For most Americans, our morning cup of coffee is the requisite first step before anything else that may occupy our to-do list for the day. It’s unlikely, while groping bleary-eyed for the coffee pot or the $5 bill for the local barista, that our thoughts are focused on the origins of our daily brew. In our … Continued
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.
New York Times’ Michael Moss posed a challenge to the ad agency Victors & Spoils: How would you get people to want to buy and eat more broccoli? The result was a great campaign that gave broccoli an extreme makeover this vegetable could only dream about. This made me wonder – if it can work for broccoli, could it also work for sustainability?
Last year, Microsoft committed to become carbon neutral. The mechanism for achieving this is an internal carbon fee charged to each business group and department for the amount of carbon emissions associated with their operations. These fees are treated as real money so that the cost of doing business effectively gets higher, particularly for those divisions … Continued
The StarShea Network, developed through a multilateral partnership between SAP and PlaNet Finance to improve Ghana’s shea butter supply chain, has transitioned to an incorporated, stand-alone business, SAP announced yesterday.
Jacquie Ottman, Founder and Principal, J. Ottman Consulting, Inc., talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
The fact that employee giving programs are a way to do good in the world that is also good for your company is one reason to think that employee giving programs should be a centerpiece of CSR strategy.
“Our view, nine months in, is that the company is serious about its FCP plans and its key senior staff are genuinely committed to driving the delivery of these new commitments. The risk of APP again reneging on its promises appears limited at this time.” – Greenpeace. Formerly at odds, now Greenpeace is wholeheartedly supporting Asia Pulp and Paper’s efforts to fulfill its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) goals.
With so many demands on a sustainability professional’s time, some may question the value of preparing applications for awards programs, but the process of applying for a sustainability award can be an important stimulus to a program and the time is well spent.
First it’s wine, now it’s chocolate. What’s this world coming to? Experts are sounding the alarms: it may be all over for the American chocolate bar in just a few years. But is it true? Two sources suggest it’s all a matter of how you look at your chocolate.
Jennifer Silberman, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Hilton Worldwide, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
The 2014 Sochi Olympics have presented a sustainability challenge for corporate sponsors. In addition to the greening of sports, the social impacts of sports are also important, and sports as a platform for greater inclusion is driving sports organizations to reexamine their responsibility to fight intolerance.
In its latest report, the Environmental Investigation Agency calls out Walmart for failing to implement up-to-date refrigerant technologies that would substantially reduce their super greenhouse gas HFC emissions.