IKEA Group releases its 2012 sustainability report today, explaining the company’s goal to be a beacon of both sustainability and affordability in the home.
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
There’s no doubt that sharing promotes collaborative exchange and that husbanding our natural resources is good for the environment, but will this trend of “what’s mine is yours” continue to promote ecological sustainability?
General Mills partners with solar developers and investors to create a new home for 4,500 solar panels in San Adrian, Navarra Spain, opening a door for more dialog on ways to provide space for sustainable energy.
As we look back, we can see that the organic industry and movement is one of the most positive and hopeful growth engines in the U.S. economy. As we look forward, to the next 20 years and beyond, I believe that the organic business sector can show America and the world how to create an economically successful food system based on true transparency and public trust.
Data shows that the c-suite is heavily invested in corporate social responsibility. It seems to be my fate to explain corporate social responsibility (CSR) to all of my friends (and to a number of strangers!). I suspect that my eyes sometimes glaze with messianic fervor and that some of my listeners start looking for the nearest exit.
On the whole, farm direct agribusinesses tend to be much better for farmers who care about sustainability. That’s because they tend to come with a general philosophy that nurturing farmers means nurturing the product, which, in turn, means nurturing the customer. Farm direct buyers want to know where their products have come from, and they want their farmers to have a good relationship with their crops or livestock.
Levi Strauss & Co. has recently begun to work closely with the Rhode Island Institute of Design (RISD) on sustainable design education.
BSR’s Aron Cramer looks back at how far CSR has come in the last 20 years, and ahead to where we need to go in the next twenty.
This is the critical point we must embrace: sustainable investing can no longer simply present itself as an alternative to traditional investment approaches that ignore environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives.
Shared value is all about rethinking the effects that charitable dollars can create and how to achieve more with money than just its purchasing power.
Men earn nearly 20% more than women among those at the top of the sustainability profession. But there are many female CSR leaders who earn their salt every day. Here are 35 of them.
Why would a CEO care about CSR? CSRHub’s Bahar Gidwani explains why. One of the smartest folks I know—one of my directors when I was at McKinsey—had time to have a cup of coffee with me last week. During a chat that covered topics ranging from board practices to roof leaks, I told him a bit about CSRHub and our efforts to encourage corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.
Despite America’s history of reliance on gray infrastructure, now is a critical time to tip the scales in favor of a green infrastructure approach to water-resource management.