Concerns over environmental and social sustainability challenges are the the fastest growing cause behind today’s shareholder proposals, suggests a Harvard Business School study.
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.
Learn seven action-oriented tips to take your upcoming cause marketing campaigns to the next level. From advice about selecting a tactic to creating branded products and more, you’ll find a diverse array of tips and strategies.
Computer scientists led by Microsoft figured out a way to improve the efficiency of data centers by 25 percent. The trick? They tweaked operating systems so the computers powering them would share processing power.
Effective sustainability managers have strong interpersonal as well as strong technical skills. Fortunately, charisma can be cultivated. The first step is to determine which type of charisma best matches your personality.
In what Greenpeace calls its third annual “Detox Catwalk,” the environmental organization lauds the companies making a change, while rattling the cages of companies it believes are doing nothing.
Rainforest Action Network released an animated video on Facebook earlier this week that highlights its beef with the palm oil industry. The clear and concise video reveals unsettling details, including what the NGO calls endemic human rights abuses such as child labor.
When the term “pornography” was put to the U.S. Supreme Court to define in 1963, Justice Potter Stewart famously stated simply, “I know it when I see it.” Similarly, most consumers rely on their guts alone when assessing one socially-responsible business against another.
Cutting the environmental impact of your business not only helps the planet, but it can also positively affect your bottom line, both through a reduction in consumption of expensive fossil fuels and by streamlining your workflow. And these energy-saving, Internet-connected technologies can help you create a smarter, more sustainable workspace.
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Mentoring is a mutually beneficial relationship, which is likely why more companies are adopting mentoring programs. We take a look at why these programs are successful and how they can help drive the next generation of leaders from within.
If you’ve followed elections long enough, you know basically what to expect in the general — sharply divergent views on everything from trade to taxes to foreign policy. But what if there were issues where both parties could actually agree on solutions? We don’t think this is too outlandish — in fact, when it comes to the environment, both parties have more in common than they think.
On Tuesday, Bank of America pledged $40 million to support youth-development initiatives like summer internships, skills trainings and leadership programs.
Bill Gates and Heifer International hatched a plan to hand out free chickens to impoverished communities. When the South American country of Bolivia found itself on the list, it flatly refused the offer, calling it “rude.” The tiff may say more about the challenges that hinder international aid and diplomacy than the commercial value of a flock of free chickens.
The winning bid for a gigantic new offshore wind farm in the Netherlands came in at 2.3 billion euros less than expected. And the oil company Royal Dutch Shell can take at least partial credit.