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.
If governments around the world want to encourage public-private partnerships that help us transition toward a sustainable economy, then they must also create new guidelines and frameworks that clearly enable companies to operate via a triple bottom line.
The Ben Ainslie Racing team and 11th Hour Racing have their eye on the America’s Cup — but for more reasons than winning the race. They see a golden opportunity to improve sustainability in one of the world’s most renowned (and expensive) races.
If attracting a strong executive team and a cadre of effective collaborators are hallmarks of good corporate leadership — and they are — then clearly the younger Bundy has been bested by the elder.
While its food safety issues have yet to be officially resolved, and may never be, Chipotle boldly asserts it will reboot its staff along with new safety protocols to win back customers.
The Abu Dhabi desert hosts the largest solar energy plant in the Middle East. What’s particularly special about this renewable energy initiative is that it parallels many themes and best practices relating to corporate social responsibility.
SPECIAL SERIES: Fostering Diversity and Purpose at Work
When PwC advisory consultant Peter Yobo moved from Ghana to the U.S., he found it “amazing” that American women could go to school, get jobs — even oversee the work of other men. But he soon realized that women in the U.S. face other forms of gender discrimination. In this op/ed, he shares his experience and a message for men.
In each of these events, which hit the headlines over the past two years alone, the shirking of government and corporate responsibility went beyond the shameful and into the dangerous and deadly.
SPECIAL SERIES: The Problem with Food Waste
As SealedAir’s CEO explains, “The Paris Agreement is made up of goals, not requirements, and it’s up to my fellow business leaders and me to press aggressively forward.”
The armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon, are taking too many lessons from John Galt: the fictional protagonist of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.”
2015 was a big year for shareholder activism against oil and gas companies. Less than a month in, 2016 is looking like it will be even bigger. And methane is the next target.
Just as Chipotle hired outside food-safety consultants to help improve its food safety, it should turn to outside experts to address this lingering issue, says the CEO of American Humane Association.
In addition to equipping startup teams with top Google developers and experts, the company plans to back startups in Brazil, India and Indonesia with up to $50,000 each in equity-free funding.