Category: Corporate Responsibility
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.
Last year, the Obama administration set its sights on preserving America’s seafood and the global supply chain by launching a task force to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Fortunately, many of the world’s tuna companies are already taking proactive steps aimed at combating IUU fishing within the industry. These companies are part of an innovative public-private partnership that has committed the world’s leading seafood companies to transparency.
University students like Anel, Mavutho and Umar are participating in the U.S. Department of State Exchange Visitor Program, which provides more than 80,000 students the opportunity to live and work in the United States on a J-1 Summer Work Travel visa during their summer break.
Call it a poorly planned intersection of values and subscription marketing, but Consumer Reports’ banner rating of the new Tesla Model S didn’t wow some readers. Can we actually say “prostitute” on air? They did.
The advocacy group Washington Carbon is attempting to add a carbon tax to the 2016 Washington State ballot. The initiative would tax fossil fuels at $25 per metric ton of carbon dioxide. That’s 25 cents per gallon of gas.
TriplePundit is developing a three-part multimedia series to examine the challenges facing many tech companies when it comes to their impact on communities. Next up: Transportation.
With the wave of violent gun crimes that have rocked the country in recent years, some companies are beginning to approach gun policies as a corporate social responsibility (CSR) issue. For these firms, allowing customers to openly carry guns inside their establishments can make the company appear complicit with its state’s lax gun laws.
Based on logic, the arguments are solid: Change our behavior today to preserve current living conditions for future generations. So, what’s stopping us on an individual, consumer level?
When a natural disaster hits — regardless of where it occurs in the world — everyone scrambles to help. Corporations, in particular, have the infrastructure, supply chains, experience and relationships to help respond quickly. It’s great when companies contribute their assets to relief efforts, but sometimes the best intentions actually cause more problems than they solve.
As you may have heard, TriplePundit is developing a three-part multimedia series to examine the blind spot facing many tech companies when it comes to their impact on communities. First up, HOUSING.
Today’s business leaders must be ready to keep up with the curve-balls the 21st century is poised to throw at them, from shifting economic landscapes to a changing climate. Jamie Bohan, a recent graduate of the Executive Master’s in Sustainability & Leadership (EMSL) program at ASU, took notice of this after ending a 20-year stint at Honeywell to manage the sustainability department of waste service company Republic Services.
By turning electronics recycling into a social enterprise, members of the Impact Recyclers network are keeping e-waste out of landfills while helping people find work.