Every year on Black Friday, millions of shoppers wait in line for hours, rush through the doors, and claw at each other to get the best deal. This year REI is once again looking to change that culture with a continuation of last year’s #OptOutside campaign.
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.
While legislation is finally coming online to strengthen corporations’ voluntary commitments on forced labor, loopholes remain.
Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia will shut down its entire operations for today, Election Day, to encourage its employees and the general public to exercise their right to vote.
Last week, a group of business leaders sat down to talk about corporate climate commitments at BSR 2016. But their comments highlighted an ongoing shift in what it means to be a sustainability professional.
“At the Hult Prize, we believe the companies of the future will be impact-centered, profit-minded and market-driven,” founder Ahmad Ashkar said at the 2016 Net Impact conference in Philadelphia last week.
SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond
NextDoor was confronted with racial profiling incidents for much of last year, and took quick action to stamp it out with better site design. So far, the result has been a 75 percent reduction in such postings on its crime and public safety section.
SPECIAL SERIES: Are Americans Getting Healthier?
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more Americans are insured now than ever before. But many newly-insured patients don’t know enough about wellness to advocate for their own health. How can patient education bridge this gap?
Last week Volkswagen unexpectedly dismissed its company historian, Manfred Grieger. Grieger documented Volkswagen’s history for over 20 years and revealed much about how the company, founded in 1937 by the Nazis’ trade union organization, grew before and during World War II. But more details of its Nazi past seemed too much for the company to handle.
James Donovan, CEO of impact investing firm ADEC Innovations, makes the business case for strong corporate action around climate change and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.
It is fairly straightforward to set reduction goals for emissions your company controls (Scopes 1 and 2). But goal-setting for supply chain emissions (Scope 3) is more difficult. Here’s how to set science-based targets for all three.
B Lab co-founder Jay Coen Gilbert called the transition from shareholder value to stakeholder value “the biggest trend of our lifetimes.” And he may very well be right.
Today, the Paris agreement officially entered into force. The international climate accord calls for limiting global temperature rise to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius. And experts say we’ll need around $17 trillion worth of investment by 2030 to make it happen.
The NGO Nest is trying to make the global artisan goods market more transparent. And it has an ally in West Elm, a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma that specializes in contemporary furniture and housewares.
According to Reuters, some within the UN’s leadership realized that it would benefit next week’s meeting drafting a global tobacco control treaty if delegates who work within, or have ties to, state-owned tobacco companies are barred from attending the proceedings.
Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya found himself the target of constant trolling on social media and even death threats for his pro-immigrant stance.