Recent years have seen an explosion of start-ups focused not only on generating profit, but also bettering the planet and everyone living on it. Whether it’s tackling climate change, alleviating global poverty or reducing landfill burdens, these entrepreneurs are figuring out how to make a living while also making a difference.
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.
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Amazon’s planned drones service and Unilever’s new project sunlight offer different paths to the future. So which of these paths will we take – the one with skies filled with drones getting packages in no time to your doorstep or the one filled with people adopting more sustainable behaviors for the sake of their children?
From the massive Bangladesh fire and factory collapse, to the horse meat scandal and ongoing international natural disasters, 2013 was a year of new issues, challenges and opportunities within CSR.
Companies do more than provide products for your lifestyle and for your home. They’re out in local and worldwide communities, providing relief from natural disasters. Here are five companies who have stepped in and given generously.
Business leaders and researchers discuss shared value opportunities for innovation and resiliency at ND-GAIN Index’s annual meeting, where they released the results from their 2013 data.
Meet Project Belize, PwC’s international development leadership program. Since 2008, the firm’s professionals at all levels, from interns to senior partners, travel to Belize City every year to host financial literacy camps, provide scholarships to students, train teachers and principals, and build educational playgrounds.
Last week, PwC India released a Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility in India, providing guidelines to help industry to comply with CSR regulation.
Projects designed to bolster private investment in effective climate solutions in six African countries have received $330 million in funding from the African Development Bank Group, the bank announced late last month.
On December 10, 2013, CSRwire and TriplePundit hosted a Twitter chat with Sodexo’s sustainability executives to discuss the global supplier’s first Integrated Report as well as its sustainability ambitions. Here are some highlights from the busy hour!