Mining—and its products, minerals—have a bad reputation in the world of sustainability. Mineral extraction is widely associated with human rights violations, environmental damage and conflict. For those reasons it remains a largely unexplored sector for impact and social investors.
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.
Nichole Lecher, Director of Strategic Philanthropy and Community Relations, Northwestern Mutual, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
At this year’s Super Bowl, “Goodvertising” fared as well as the Broncos – left out in the cold and wondering where it all went wrong. And while the clash on the field was more obvious, there’s a subtle power struggle happening in the world’s most expensive commercial break: Advertising as usual versus the world-bettering messages of Goodvertising.
The world’s salty waters are a focal point for resources-based activity today. Concerns about overfishing and acidification, a consequence of the seas absorbing high CO2 emissions, are leading governments, environmental campaigners and business leaders to place a new emphasis on the oceans, and this is changing the investing landscape.
Despite market challenges in 2013, some businesses were able to celebrate profits, and consumers were still able to drink their daily cup of coffee. But it’s the unseen coffee farmers who continue to bear the burden. That’s why supporting Fair Trade for the health and sustainability of coffee-growing communities is more important than ever.
Why has PepsiCo gone through the trouble of changing the names of so many of its products, omitting what seems to be a key part in the marketing strategy of these products? According to Candace Mueller-Medina, a spokeswoman for PepsiCo’s Quaker brand, this is quite simple. “We constantly update our marketing and packaging,” she said. Apparently though, the answer is a bit more complicated.
How does your workplace feel to you? The spaces we occupy shape who we are and and how we behave, which directly influences our psychological well-being and creative performance — and the success of business.
The top four business buzzwords used today – content, social, sustainability and transparency – define how sustainable businesses win customers in the 21st century. The following are best practices tied to these four business buzzwords that are proven to win customers.
The luxury brand Burberry Group PLC announced its commitment this week to removing all hazardous chemicals from its supply chain by Jan. 1, 2020.
This is the first book to tell the full, inside story of the inspiring rise, tragic mistakes, devastating fall, determined recovery, and ongoing renewal of one of the most iconic mission-driven companies in the world.
Please join us in person or online for January’s “Stories & Beer” – 1/28 at 6:30pm PST. This time, Nick Aster interviews Future of Fish and other guests on the sustainable seafood industry.