From the massive Bangladesh fire and factory collapse, to the horse meat scandal and ongoing international natural disasters, 2013 was a year of new issues, challenges and opportunities within CSR.
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.
Companies do more than provide products for your lifestyle and for your home. They’re out in local and worldwide communities, providing relief from natural disasters. Here are five companies who have stepped in and given generously.
Business leaders and researchers discuss shared value opportunities for innovation and resiliency at ND-GAIN Index’s annual meeting, where they released the results from their 2013 data.
Meet Project Belize, PwC’s international development leadership program. Since 2008, the firm’s professionals at all levels, from interns to senior partners, travel to Belize City every year to host financial literacy camps, provide scholarships to students, train teachers and principals, and build educational playgrounds.
Last week, PwC India released a Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility in India, providing guidelines to help industry to comply with CSR regulation.
Projects designed to bolster private investment in effective climate solutions in six African countries have received $330 million in funding from the African Development Bank Group, the bank announced late last month.
On December 10, 2013, CSRwire and TriplePundit hosted a Twitter chat with Sodexo’s sustainability executives to discuss the global supplier’s first Integrated Report as well as its sustainability ambitions. Here are some highlights from the busy hour!
Each year, in advance of the Smarter Sustainability Reporting Conference, which will take place in London next year, I try to engage with some of the key speakers prior to the conference, and also check out what they’ve been doing in the sustainability space. First up this year is Mark Gough.
“Made in America” labels aren’t exactly a common sight these days. Check the tag on the shirt or pants you are wearing, and chances are it will read “Made in… [China], [Bangladesh], [Vietnam] or…” Well, you get the point. Yet, many Americans prefer to buy American made when given the opportunity.
At the most basic level, sustainability is about compliance and avoiding risk. It’s also a PR move – to keep potential critics at bay. As a company begins to understand what sustainability is really all about, financial savings start to become apparent – especially as a result of efficiencies in resource and energy use. At the highest level, sustainability begins creating new business segments, new products, and growth.