More than 100 geoscientists sent a letter to the the American Geophysical Union’s president, Margaret Leinen, to ask that she and the governing board end ExxonMobil’s longtime sponsorship of the organization.
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.
Sources in Germany suggest that the EPA may be heading toward an creative deal with Volkswagen — but is it one that will bring much needed innovation to the auto industry? And more to the point, will it really help our environment on its own?
Pedal Forward, the makers of an American-made bamboo bicycle, are out to leverage sales to help the homeless find jobs here in the U.S. and boost access to transportation overseas.
Now that the four-month-long methane leak has been stopped, Porter Ranch residents have been told they can move back into their homes. A lot of questions remain, however, such as the lasting effect of the leak. But as of this week, a State Assembly panel believes it has come up with a way to ensure that there won’t be another “catastrophic failure” at the affected facility: enact a moratorium and vigorously review all 115 wells. The state’s regulatory framework for natural gas wells will also get a vigorous review, including those that may have contributed to the billowing methane leak.
In the wake of the tragic Kalamazoo shootings, Uber’s detractors point out that the company has long resisted fingerprinting its drivers and has refused to install a “panic button” on its smartphone app.
In the last few years, six for-profit colleges have re-chartered themselves to become benefit corporations, with a dual mission to pursue a public benefit while also making a profit. Are they greenwashing?
Fundraising can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Joanne Sonenshine, founder and CEO of Connective Impact, whittles down the process in four simple steps for her clients. Give them a try for yourself!
Is your small business trying to think of ways to be more socially responsible? Check out these seven strategies that your company can implement to start helping out nonprofits in your local area.
We believe everyone deserves a seat at the table when it comes to solving climate change. Actually, we NEED everyone at the table if we’re going to solve global challenges and nourish 9 billion people in a warming world. And we don’t believe in bogeymen.
An aluminum alloy containing 75 percent recycled material was introduced initially in the new Jaguar XE. But it will soon be used in all new and legacy Jaguar models.
The Environmental Defense Fund and Walmart are touting a decade of partnership that has resulted in large-scale sustainability progress, with lessons for other businesses.
TriplePundit hosted a Twitter chat on Feb. 1 to discuss cross-sector partnerships and their importance post-COP21 as key to making things happen. As a follow-up to the chat, Jonathan Horrell (@HorrellJonathan), director of sustainability for Mondelēz International (@MDLZ), elaborated on some details of the company’s sustainability approach and answered a few additional questions from the chat.
In the U.S., consumer awareness, the demand for more transparency and continued compression on margins are providing an opportunity for private brands to look at value and innovation through a different lens.
Climate change getting you down? Learn why quirky cartoons might be the first step in bringing climate change back into our everyday conversations and sparking everyday actions.