Credit rating agencies are seizing their role as levers of change in the adaptation market, says Joyce Coffee of Climate Resilience Consulting.
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.
Through partnerships with Timberland, HP, Team Tassy and ACOP (the Plastic Collectors Association), sustainable fabric manufacturer Thread plans to help improve the lives of about 300 Haitians, 200 of whom are children.
A true circular economy is still a long way off. But forward-thinking companies are inching closer to making it a reality. Read on for seven case studies that are sure to inspire.
Carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere surpassed the 400 parts per million (PPM) mark last year. And research suggests these elevated levels may be permanent — which should be a wake-up call to business for several reasons.
The Department of Justice could fine Wells Fargo millions for the improper repossession of automobiles owned by members of the U.S. military.
After many years of speculation about what causes global food shortages, two researchers claim to have finally found the culprit. (And no, it’s not OPEC.)
A former “economic hit man,” who convinced governments to forfeit their resources to multinational companies, explains how perception can be used for good.
Former Wells Fargo employees say the banking giant fired them unfairly after they blew the whistle. They’ve launched a class-action lawsuit against the bank.
Three years after launching a well-publicized sustainability campaign, Asia Pulp & Paper is building a $3 billion pulp mill without a sustainable wood supply, say five thought leaders from the NGO space note in this 3p op/ed.
BioLite employs 40 tenacious local sales agents in emerging markets who can captivate a crowd with their personalized pitches. Thanks to these in-person demonstrations, clean cookstoves can become a desirable, affordable and life-enhancing solution for tens of thousands of homes in India and sub-Saharan Africa.
According to internal research documents obtained by Greenpeace under the Freedom of Information Act, both Bayer and Syngenta knew well about the negative impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides. Yet they still chose to sell the products widely, and even actively argued against independent studies connecting them to bee population declines.
SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond
“News of police shootings or hate-inspired events like the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando weigh heavily not only on employees whose communities are most directly affected, but on the hearts and minds of colleagues of all identities who stand in solidarity as allies,” diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown told TriplePundit. So, what can companies do to break the silence and create a supportive environment for employees?
SPECIAL SERIES: Are Americans Getting Healthier?
After halting the sale of tobacco products in 2014, CVS Health extended its commitment to helping people lead smoke-free lives. The company plans to spearhead a five-year, $50 million initiative to help deliver a tobacco-free generation.