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.
Our national weight crisis is a health epidemic that is literally killing us: 300,000 Americans will die this year from obesity. This is comparable to the death rate tied to smoking cigarettes.
Startups can find it difficult to justify dedicating time, money and energy to corporate responsibility. But they’ll need to take a different approach to woo millennial customers and employees.
InterContinental Hotels Group, the parent corporation of popular hotel brands like Holiday Inn, spearheaded a certification program that requires its 5,000 or so franchises to meet environmental benchmarks. Interestingly, hotels aren’t just meeting the minimum requirements, they are reaching beyond them.
Those wetsuits surfers wear are usually made from a synthetic rubber called neoprene that is far from environmentally friendly. Outdoor gear manufacturer Patagonia is out to change that.
A Super Bowl can have an impact of $200 million to $500 million on the local economy in which the game is played. Bu, keeping that money in the community has always been a challenge.
Today, Andrew Winston, Elaine Cohen, TriplePundit, and a panel of experts from Caesars Entertainment came together at #CitCaesars3p to talk about the company’s corporate responsibility initiatives and sustainability metrics that others can learn from!
Annie Rhodes from MicroEdge + Blackbaud provides a three-step roadmap for community foundations looking to generate more donations.
Although PG&E lists a long portfolio of actions on how it is a trusted community partner, the outcome of the San Bruno litigation shows that PG&E has a long way to go before it can truly portray itself as a responsible, people-oriented company.
The phrase “sustainable companies” may conjure images of small companies with lofty social goals that don’t care about profits, but the truth is that many global companies have dedicated considerable resources to developing their sustainability initiatives.
For many, travel is an industry in which excessive consumption on both a personal and ecological level is seen as integral to the industry’s business model. But a number of travel companies prove that sustainability can drive increased margin and profits.
Millennials offer great promise as digitally native, philanthropic, business-minded world citizens, and the companies who can attract and leverage millennial talent will soon have an advantage over those who don’t. We discussed these topics and more today, in honor of the UN’s International Youth Day!
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“An item of clothing that may not have relevance to one person could mean the world to someone else,” explains Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success.