North Carolina’s coal ash debate just got louder. Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and Environmental Working Group want the Environmental Protection Agency to get busy and set better rules regarding hexavalent chromium in drinking water, a chemical that is found in coal ash ponds like the ones Duke Energy maintains in North Carolina.
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.
Ivanka Trump faces ridicule after her hiring of unpaid interns came to light. It’s especially interesting given her efforts to bring a moderate, populist, agenda to her father’s campaign.
The need for sustainable transit solutions is urgent: An additional 1 billion people will move into cities by 2030 and 670 million more light-duty vehicles will be on the world’s roads by the same year. Mark Wallace, Sr. VP of Global Engineering and Sustainability for UPS, shares his company’s solution portfolio.
Large food retailers often struggle to get their lower level employees to engage with their environmental policy. What can be done to promote a green attitude across a large business? Waitrose provides excellent examples.
More consumers claim some Honest Co. products do not work as well or are not as natural as the company claims. The result is a long string of class-action lawsuits that were consolidated this week. The litigation creates a huge headache for the company as it is rumored to be inching toward going public.
A study published in the journal Science proposes that municipalities and philanthropic agencies can prevent homelessness by offering a one-time cash infusion of as low as $1,000.
The American Chemistry Council insists via a commissioned report that plastic has an environmental impact far smaller than alternative materials such as glass and aluminum.
Says CEO Mark Fields: “Ford will be mass-producing vehicles with full autonomy, within five years. That means there will be no steering wheel, no gas pedals and no brake pedals.”
Asking good questions is one of the most important skills a person, or a team, can develop. It’s also a skill attributed to successful high-performers, so it stands to reason that it translates as an indicator of a successful company.
A candid interview with James McDonald, sustainability manager for International Paper, about how the company is integrating sustainability into its operations.
Our national weight crisis is a health epidemic that is literally killing us: 300,000 Americans will die this year from obesity. This is comparable to the death rate tied to smoking cigarettes.
Startups can find it difficult to justify dedicating time, money and energy to corporate responsibility. But they’ll need to take a different approach to woo millennial customers and employees.
InterContinental Hotels Group, the parent corporation of popular hotel brands like Holiday Inn, spearheaded a certification program that requires its 5,000 or so franchises to meet environmental benchmarks. Interestingly, hotels aren’t just meeting the minimum requirements, they are reaching beyond them.