Bené Scarves is an ethical fashion and lifestyle brand that is committed to empowering girls in Ghana through education. Co-founders Michelle Blue and Sasha Matthews share their advice for launching a successful social enterprise, with hopes of inspiring other emerging ethical fashionpreneurs.
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.
A recent study commissioned by Stanford University and the University of California concluded that several smartphone AIs from Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft might not be so helpful after all.
The past year has not been kind to Chipotle, as contamination outbreaks also revealed less than sustainable, local and transparent business practices. Can this former restaurant superstar recover?
The Chicago Charity Challenge is the only corporate giving initiative that harnesses the competitive spirit to maximize employee engagement.
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While it can be tricky to calculate the ROI of giving employees sweet perks like gym memberships and subsidized daycare, countless success stories prove such efforts can pay dividends in the form of an engaged workforce and lower turnover.
We in sustainability or even broader strategy or communications might not all be in the financial 1 percent (but close or very fast getting there), but we are almost all part of the intellectual 1 percent. That 1 percent who believe we see all the problems of the world very clearly and the answers almost as clearly.
Despite the many types of sustainable cotton now making up around 10 percent of global supply, there is a gap between supply and uptake. Presently, a significant amount of ‘more sustainable’ cotton ends up on the conventional market and is not sold as sustainable.
A federal judge in Oregon is deciding whether a group of children have the right to take the federal government to court over climate change and hold leaders accountable for squandering natural resources, including clean water and air.
“We regularly get calls from highly qualified job applicants who have heard about us and want to work for us,” says Adam Goodman, the third-generation owner of Goodmans Interior Structures. “They don’t even know if we’re hiring. They just want to be part of what we’re doing”
In a way, when companies act responsibly and give back to their communities, they’re setting off a positive chain reaction much like smiling and waving at a neighbor. How do you get people who aren’t in the vicinity in on the positivity?
A new report from GreenTechMedia finds that energy storage capacity in the United States grew an astounding 243 percent last year – another sign that the clean-energy revolution is here and now.