In response to purity scandals, Walmart plans to invest at least $25 million in Chinese food safety research. The investment promises to revamp its supply chain while assuring nervous customers that the retailer’s food products are safe.
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.
As a nonprofit employee or executive, imagine finding out your organization holds investments that work against the impact you’re trying so hard to achieve. For many NGOs, this may not be far from the truth. But socially responsible investing can help.
SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond
In this Twitter chat we examined how companies should respond to national controversies like police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement to best support employees. We also discussed how companies can work to improve equality by increasing diversity in their ranks directly.
Ceres recently issued a report on how insurance companies are responding to climate change risks. And the results show insurers have a long road ahead.
Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) slammed America’s top three social networks for willingly providing law enforcement officials with special access to user data.
In her new book, “Green Giants,” Freya Williams makes the business case for sustainability and profiles nine companies with green products that achieve $1 billion or more in annual sales.
The United States remains the only industrialized nation that does not mandate paid family leave for all workers. Thankfully, some companies are beginning to take matters into their own hands — not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it makes good business sense.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Innovation: The Patience to Get it Right
Given the rapid pace of technology innovation, the flip side of which is obsolescence, we have created mountains of electronic waste containing a variety of dangerous materials. But circular economy solutions can help.
The food and agriculture industry could create $2.3 trillion a year by 2030 for companies with stakes in sustainable business models, according to a new report.
On Wednesday, the GRI announced the launch of the world’s first Global Reporting Standards for sustainability reporting. These new standards give businesses large and small a common language for reporting non-financial information. They dovetail with recent global initiatives, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, in advancing integrated, un-siloed cooperation and transparency to … Continued
SPECIAL SERIES: How Sustainability at Home Goes Beyond
TriplePundit spoke with Ron Voglewede, global sustainability director for Whirlpool Corporation, to learn more about how the company is embracing sustainability and actionable ways consumers can do the same.
Residents of a small Alabama town are still complaining of foul odors eight years after a mercaptan spill at a Mobile Gas facility. Some stakeholders say mercaptan, a chemical added to natural gas to give it an odor, is nontoxic. But residents are complaining of health problems, and the company’s sluggish response highlights a trend of lax oversight.
On the heels of World Food Day, we discussed the critical issue of food waste, and the ways the public sector can drive innovation to create the change we need.
Despite considerable progress in the last few years, forced labor remains a problem in many industries. And the garment and apparel sector is no exception. TriplePundit sat down with Kilian Moote of KnowTheChain.org to find out more about why forced labor persists in the industry and what can be done.