The question before the supply chain crowd these days, post Hurricane Sandy, is: Are supply chain disasters predictable? The easy answer is yes, but with qualifications, and then no. Every supply chain manager worth his or her salt knows about contingency and backup planning especially with long, complex supply chains, because ‘stuff happens.’ A recent … Continued
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.
Some major news came out this week from our friends Down Under. Two of Australia’s largest grocery chains have pledged to phase out factory-raised eggs and pork.
A new report from the think tank A Clean Future describes how sustainable breweries are leading the manufacturing, food and beverage sectors, and the implications for mainstreaming sustainability are even more interesting when you pair beer with its natural companion, sports.
The latest tragedies in the garment factories were devastating in particular – not because they spoiled the holidays for retailers and fashion industries, but because they show that with all the progress that we made so far, we’re still up to our neck in exploitative capitalism.
Know yourself, know your target. Sounds like a simple enough rule for building a strong brand. But you’d be surprised how many brands don’t understand their reason for being, or how that aligns with their audience’s values.
The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) and The Conference Board released their Corporate Giving Standard (CGS) trends survey this week.
Ford’s engineers worked with BASF to transform window switch trim in the 2013 Ford Fusion, saving money and reducing CO2 within the company’s supply chain.
There needs to be enough entrepreneurs and small and growing businesses (SGBs) out there to address today’s complex, global challenges. These businesses must also have the capacity to take on the type of capital that impact investors have to offer. Accelerators and incubators are and will be increasingly critical to achieving these goals.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is in hot water with the SEC over his announcement earlier this summer that Netflix averaged one billion hours of viewing monthly.
Researchers throughout North America have come up with possible prototypes for electric motors that get around the use of the precious and environmentally costly magnets that are produced from rare earth, and make the hybrid car more environmentally friendly.
An opportunity for an innovative banking program involving small business loans that will not only help strengthen the economy and increase your customer base, but also support your efforts in responsible business practices, community engagement, and customer retention.
With the steady rollout of corporate filings in 2012, the sustainability reporting movement remains strong. Social pressure and the desire to market green initiatives are common themes fueling the trend, yet there are also growing legal concerns.