Every year, thousands of employees at companies across the country admirably set aside a day or even a week for community service projects. But how many of these companies ask community organizations what they really need?
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.
Garnier wants you to make more of an effort to recycle those empty plastic bottles of shampoo and body wash, and it’s enlisting a popular YouTuber and a college competition to spread the news.
What really makes a great place to work? That’s the question the Great Place to Work Institute has been researching for more than two decades. And its CEO has some advice to share.
H&M will join the United Nation’s Better Than Cash Alliance, which aims to scale digital payments for factory workers and lift them out of poverty.
This week the Guardian reported that the U.K. grocer Sainsbury’s is abandoning its food waste programs — but the second largest supermarket chain in Great Britain quickly denied the story.
Business can no longer remain a two-party system — conscious and unconscious. We need to unite around any leader or company that is doing the right thing.
Last month, grocery manufacturers and retailers came together to standardize date labels on food packaging — which experts have long linked to increased food waste. But the author of pioneering food waste book “American Wasteland” insists labels alone won’t solve our problem.
While one would hope these bright students would set the bar high, the potty humor in the video is lowest-common-denominator stuff.
Despite what we have achieved so far this century, women are still at a structural disadvantage in nearly every facet of life. On this International Women’s Day, we are faced with a pressing question: What needs to be done to address this shameful state of affairs? Better data may offer part of the answer, argues Teresa Fogelberg of GRI.
So, how do you talk about a polarizing issue? How do you convince someone that the environment should be protected? That racial justice is important? That immigrants should be welcome? YouTube and Upworthy share how to navigate tricky topics on conversation and make your story go viral.
The political landscape spurs questions for people looking for their dream jobs in the impact sector. This moment presents unique challenges and opportunities for those interested in sustainability jobs, and an insider’s perspective on those challenges and opportunities can be invaluable.
Last week Donald Trump told the EPA to review an Obama-era water rule that protects rivers and streams. But Trump’s harshest critics say the president’s business properties have the most to gain from the agency taking this legislation off the books.
Last week McDonald’s said it will eliminate deforestation from its beef supply chain by 2020. But can the company really pull through on that commitment in three years?
It’s time to stop coveting the workaholic lifestyle — it’s unhealthy and ultimately unproductive. Instead, encourage your company’s employees to embrace a healthy work/life balance.