One in 9 people across the globe lack access to safe water. For others, clean water comes plentifully from the tap. Can digital channels address the disconnect?
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.
This Sunday, March 22, is World Water Day — a day to celebrate water and make a difference for those who lack access to it. To mark the occasion, this week we’re rounding up 10 companies that are proven leaders in water stewardship.
There’s one important issue that journalism has consistently failed to cover properly: climate change. But a new campaign from the United Kingdom’s Guardian is looking to change that, aiming to not only educate the public on climate change, but also inspire individuals, governments and companies to take action on the issue.
We’ve come a long way, baby — but apparently not far enough when it comes to diversity in corporate America. The stats for women of color are troubling when it comes to holding positions of influence in the country’s largest and most powerful companies.
The Sucumbíos province of northeast Ecuador is home to nearly a thousand toxic waste pits. And it is here that a group called the Amazon Defense Coalition has recruited specialized fungi with an appetite for toxic waste.
Expanding its partnership with Habitat for Humanity, leading LED lighting manufacturer Cree announced its offering its new CR6 LED bulbs to Habitat affiliates. Highly energy efficient, durable and long lasting, Cree LED downlights have been installed in more than 3,000 Habitat for Humanity homes since 2010.
Starbucks does not shy away from social issues, and that includes the “Race Together” campaign. But so far, the effort is looking to become an epic fail.
Teaming up to help define what exactly is “material” when it comes to sustainability in business, a new research report from GRI and RobecoSAM found broad-based agreement among corporate managers and investors .
Leaders need to be clear about what they communicate and what their mission is. But that isn’t enough. It’s how a leader behaves and acts that is more important than anything else. What they say they’ll do and, crucially, what they actually do is what matters.
JetBlue has launched BlueBud, a program that mentors small companies and start-ups that are interested in becoming food or beverage suppliers for the airline.
Over triple the amount of energy storage capacity — 220 megawatts worth — is expected to come on-line this year, and strong growth is expected to continue thereafter, according to a report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association.