The Philadelphia Eagles football team has already established a leadership position in the field of sports sustainability, and it is just about to one-up itself.
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.
As companies consider the steps in incorporating or re-incorporating as a benefit corporation, one unique aspect of the process continues to cause confusion. It is the idea that a company’s “material positive impact” will be determined by a third-party standard. This post reviews what that means and provides a list of third party standards available.
The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Washington DC hosted two powerful women on February 29, 2012 – Xerox Chairman and CEO, Ursula Burns, and MIT President, Dr. Susan Hockfield, – who delivered keynote speeches and sat down for a fireside chat touching upon the necessary social changes that must accompany the clean technology revolution.
Sandblasting is the process of giving denim a weathered look by blasting sand onto jeans using high-pressure machines Sandblasted denim was recently banned by major luxury brands, including Versace. Levi Strauss and H&M were some of the first high-street brands to stop this practice. Now Target is following suit by doing away with this trend.
Hasbro, Inc., better known to millions of board game aficionados as the force behind Battleship, has just been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Agency for its efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Philips’ 2011 sustainability report includes many interesting achievements and developments of the company, which together portray not just the picture of a company that is very serious about sustainability, but also of a company that is a good example of the business case of sustainability, with its innovative healthcare and lighting products, multi-stakeholder engagement approach and even beautiful recycled coffee machines.
PETA announced last week that Avon, Mary Kay and Estee Lauder have been conducting tests on animals at the request of the Chinese government so they can market their products in China.
The Club of Rome and the Smithsonian Institution’s Consortium for Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet are hosting a symposium on March 1, 2012 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launching of Limits to Growth, the first report to the Club of Rome published in 1972.
Heralding the need for a second industrial revolution for clean, affordable energy, Steven Chu stated “America is the most innovative company in the world. There is a huge market out there so let’s not blow it.”
With the growing interest in sustainability and corporate social responsibility emerging in Dubai, leadership on workers’ rights will make the “S” in CSR more meaningful.
A recent editorial in The Economist would have us believe that of all the problems facing the oceans—acidification, plastics pollution, decline of habitat—overfishing is the easy win, the simple fix. Really, the article argues, this whole overfishing mess is the fault of fishermen. If fishers would just wise-up to the long-term environmental consequences of taking too much, they would make the well-informed and uncomplicated choice to just simply catch fewer fish. This naive finger-pointing exercise is about as helpful and logical as driving past an unemployment line and yelling out the window, “Get a job!”
The world’s most famous toy company, Lego, recently announced a massive investment in wind energy. Kirkbi A/S, the family holding company that owns Lego, will be buying wind turbines for almost $532 million for a 32 percent stake in DONG Energy‘s 277-megawatt Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind farm, which is scheduled to be fully operational in 2015. According … Continued