“Durability and quality have to be the value proposition for our clothing, instead of the thrill of buying the next new thing,” Daniel Lee, executive director of the Levi Strauss Foundation, said at SXSW Eco last week.
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.
Call it JFK Airport’s farm-to-tray program. With any luck and a whole lot of tender loving care, Jet Blue passengers will be able to sample home-grown potatoes during their in-flight dinners and snacks — straight from the airport’s Terminal 5. It’s part of Jet Blue’s effort to spruce up the environment at the JFK, and give a little back to Mother Nature and local communities.
Right on the heels of last week’s landmark passage of the SB 350 climate bill, which commits the state to reducing carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030, California passed SB 27, which limits the use of antibiotics in livestock.
Gone are the days of the top-down fundraising program using the same old tactics and tools. As participation in conventional company-led giving efforts declines, Benevity is aiming to help companies improve their giving programs with five practices that drive measurable engagement. When applied the right way, you may just find yourself transforming a stagnant program into a pillar of your employee engagement strategy.
Today, Yum! Brands, the U.N. World Food Program, Food Donation Connection & TriplePundit came together at #3pYumChat for a conversation about global hunger.
Volkswagen is under the microscope again, this time because analysts say the yearly accident stats it gives to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration are underreported. Their proof? Other automakers’ are known to be guilty of underreporting, and VW’s reported numbers are nine times below those of its competitors. It’s a novel way of finding discrepancies, for sure.
Yesterday, three California nonprofit organizations joined together in a lawsuit against the U.S. National Forest Service. Their beef? Nestle’s water bottling permit in the drought-stricken state expired 27 years ago.
Around 5 million farmers now use the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), a change that has lifted thousands out of poverty and food insecurity. It all sounds great until you learn that there are about 162 million acres of rice fields on the planet. So, why isn’t SRI catching on faster?
Historically, SAP’s corporate giving involved matching gifts at numerous organizations and promoting STEM education and youth entrepreneurship across the globe, as well as volunteering. But the company wanted to make a bigger impact. By taking the long view, SAP is helping to grow the pool of skilled workers to fill its needs in the future.
Palm oil supply chains span the globe, and palm oil is hidden in half of the packaged products at the grocery store. TriplePundit’s editor in chief Jen Boynton sheds some light on the complicated process of making palm oil more sustainable.
The Transportation Security Agency serves as the front-line buffer against terrorism at U.S. airports. Last week it faced yet another stiff rebuke from Congressional members for inadequate and offensive screening procedures. It’s only one of many such criticisms that the agency has received recently. Is that because the screeners aren’t doing their jobs, or because they are? And is it always the TSA’s fault?