What’s business if not value creation? Take something that doesn’t cost very much, add value, and create a profit. It’s only natural that many businesses do so using natural resources like land, trees, water, air, and fossil fuels as their inputs. So what’s the problem?
Category: Corporate Responsibility
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.
Explosive growth in mobile computing and cloud services has industry players, public and private sector organizations focused on greening the data center. But with investments and data center facilities growing exponentially, it’s more than likely that electricity demand will far outstrip energy savings and renewable energy gains.
If you’re a Formula One Fan, you are well aware that Sebastian Vettel won last weekend’s Grand Prix in Manama, Bahrain. But human rights was a huge loser last weekend.
A Bullseye View is one of Target’s approaches towards humanizing the company and shining the spotlight on its vendors, including those making sustainable products.
If Missouri University of Science and Technology wasn’t already on your list of hot schools, now its day has come. Missouri S&T has just broken ground on a new geothermal energy project that will replace three decades-old power plants that currently burn coal and wood chips. The new system will reduce the school’s carbon dioxide … Continued
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Last week L’Oréal released its sustainable development report and shared its progress from sustainability innovation to stakeholder engagement.
At this week’s Fortune Brainstorm Green conference, I had a chance to talk briefly with a long time colleague and inspiration, Hunter Lovins. Hunter and I reflected on the nature of the conference and how the business case for sustainability is finally hitting home.
At this week’s Fortune Brainstorm Green conference, I had a chance to talk briefly with MolsonCoors Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, Bart Alexander. Among other things, MolsonCoors has come up with an interesting employee engagement platform called the “beer print”. It’s a simple metaphor based on the fact that when you place a beer on a … Continued
How do we begin to assess the impact of pro-active business activities? And hold business accountable to their claims? Last week was the TOMS shoe company “One Day Without Shoes” – a day to raise awareness for TOMS’s mission of providing shoes to children who need them. Two of my colleagues took part and went shoeless.
Citi’s Vikram Pandit is the first CEO in the banking industry to be told “no” for a raise under the Dodd-Frank “Say on Pay” provision that took effect last year.