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.
A recent research study found that in their drive for transparency, companies are losing sight of the big sustainability picture. It was as if each company had simply placed a picture frame around their own sustainability activities and called that the big picture.
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps launched a crowdfunding campaign called, “Help Dr. Bronner’s Fight Malaria in Eastern Ghana” on Indiegogo.com to raise money to buy mosquito nets.
A new PwC report provides a clear message for companies, presenting the various ways climate change can reshape their business environment, why companies need to reevaluate their risk approach as soon as possible and how, exactly, they should build business resilience.
Two years after launching its corporate responsibility site, Clorox finally launched its first corporate blog on the same topic. The content is a little bland and self-promotional so far, but it’s a work in progress.
In January 2012, California began to recognize B Corps and Flexible Purpose Corps. While B Corps have been covered, Flex-Cs have not been as analyzed, likely because, so far, only California recognizes them. This article examines Flex Cs, and determines if they are as beneficial as B-Corps.
100% recycled, molded pulp replacing PVC: this is the dream of PulpWorks, Inc., a new company designing custom packaging (some of it very beautiful).
H&M is the top user of organic cotton in the world for the second consecutive year, according to Textile Exchange’s latest Global Sustainable Textiles Market Report.
The CFO is perceived in many companies as a potential source of resistance to CSR programs. There’s one company where this is not an issue at all – Walt Disney.
Hilton Worldwide recently announced a new mattress recycling program. The program, which will be in all of its brands in the U.S., will recycle approximately 85 percent of its hotels’ mattresses and box springs.
TriplePundit is partnering with Shareable.net to produce a series on the sharing economy – that breed of new businesses that boosts the economy and builds community all without increasing consumption. And we’re using Indiegogo to host it.
Kimberly-Clark Professional announced last week that it is the first major tissue manufacturer to introduce products that contain non-tree fibers to the North American market.
Organic egg producer Vital Farms wants to expand its pastured farm network. And so far, it isn’t having any problem finding crowdfunding supporters to help “free the birds.”