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 political and economic chaos in Brazil threatens much of the progress the country has made since the turn of the century, including reforms that fight modern slavery. To gain some perspective on how Brazil’s struggles have affected workers’ and human rights, TriplePundit spoke with Mércia Silva, executive director of the NGO InPacto (Nation Pact Against Slavery).
In a move toward integrated reporting, Solvay, General Motors and other leading companies will work together this year to pioneer the new GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards.
Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office announced a Senate resolution to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now, both critics and proponents of ACA are asking a critical question: Is a repeal possible, and is it really worth the risk?
Do you know your credit score? Chances are, says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the score you pay for may not be exactly the same as what a lender sees. And that’s a problem, says the bureau, because two of the three largest credit reporting agencies have been selling credit scores that don’t match the criteria lenders use.
Extreme weather can throw any operational protocol for a loop. But as you secure your supply chain, vendor relationships and other facets of your company, make sure you account for the safety of your most precious resource: your employees.
With power shifts in Washington and misinformation spreading around climate change, it is gut-check time for corporate social responsibility and sustainability professionals. So, what goals should we set in Earth 2017?
Has your company ever thought about going zero waste? These 10 firms working toward zero waste to landfill prove it’s possible. And no, it won’t kill jobs or hurt profits.
Smart and clean technologies are on the cusp of disruptively reshaping our buildings, vehicles and businesses. This mega trend is the business opportunity of the 21st century.
Modern consumers prefer to buy products or services from the businesses actively involved in corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. CSR is not just for public relations but must seriously to build a loyal brand impression. Keep these three factors in mind as you seek to craft a genuine policy.
Joe Franquinha is the second-generation owner of Crest Hardware, a neighborhood general store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Bond Street sat down with Joe to learn more about how he modernized the family business for the 21st century and managed to keep it open in a rapidly changing neighborhood.