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.
The following article is part of a series on the Rainforest Alliance’s effort to bring fair and sustainable trade to coffee growers in Guatemala. Read the rest of the Guatemalan coffee series here. By Bonnie Hulkower Guatemala is a country of colonial architecture, exotic jungle ruins, cloud forests, beaches, active volcanoes and a rich indigenous Mayan … Continued
In order to impact the Triple Bottom Line–people, planet, profit–executives must ensure that they have focused on improving data collection and automation, analysis of sustainability data, and sustainability leadership that is data-driven and accountable.
The social responsibility of business is to increase profits by meeting the wants and needs of individuals in society, without the initiation of force. The only way a business can increase profit is if a business, small, medium, or large is providing something of value to other individuals.
Patricia Jurewicz of the Responsible Sourcing Network dives into what the SEC’s recent 1502 Conflict Mineral Rule means for investors, companies, and NGOs.
Although sustainability reporting has become mainstream and more and more companies use a uniform set of guidelines (GRI), a casual reader might still have hard time to understand and asses these reports. To help casual readers we provide 8 tips on what to expect and not to expect when entering the galaxy of sustainability reporting:
A new Robert Reich video on YouTube breaks down the Paul Ryan budget plan, now known as the Romney-Ryan budget plan, point by point, explaining why it would be, in short, a disaster for this country.
Office waste and the absence of a recycling program is a throwback to the Mad Men era of workplace etiquette. It’s the efforts and attitudes of individual paper users who can help champion a monumental shift in the way Americans think about trash, recycling and sustainability.
If a group of 41 consumer-owned grocer cooperatives and natural food retailers operating 62 stores have their way, the largest chocolate company in the U.S., the Hershey Company, will not be producing chocolate tainted with child labor anymore. The group released a letter this week urging The Hershey Company to commit to sourcing cocoa which is produced under fair labor practices.
A number of small organic food companies are at odds with their parent corporations when it comes to the question of organic food and GM food labeling. Is the fact that they continue to do business with these giants a reflection on their integrity?
Multinational renewable energy technology and project developer Abengoa reduced its CO2 emissions by 361,212 metric tons in 2011. Now management is extending the effort to reduce its carbon footprint throughout its extensive supply chain.