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.
SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond
Last week’s Net Impact conference opened with a keynote from Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement. While some student attendees admitted confusion at her selection, the important role of Net Impact’s future corporate leaders in addressing racial inequality became clear by the end of the conference.
Lost fishing nets are a dangerous threat to fish, marine mammals, sea turtles and other types of marine life that become entangled in their webs. But Volcom’s solution gives these discards from the fishing industry new life.
The government may be useless and hostile for the next four years. The business community must rise to the challenge of sustainable innovation and opportunity that has always existed.
Most of us in sustainability (CSR, citizenship, social change, activism etc) are shell shocked. Donald Trump is the President-elect for the United States of America. I am not going to tell how how sick that is and how sick that makes me feel. What I want to know – what are we in this space going to do about it? It’s time to look inward.
Over 70 percent of farm workers are immigrants. Amid rising anti-immigration-rhetoric, food companies need to acknowledge the large numbers of migrant workers in their supply chains – on farms and in food-processing – and the specific vulnerabilities they face.
SASB and GRI seem to be engaged in a competition to become the leading sustainability reporting standards. They should be looking to collaborate which would benefit providers and users of sustainability information.
Child labor is all too common in India. “It is everywhere,” Anindit Roy Chowdhury of the C&A Foundation told TriplePundit. It is so acceptable that children who work in cotton fields will not complain. “They don’t even realize the kind of exploitation they are experiencing.”
A new deforestation agreement inked in Bangkok this week promises to offer companies more clarity on how they can make their supply chains more sustainable.
Short-lived climate pollutants, such as black carbon, ozone, methane and hydrofluorocarbons, have relatively short lifetimes in the atmosphere — which means they are crucial in the fight to slow global warming. They also happen to be straightforward emissions to target.
Every year on Black Friday, millions of shoppers wait in line for hours, rush through the doors, and claw at each other to get the best deal. This year REI is once again looking to change that culture with a continuation of last year’s #OptOutside campaign.
While legislation is finally coming online to strengthen corporations’ voluntary commitments on forced labor, loopholes remain.
Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia will shut down its entire operations for today, Election Day, to encourage its employees and the general public to exercise their right to vote.
Last week, a group of business leaders sat down to talk about corporate climate commitments at BSR 2016. But their comments highlighted an ongoing shift in what it means to be a sustainability professional.