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.
This week, we round up properties and destinations around the world, relevant in today’s evolving and conscious society, which focus on sustainability and authentic, inspirational travel.
Indonesia’s fires are the biggest environmental disaster of 2015. Now, Greenpeace Indonesia drones found land burned in the past few weeks is already being turned into palm plantations on the island of Borneo.
A recent story in the Atlantic questions whether the USDA is silencing scientists for espousing inconvenient truths.
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The city of Mountain View, California — home to Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and Microsoft’s Silicon Valley office — boasts gorgeous campuses for work and play. But it also has serious traffic and housing issues, and a lack of density in zoning regs is partially to blame.
Bill Johnson of StructureC3 referred to Uber and Airbnb as Death Star platforms in a recent chat. The label struck Neal Gorenflo, co-founder of Shareable, as surprisingly apt: It reflects the raw ambition and focused power of these platforms, particularly Uber. Platform co-ops are the alternative to Death Stars. As Lisa Gansky urged, these platforms share value with the people who make them valuable.
Many professionals aspire to become thought leaders or industry gurus, and we need such experts in our organizations. But becoming a respected thinker requires more than vast knowledge. You need to communicate your ideas effectively and influence others in a positive way. Without those components, the work of even the most brilliant minds goes to waste.
Arrow Electronics and several nonprofit partners are turning used cargo containers into fully equipped, solar-powered digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa.
Yes, they need the basics – shelter, food, clothing and clean water. But they also need to become the innovators of their own future if they are going to live longer, better lives. The only way they will get there is by using computers—to learn, to connect, to collaborate with people who live beyond walking distance.
That’s why we decided to help bring the computers here. And the electrons.
Fast fashion (trendy, affordable pieces from the likes of H&M, Uniqlo and Zara) is often criticized for creating waste. But what if the fibers in those clothes could be separated and repurposed in new garments?
On Tuesday Nov. 10th, Adobe, Conservation International and TriplePundit came together at #AdobeCIchat to discuss how global environmental awareness is being raised through video storytelling and the elimination of paper workflows.
Located about 18 miles northeast of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Shell’s new carbon capture and storage (CCS) project will capture about a third of the emissions from an adjacent processing facility.
The big question about business sustainability has always been: Can it scale? In her highly readable and well argued new book, “Green Giants,” Freya Williams answers with a definitive yes.
RSF Social Finance is helping pave the way for investors and entrepreneurs to incorporate their values and even spirituality into their investing practices. The company’s goal, as President and CEO Don Shaffer recently communicated at SOCAP 2015, is to transform the way the world works with money. Its way of doing this is by creating an entirely new model for investing.