The frog icon is recognized worldwide as representing authentic green products, certified by Rainforest Alliance. September 16-22, 2013 is follow the frog week.
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.
Companies best positioned to compete in the future will be those that are able to decouple growth from unsustainable dependency on vulnerable natural resources. Natural capital accounting enables companies to do just that by identifying opportunities to optimize operations, supply chains and product portfolios in line with resource availability and environmental cost.
In contrast with the history of western corporations laying waste to African villages, modern-day companies SAP and Unilever are thriving in Africa – creating jobs and empowering communities.
Nicole Stein, Vice President of Community Responsibility, Umpqua Bank, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
Lisa Manley, Executive Vice President, Business + Social Purpose Practice, Edelman, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
A version of this piece was originally published on the CSR Reporting Blog. The Global Reporting Initiative has never met the challenge of developing great and focused sector guidance. With just a small number of sectors for which specific guidance is available, we might be inclined to say that GRI has missed the boat. Even with … Continued
Trisha Cunningham, Chief Citizenship Officer, Texas Instruments, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
In water, shared risk is shared responsibility. But doesn’t competition stifle collaboration on that responsibility? Coca-Cola, SABMiller, H&M and Borealis all say just the opposite.
The poor working conditions in garment factories in Bangladesh affect mostly women, but apparel retailers and manufacturers can and should improve them. The best way to address the problems in the garment industry is proactively, systematically and globally by signing onto the Women’s Empowerment Principles.
A company’s responsibility used to stop at the factory gates, but now covers the entire life cycle of the product from cradle to grave. But where does this responsibility end? Should the alcohol industry be held responsible for the 2.5 millions alcohol-related deaths every year? The winning strategy is not about responsibility, but looking for an opportunity to create shared value.
All American Clothing has tapped into what some say is a growing interest in USA-made products, with software that allows customers to track the origin of their new pair of jeans, from the cotton fields, right up to the manufacturing facility in El Paso, Texas. It’s a great way to educate consumers – and to track the carbon footprint.
The latest example that more is not necessarily better came from CVS, where its absurdly long receipts generated a public outcry on social media. This episode, which seems to be over now, provided not just with an opportunity to make fun of CVS, but also some important lessons in innovation, sustainability and responsibility.