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.
Yellowstone National Park leaders in 2010 established a five-year plan to elevate Yellowstone as a world leader in environmental stewardship. In other words, lead by example by being one of the greenest parks in the world.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainably Attired
If you look at studies exploring consumer attitudes, you find that consumers indeed seem to be more conscious about sustainability and are more willing to incorporate it into their decision-making process. Yet, when it comes to actual behavior, (almost) all of these good intentions disappear somehow, and sustainability or corporate responsibility doesn’t seem to make much of a difference for most consumers. Hence my question is: Why is it that whenever we find ourselves at the store or the supermarket we forget all the good intentions we had back home?
Coca-Cola announced it will remove brominated vegetable oil, a controversial flame retardant, from its Powerade sports drinks following a 15-year-old girl’s petition on Change.org.
Forest Heroes, a group campaigning to prevent global deforestation, has urged Dunkin’ Donuts to adopt a responsible palm oil policy. Palm oil is primarily grown on land that has been deforested of ecologically rich rainforests – and it’s one of the primary ingredients in Dunkin’s doughnuts.
Asia Pulp & Paper is taking sustainability a step further has gone a step further still with its announcement that it will conserve and restore 1 million hectares of forest across vital landscapes in Indonesia.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Seafood
TriplePundit spoke with Sean Dixon of Village Fishmonger, a community supported fishery in New York, about Sustainable Seafood Week NYC.
As its 2013 report shows, the multinational automaker is taking social and environmental sustainability very seriously. Over 300,000 people are involved in Fiat-Chrsyler’s sustainability initiatives worldwide. In 2013, group companies reused 99 percent of the water they required and reduced energy consumption a massive 730 gigawatt-hours, and have cut carbon emissions 15 percent over the past four years. And thinking about mobility, transportation and sustainability is also having an impact on engine and vehicle design.
Andrea Learned, thought leadership and business development consultant, Learned On, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
Join TriplePundit, CSRwire, and McDonald’s Corporation for a Twitter chat on the company’s CSR strategies – Wed. May 7 at 10am PST / 1pm EST.
The Adidas Group has long been recognized for its leadership when it comes to corporate social and environmental responsibility and sustainability. Framing its ongoing initiatives within the context of four pillars — People, Product, Planet and Partnerships — Adidas takes a new approach to sustainability reporting in its “Sustainability Progress Report 2013.”
Predictions of a 40 percent global freshwater shortage by 2030 have inspired action. The Nature Conservancy, General Mills, Veolia Water North America and Ecolab are among the partners behind a new international standard developed by the Alliance for Water Stewardship.
If you experience discord between the importance of sustainability to your business and the seemingly haphazard efforts to implement sustainable initiatives, you are not alone. The Abundance Cycle bridges the gap and makes sustainability strategic. With the Abundance Cycle and a five-step process, companies can innovate to simultaneously create abundance for shareholders, society and the environment.
At the Global Philanthropy Forum last week, MacArthur Foundation and MasterCard Foundation shared insights from the funder collaborative launched in 2012 that seeks to increase secondary education access and improve learning outcomes for marginalized populations.