In a new report, the nonprofit organization Forests Trends analyzed more than 500 publicly-available corporate deforestation commitments. The ultimate question: Do these commitments make a difference?
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.
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It is well documented that companies with strong diversity programs have a competitive edge, but not all programs are created equal. Phyllis A. James, chief diversity officer for MGM Resorts International, shares common pitfalls of diversity and inclusion programs — and how to avoid them.
The world’s largest banks are the bankers to fossil fuel companies, providing them with hundreds of billions of dollars, a recent report finds. Specifically these large institutions are bankrolling fossil fuel activities NGOs call “extreme” — the most carbon-intensive sectors which such as coal mining and extreme oil (tar sands, Arctic oil, ultra-deep drilling).
“People are starting to realize that serious journalism in big cities could actually go away,” says Terry Egger, publisher and CEO of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “We need to find new ways to deliver news.”
Marks and Spencer, which operates over 1,000 stores across the United Kingdom and three continents, makes the case that customers should be at the core of any company’s drive to stay profitable while becoming even more responsible.
An appeals court ruled last week that strippers are considered employees, rather than independent contractors. And many of the findings can be applied to Uber drivers’ fight for employment.
Finding and implementing global, sustainable solutions to the ghost fishing gear problem is an opportunity to shape a better future for marine industries and animals alike.
Liability insurance, which exists for gun owners but is not mandatory, could help address this epidemic of violence. Should the market, instead of politics, be used to address gun violence?
In times of turmoil, the danger lies not in the turmoil but in facing it with yesterday’s logic, argues business and biomimicry expert Giles Hutchins.
You realize the importance of giving programs and the value they offer for your brand reputation. The question isn’t whether to invest in social change, but rather: Which route will have the most impact?
SPECIAL SERIES: Fostering Diversity and Purpose at Work
“Many people think they have to leave their politics at the door, but this couldn’t be further from the truth,” Bob Keener of the American Sustainable Business Council. He and other business leaders share how forward-thinking companies can take a stand on the issues that matter.
In May, a wildfire in northern Alberta, Canada, forced oil companies to halt extraction operations and evacuate some 8,000 workers from the oil sands. Now, one of Western Canada’s largest gas distributors is feeling the pinch. And so are tourists and residents, as Petro Canada shuts off its pumps.
Facebook board member Peter Thiel suffers another blow to his image, as a new report details his association with white nationalist groups.
As investigations led by USA Today and the New York Times reveal, buyers who are captivated by Donald Trump’s business background should be aware.
Critics call out Peter Thiel for alleged corporate ethics violations, and call for his ouster from Facebook in the aftermath of the Gawker lawsuit.