Seven cities are aiming to hold Monsanto liable for several billion dollars in cleanup costs related to the harmful chemical PCBs the company produced for years, which are still impacting the environment today.
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.
Led by Friends of the Earth, 51 organizations are trying to use social media activism to showcase their grievances against Darden Restaurants and its marquee brand, Olive Garden.
A District Court judge has given VW one last month to come up with a feasible plan to solve its “emissions scandal” and for the regulators and VW to reach a legal agreement. But will the company be able address all of the nearly 600,000 non-compliant vehicles? One expert suggests maybe not.
Bumble Bee is recalling more than 31,000 cases of chunk light tuna after a malfunction left the cans partially cooked. Two other companies have also issued recalls. But Greenpeace is asking whether, given human rights and environmental abuses it says it has documented on contracted tuna seiners, this limited recall is enough.
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission ruled in favor of several important climate resolutions brought forth by ExxonMobil shareholders that the company tried to block.
To save someone’s life, all you have to do is set your phone down for a few minutes, go for a walk and drink from a S’well bottle. Saving the world just became fun and fashionable.
Tuesday, March 22, marked the 24th annual World Water Day. Governments and companies took the opportunity to unveil their latest plans to tackle water quality and scarcity — here’s a round up of announcements that crossed our virtual desks this week.
Long notorious for its food waste, Starbucks is working with two nonprofits to do something with those unwanted food products that far too often end up in landfill.
Two weeks ago Monsanto’s CEO, Hugh Grant, participated in a TriplePundit Twitter chat. We received dozens of questions during the hour-long chat. Here are the company’s responses to those we didn’t have time to address.
Knowing your goals and making them a reality is the only “IQ” that matters. What is your Implementation Quotient? While you may be busier than ever, are you actually reaching the goals that are most important to you?
As the U.S. economy continues to shift toward embracing sustainability, senior and assisted-living options are also changing in response to socioeconomic issues. New trends offer a wide range of options for senior Americans including eco-friendly housing and expanded amenities at traditional assisted-living facilities.
In a 10-page filing submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission, two financial advisory firms are urging Chipotle’s shareholders to vote in favor of a resolution that will tie executive compensation to the company’s sustainability performance.
Hold on to that favorite box of cereal, GMO opponents. Last week’s celebratory news that the DARK Act had met its timely death may not be quite that straightforward. A bill to stop Vermont’s upcoming labeling law is alive and well in Senate. It’s called the Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, and it lives deep in the recesses of an old marine conservation bill where few would likely look for GMO legislation.
Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore drops word that many more arrests are coming in the aftermath of armed “states rights” episodes in Oregon and Nevada.
“People are approaching the task of running social enterprises in different ways. Several different forms are available in the U.S., and other countries have even more,” says Rob Esposito, an attorney who co-launched the interactive Social Enterprise Law Tracker.