Forward-thinking companies are taking a stand against overconsumption by closing their doors on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Read on for their stories.
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.
Some customers are burning their New Balance shoes following an executive’s pro-Trump comments. Things only got worse for New Balance when an alt-right website endorsed the company as “the official shoes of white people.” Now, the company is quickly trying to clarify its position in a hairy political climate.
Leading American energy company NRG provides a good example of why the incoming Trump administration is not likely to throw the clean power train off track.
VW plans to cover fines related to its emissions fiasco with the money it’ll save on employment and pensions. The move also signals a new direction for the company with heavy investment in electric vehicles and other emerging technologies.
By evaluating supply chain operations, small retailers are uncovering cost-savings, sustainability opportunities and chances to increase employee engagement, says Joe Carpenter of the Climate Action Business Association.
Back in 2000, Ford invested in a fact-finding mission to save water — and money along with it. The automaker saved 10.6 billion gallons of water between 2000 and 2015. And that’s just a start.
SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond
For the last 18 months, minorities in this country have endured collective trauma over this arduous and agonizing presidential campaign and the racist rhetoric that accompanied it. President-elect Trump’s success leaves our value as citizens under question, but if our actual lives don’t matter, our sheer buying power should mean something.
Last week at the COP22 talks in Morocco, a group of 365 major corporations and investors urged America’s president-elect not to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
At the COP22 climate talks in Morocco, Microsoft released a white paper that makes a strong business case for an internal carbon fee. The study comes four years after Microsoft launched an ambitious plan to become carbon neutral.
The Sierra Club and ExxonMobil are granted the same privileges under the rules governing the U.N.’s international climate change negotiations. This presents a clear conflict of interest, a group led by the delegations of Nigeria and Ecuador said at COP22.
Next week is Thanksgiving. This day of food and family is followed quickly by a long weekend of overconsumption. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, there are lots of ways to scoop up deals at the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season.
But for the past four years, the following Tuesday brought us back to our roots with a global day of philanthropy and giving — and it has paid dividends for nonprofits. Here are ten corporate Giving Tuesday campaigns to inspire you.
Two weeks ago, voters in Massachusetts passed a groundbreaking measure that puts restrictive confinement of farm animals under further scrutiny.
Twitter says it’s making “progress” on halting online abuse and harassment via an expansion of the mute feature. But critics say this Hail Mary pass came way too late.