The queer community is a growing demographic of consumers. But, how do progressive businesses avoid gaywashing and alienating the very community they hope to attract? This article provides some simple guidance on what to avoid and how to take a more meaningful (and socially beneficial) stance.
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.
Prince Charles’ think-tank, A4S or “The Prince’s Accounting For Sustainability Project”, recently published an insightful new report called “Future Proofed Decision Making” critiquing the state of CSR. The report surveyed “board members and senior management”.
“The triple bottom line is ridiculous, I know it’s totally heretical to say that, but have you ever tried to build a business? Even just the financial bottom line is really, really hard.” I thought I was listening to the echoes of a 1970’s era Clean Water Act opponent, but this was John Sculley’s latest brilliant partner, Sonny Vu, and creator of one of the Top 10 Gadgets of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013.
By Cecilia Allen and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives The Flemish region of Belgium boasts the highest waste diversion rate in Europe. Almost three-fourths of the residential waste produced in the region is reused, recycled, or composted. Since the first Waste Decree was approved in Flanders in 1981, regional goals (for overall residential waste … Continued
SRI activism works best when rewarding companies that care about being good, whose products sustain life rather than take it. In December, at Seattle’s Newground Social Investment holiday party, the firm’s Founder Bruce Herbert, a leader in SRI, gave a toast in which he applauded Bill McKibben’s leadership in fossil fuel divestiture.
Social entrepreneurs working independently is inefficient. Networks are critical for social entrepreneurs to scale their impact. Civil society needs to think about how to get more impact from what currently exists. Starting new organizations is a means, not an end.
Last week’s tragic death of Rebecca Tarbotton marks a sad start to 2013; the Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network died in an accident Wednesday.
Puma asked a group of independent experts to review its new Environmental Profit & Loss framework (E P&L), and comment on its methodology, benefits and where it can be improved. The experts’ report gave a thumbs up to Puma’s E P&L and provides us with some more optimism for the year ahead.
A report by the International Labor Rights Forum exposes how apparel companies know about the fire hazards in garment factories, but do not publicly disclose that knowledge, which puts workers in jeopardy.
One of Ford’s waste diversion initiatives, called the “Ford Core Recovery Program,” keeps adding new parts to the company’s recycling list.
Gift-giving can play an important role in our society, specially during Christmas. The purchasing process can be a negative experience for the person who is buying, but it is always beneficial for retailers who often rely on holidays to increase the overall profit for the year. Has the meaning of holidays gotten lost in our materialistic world?
In November, two leading green news websites, Mother Nature Network (MNN) and TreeHugger, announced their intention to merge. Now that the work has begun, TriplePundit caught up with TreeHugger Editor-in-Chief, Meaghan O’Neill and MNN CEO Joel Babbitt to find out how things are going and what the future holds.