Sir Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz have partnered with Unilever and other key stakeholders to launch The B Team’s Plan B agenda for sustainable business, but companies like TransCanada and Exxon present enormous obstacles to the Plan B mission.
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.
This post looks at the different ways to pick sustainable companies to invest in, potential flaws in existing models, and if sustainable companies will produce long term results that are better than the market average.
What if instead of trying to improve these periodic audits and inspections companies would focus their efforts on establishing direct communication lines with the workers to learn firsthand in real time on problems that need to be fixed or how well offered solutions are working?
Sustainability reporting is becoming commonplace for businesses that want to communicate with and engage their stakeholders. However, amidst the deluge of information available, it can be difficult to determine what makes a report relevant and valuable.
In 1998, founder Jason Lurie had the idea to combine his love for African art, music, design, cuisine and crafts into a unique dining experience. Moyo worked closely with New Southern Energy (NSE) and other collaborators in taking a bold step to becoming the first-of-its-kind, fully sustainable organic food market. NSE installed a solar array over the outdoor arcade to provide the food market with renewable energy. Urban Farm designed the unique aquaponics micro-ecosystem that grows organic vegetables for use in the main kitchen and food stalls.
New research proves that green products and meaningful brands generate increased sales and financial performance that outperforms the stock market. Best practices are emerging on how to build a brand that will grow sales by connecting with the customer search for “me and we” solutions.
Victoria Wood, Global Sustainability Manager, Reckitt Benckiser, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
Cynthia Figge’s SB’13 Plenary speech “New Insights into the Correlation Between CSR and Brand Strength” explains how brand strength to CSR correlation has suddenly strengthened in the last year, doubling in 2012 over 2011.
Dell announced goals last week to source 100 percent of packaging from sustainable materials that will be recyclable or compostable.
Jennifer Dudgeon, Principal, Office of Sustainability at CA Technologies, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
In an effort to encourage socially responsible companies, a bill before the Indian legislature would require companies to spend two percent of their net profits annually on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.
CSRHub recently moderated a webinar with Trucost to encourage more companies to start reporting their sustainability performance.