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.
Will we see a future in which Britain turns inward and sees a down-turn in the economy, living standards and environmental improvements? Or one in which Britain takes the front foot in collaboration and climate leadership? Ivana Gazibara from Forum for the Future calls on the U.K. to channel its momentum for change into environmental action.
Despite tax breaks and corporate responsibility pushes, there is still a lag when it comes to corporations acting in a sustainable way. The question is: How can we get these businesses on board with sustainability?
The European Commission’s Garment Initiative aims to support its member governments and other actors in responsibly managing their supply chains. If it goes through, and is as strong as many hope, it could be a huge game-changer for the global garment industry.
If you want to see just how complicated a supply chain can be, the operations of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) on Hainan Island, China, gives an idea of what goes into products that we often take for granted.
Companies keep talking about how they kick puppies (think: burning coal or selling cigarettes) and then expect us to love them for it, says 3p columnist Henk Campher.
Every year for the next five years, the company will pick a city and create green space in its store that is equal to the store’s square footage.
Fashion is one of the largest industries in the world with many moving parts. It can be difficult to navigate, especially for those who are on the ground doing the work. The good news is that a number of truly innovative businesses, organizations and movements are not only amplifying the voices of these workers, but are also on a mission to affect real, sustainable change.
Rough waters are far from over for German carmaker Volkswagen. This week, angry shareholders called for board resignations, while the German regulatory agency BaFin announced further investigations. And there may be even more independent probes to come.
Considering his relationship with the data-analytics company Palantir, PayPal’s Peter Thiel is in a good position to advise Donald Trump on national security.
A visit to some of APP’s facilities in China, where millions of tree seedlings are germinated each year, suggests that the $12 billion company is keeping its zero-deforestation promise.