In 2013, Accompany CEO Jason Keehn set out to create a socially responsible brand that he calls a Barney’s-meets-Whole Foods e-commerce site of curated high-end apparel, accessories and home goods from around the world. The products are artisan made, fair trade and serve a philanthropic or humanitarian need. And they’re fashion-forward to boot.
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.
Asia Pulp and Paper says it is committed to forest restoration and cleaning up its supply chain. TriplePundit interviewed the company’s sustainability director to learn more.
Ben & Jerry’s spends about a fifth of its marketing budget to reach 10 million “fans”on social media. But technology is only the tool. Ben & Jerry’s keeps its fans close by speaking truth to power.
Gap Inc. plans to publicly release a list of its supplier factories, making it far easier for stakeholders and NGOs to assess environmental and social conditions.
A nationwide strike of inmates in 40 facilities in 24 states kicked off this morning. The strike comes on the 45th anniversary of the prisoner protest and takeover at Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, NY.
On Saturday, several hundred protesters streamed over wire fences to stop the desecration of Native American burial sites by an oil company’s bulldozers. Not a great way to introduce neighbors to a new multi-state pipeline.
In honor of the return of Bill Belichick and the forthcoming NFL season, sustainability pros should “steal” these plays from the marketing playbook. What follows are four plays that have been “stolen” (a la Spygate) from the marketing playbook.
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Through Clothesline, the Diabetes Association and Value Village help Canadians reduce waste while funding crucial preventative healthcare services. We speak with Janelle Robertson, VP and general manager for the program, to learn more.
Between 2011 and 2013, companies with a woman CEO received just 3 percent of venture capital investment. So, why are women entrepreneurs so often overlooked and underfunded?
The Bonn Challenge, a global effort to restore and conserve the world’s forests, was at center stage in Honolulu during this week’s IUCN World Conservation Congress.
C&A Foundation, LaborVoices, Project Just, and TriplePundit hosted a Twitter Chat in which dozens of participants looked at transparency in the fashion and apparel supply chain.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the anti-bacterial triclosan in personal wash products, but the EPA is still reviewing the environmental case against it.
Big changes are taking place in the agriculture industry, as some of the world’s largest brands increase their focus on having a positive social, economic and environmental impact, while continuing to grow and produce the food that millions have made a part of their daily lives.
Board members, shareholders, funders and the public want to know just how their philanthropic dollars are driving positive social change. The President of the AT&T Foundation explains her foundation’s efforts.