Bouqs, based in Venice, California, promises to send flowers directly from farms in South America. The easy pricing and farm-to-table business model could disrupt the flower industry.
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.
The calendar is rolling over to a new year, and as we round this corner we’re excited to see what social innovations will occur in 2016. It’s a great time to plan which conferences you want to attend to learn what’s new in the world of sustainability and snag early-bird discount tickets.
Retail giants get liberal with “bamboo” fabric claims, making millions, despite being warned by the Federal Trade Commission to clean up their act. Will paying a fine truly guarantee future ethical behavior?
If we want to right our wrongs and save our global economy, and more importantly, our planet, it’s time to take much bigger steps.
Some of these “trends” are stale (old and not new), and some of them are just pale (not going to happen). Hey, I even threw in a few ideas on how we can stop making these silly trend predictions.
Wayne Gretzky once said: “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” The same holds true in business.
An outbreak of a norovirus, followed by strains of salmonella and E. coli, compounded the challenges facing Mexican grill giant Chipotle. But a more fundamental challenge may be surfacing — and not just for Chipotle.
There’s no debate that society thrives when students succeed. Yet research indicates that our nation’s students are leaving college unprepared for what lies ahead. Colleges and universities alone cannot solve this problem. Addressing the skills gap requires a coordinated effort between educational institutions, businesses, government and nonprofits.
The lead-generation market is in the midst of its own battle with transparency. Those companies that embrace, rather than fear, transparency will lead an industrywide revolution.
The question led me to reflect on the many different arguments companies make against investing in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Although the arguments vary based on the individual company and its leadership, some broad themes resonated in my response.
It’s true that there’s no magic wand you can use to make your documents disappear while simultaneously digitizing them. But like most things in business, going paperless is possible — and easier than you think — with a phased approach.