This week the American GMO giant Monsanto agreed to be acquired by Bayer AG. Some cringed at the mere thought of these oft-criticized behemoths joining forces, while others say the merger violates antitrust laws. TriplePundit takes a closer look.
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.
Gather five tons of cotton and score a free television, says a regional government in eastern Uzbekistan. The BBC reported on the headline-grabbing offer, while barely touching upon the grim human rights record of the country’s cotton sector.
Two million fake accounts later, Wells Fargo’s reputation is in tatters. And it is now a poster child of why so many Americans do not trust our institutions, starting with the big banks.
At the behest of shareholders, financial firms are beginning to recognize climate risk as a material risk. But not Vanguard, America’s largest fund manager with assets totaling 10 percent of the U.S. stock market.
Last year, an Associated Press investigation revealed endemic slavery throughout the seafood supply chain in Southeast Asia. Two AP reporters shared their experience at the Sustainable Foods Institute this week in Monterey.
Single days of volunteer service are exciting, impactful and inspiring. But after a year or two of the ‘one and done’ volunteer events, corporate employees may hunger for more.
Hunger in America harshly affects 1 in 5 children. PepsiCo decided to take action with a hunger-relief program that has distributed 6.5 million meals since 2009.
A new Union of Concerned Scientists report claims that the international beef sector is responsible for twice as much deforestation than palm oil, soy and wood products combined.
An Associated Press investigation revealed that hundreds of undocumented fishermen in Hawaii are working in conditions that go beyond human rights abuses and could even be described as slavery.
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.
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.