At the most basic level, sustainability is about compliance and avoiding risk. It’s also a PR move – to keep potential critics at bay. As a company begins to understand what sustainability is really all about, financial savings start to become apparent – especially as a result of efficiencies in resource and energy use. At the highest level, sustainability begins creating new business segments, new products, and growth.
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.
Adweek Creative Director of the Decade Alex Bogusky is preparing to launch an online retail store called the COMMON Marketplace to support socially conscious brands and spur entrepreneurship.
On Dec. 4th at 4:00pm PST, Nick Aster will chat with Ben Thompson, live from Autodesk University in Las Vegas, about Autodesk’s sustainable conferences.
Whether they are inspired by the holiday season or by the end of the tax year, now is a time when many employees are seeking opportunities to give. Giving Tuesday provides us with a welcome reminder that we need to ensure that our employees find the giving opportunities that are right for them.
Paula Davis, former President, Alcoa Foundation and Vice President, Alcoa Inc., current Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Harman International, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
A new partnership with WWF Climate Savers will help LEGO reduce supply chain emissions while increasing sales to Asia markets and broadening appeal to girls.
Women’s financial empowerment has been a hot topic in recent months. There’s a definite buzz around gender-lens investing and its potential to make more of impact capital. Yet, while the gender lens approach is an exciting step forward for women’s financial empowerment, it isn’t the whole story.
The North Face rolls out its new down supply standard in just a few months, after years of searching, testing and probing the global supply chain of one of the most precious ingredients used in its industry. 2014 will be a big year for The North Face and its premier line of cold weather equipment and clothing.
The web-based E.Valu.A.Te natural capital toolkit aims to plug a gaping flaw in conventional economic thinking by internalizing environmental externalities. Eigtheen months in the making, leading U.K. and multinational businesses developed the online toolkit under the banner of the University of Cambridge Natural Capital Leaders Platform.