Companies including Google, UPS, Ford, Microsoft and eBay are accused of climate change hypocrisy in a scathing report. But are those assumptions fair?
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.
Last month, Chiquita Brands International received notice of a lawsuit filed by Seattle-based Water and Sanitation Health (WASH) accusing the company of deceptive advertising practices. Specifically, the company claims in their advertising that their “bananas are farmed in an ecologically friendly and sustainable manner.” This, according to WASH founder Eric John Harrison, “is far from the truth.”
The particular benefits that are most attractive to you will vary depending on your industry, your goals and objectives, and where you are in the life cycle of your business (e.g., whether you are seeking capital, entering a new market or planning for succession). Author Ryan Honeyman was most attracted to the quality of the community.
Join Triple Pundit and a panel of experts for 3p Traceability Week to discuss traceability in four controversial arenas — seafood, fashion, minerals and medical marijuana.
Clicktivism is a going enterprise – but should it be? Should entrepreneurs that come up with ways to fast-track social activism be able to make money – say, in the millions? Or should our favorite charities be required to handle that networking themselves? And what about the one-person activist that really, really wants to change a small part of the world?
The first annual Impact Weaver Award recognizes the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that make up a successful organization. Triple Pundit chats with winner Lindsey Engh at the SOCAP14 conference.
The first annual Impact Weaver Award recognizes the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that make up a successful organization. Triple Pundit chats with winner Mary Voelbel at the SOCAP14 conference.
Carbon offsets can effectively reduce our environmental impact or that of our companies. But to do this, offsets must be carefully selected and used for the right reasons. This guide is meant to demonstrate how to genuinely offset carbon emissions.
How can a manufacturer reformulate a cleaning product to contain fewer harmful chemicals, and how can a retailer stock its shelves with more eco-friendly merchandise? UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a product safety testing and certification company, thinks it may have a solution: a set of data tools that helps businesses search and choose ingredients and products based on their environmental and social responsibility profiles.
A number of innovative projects around the world are improving people’s lives by replacing inefficient products with simple, effective technologies and services.
Elaine Cohen takes an up-close look at Fiat Group’s 2013 report and how it complies with the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 Guidelines.
SPECIAL SERIES: Corporate Responsibility And Internet Security
Although online data can provide great benefit, it presents numerous security issues as well, and consumer demand for security is largely unmet.