Last week Donald Trump told the EPA to review an Obama-era water rule that protects rivers and streams. But Trump’s harshest critics say the president’s business properties have the most to gain from the agency taking this legislation off the books.
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.
Last week McDonald’s said it will eliminate deforestation from its beef supply chain by 2020. But can the company really pull through on that commitment in three years?
It’s time to stop coveting the workaholic lifestyle — it’s unhealthy and ultimately unproductive. Instead, encourage your company’s employees to embrace a healthy work/life balance.
Oil companies are losing money on Canadian tar sands oil, but production continues and the Keystone XL pipeline could be the big winner.
According to a New York Times investigation, Uber engineers developed a software to identify and collect information on municipal officials who were attempting to monitor the ridesharing service.
While incoming U.S. President Donald Trump seems tied to the tired sentiment that sustainability kills business, some of the country’s most successful corporate leaders prove otherwise.
Proponents say paid family leave helps reduce turnover and costs for both employees and the business. Companies like Yum! Brands are taking that to heart with new family leave policies. And so are legislators who, backed by a coalition of business and social advocacy organizations, are calling for a revised federal family leave act.
A group of high-stakes investors is asking some of the world’s largest food companies to ramp up efforts to curb deforestation in South America.
SPECIAL SERIES: Progress to 2020: Tackling resource use from all angles
A partnership between one company and two Texas cities helps the region conserve water — and it shows how public-private partnerships can help towns fight water scarcity.
In response to growing pressure from consumers and NGOs, three big-name food companies vowed to bolster their commitments to animal welfare.
Burger King’s global supply chain, especially soy producers, can be linked to deforestation across Bolivia and Brazil, says the NGO Mighty Earth.
When it comes to making sure all palm oil is certified sustainable, “We won’t get there with boycotts of palm oil or by presenting simplified solutions that only fit the Western consuming markets,” argues Dan Strechay of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
While science and technology are advancing, our efforts to close the global gender gap remain stalled. But companies can turn the tide by placing value on women workers.