Ed Note:The following is a re-post of one of our most popular GRI articles from last year to spread the word about our GRI-certified courses in sustainability reporting. Pick a framework, any framework. While LEED is the name of the game in green building standards, a clear winner in the sustainability reporting framework race has … Continued
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.
Bank of America announced yesterday that it has set a goal of reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 15 percent by 2015 based on the company’s 2010 baseline.
Puma is the first company in the world to put a value on the ecosystem services it uses to produce its sports shoes and clothes. In a huge leap for CSR, the company has published an economic valuation of the environmental impacts caused by greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and water consumption along its entire supply chain. It … Continued
What if you had $10,000 dollars to implement an idea of your choice that made a difference to communities? This is exactly the challenge that Ernst & Young put forward at its Your World Your Vision campus challenge this year. The winners which were announced last month came from Baruch College, University of Georgia, and University … Continued
The sustainability consultancy Brighter Planet has partnered with MasterCard to provide a carbon accounting solution. Last week at the Ceres Conference in Oakland, Brighter Planet announced a new initiative that replaces expensive software and consultants with a simple carbon emissions software.
Poor Jimmy MacMillan. The well meaning eccentric hilariously rose to fame during the New York Governor’s Debate last year by declaring that “the rent is too damn high.” Now, it seems gas prices are the target of his scorn – and surely millions of Americans agree – but Jimmy’s either just cashing in on his … Continued
As a former English major, now working towards an MBA in Design Strategy at CCA, I’ve discovered that one’s skill in written and verbal communication often mirrors one’s level of success in business. It may in fact, be the one thing that matters most.
The following case study is part of a project by MPA students at the Presidio Graduate School on information management technology and policy. You can read the rest of the series here. By Christian Ettinger Introduction: Many states are using social media to engage their citizens, but is much of that engagement, like Twitter and … Continued
Logistics managers attempting to optimize supply chains for sustainability and emissions reductions face a tough question: how to implement those goals without breaking the bank. The conventional thinking is that there’s always tradeoff: A transport company can reduce its CO2 emissions along a supply chain, but at a higher investment and operating cost. Findings released … Continued
As a student in CCA’s MBA in Design Strategy program learning to apply human-centric design thinking to create sustainable innovations, I became curious about the human psychology and behavior aspects of gambling. Our society considers the phenomenon a taboo and the last thing you want to do if you want a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.
At a recent meeting hosted by EIRIS (one of the leading European sources of SRI information), one of the panelists commented that company relationships with their stakeholders are going through “the five stages of grief.”
Jason Tester of the institute for the future has pioneered a concept called Human Future Interaction (HFI) a method for experiencing the future in accessible ways. HFI operates on three beliefs: 1) that there are new ways to experience the shadow of the future today. 2) Experiencing the future can be a very persuasive way to change behaviors today, and that 3) the future needs us to change the world today.
Intellectual property (IP) has tremendous value and can provide the economy with avenues for growth without overshooting the limits of the ecosystem. Herman E. Daly’s and Joshua Farley’s text, Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications, discusses steady state economics, where growth will be limited by the human ecosystem and its limited resources.
This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here. By: Lindsey Kauffman A commonly heard, and personally experienced, critique of the sustainability movement is the relatively high cost of green products compared to traditional products. I can spend .99 cents on … Continued
The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday on tax breaks for the nation’s top five oil companies: Chevron, Shell, ConocoPhillips, BP America, and Exxon Mobil. At stake is $21 billion in alleged subsidies. Should oil companies be allowed to keep the tax credits? Should tax payers no longer subsidize big oil? If the debate … Continued