Hunger in America harshly affects 1 in 5 children. PepsiCo decided to take action with a hunger-relief program that has distributed 6.5 million meals since 2009.
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 Union of Concerned Scientists report claims that the international beef sector is responsible for twice as much deforestation than palm oil, soy and wood products combined.
An Associated Press investigation revealed that hundreds of undocumented fishermen in Hawaii are working in conditions that go beyond human rights abuses and could even be described as slavery.
In 2013, Accompany CEO Jason Keehn set out to create a socially responsible brand that he calls a Barney’s-meets-Whole Foods e-commerce site of curated high-end apparel, accessories and home goods from around the world. The products are artisan made, fair trade and serve a philanthropic or humanitarian need. And they’re fashion-forward to boot.
Asia Pulp and Paper says it is committed to forest restoration and cleaning up its supply chain. TriplePundit interviewed the company’s sustainability director to learn more.
Ben & Jerry’s spends about a fifth of its marketing budget to reach 10 million “fans”on social media. But technology is only the tool. Ben & Jerry’s keeps its fans close by speaking truth to power.
Gap Inc. plans to publicly release a list of its supplier factories, making it far easier for stakeholders and NGOs to assess environmental and social conditions.
A nationwide strike of inmates in 40 facilities in 24 states kicked off this morning. The strike comes on the 45th anniversary of the prisoner protest and takeover at Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, NY.
On Saturday, several hundred protesters streamed over wire fences to stop the desecration of Native American burial sites by an oil company’s bulldozers. Not a great way to introduce neighbors to a new multi-state pipeline.
In honor of the return of Bill Belichick and the forthcoming NFL season, sustainability pros should “steal” these plays from the marketing playbook. What follows are four plays that have been “stolen” (a la Spygate) from the marketing playbook.
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Through Clothesline, the Diabetes Association and Value Village help Canadians reduce waste while funding crucial preventative healthcare services. We speak with Janelle Robertson, VP and general manager for the program, to learn more.
Between 2011 and 2013, companies with a woman CEO received just 3 percent of venture capital investment. So, why are women entrepreneurs so often overlooked and underfunded?
The Bonn Challenge, a global effort to restore and conserve the world’s forests, was at center stage in Honolulu during this week’s IUCN World Conservation Congress.
C&A Foundation, LaborVoices, Project Just, and TriplePundit hosted a Twitter Chat in which dozens of participants looked at transparency in the fashion and apparel supply chain.