Our discussion this month focused on “Innovating With Purpose,” and looked closely at the ways companies are leveraging sustainability to fuel innovation – both by developing new products and solutions and by looking for innovative ways to address social and environmental challenges.
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.
Unilever is exploring MuCell Technology, which essentially eliminates the middle layer of a material by injecting it with air bubbles. This enables the packaging to retain its durability while using less plastic. And Unilever has no interest in keeping this technology a secret.
Following nearly a decade of calls for the regulation of e-cigarettes, the FDA announced new rules covering these nicotine-delivery devices last week. But do the regulations go far enough? Michael Green, executive director of the Center for Environmental Health, breaks it down.
If corporate social responsibility (CSR) is so important to attracting millennials, why is it that young companies known for innovation don’t have strong (if any) programs?
What are alternatives to the classic nonprofit and for-profit company structure? Learn how a social entrepreneur creates a sustainable nonprofit business model using a venture capitalist mindset.
As the Wall Street Journal reported last week, declining sales of ping-pong tables – which are ubiquitous in the open workspaces common in Silicon Valley and other tech hubs – may be a sign that the good times are coming to an end.
The Malaysian palm oil producer IOI Group is suing the RSPO in a Zurich, Switzerland court, over what it says is an unfair suspension from the global standards board for sustainable palm oil.
Food giant Mars announced it has entered into a partnership with Eneco Wind U.K. to buy electricity from Scotland’s Moy Wind Farm for at least the next 10 years.
One thing is clear: Just being transparent is not enough. The next step is figuring out how transparency can empower real changes that lead to the ethical, sustainable, accountable supply chains that consumers are demanding.
Considering the fact that pharmaceutical companies have reaped billions of dollars from the growing opioid addiction crisis, it is time for these firms to step up.
In his new book, Ted London explores how to build better enterprises that improve quality of life for the 4 billion people living in poverty in developing countries.
In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the Obama administration announced new steps to fight tax evasion, money laundering, opaque corporate registers and corruption in the financial services sector. Yet at the same time, the U.S. is one of the biggest offshore business havens on Earth.