The South Africa-based Street Store may be less than a year old, but its brand name is already recognized in cities across the globe. Its secret? It isn’t trying to sell anything. And best of all, it’s the communities its principles touch that are getting the message out. Pure sharing economy ethics 101.
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.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainably Attired
If we are what we eat, then we wear what we stand for, says Shamini Dhana, founder and CEO of sustainable fashion label Dhana, Inc.
Do all companies conduct interviews on employees? Analyze their reputation on social media? Meet external stakeholders in person? Can we observe differences among different industry sectors? To answer these questions, we conducted a materiality benchmarking analysis on 50 companies from five different industry sectors.
TriplePundit is a business publication. At first glance, #BlackLivesMatter may not seem like it’s in our scope. Is it even appropriate for us to speak about protests that are spilling into the street if they don’t have a direct impact on the business world? Or do they?
Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Young v. UPS, a case that could change the way pregnant women are treated by their employers. The case will force conservative justices to choose between two core right-wing constituencies: anti-choice activists and pro-business groups.
One of the best areas for B Corps (and other sustainable businesses) to improve is by providing health and wellness programs to their employees.
Through the presentations at the Nov. 26 CBSR Summit in Toronto, a number of smart business arguments emerged about making sure corporate responsibility (CR) gets out of the CR (or CSR or Sustainability or ESG or … ) department and into other parts of the company.
Up to 60 percent, and sometimes more, of a manufacturing company’s energy and carbon footprint can reside upstream in its supply chain — from raw materials, transport and packaging, to the energy consumed in intermediate manufacturing processes. By sharing energy efficiency knowledge with suppliers, manufacturers have the ability to influence the efficiency of the entire supply chain — and further lessen the overall carbon footprint of the goods they produce.
Mondelez, the world’s second largest coffee company, says the arrangement with the independent third-party organization, the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA), will “provide unprecedented transparency on large scale” along the coffee supply chain.
Global Zero Net Diversification initiatives would benefit greatly from greater communications and collaboration, according to PwC. The multinational management consultancy aims to help make the necessary connections.