Should CEO pay be tied to financial performance — or even corporate responsibility goals? One consultancy says yes, and it’s putting its theory to the test.
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.
SPECIAL SERIES: Creativity & Social Innovation
An estimated 85 percent of teens and 20-somethings will ultimately work in careers that don’t exist today. That’s a pretty staggering statistic, and it begs the question: How are we preparing young people to become the problem-solvers and change-makers of tomorrow?
SPECIAL SERIES: Disrupting Short-Termism
Best Buy’s electronics take-back and recycling program is self-subsidizing but “barely profitable.” So, why does the electronics retail giant stay in the business of collecting and recycling e-waste?
SPECIAL SERIES: Graduate Interviews: EMSL
It can seem daunting to continue your education after breaking into the job market, starting a family and settling into a “forever” home. But students like Mike Herod, a recent graduate of the Executive Master’s in Sustainability & Leadership (EMSL) program at ASU, prove it’s never too late to go back. TriplePundit talked with the returning veteran to find out more about his decision to pursue a sustainability education and how it impacted his career.
Archer Daniels Midland, ConAgra, Kellogg and institutional investors responsible for some $4 trillion of capital are among members of a multi-stakeholder group that delivered a letter to RSPO. The letter asks the world’s leading sustainable palm oil self-regulatory organization to prohibit clearing of high-carbon forests and peatlands, as well as strengthen protection of human rights.
Engineers are always supposed to be right. Historically, that has made sense, but software is different. It fails. We don’t know all of the infinite possibilities of getting things wrong. However, people still look at it as being a traditional engineering discipline, where failure is unacceptable. This is driving business and tech culture apart.
This Oakland, California-based organization is rolling up its sleeves with a few well-heeled partners and lots of Silicon-Valley know-how to improve low-wage jobs.
Does cause marketing actually work? New data shows Michelle Obama’s Drink Up Campaign is encouraging Americans to drink more water. Although some have tossed stones at its partners in the bottled water industry, some point to the campaign as a model for every sector, for one simple reason: It’s working.
Sporting facilities are finding innovative approaches to harness deeper savings beyond traditional energy efficiency initiatives. The University of Colorado Buffaloes and the Minnesota Twins have implemented methods to capture waste-heat that can be used as a valuable resource to power other components of their heating and cooling systems.
One of the world’s largest providers of food services and facilities management, Sodexo, aims to cut carbon emissions across its supply chain by 34 percent by 2020.
BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, teamed up with Ceres to issue a guide for institutional investors seeking engagement on sustainability and corporate responsibility issues with companies. The resulting 68-page guide is certainly timely. More companies realize they have to consider the impacts that environmental and social issues have on their business, but the demands of Wall Street and the short-termism endemic in the U.S. means corporate social responsibility (or what our friends abroad designate as environment, social and governance — ESG) is still overlooked.
Bummed you can’t make it this year’s Sustainable Brands conference? While we can’t bring you the San Diego sun, this year you can catch some of the hottest Sustainable Brands panels right from your living room (or cubicle, as the case may be). Pull up your Web calendar, and start making time for these Sustainable Brands sessions you can watch live from home.