This study compares two lists of 50 companies in 2011, the Fortune 50 and the BCCCC CSR Index. In evaluating the companies’ own sustainability reporting and the media attention received for their sustainability efforts, many similarities between the groups become apparent.
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.
Last week, the second annual Green Sports Alliance Summit wrapped up in Seattle. Here’s what they decided between bouts of pick-up basketball.
Many companies struggle to get their employees engaged, even in programs as straightforward as volunteering. Some organizations have a policy of allowing employees time off to give back to their communities. These policies strike a good balance of employee engagement and corporate volunteerism. Some (Cisco, Gap and Target, to name a few) pay employees for … Continued
It feels like every morning the news is discussing a brand new technological advance – e-readers and tablets and apps, oh my! (Also–Google’s driverless car, anyone?) And that’s really just the beginning of it all. Luckily for us, not only are technology researchers and conglomerates making the some of the most cutting-edge gizmos available to … Continued
Although negligible on their own, the cumulative effect of all that internet time is a “definite environmental impact” that has long gone overlooked. Think we’re kidding? Take a look at some of the facts:
Things have changed in 40 years and it makes little sense in 2012 to grumble about Milton Friedman’s treatise any longer. Acceptable corporate standards have changed because society has forced change, sometimes by demanding increased regulation and sometimes through its buying habits.
Shell recently announced that it will start construction on a $1.36 billion carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the Canadian oil sands.
The Apple Genius Training Workbook provides some interesting insights into the way Apple works to keep customers’ cash flowing f with a little help from its Geniuses.
Yesterday, InnoCentive, EDF and EMC announced the winner of a challenge aimed at finding solutions for tracking shipments of used electronic components and subsystems and ensuring that they are disposed of responsibly.
PUMA has been the frontrunner in sustainability innovation for many years now. They have been working towards a toxin-free line of products, compostable clothing and, have been using interesting methods to get consumer base involved with their sustainability efforts. They are also the first company to put a financial value on their environmental impact which has put them in a league of their own when it comes to industry best practices.
McDonald’s vs. Unilever – one company wants to minimally intervene in shaping consumers’ decisions while the other wants to play a bigger role in shaping them. Which CSR approach is better?