According to a new research from Harvard Business School about 75 percent of U.S. venture-backed start-ups fail to return investors’ capital. On the other hand, the default rate on the $16.1 billion DOE loan portfolio is less than 3.6 percent.
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 new sustainable rubber partnership will spur production of tires and a wide range of industrial materials made from sustainable Lehigh’s micronized rubber powder.
Greening Australia, a non-profit environmental organization, has devised a project in which burning trees actually helps improve biodiversity, connects fragmented landscapes and even provides economic benefits to farmers.
One of the most interesting groups out there altering the fabric of reality is Carrotmob. The San Francisco-based organizing group started in 2008 with one email, two local indie bands, and a bunch of Facebook invites, inventing a new kind of campaign: the reverse boycott. Founder Brent Schulkin and his friend went to 23 different … Continued
Choices such as this have been faced since the dawn of the industrial era, but are now critical and politically sensitive as India and fast-growing emerging market nations search for an effective path of sustainable development. Further complicating the decision on the fate of Central India’s forests and endangered species is news of the “Coalgate” scandal.
Now GE is even more forthcoming with its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and strategy with the launch of its GE Citizenship site.
Goldman Sachs has invested $9.6 million into the nation’s first ever Social Impact Bond or SIB. This bond addresses the recidivism rates in NYC prisons and will be used to help train and counsel at-risk incarcerated youths.
Mitt Romney claims his strongest suit is the economy. But his experience is not relevant to our current situation. Careful analysis has shown that his policies will lose us 4.1 million jobs, while creating even greater inequality in the system, weakening the social safety net for our most vulnerable citizens, all while increasing the deficit.
Microsoft announced the launch of YouthSpark, a worldwide program that closes the “opportunity gap” that is disenfranchising young people across the world.
Talk of business social responsibility is misleading: It assumes that social and environmental considerations are distinct from core business. Taking a business’ social impact as a starting point is a firmer foundation, encouraging a more holistic view of its role in society.
Leading textiles supplier, Central Textiles, becomes one of the first major Asian manufacturers to complete the Supplier Facilities Module assessment of the newly released Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) Higg Index 1.0. This case study focuses on the challenges encountered and the business opportunities perceived.
The release of the new CDP report was accompanied by a global teleconference with some very interesting participants from around the world discussing “how businesses can succeed in an uncertain, resource constrained world.” Here are five insights from this discussion.