Ben & Jerry’s believes that making ice cream and saving the world go together like their tasty flavors and your taste buds. Earlier this year, it asked: “How can we reduce our emissions?” It turned to CoClear, a New York consultancy that conducts lifecycle analyses (LCAs) on products.
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.
Earlier this month, the California Labor Commission put forth a ruling that could change the sharing economy forever. While courts consider the employee status of sharing economy companies, Raz Godelnik weighs in on the impact on the movement as a whole.
SPECIAL SERIES: The ROI of Sustainability
At Sustainable Brands 2015, we asked thought leaders to define the ROI of Sustainability in their words. In this video, Bruno Sarda of Dell shares some thoughts.
SPECIAL SERIES: Women in Leadership
Despite data that shows having women in leadership positions improves a company’s financial returns, the number of women at the top of large companies remains astonishingly low. For women who hope to be part of the movement that turns those numbers around, the first step is to gain leadership experience. Here are 10 ideas on how to get started.
SPECIAL SERIES: The ROI of Sustainability
For a food giant like General Mills, water stewardship and resource management isn’t an option. It’s a business imperative.
The Richmond, California-based bakery was losing tens of thousands of dollars before former Wall Street analyst Andrew Stoloff took a chance on it.
There’s plenty of research to argue that diversity in the workplace is beneficial to businesses: heightening innovation, increasing revenue and dramatically improving the ability of businesses to capture new markets. But diversity can also bring well-documented problems: notably an increase in workplace tension.
Waste Management and other leading recycling companies recently admitted that more than 2,000 towns and cities are paying to dispose of their recyclables. The Houston-based company has pointed to closures for the temporary solution, with 1 in 10 of its biggest recycling facilities shut down as a result of the losses.
The United Nations recently gave a preview of its global goals for 2030, slated to be formally unveiled at their Social Good Summit in September. At the annual Cause Marketing Forum, U.N. Foundation’s Aaron Sherinian laid out 17 (wow!) global goals.
We spoke with Ben Thompson, Autodesk’s senior sustainable business program manager, on the occasion of the release of its 2015 Sustainability Report, entitled, “Sustainability in Action.”
The last 20 years has seen a massive explosion in the number of non-financial reports being produced. But who actually reads them? What difference do they really make? This article will show you how to take the reporting process from routine to strategic, exploring why and how some companies are moving away from the status quo of tried-and-tested, technical reports to using reporting as a strategic means of connecting with audiences.
When faced with a crisis, history shows us that humanity has an amazing ability to conquer it resourcefully, and that’s exactly what many environmental innovators are seeking to do by introducing new technology that helps businesses and individuals alike cut down on their water usage without compromising their quality of life.
SPECIAL SERIES: Innovation and Sustainability
At SB15, we asked how innovation may or may not drive advancements in sustainability. We got a terrific range of responses, which we’ve got documented in a series of short video interviews.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission recently settled a case against Erik Chevalier, who started a Kickstarter campaign to produce a board game. Chevalier never completed the project, despite rising over $122,000, and never issue a refund to backers.