Many building product manufacturers have pushed the limits of energy efficiency in their products. Today, it’s possible to achieve not just a “greener home,” but to build a home that is so energy efficient that a renewable energy system can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption. So why haven’t net zero homes caught on in the mainstream market?
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.
Kimberly-Clark shares their thoughts on how businesses can play a vital role in bringing about behaviour change at scale to address some of the world’s biggest development issues, not just through philanthropy and corporate social responsibility, but by aligning business growth to wider social and environmental benefits.
Twelve companies – including DoorDash, VetPronto, Care.com, CareLinx, LeadGenuis, and Managed by Q – have now committed to taking action on one or more of the tenets of the Good Work Code, an overarching framework of eight values that are the foundation of good working conditions for freelance and independent workers.
The auditing firm Ernst & Young is the latest to feel the heat from the Madoff scandal. Last week the firm lost its case in a suit alleging that it had been negligent in its auditing of a feeder fund that helped contribute to Madoff’s scheme to defraud investors. Their liability is a stinging $200 m and tops Citco’s settlement earlier this year of $125m. Meanwhile, more money will be allocated to victims of the fraud, as prosecutions and suits gradually wind up and officials continue to search for more missing funds.
A survey completed by the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and Accenture sheds new light on the evolving attitudes on climate change held by chief executive officers across the world and throughout various industries.
New research by Global Tolerance found that 62 percent of surveyed millennials “only want to work for an organization that delivers social and environmental impacts.” Here’s how HR directors can bring this important information into the package they offer prospective employees.
For nearly 20 years, Americans have been coming together each November 15th to mark America Recycles Day. Today, recycling is such an integral part of American life that almost everyone recognizes that iconic chasing arrows recycling symbol, which we see everywhere. So do we really need one day set aside to promote recycling?
It’s been one year since General Mills purchased the beloved organic mac and cheese maker. We check in to see how acquisition is going and what it means for lovers of the Berkeley, Calif kid’s food maker.
Critics had attacked the choice of a fossil fuel company as a funder for the museum’s Atmosphere gallery on climate science. They said emails showed that Shell sought to influence the program.
This week, we round up properties and destinations around the world, relevant in today’s evolving and conscious society, which focus on sustainability and authentic, inspirational travel.
Indonesia’s fires are the biggest environmental disaster of 2015. Now, Greenpeace Indonesia drones found land burned in the past few weeks is already being turned into palm plantations on the island of Borneo.
A recent story in the Atlantic questions whether the USDA is silencing scientists for espousing inconvenient truths.
SPECIAL SERIES: Tech Titans: Community Citizens?
The city of Mountain View, California — home to Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and Microsoft’s Silicon Valley office — boasts gorgeous campuses for work and play. But it also has serious traffic and housing issues, and a lack of density in zoning regs is partially to blame.