The Malaysian palm oil producer IOI Group is suing the RSPO in a Zurich, Switzerland court, over what it says is an unfair suspension from the global standards board for sustainable palm oil.
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.
Food giant Mars announced it has entered into a partnership with Eneco Wind U.K. to buy electricity from Scotland’s Moy Wind Farm for at least the next 10 years.
One thing is clear: Just being transparent is not enough. The next step is figuring out how transparency can empower real changes that lead to the ethical, sustainable, accountable supply chains that consumers are demanding.
Considering the fact that pharmaceutical companies have reaped billions of dollars from the growing opioid addiction crisis, it is time for these firms to step up.
In his new book, Ted London explores how to build better enterprises that improve quality of life for the 4 billion people living in poverty in developing countries.
In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the Obama administration announced new steps to fight tax evasion, money laundering, opaque corporate registers and corruption in the financial services sector. Yet at the same time, the U.S. is one of the biggest offshore business havens on Earth.
A Delaware judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against three major U.S. retailers by the family of a garment worker who died in the Rana Plaza factory collapse and an inspector who was amongst the 2,500 injured in the disaster.
More than 150 companies are now committed to ambitious emissions-reduction targets that align with the global effort to limit warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.
Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani yogurt, made headlines late last month when he gave 10 percent of the company’s stock to his 2,000 employees. It was an extraordinary act of generosity for a man who owns a business with annual sales of $1 billion. It was also smart business management.
Nespresso says its recycling program — which it plans to expand to the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. — mitigates the environmental impact of single-use coffee pods. But not everyone is buying into the company’s communications plans.
Earlier this week, General Mills’ social media team reminded the public about the new Trix cereal in a cute video posted on the company’s Facebook page. While the bunny scored some points, the post was overwhelmingly panned by commenters.
Corporations across the board are struggling to figure out how exactly to be more strategic in their giving. However, working with brands who are able to do so successfully, we have gained a wealth of insight and best practices. The following steps will help you as your corporation looks to get more strategic in your philanthropic giving.