On the whole, farm direct agribusinesses tend to be much better for farmers who care about sustainability. That’s because they tend to come with a general philosophy that nurturing farmers means nurturing the product, which, in turn, means nurturing the customer. Farm direct buyers want to know where their products have come from, and they want their farmers to have a good relationship with their crops or livestock.
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.
Levi Strauss & Co. has recently begun to work closely with the Rhode Island Institute of Design (RISD) on sustainable design education.
This is the critical point we must embrace: sustainable investing can no longer simply present itself as an alternative to traditional investment approaches that ignore environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives.
Shared value is all about rethinking the effects that charitable dollars can create and how to achieve more with money than just its purchasing power.
Men earn nearly 20% more than women among those at the top of the sustainability profession. But there are many female CSR leaders who earn their salt every day. Here are 35 of them.
Why would a CEO care about CSR? CSRHub’s Bahar Gidwani explains why. One of the smartest folks I know—one of my directors when I was at McKinsey—had time to have a cup of coffee with me last week. During a chat that covered topics ranging from board practices to roof leaks, I told him a bit about CSRHub and our efforts to encourage corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.
Despite America’s history of reliance on gray infrastructure, now is a critical time to tip the scales in favor of a green infrastructure approach to water-resource management.
“Africa is the world’s most underappreciated, undervalued growth story.” China sees its potential, but when will more businesses in the west take the investment plunge in Africa?
In the couple of years during which I’ve gotten to know Masdar and Masdar City, I’ve been looking for signs that it has begun to influence the building community beyond its borders. This afternoon I had a chance to sit down with Masdar City’s Head of Facilities Management, Nasar Al Marqoozi, to ask him in person.
Future 500 has identified the Top 10 issues that activists and corporations will likely contend with this year. A growing number of consumer and activist groups is working on each issue demanding more sustainable solutions.
Although water and energy are intricately connected, this important relationship is poorly understood. While it is generally well known that water is essential to the production of energy, we nonetheless lack a detailed understanding of the quality and quantity of water used in this process.