Three years after launching a well-publicized sustainability campaign, Asia Pulp & Paper is building a $3 billion pulp mill without a sustainable wood supply, say five thought leaders from the NGO space note in this 3p op/ed.
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.
BioLite employs 40 tenacious local sales agents in emerging markets who can captivate a crowd with their personalized pitches. Thanks to these in-person demonstrations, clean cookstoves can become a desirable, affordable and life-enhancing solution for tens of thousands of homes in India and sub-Saharan Africa.
According to internal research documents obtained by Greenpeace under the Freedom of Information Act, both Bayer and Syngenta knew well about the negative impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides. Yet they still chose to sell the products widely, and even actively argued against independent studies connecting them to bee population declines.
SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond
“News of police shootings or hate-inspired events like the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando weigh heavily not only on employees whose communities are most directly affected, but on the hearts and minds of colleagues of all identities who stand in solidarity as allies,” diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown told TriplePundit. So, what can companies do to break the silence and create a supportive environment for employees?
SPECIAL SERIES: Are Americans Getting Healthier?
After halting the sale of tobacco products in 2014, CVS Health extended its commitment to helping people lead smoke-free lives. The company plans to spearhead a five-year, $50 million initiative to help deliver a tobacco-free generation.
Most Dunkin’ Donuts locations still serve up coffee in polystyrene cups, despite the company’s repeated promises to switch to an alternative material.
A new WWF scorecard, which evaluates companies’ performance on palm oil sourcing, offers some hope and surprise to consumers. But the retail and food industries have much work ahead.
Hampton Creek and its founder and CEO, Josh Tetrick, are accused of cooking the books, over-inflating environmental data and, in the end, possibly defrauding investors.
At a time when concerns over money in politics has reached a fever pitch on both sides, it will certainly be interesting to see what the Supreme Court has to say about what happened in Wisconsin.
Social entrepreneur Alexis Gallivan promotes economic recovery and mobility through ice cream. We spoke with her to find out more about her new ventures in Haiti and Rwanda.