Unilever announced it is sourcing now more than a third of its agricultural raw materials sustainably, but can it convince other companies to follow suit?
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.
“You’d have to have rocks in your head to build a new sow barn with gestating sow stalls.” That’s how the Western Producer began a recent editorial. Yet a PR firm is imploring pork producers not give up on immobilizing sows, but rather to fight against The Humane Society of the United States by just saying “no” to improving animal welfare.
It’s been well documented that engaging employees in sustainability activities at work helps improve organizational productivity, employee satisfaction and talent retention. Now we find that engaging employees in sustainability also translates to more advocates of sustainability at home and in the community.
The past fifteen years have seen major shifts in the field of sustainability, according to Tim Greiner, co-founder and Managing Director of Pure Strategies. This Q&A examines the practitioner’s role from the post-Love Canal era to today.
City of Refuge in Atlanta has partnered with Bioponica to develop a sustainable farming system that also results in zero waste. The project of waste recycling to support organic plants and fish will help COR reduce the costs of serving 20,000 meals per month. It will also provide hands-on jobs and skills training in the area of food and water self-sufficiency.
By Jeff and Liz Helfrich By now, you’ve probably heard about crowdfunding and some of its more wild successes such as the Veronica Mars Movie (which has raised $4.1 million and counting), The Pebble ($10.2 million), or the OUYA Video Game Console ($8.5 million). It is clear from these and many others that certain types … Continued
Bacardi Limited made major environmental achievements, including reducing water use by almost 50 percent, and reducing both energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG emissions) by almost 33 percent over the last six years.
When Hollender became a free agent in 2010, he decided to revisit his condom dream. He’s planning to launch an organic and Fair Trade line of rubbers by the end of the year.
Is there a quickly way to know if a company is responsible or not? While we can’t say the answer is positive for every company, we believe it’s doable and we’re here to help with 5 ways to identify if a company is responsible for the busy yet interested global citizen.
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Would you be surprised to see an expense line item showing up on Coca Cola’s or Nike’s P&L for a Kickstarter campaign? Following the successful Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign this option might soon be less hypothetical than you think.
Though you may have missed it in all the talk about innovative new sustainability models, washing machines are quietly undergoing an efficiency revolution.