Donald Trump’s immigration policies got most of the attention this week. Meanwhile, a number of potentially groundbreaking changes are brewing in Congress and the White House to little fanfare. Let’s take a closer look.
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.
CVS Health plans to raise $10 million for women’s cardiovascular research and education. The company will also offer free health screenings across the country on Valentine’s Day to promote women’s heart health.
In its most recent impact report, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) claims the industry has made “tremendous progress” on improving ethics and sustainability. But many NGOs would say otherwise.
Employee engagement suffers when leaders try to control others’ behavior. Instead, leaders should adopt seven caring habits to create a non-coercive, self-evaluative environment, as outlined in William Glasser’s Choice Theory of management.
As of this week, Deutsche Bank will no longer offer new financing for coal mining or coal-fired power plant projects. The move comes at a time when big banks are under increasing pressure to divest from fossil fuels, particularly controversial projects such as the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.
Silicon Valley billionaire investor Peter Thiel remains a Donald Trump supporter, even after the controversial travel restrictions. And his ambivalence toward Trump’s Muslim ban is beginning to undercut other tech companies’ efforts to push back.
Many entry-level employees, especially millennials, consider job satisfaction as important as salary. So, it’ll take more than a few extra bucks to turn this potentially disengaged employee group into a corporate asset.
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WWF launched the Climate Savers Program in 1999 as a platform for corporate leadership in climate action. Nearly 20 years later, its members offer a business-smart framework that others can follow.
Protests sparked at airports across the country over the weekend, as thousands showed up to oppose President Trump’s controversial travel ban. In the aftermath, Lyft appeared to stand tall as it opposed the executive order, while Uber suffered a backlash. It all dates back to an ill-timed tweet on Saturday.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz promised to hire 10,000 refugees over five years, in the wake of President Donald Trump’s so-called “Muslim ban.” Of course, it wasn’t long before the hashtag #BoycottStarbucks started trending on Twitter, but Schultz and his company are standing strong.