Publicly traded companies like Google and Starbucks are fiduciarily beholden to their shareholders to maximize profits and minimize losses. Companies that fail to take advantage of tax loopholes made available by governmental tax codes are remiss in their financial duties and are subject to commensurate legal repercussions. If governments hope to raise additional revenue from corporations operating within their borders, they will have to alter their tax codes accordingly.
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.
Climate is the third component of the water-energy nexus. No discussion on managing the energy-water nexus for a sustainable future is complete with considering the impacts and consequences of climate change.
This energy-water crisis relates to nearly all of the present and future environmental problems confronting our planet – from climate change to fossil fuel dependence, from over-population to agricultural practices.
Three drivers are pushing sustainability into an investment megatrend in 2013: financial investigation, c-suite focus on sustainability, and consumers that are now demanding smarter, healthier and greener solutions.
We humans are a funny bunch around new ideas. We’re excited to hear about them. But far less keen to act on them. So how can we break down irrational resistance to green innovation?
With the economic downturn, one might assume that companies would abandon its green initiatives like sustainable packaging in favor of cheaper alternatives but a PwC report released earlier this year – ‘Sustainable packaging: myth or reality’ – discovered quite the opposite.
In the weeks after a natural disaster, the preparation a small business takes can make all the difference in getting profits moving again quickly. Chris will evaulate different options a small business has for gas and stand-by generators, evaluating costs and benefits to help make wise decisions to prepare for the next power outage.
SPECIAL SERIES: The Rise Of The Sharing Economy
Does the sharing economy threaten businesses, or are there business opportunities to be had within this new model? The answer is: yes and yes.
Last week the FTC reached an agreement with four large retailers over charges that textiles promoted as environmentally friendly bamboo were actually rayon.
Life on the Edge of the Sustainability Cliff: Rebuilding the Bonds Between Companies, Investors and Society
The shift away from myopic focus on short-term financial returns to a more expansive, long-term focus on vital capitals is an idea whose time has come. Such a transformation is no longer an option, but a necessity if the next decade and beyond is to avoid a “sustainability cliff.”
LG Electronics USA and the EPA entered into agreement, called a memorandum of understanding (MOU), to collaborate with the government agency on certain environmental goals.
It doesn’t matter how many compost bins you install. If your employees don’t understand how or why they should use the latest green thing you installed, they won’t. You will lose the majority of the benefits that come with an effective sustainability initiative without the buy-in of your employees.
The queer community is a growing demographic of consumers. But, how do progressive businesses avoid gaywashing and alienating the very community they hope to attract? This article provides some simple guidance on what to avoid and how to take a more meaningful (and socially beneficial) stance.