Technology is innovating at an exponential rate. New products and services are being rolled out on an almost daily basis. But while the pace of the technology revolution increases, design innovation is failing to keep up in one key area: sustainability.
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.
Donald Trump is bleeding support from top U.S. business leaders by the bucket: In the latest news, 97 top tech companies joined in one massive legal brief against the so-called Muslim ban.
In a significant development for corporate social responsibility, Donald Trump’s Muslim ban is prompting U.S. companies to become high-profile change agents.
No successful company gets very far in the world by squandering its assets. This idea seems obvious enough, but considering the fact that a World Bank projection estimates the world will produce nearly 11 million tons of trash daily in less than a century, it’s clear that not everyone has received that simple message.
Donald Trump’s immigration policies got most of the attention this week. Meanwhile, a number of potentially groundbreaking changes are brewing in Congress and the White House to little fanfare. Let’s take a closer look.
CVS Health plans to raise $10 million for women’s cardiovascular research and education. The company will also offer free health screenings across the country on Valentine’s Day to promote women’s heart health.
In its most recent impact report, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) claims the industry has made “tremendous progress” on improving ethics and sustainability. But many NGOs would say otherwise.
Employee engagement suffers when leaders try to control others’ behavior. Instead, leaders should adopt seven caring habits to create a non-coercive, self-evaluative environment, as outlined in William Glasser’s Choice Theory of management.
As of this week, Deutsche Bank will no longer offer new financing for coal mining or coal-fired power plant projects. The move comes at a time when big banks are under increasing pressure to divest from fossil fuels, particularly controversial projects such as the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.
Silicon Valley billionaire investor Peter Thiel remains a Donald Trump supporter, even after the controversial travel restrictions. And his ambivalence toward Trump’s Muslim ban is beginning to undercut other tech companies’ efforts to push back.
Many entry-level employees, especially millennials, consider job satisfaction as important as salary. So, it’ll take more than a few extra bucks to turn this potentially disengaged employee group into a corporate asset.
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WWF launched the Climate Savers Program in 1999 as a platform for corporate leadership in climate action. Nearly 20 years later, its members offer a business-smart framework that others can follow.