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.

HPE 3rd Living Progress Exchange Spurs ICT Innovation

What will increase opportunities in the information, communication and technology sectors? And what is it that drives excellence and efficiency for ICT companies? Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Globscan hosted the third Living Progress Exchange in December with these very questions in mind. ICT professionals weighed in to give their take on what will boost efficiency, accessibility and opportunities for tomorrow’s ICT industries.

Hundreds of Volkswagen Class-Actions Call for Massive Damages

More than 400 class-action suits have been filed against Volkswagen. They allege the automaker not only included “emissions cheating” software into its vehicles, but also that it cheated customers by charging a premium based on its asserted emissions technology. Last week, after the bulk of those cases had been transferred to a California district court, the first combined class-action arrived at VW’s doorstep. Attorneys are calling for more than a fix or a replacement. They’re asking for punitive damages.

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Yelp’s Living Wage Debate

What do you do when you find that your paycheck isn’t enough to survive on in the country’s fourth-largest city? Many of us would tender our resignation and move. One woman decided to make a statement about it — and got fired. Not a surprise according to the 1,300 and counting comments she got on her blog post, but it has inflamed that old but familiar debate about that topic we hate to discuss: the right to a living wage.

The Growing Problem of E-Commerce Waste

The rapid rise in online shopping and food delivery is creating mountains of cardboard and packaging waste, a problem that, so far, few of these so-called “innovative” companies are trying to solve.

Excessive CEO Pay is a Big Problem

CEO pay grew a staggering 997 percent over the past 36 years, “greatly outpacing the growth in the cost of living, the productivity of the economy and the stock market,” as a recent report by As You Sow reveals.

Social Purpose vs. Benefit Corporations: Small Distinction, Big Difference

“The law is impractical and unworkable,” corporate lawyer Michael Hutchings says of benefit corporation legislation. The permissive alternative to a benefit corporation law is called a social purpose corporation (SPC), but opponents say this classification doesn’t go far enough.

5 Hidden Benefits of ‘One for One’ Business Giving

One-for-one programs are great for the world (and great for external marketing purposes), but their greatness reaches far beyond this overt impact. Dig a little deeper, and we find more and more reasons to incorporate this kind of giving into business.

Crawl-Walk-Run: Scaling Up Sustainability Programs

Consumer demand for sustainable food products has reached unprecedented levels in recent years, boosting loyalty to brand values, rather than to brands. Sustainable sourcing will strengthen your brand and build a sustainably-savvy customer base, which is highly loyal to its value equation.

How Big Data is Revolutionizing Corporate Training

Big data is becoming the basis of many corporate decisions. Properly structured and analyzed, it can be used by corporations for decision-making purposes, and ideally it provides timely information. One of the most significant uses of big data is in the corporate training realm.

Arch Coal Accused of Funding a Leading Climate-Denial Litigator

Within Arch Coal’s bankruptcy documents, according to various sources, is the smoking gun revealing big coal’s link to climate change deniers: the listing of E&E Legal amongst the various creditors seeking payment from the second largest coal mining company in the U.S.

Doing Away with the Death Economy

The self-proclaimed “economic hit man” explains how he used optimistic modeling to get developing countries signed up for more debt then they could manage while lining his firm up for lucrative development contracts. It’s called the death economy, and John Perkins is back to explain how we can change things around.

Does Your Company Have A Pirate Ship For Employee Onboarding?

Hiring employees, also known as employee onboarding, has often been compared to staffing a ship. Managers need qualified people for each job in order for the ship to navigate the rough waters of today’s business. But if hiring executives do not ask the right questions and make prudent hiring choices, then the company’s employment department may seem like a pirate ship.