One social enterprise and nonprofit decided to take food waste and create a culinary school to teach felons and foster care youth how to cook. Meals are given to people in need, with a focus on the elderly. Once the culinary students graduate, they are hired by restaurants or social enterprises. It’s a brilliant model that is shaking up societal norms.
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.
Walmart recently announced it will require all suppliers to pay warehousing and shelf-stocking fees. The retail giant claims the changes are aimed at working with suppliers to serve “shared customers” and achieve the low prices “they expect and deserve.” But the fees raise sustainability implications that aren’t unique to Walmart.
Millions of tons of office furniture and equipment is discarded each year, and few people are paying attention. A sustainable approach would benefit businesses, the communities they work in and the environment. But first, businesses need to understand that their used furniture and equipment has impact.
MGM Resorts’ 15 casinos and resort locations are known worldwide for their getaway destinations. But these days, the company is winning awards for another kind of excellence: leadership and mentorship programs that not only accept gender and ethnic diversity, but also encourage diversity of thought from its leaders.
We need a scientifically literate public like a heart needs a beat. And the green schools movement is the vehicle that will push scientific literacy forward.
At Lavazza, the world’s seventh largest coffee roaster, social and environmental sustainability are integral components of economic sustainability. Its first corporate social responsibility report reviews 120 years of sustainability at the company and looks forward.
At Sustainable Brands 2015 we asked thought leaders to define the “ROI of Sustainability” in their words. In this video, Brendan Doherty of Inward Point shares some thoughts.
More bad news about fracking: it is becoming increasingly clear that businesses seeking clean alternatives to coal and oil should skip over natural gas.
The co-founder of StokeShare explains how platforms that enable people to thrive, share and build communities are showing us we can live prosperously with less.
At its annual Global Summit in New York City last week, the Consumer Goods Forum announced a bold resolution to tackle food waste. Members of the Forum, which include 400 multinational consumer companies like Unilever, Pepsico and General Mills, pledged to halve food waste in all retail and manufacturing operations by 2025.
Whole Foods, often jokingly referred to as “Whole Paycheck,” faces a probe from the city of New York after investigators nabbed the upscale food purveyor for routinely overcharging customers. Inspectors called it the “worst case of overcharges that they’ve ever seen,” but Whole Foods isn’t the only culprit.