What a difference a year makes! In 2011, the Pipeline Fellowship began as a single program in New York to train ten women to become angel investors and support women social entrepreneurs. In 2012, the Pipeline Fellowship is expanding to include two locations, four programs, and will train forty women.
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.
With 13 million people in Horn of Africa countries facing down drought, famine and other real-life challenges that would give pause to any fictional superhero, DC Entertainment has joined forces with Warner Bros. Entertainment and other Time Warner companies to launch the “We Can Be Heroes” campaign, to enlist the help of ordinary citizens across the globe in raising relief funds.
Apple released details of its supply chain performance, via an extensive “Progress Report.” Our friends at Supply Chain Matters provided a link to the report, and to a list of all of Apple’s suppliers.
In 1999, fewer than 500 companies issued sustainability reports. That number is now over 3,500. Once only a concern for a few niche companies with sustainability as a core value and brand differentiator, corporate sustainability has moved categorically into the mainstream.
“Our business revenues are directly tied to winning competitive bids,” explains Elizabeth Barry, Chief Sustainability Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies. “Over the last couple of years an increasing number of our customers are inserting into their bid packages questions that seek documentation of our company’s sustainability commitment.” Barry’s comments reflect the growth of the … Continued
When the U.S. military and the sport of golf take on solar power, that’s a certain indication that solar is crossing over from a fringe curiosity to a solid pillar of the U.S. energy community.
Kaiser Permanente announced that it is converting its IV medical equipment to safer alternatives that do not contain PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) and DEHP (di-2-ethyl hexyl phthalate). Both these chemicals are widely used in plastics but have been shown to harm human and environmental health.
Governments the world over have been baffled as they seek to address these challenges, not least because of their continuing dependency on hydrocarbon-based energy solutions. This is understandable; it’s hard to wean society off a source of energy that has helped humankind develop by leaps and bounds in the space of a century.
A description of how films can improve the environmental cause. The highly revered Studio Ghibli has championed environmental practices for decades. The Japanese animation giants are lead by their brilliant director Hayao Miyazaki, who has spearheaded the environmental cause and made it a major theme in all his features.
This post was originally featured on the Zayed Future Energy Prize blog. By Roger Ballentine, President of Green Strategies There has been much-hyped talk about the massive growth of the Chinese economy in recent years and how it’s poised to overtake the world’s current largest economy, the United States. Nowhere is that talk at a … Continued
The Clif Bar Company has always integrated CSR into its business model. The company only consists of 250 people, but it operates on a much larger scale in terms of CSR. Many of their ingredients are organically grown and their products do not contain high fructose corn syrup, additives, or hydrogenated oils. To take their food philosophy one … Continued
Oxfam has always been the front-runner when it comes to second-hand clothing, books, and music shopping in the UK. All Oxfam shops also have an excellent collection of Fairtrade goods. Oxfam has about 700 shops in the UK and donations of unwanted goods are resold to help support the charity’s work. Every year, Oxfam has … Continued
When Apple, Inc. – or for that matter, any other company – publishes the names of its suppliers, it’s a pretty good sign that the company is putting pressure on its supply chain to up the ante on sustainable practices. But the pressure doesn’t just come from the company alone. In effect, a supplier list … Continued