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.
Earlier this month Thomas Friedman wrote on the New York Times about two very different groups trying to shape the economic environment worldwide. The first was “Davos men”–the “transnational, cosmopolitan elite drawn from high-tech, finance, multinationals, academics and NGOs,” who regularly attend the Davos World Economic Forum. The second group was the “square people”–according to Friedman, it includes mostly young people, who are aspiring to a higher standard of living and more liberty, seeking either reform or revolution in their country (depending on their existing government) and “demanding a new social contract.”
Volunteer Grant programs present a mutually beneficial relationship opportunity for corporations and nonprofits. In this article, we outline what these programs are, and how they provide benefits to both types of organizations.
At the upcoming Sustainable Brands ’14 San Diego conference (June 2-5), Rich Kylberg, Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications at Arrow, will discuss the convergence of the company’s rebranding and CSR program. I caught up with him for a quick preview conversation about CSR metrics.
What do you get when you combine the resources of a forward-thinking Canadian petroleum company and an innovative American syngas company? The answer brings new fuel production possibilities to Canada’s methane-rich western provinces, and according to one source, a cheaper way to produce biogas.
The first step of addressing your climate adaptation gap: Examine the relative risks of geographies in your supply chains.
TriplePundit speaks with Andrew Winston, who also advises some of the world’s biggest companies on environmental strategy, about his new book, “The Big Pivot,” and the mega-challenges that are on everyone’s minds.
Solazyme’s latest announcement brings the versatile the company into the oilfield services market. It features Encapso, a highly effective, encapsulated lubricant that is far cleaner than its predecessors and can also be used to enhance drilling performance and production rates.
Fast fashion has become the hundred-billion dollar industry it is today on a very simple premise: As consumers, on face value, we will always chose the similarly styled $10 T-shirt over the $25 T-shirt. It’s unfortunately not that cut and dry.
From the beginning of civil societies, people have expressed their history, traditions, culture and occupations through clothing. From the humble beginnings of homemade garments to the fast fashion world, styles created in the sketchbooks of designers have been embraced across the globe. There is tremendous room for improving the elemental features of the fashion industry that can reinforce the relation between the maker and the user.
While many companies turn a deaf hear to customers’ requests for transparency, some are heeding the call and taking bold steps toward sustainable ingredients sourcing. Here are 10 of our favorite success stories (and one cautionary tale that shows what not to do).
Unilever is leading the CSR pack in a new survey by Globescan & SustainAbility. But how much longer will they last at No. 1?
Threads 4 Thought was founded in 2007 with a simple but clearly defined purpose. We are committed to creating and manufacturing fashion that empowers.