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.
SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond
Should corporate leaders take responsibility for creating safe environments to discuss race and marginalization at work?
In an excerpt from his new book, Lord John Browne, former CEO of BP, explains the thought process behind the “Beyond Petroleum” campaign and why it didn’t work. The book covers his learnings from almost 30 years in the oil business.
Innovative medical companies with the potential to transform the country’s healthcare system are itching to take advantage of Silicon Valley’s startup incubators. But are the healthcare system and government regulators ready for them? We examine three “unicorns” that shook up the healthcare market — and almost lost everything in the process.
According to researchers at a Swedish university, foreign companies have already leased about 3 percent of land in Africa, which could have a long-term impact on communities as competition for resources such as water increase.
The conversation around purpose-driven brands is now reaching a head. And companies are using their products and services as a medium to communicate their purpose.
Credit rating agencies are seizing their role as levers of change in the adaptation market, says Joyce Coffee of Climate Resilience Consulting.
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.