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 company in the United Kingdom says it has a cost-effective solution to recycle disposable coffee cups. And a trial run of its products in Australia may reveal an answer for increasing waste diversion efforts worldwide.
SPECIAL SERIES: Progress to 2020: Tackling resource use from all angles
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation sees much value loss as massive amounts of plastic, especially what is used for packaging, ends up in landfill. Can standardization and extended producer responsibility make plastic recycling more profitable?
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it plans to close down the Standing Rock Sioux water protectors’ camp next month. The protesters insist they are staying put, despite the advance of North Dakota’s hard winter season. With months of clashes between local officials and protestors, however, the winter may be the least of concerns for a people who feel their sovereign rights are now at increasing risk from big business and governments that appear to turn a blind eye to laws in favor of the energy sector.
Post-election, we are all contemplating how a new administration will impact our lives and work. More than ever before, American companies will choose their path between apathy and action.The next four years will be an era of increased complexity and opportunity.
SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond
How can companies help drive legislation and other policies that help promote diversity and inclusion? It’s a question that has become all the more confusing these days, as businesses try to interpret the landscape under a new and controversial federal administration.
The 2016 Global Carbon Project’s annual analysis of carbon emissions showed that contributions from coal declined by 0.28 percent during the last year. While this is a hopeful statistic and part of a flattening trend prevalent for the last three years, it does not reflect predictions for coal use globally.
The National Organic Standards Board voted unanimously last week to update its U.S. standards to ban ingredients derived from new genetic engineering techniques from certified organic products.
D.C.-based Campaign for Accountability is urging California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate the state’s solar power companies after mounting customer complaints.
While companies seem to be moving forward, the challenges we face advance much faster in the other direction, 3p correspondent Raz Godelnik said while reflecting on the 2016 BSR conference.
With its rural landscape and cold climate, Maine is among America’s most oil-dependent and energy-intensive states. Sustainability professionals came together at E2Tech to discuss solutions, but there was no clear path forward.
There’s a reason large banks routinely make the list of America’s least liked companies: they treat their customers with remarkable disregard. But banks across the developing world are demonstrating that simple, transparent, well-designed products allow their clients to thrive, while still earning banks a healthy profit.
SPECIAL SERIES: How Sustainability at Home Goes Beyond
Date labels on food packaging — such as ‘best by,’ ‘use by’ and ‘sell by’ — are often misunderstood, resulting in perfectly edible food being tossed out. 3p spoke with an academic and a nonprofit expert to find out we can solve this problem.
Forward-thinking companies are taking a stand against overconsumption by closing their doors on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Read on for their stories.