Five years ago, Yellowstone National Park launched the Yellowstone Environmental Stewardship (YES!) initiative, a collaborative effort to help Yellowstone become the world’s greenest park. Park officials set bold goals, and business should take notice.
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.
Wastewater doesn’t need to be wasted. In fact, there are many potential uses for a wastewater system that can have a positive impact on your company.
Weed, a small town in the far north of California, is now the focal point in the fight for a community’s right to local water versus a company’s right to sell it for a massive profit.
On Sept. 24, thinkPARALLAX and TriplePundit brought thought leaders to Autodesk’s San Francisco headquarters to discuss what’s new in sustainability communications.
In his book “Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries,” Charles Sims says these little bets — experimental, iterative, trial-and-error approaches — can gradually build up to a breakthrough. We’ve seen this approach achieve big results in business, science, technology and even entertainment, so why not philanthropy? Two execs from the AT&T Foundation take a closer look.
Although life cycle assessment is a new concept for many outside the sustainability community, it has a remarkably long history. Here’s a brief look at the evolution of LCA and LCIA, and the ongoing intellectual investment and refinement that make them such powerful tools today.
When Pacific Medical Training decided to go carbon negative, execs faced a significant learning curve. Now that the education company achieved its carbon-negative goals, it wants to share best practices to help other small businesses do the same.
SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond
Should corporate leaders take responsibility for creating safe environments to discuss race and marginalization at work?
In an excerpt from his new book, Lord John Browne, former CEO of BP, explains the thought process behind the “Beyond Petroleum” campaign and why it didn’t work. The book covers his learnings from almost 30 years in the oil business.
Innovative medical companies with the potential to transform the country’s healthcare system are itching to take advantage of Silicon Valley’s startup incubators. But are the healthcare system and government regulators ready for them? We examine three “unicorns” that shook up the healthcare market — and almost lost everything in the process.
According to researchers at a Swedish university, foreign companies have already leased about 3 percent of land in Africa, which could have a long-term impact on communities as competition for resources such as water increase.
The conversation around purpose-driven brands is now reaching a head. And companies are using their products and services as a medium to communicate their purpose.
Credit rating agencies are seizing their role as levers of change in the adaptation market, says Joyce Coffee of Climate Resilience Consulting.
Through partnerships with Timberland, HP, Team Tassy and ACOP (the Plastic Collectors Association), sustainable fabric manufacturer Thread plans to help improve the lives of about 300 Haitians, 200 of whom are children.