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 Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility announced that the five companies will adopt “no-fees” recruitment policies, which advocacy groups claim can reduce problems such as bonded labor, the loss of identification documents such as passports and other labor and human rights violations.
With President Trump’s Extreme Vetting policy in development, Peter Thiel’s data company Palantir stands to benefit big time, thanks to the Paypal-founder’s close relationship with the commander in chief. Is that the real reason behind Buzzfeed’s recent exposé on Thiel’s anti-Trump dinner chatter?
The recent publication of a climate report draft by the New York Times is raising questions about how President Donald Trump will tight walk the precarious balance between appeasing his voter base (that largely doesn’t believe human-made global warming exists) and a report that is blunt about the fact that human activities have a large role to play in its existence and impact. Recent efforts by federal agencies to evade talking about the phenomena suggests Trump still has a way to go to realize the implications of denouncing climate change. And that has scientists worried.
With recent political changes and new leadership, many are left wondering how this leaves today’s top challenges affecting not only our people, but the planet. It’s up to businesses to rise to the occasion, tackling issues such as environmental sustainability and global poverty. So how exactly can this be done?
In such a dynamic business environment, it goes without saying that the sustainability sector will have to adapt and evolve in tandem. Those of us working in the field need to prepare now to ensure our careers are 2020-ready, and boards and HR teams need to get their house in order to guarantee their edge in the fight for talent. Here are five of the most important skills for future that we all need to take note of now
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For Alexander Mann Solutions, the secret to company-wide engagement when it came to community volunteering was encouraging autonomy. Employees, including senior management, are given one paid day a year to volunteer in their community. But it’s up to them to decide the best value for that day.
If beloved Ben & Jerry’s can catch the ire of the Organic Consumers Association, no organization is immune. How can your company prepare for potential CSR-related protests from OCA or an organization like it? Here is your four-step roadmap:
According to Human Rights Watch, the Middle East nation Qatar will still deny children of Qatari women and non-Qatari men the right to full citizenship, a privilege long granted to the children of Qatari men who marry non-citizens.
A leaked memo that was offered to Google higher-ups on the pretense of offering “suggestions” is creating uproar in the tech community about gender assumptions.
Cloud computing giant Salesforce announced another step made toward its goal of running 100 percent on clean power. The city is participating in a San Francisco city-wide renewables program.
There have been plenty of theories about the Flint, Michigan water poisoning. One even pinned the blame on the Vortex Winter of 2014-2015. But according to University of Michigan scientists, it wasn’t Mother Nature that caused the water contamination, but one key decision by Flint’s water managers, who were responsible for ensuring the water was clean and potable before it reached residents’ homes.
According to UPS, the relationship it has built with TerraCycle has resulted in at least 40 million pounds of waste diverted from municipal landfills since 2012.