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.
How can business help advance international sustainability goals and prevent global instability? This is the question being explored by leading companies, civil society and the United Nations at the 2016 Private Sector Forum this week.
There is no disputing that plastic has brought positive benefits to our economy. But the single-use, throw-away application of so many plastic products results in a bevy of problems. These issues should be the overriding message and warning call to our communities from this report.
Personal care company Dr. Bronner’s resigned from the Organic Trade Association earlier this week over its backing of America’s controversial GMO labeling legislation.
GM, WWF, the Climate Group and TriplePundit discussed GM’s 100% renewable energy goal amidst the backdrop of Climate Week NYC. This goal, along with the pursuit of electrified vehicles and efficient manufacturing, is part of the company’s overall approach to strengthening its business, improving communities and addressing climate change.
The SEC says ExxonMobil failed to effectively communicate financial and climate risk data to shareholders, and it plans to investigate further. Meanwhile, a group of state attorneys general and NGOs investigating Exxon remain tied up in the House Science Committee.
Raising the minimum wage. Guaranteeing paid family leave. Increasing employee ownership. “Banning the box” to give applicants who’ve served time a fair chance at a job. These widely different policies have one thing in common: They benefit not just the worker, but also the bottom line.
When Patagonia makes a decision because it’s the right thing to do for the planet, it ends up also being good for the business, says founder Yvon Chouinard.
This week, the Clinton Global Initiative convened top leaders from business, government, and civil society for the 12th and final time. In this op/ed, Derek Yach looks back on a dozen years of advancing corporate philanthropy.
Some entrepreneurs feel exits involve private equity vampires swooping down on hapless impact companies, stripping them of their missions and selling them off to the highest bidder. But some takeaways from SOCAP16 prove this isn’t always the case.
SPECIAL SERIES: Are Americans Getting Healthier?
In an effort to reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes, Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act (ACA) included regulations for employers who offer workplace wellness programs like discounted gym membership, free flu shots or biometric screening for healthcare risk factors. But do these programs really save companies money, and do they even make employees healthier? We take a closer look.