Category: Corporate Responsibility
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.
The Sucumbíos province of northeast Ecuador is home to nearly a thousand toxic waste pits. And it is here that a group called the Amazon Defense Coalition has recruited specialized fungi with an appetite for toxic waste.
Expanding its partnership with Habitat for Humanity, leading LED lighting manufacturer Cree announced its offering its new CR6 LED bulbs to Habitat affiliates. Highly energy efficient, durable and long lasting, Cree LED downlights have been installed in more than 3,000 Habitat for Humanity homes since 2010.
Starbucks does not shy away from social issues, and that includes the “Race Together” campaign. But so far, the effort is looking to become an epic fail.
Teaming up to help define what exactly is “material” when it comes to sustainability in business, a new research report from GRI and RobecoSAM found broad-based agreement among corporate managers and investors .
Leaders need to be clear about what they communicate and what their mission is. But that isn’t enough. It’s how a leader behaves and acts that is more important than anything else. What they say they’ll do and, crucially, what they actually do is what matters.
JetBlue has launched BlueBud, a program that mentors small companies and start-ups that are interested in becoming food or beverage suppliers for the airline.
Over triple the amount of energy storage capacity — 220 megawatts worth — is expected to come on-line this year, and strong growth is expected to continue thereafter, according to a report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association.
Google has proposed a new campus and is offering Mountain View US$200 million in infrastructure and public benefits. But some locals are dubious.
Some people view change through a very different lens to that of the leader. Instead of an opportunity to gain new skills and to grow, they see a threat. What can leaders do to address this?
Fashion designer Natalia Allen has created a new model for sustainable fashion that has made the fashion world take notice. 3p spoke with Allen to learn more about what drives her purposefully-created clothes and how her approach to sustainability is to do more with less.
The Free State Energy Benchmarking Program aims to deliver significant energy-efficiency savings to affordable housing owners in seven U.S. states.