Category: Corporate Responsibility
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.
SPECIAL SERIES: The Rise Of The Sharing Economy
Up until now, it’s been illegal for private businesses to offer equity to anyone other than accredited investors in exchange for funding. The passing of the JOBS Act is about to change all of that. Once the rules are in place early next year, private businesses and startups will be able to use crowdfunding to give equity to investors who will get an actual monetary return instead of a sticker or T-shirt. This shift is expected to attract a huge influx of capital from regular Joes looking for better ways to invest.
Alcoa Foundation donates $1.5 million in support of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides, for Together Greening and Forever Green environmental initiatives.
After a long campaign, the GMO labeling law successfully makes it onto the November ballot in the state of California which is a key battleground.
Israeli company Better Air has created a system that improves air quality in homes, offices and hospitals using probiotics, – millions of “good bacteria” – to fight harmful bacteria.
If you happen to look up into the skies over Montana in the next few months, you might catch a glimpse of the ecoDemonstrator. This Next-Generation 737-800 is on loan from American Airlines to Boeing, which is modding it out to serve as a test bed for new sustainable aviation technologies including fuel efficiency, noise … Continued
The growth of sustainability and corporate social responsibility roles or functions that have these responsibilities has grown to encompass a fledgling professional field. People want to do sustainability work and are willing to pay to be trained in the area – are there jobs out there waiting for them?
While a new campaign initiated by Two Sides, an organization representing members of the “graphic communications value chain,” wants to educate companies in the U.S. that electronic billing is not necessarily greener than paper billing, two life cycle analyses shows the paperless option is actually greener.
It’s not that farfetched – antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria are on the rise, making bladder infections more difficult to treat.
It’s amazing for one layman to come up with the idea of saving champion trees as a meaningful way to address the issues of biodiversity and climate change. This could be a grass roots solution to a global problem. A few million people selecting and planting the right trees for the right places could really … Continued
Autodesk’s 2012 sustainability report offers a compelling case of how its products can help build a more sustainable world and mitigate a company’s impact on the planet.
One of the main issues that came up at the Responsible Business Summit was sustainability reporting. Even with all the progress we have seen so far in, reporting continues to be one of the most challenging issues for CSR executives. Still, just like CSR in general, reporting has become more focused, strategic and smart, and there’s even a continuous search after its business value. Here are five issues that dominated the conversation about reporting at the summit:
While most companies reward employees with things like pizza parties, bonus casual days or time off, Clif Bar went a different route, giving all of its employees a custom bicycle. Why you may want to consider the same.