equipment has impact.
SPECIAL SERIES: Women in Leadership
MGM Resorts’ 15 casinos and resort locations are known worldwide for their getaway destinations. But these days, the company is winning awards for another kind of excellence: leadership and mentorship programs that not only accept gender and ethnic diversity, but also encourage diversity of thought from its leaders.
SPECIAL SERIES: Virginia Tech Series 2014
We need a scientifically literate public like a heart needs a beat. And the green schools movement is the vehicle that will push scientific literacy forward.
At Lavazza, the world’s seventh largest coffee roaster, social and environmental sustainability are integral components of economic sustainability. Its first corporate social responsibility report reviews 120 years of sustainability at the company and looks forward.
SPECIAL SERIES: The ROI of Sustainability
At Sustainable Brands 2015 we asked thought leaders to define the “ROI of Sustainability” in their words. In this video, Brendan Doherty of Inward Point shares some thoughts.
More bad news about fracking: it is becoming increasingly clear that businesses seeking clean alternatives to coal and oil should skip over natural gas.