One of the stumbling blocks for ecologically sustainable and newer alternative energy sources is that they’re not yet developed to their full capacity, and when they’re not fully funded the same way that more established sources are–such as petroleum–it’s hard to get them up to speed.
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.
Beginning in 2004, the Avon Foundation has made great strides in the fight against domestic violence. Their latest victory is a big one – in the fall of 2012, Avon Hungary helped native NGOs pass legislation outlawing domestic violence in that country.
SPECIAL SERIES: The Rise Of The Sharing Economy
2012 was another big year for funding in the collaborative consumption space. What sectors received the most attention, and where will the hotspots be in the coming year?
One of the biggest problems facing farmers worldwide is pests, which can destroy entire crops and are often resistant to pesticides. Israeli startup EdenShield is working on a product that tricks insects into believing that the crops simply aren’t there.
3M has launched a $400,000 corporate giving program aimed at guiding STEM education to include nature conservation and sustainability awareness, with funding for nine projects located near 3M facilities throughout the U.S.
Earlier this week Corporate Knights announced its Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable corporations for 2013. Is it possible to compare companies from different sectors like the Global 100 does? Can we learn anything from this ranking on the current state of sustainability in business? And who reads it anyway? Today we will answer all of these questions and some more.
The choice between setting up as a non-profit and a for-profit is especially difficult for social entrepreneurs who aspire to do well by doing good. But the difference between the two structures may not be as stark as it first appears.
Looking forward to the next 20 years, there are many who are convinced that we are experiencing a paradigm shift. A change in cultural norms and expectations that will result in all investors — individual and institutional — committing at least some portion of their investable assets to social impact and making investments that are in harmony with their values.
Being European, living in the US, I often credit myself for being from a more climate change savvy continent. However, since 2010, carbon prices have leveled off, emissions started to rise and coal has entered the European energy markets. What happened, and what needs to be done?
IKEA Group releases its 2012 sustainability report today, explaining the company’s goal to be a beacon of both sustainability and affordability in the home.