As retailers debate whether to jumpstart holiday shopping by opening on Thanksgiving, 44 of my students have a new perspective on consumption – they just completed their first “Buy Nothing New” challenge.
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.
With so many food producers stepping up to support sustainable palm oil sourcing, it’s a refreshing surprise when a company that has a relatively small footprint in the industry joins the crowd. But Ikea says it has been working on ways to increase its support of sustainable sources for some years.
Wasted food is a major ecological issue; in sports venues, uneaten food is finding its way to hungry people and even being turned into energy. What’s happening to uneaten food in your community?
In my quest for a more sustainable Thanksgiving meal this year, I decided take a values-based investing approach. Why not apply the same ESG (environmental, social and governance) principles that I write about in sustainability reports to this marquis meal?
This week, ProPublica and Frontline released an exhaustively researched look at the vital role played by Firestone in supporting Liberia’s former president.
Most leading U.S. corporations now have LGBT nondiscrimination policies in place for their American gay and lesbian employees, but it’s unclear if these policies extend to the companies’ employees in countries outside the U.S. – an issue that becomes particularly important in parts of the world that are culturally and legally hostile to LGBT individuals.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainably Attired
Black Friday 2014 does not have to be about buying cheap stuff at big box stores. Consider focusing on durability over discounts instead.
With leading brands such as Nike incorporating sustainable fabrics and manufacturing practices into their products, the average consumer is probably unaware of the environmental performance of the products they are buying. But it sure matters.
Recap: TriplePundit’s Nick Aster and professional sports consultant Neill Duffy held a conversation on Nov. 18th about sustainability and the Super Bowl.
E-waste poses a large and growing threat to ecosystems, natural resources and communities the world over. By offering OEMs and supply chain partners the means to capture greater value from high-tech products, reverse supply chain management companies, such as Hong Kong’s Li Tong Group may have the cure.