Last week at the Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego, gDiapers CEO, Jason Graham-Nye said: “I think sustainability is like fight club. The first rule of fight club is don’t talk about fight club. The first rule of sustainability is the word is so dead.”
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.
The Social Innovation Summit in NYC brings together organizations that aim to scale their social impact, such as the two large bakery chains Greyston Bakery and Panera Bread. Both are utilizing their core competencies in order to drive positive social change and community development.
Yesterday, we went over a few success stories told in timely and valuable report from Siemens, PwC and Berwin Leighton Paisner. Here are three more inspiring snapshots that tell the story of cities moving towards a more sustainable future.
Posing a threat to health and ecosystems, urban mining of e-waste and cradle-to-cradle product life cycles could turn threat into opportunity. In partnership with a range of public and private sector e-waste experts, the UN University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability’s Solving the E-waste Program (StEP) recently held a training seminar in the Latin America-Caribbean region.
Around the world, 39 percent of adults can imagine being self-employed entrepreneurs. So why aren’t more setting off on their own?
Aiming to close a loophole that Chinese silicon PV manufacturers have been exploiting, the Commerce Dept. issued preliminary countervailing duties from 18.56 percent to 35.21 percent on imports from Chinese manufacturers producing or assembling products via third-party countries.
How do we determine strategies to prepare your most vulnerable assets? These 10 tips for corporate risk managers, business-continuity planning managers and local governments can help.
At this week’s Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego, thousands of socially minded business leaders got a special taste of what the new activist climate can mean. Set against a backdrop of a pristine marina, ForestEthics waged a 3-day campaign against 3M, a major sponsor at the event.
This week’s Sustainable Brands conference brings together some of the world’s most influential companies, to ask “what if…?” How are ants so efficient? Do they have a business plan? If not, why should we?
Resilience to climate change and resource constraints was a trending topic at the 2014 Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego. In one of the many discussions on the issue, PwC led a panel on ‘building good growth’ in a brand by using breakthrough techniques like natural capital management and total impact measurement. I sat down with panelists Clinton Moloney and Amy Longsworth of PwC after the discussion to find out more.
There are some big changes afoot at consumer products giant Proctor & Gamble (P&G), though with little in the way of comments from the company, it’s anybody’s guess what’s behind it.
Certification to the ISO 14001 environmental management standard has been shown to help organizations win business, according to the evidence shown in the British Assessment Bureau’s 2013 Client Satisfaction Survey.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Seafood
Greenpeace just issued the eighth edition of its report entitled Carting Away the Oceans. The wide-ranging report covers everything from human-rights abuses in the industry, to GMO salmon, to protecting America’s fish basket in the Bering Sea, where roughly one-half of all seafood landed in the U.S. comes from. We sat down with the report’s author for a look inside.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainably Attired
More than 25 billion pounds of textiles are discarded in the U.S. annually, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which equates to about 70 pounds per person, per year. But San Francisco is out to change all that through a partnership with closed loop textile recycler I:CO.