In addition to effecting change within private companies and corporations via CSR policies, internal HR policies, and social dynamics, fair policy frameworks are key to alleviating poverty.
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.
Now more than ever, business leaders must stand together and tell lawmakers that “what business wants” are policies that fully account for any enterprise’s costs (or “externalities”) to people and our planet. Here are three important policy initiatives for business to support now.
A Washington Post investigation alleges that some consumers are paying too much for organic milk that does not meet the standards required for USDA certification.
Seismic shifts in the world of recruitment have changed the hiring landscape dramatically. Today’s jobseekers need strategies to navigate this new terrain.
Now’s the time for brands and companies to not only voice their stance on current issues, but also implement business models that make a difference in a socially responsible way.
Much like in baseball, a ‘farm team’ approach to workforce development — where workers get to hone their game in a lower-risk environment — has valuable implications for American businesses and workers alike.
Scientists in lab coats strolled side-by-side with schoolkids from the Bronx and Lorax-lovers carrying Dr. Seussian-like Truffula trees. But also among the 200,000 participants in the People’s Climate March in Washington were Silicon Valley investors, corporate CEOs and working-class Americans from all across the country.
Millennial employees who frequently participate in volunteer activities in the workplace are twice as likely to report being “very satisfied” with their careers. And that’s just one benefit of a robust corporate philanthropy program.
Rainforest Action Network continues to pressure PepsiCo about its palm oil sourcing, and its links to deforestation and human rights. This time, RAN culled export data to make the case that PepsiCo is responsible for exporting “conflict palm oil.”
According to a study published last week by Ceres, WWF, CDP and Calvert Investments, Fortune 500 companies saved nearly $3.7 billion through their climate and energy commitments in 2016 alone. In fact, seeing the positive boon to their financials, several of these companies continue to push further, with 82 companies in the Fortune 500 having set or committing to set a science-based goal, and 23 aiming to power 100 percent of their operations with renewable energy.
How can companies make serious changes to tackle their own environmental footprints? And how can they look beyond their own four walls to make a difference in their communities? 3p’s Anum Yoon offers a brief cheat sheet.