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.
With leading brands such as Nike incorporating sustainable fabrics and manufacturing practices into their products, the average consumer is probably unaware of the environmental performance of the products they are buying. But it sure matters.
Recap: TriplePundit’s Nick Aster and professional sports consultant Neill Duffy held a conversation on Nov. 18th about sustainability and the Super Bowl.
E-waste poses a large and growing threat to ecosystems, natural resources and communities the world over. By offering OEMs and supply chain partners the means to capture greater value from high-tech products, reverse supply chain management companies, such as Hong Kong’s Li Tong Group may have the cure.
The tremors of a crumbling building that killed 1,129 garment makers and maimed hundreds more in Bangladesh last year have been felt throughout the world. Every industry that relies on a supply chain with factories far from HQ is thinking about how to avoid such an impact on lives and reputation.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainably Attired
While only 2 percent of our clothes are made domestically, Zady’s knit wool sweater was entirely designed and manufactured in the United States. And that’s not all that makes these sweaters sustainable.
The purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) puts Acer among the ranks of 100% green power businesses on the EPA’s growing Green Power Partnership. Acer Americas recently purchased over 27 million kilowatt-hours of green power made up of a mix of renewable electricity that includes electricity generated by wind and biomass.
Not that long ago cause marketing – leveraging a brand to encourage consumer participation in a cause effort – was the practice of just a few Canadian companies. Now cause marketing is considered an integral part of marketing for both business and charities. And, as evidenced at Toronto’s inaugural Companies and Causes Canada conference on Oct. 28, execution has become considerably more innovative, measured and refined based on evidence.
As demonstrated at the Conference Board of Canada’s CSR Summit in Toronto Oct. 29-30, a number of Canada’s most successful companies are leveraging their corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitments as opportunities to create fulfilling employee engagement opportunities.