Last week, the North American Carbon Capture & Storage Atlas (NACCSA), a joint effort between U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments, created the first ever document mapping the underground storage potential of the continent. According to NACCSA, North America has the potential to store carbon emissions for at least 500 years. But how?
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.
Given the technological prowess of today’s youth and their passion for environmentalism, it was only a matter of time before kids started pressuring companies directly to change their dirty, earth-harming ways. That combination of gumption, cuteness, and ability to enmass an audience spells big trouble for companies that don’t pay attention. At Sustainable Brands 2012, … Continued
Research by HP Labs, the company’s research arm, found that organizations can cut total power use by 30 percent, reduce dependence on grid power and cut costs by over 80 percent.
The concept of CSR reporting is almost as flexible as the concept of CSR itself. Just like every company can define to itself what CSR means, it can also choose how to communicate its CSR progress in whatever way it finds suitable. What are some of the most common ways they choose to express themselves?
When it comes to corporate social responsibility, and the desire on the part of companies to make a positive impact in the world, starting at home, there is a secret weapon that all companies possess, but few, if any, take full advantage of: employee passion. The power of this force cannot be overestimated.
The Boy Scouts of America has joined with the industry certification group Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc., in an effort that could see more SFI stakeholders volunteering to help scouts earn merit badges related to forestry and environmental science. The two organizations will partner up to “show scouts the value of our natural environment and how … Continued
It is proxy season, which means all kinds of shareholder resolutions and protests are targeting some of America’s largest companies for a host of reasons. One company in the crosshairs is Walmart, the focus of organizations including the Texas Campaign for the Environment and Take It Back Walmart.
Organic cotton tampons have yet to make it onto the shelves of large, conventional stores in the U.S such as Target and Walmart. Why does organic food make the cut, while organic tampons do not? What keeps these products relegated to natural food stores and the ecommerce space?
SPECIAL SERIES: The Future of Fair Trade
Fair Trade Certified farms empower women, not only through labor protections required by the Fair Trade standards, but also through opportunities for education, scholarships, leadership roles, and micro-finance programs. Fair Trade gives women a voice in a sector where many are invisible.
Diversity is not the only reason why Raytheon is a solid case study of corporate responsibility: ethics, environmental stewardship and community work are also an important part of this company’s CSR agenda.
In rural India, more than 400 million go without electricity every day. SunEdison’s new program, Eradication of Darkness, will design, install and manage distributed-generation solar power plants to provide energy to Indian villages that have never before had access to electricity.
Touted as America’s craft beer capital, San Diego is home to more than 30 craft breweries, a number which does not include the breweries in planning. Surprisingly it wasn’t until recently that the city could boast having a beer that was locally brewed and canned. That changed when Scot Blair, owner of Hamilton’s Tavern and Monkey Paw Pub and Brewery, decided to can his brews.
The Obama Administration has just launched a $120 million research program for new energy materials called the Critical Materials Hub, which is designed to ensure that U.S. companies get a steady supply of rare earths and other resources needed for manufacturing solar cells, advanced batteries and other alternative energy technologies. The program also bears with … Continued
Co-operatives are businesses owned by the people who use its services or who work at it. You don’t have to be a member-owner to come to the brewpub, but supporting Black Star Co-op means supporting livable wages, democratic workplaces, local farms, and quality products from community brewpubs.