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.
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.
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.
Climate action is no longer about philanthropy or social responsibility; it is good business sense, company executives said at the BSR conference in New York this week.
In an interview with Toni Johnson, Jennifer Tescher from the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) explains how better information can help families rise out of poverty.
SPECIAL SERIES: Rethink Reuse
Americans are gravitating toward sustainable fashion. But there’s a problem: People can’t choose sustainably-sourced clothing if it’s not available on the shelves. Ken Alterman of Savers highlights leaders who are pushing sustainable fashion into the mainstream.
The companies are participating in the AgWater Challenge, a collaborative initiative organized by Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Through a new partnership with the American Cancer Society, Extended Stay America is making treatment a little easier for the millions of folks with a cancer diagnosis.
UNESCO is partnering with several organizations, including Habitat for Humanity Indonesia and Asia Pulp and Paper, on a project that aims to improve the quality and safety of drinking water in this Southeast Asian country of 250 million people.
Clif Bar demonstrates the business case that a company can achieve superior financial results simply by meeting consumer expectations for a healthful product and a sustainable supply chain.
Making a big organizational shift can be daunting, but it is sometimes necessary. Here are some tips for making the change less painful on employees and stakeholders.
SPECIAL SERIES: Are Americans Getting Healthier?
The complete lack of scientific evidence substantiating any health benefits is the reality of the homeopathic medicine industry, but the sector still reaps annual revenues of anywhere from $3 billion to $6 billion annually.
Insurance rates under Obamacare will go up next year, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. It’s bad news for many consumers, but especially those in states like Arizona who expect to see a triple-digit increase in their premiums. But with all the public advocacy on this issue, is it really the feds that should be taking the heat right before federal election day?