This week ExxonMobil joined an elite group: a growing list of oil and gas companies that are under pressure by shareholders to actually talk about climate change risk in their portfolios. And despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of Paris talks and effort to roll back climate legislation, that pressure will probably continue.
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.
SPECIAL SERIES: Your Corporate Guide to Responsible Waste Management
Waste implies squandered resources, be they time, money or materials. Managing money and time are core competencies of any successful business. But somehow, trash and garbage have gotten a free pass.
Fortunately, that is changing. As companies embrace one form or other of “zero waste” commitments, the business-case for efficient and sustainable resource flow management is catching on.
The Ivanka Trump fashion brand has weathered a series of crises by withdrawing from public comment. How much longer can that strategy last?
Mindy Lubber of Ceres and Bob Keefe of E2 explain why President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris agreement will hamper job growth.
Facing fire for promoting a debunked conspiracy, Fox’s Sean Hannity attempts to stem the tide of advertiser defections by attacking MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
Greenpeace and As You Sow are among the organizations challenging ExxonMobil’s stance on climate change as the company convenes its annual shareholder meeting today in Dallas, Texas.
Chevron’s annual shareholders meetings starts today, and several NGOs and activist investors hope their resolutions will attract attention.
As the world awaits President Donald Trump’s decision on the Paris climate accord, DTE Energy forges ahead with an ambitious renewable energy plan for Michigan.
Trust in brands has never been lower. And expectations have never been higher. Here are two paths for using the power of brand to fight injustice and create the good life, based on BBMG and GlobeScan’s global research into Aspirational and Advocate consumers.
As Ramadan begins across the Muslim world, BRIDGE America represents the spirit of this important time of year as it strives to improve the lives of refugee families arriving to the U.S.
The 2017 season for corporate annual reports and general meetings is in full swing. And the overarching question for companies is how to reconcile dueling visions of corporate purpose: sustainable long-termism versus short-term shareholder value maximization.
Wrangler plans to expand a pilot program to boost the supply of more responsible cotton in the U.S., the company announced during the Sustainable Brands conference in Detroit this week.