Protests sparked at airports across the country over the weekend, as thousands showed up to oppose President Trump’s controversial travel ban. In the aftermath, Lyft appeared to stand tall as it opposed the executive order, while Uber suffered a backlash. It all dates back to an ill-timed tweet on Saturday.
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.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz promised to hire 10,000 refugees over five years, in the wake of President Donald Trump’s so-called “Muslim ban.” Of course, it wasn’t long before the hashtag #BoycottStarbucks started trending on Twitter, but Schultz and his company are standing strong.
As part of a growing national backlash, Airbnb promised free housing to refugees and citizens who have been detained within the U.S. or were denied boarding onto American-bound airplanes abroad.
Considering all the pledges by food companies to serve antibiotic-free meat, you would expect antibiotic use in livestock to be in decline. But a new report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concludes the opposite.
SPECIAL SERIES: Progress to 2020: Tackling resource use from all angles
By 2050, we’ll need three Earths to support our current rate of resource consumption. Such a challenge demands rapid deployment of resource-saving technologies — an area in which Sealed Air thinks it can make a big difference.
Last week an un-finalized, 50-item list of infrastructure priorities compiled by the Trump administration leaked online. And some were surprised by the plentiful references to clean energy.
A curious union between an oil and gas company, an environmental NGO, and a tech startup aims to minimize fugitive methane emissions from natural gas operations.
Last week Ikea purchased its second wind farm in Alberta, Canada. The move brings the furniture and households retailer closer to its ultimate goal of energy independence by 2020.
President Trump’s executive order on immigration could deepen the tension between Facebook employees and Board of Directors member Peter Thiel, a vocal Trump supporter.
Mastercard helped the U.N. World Food Program to bring electronic payments to 2.2 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan — giving them the money they need to buy food and other necessities. The company’s humanitarian efforts are especially poignant as the Trump administration seeks to bar Syrian refugees from entering the U.S.
A new CDP report reveals that emission reductions led to a combined $12.4 billion in cost savings for its supply chain member companies last year.
“For too long, companies that produce and use palm oil have gotten away with paper commitments that they are repeatedly found violating,” one NGO leader told TriplePundit. A new set of standards aims to change that.
Hellmann’s says its entire U.S. consumer portfolio is now made with only cage-free eggs. The Unilever subsidiary is the latest to make the switch as a growing number of consumer firms seek to bolster their animal welfare standards.