In the last few years, six for-profit colleges have re-chartered themselves to become benefit corporations, with a dual mission to pursue a public benefit while also making a profit. Are they greenwashing?
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.
Fundraising can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Joanne Sonenshine, founder and CEO of Connective Impact, whittles down the process in four simple steps for her clients. Give them a try for yourself!
Is your small business trying to think of ways to be more socially responsible? Check out these seven strategies that your company can implement to start helping out nonprofits in your local area.
We believe everyone deserves a seat at the table when it comes to solving climate change. Actually, we NEED everyone at the table if we’re going to solve global challenges and nourish 9 billion people in a warming world. And we don’t believe in bogeymen.
An aluminum alloy containing 75 percent recycled material was introduced initially in the new Jaguar XE. But it will soon be used in all new and legacy Jaguar models.
The Environmental Defense Fund and Walmart are touting a decade of partnership that has resulted in large-scale sustainability progress, with lessons for other businesses.
TriplePundit hosted a Twitter chat on Feb. 1 to discuss cross-sector partnerships and their importance post-COP21 as key to making things happen. As a follow-up to the chat, Jonathan Horrell (@HorrellJonathan), director of sustainability for Mondelēz International (@MDLZ), elaborated on some details of the company’s sustainability approach and answered a few additional questions from the chat.
In the U.S., consumer awareness, the demand for more transparency and continued compression on margins are providing an opportunity for private brands to look at value and innovation through a different lens.
Climate change getting you down? Learn why quirky cartoons might be the first step in bringing climate change back into our everyday conversations and sparking everyday actions.
Eileen Fisher and other retail brands spearhead initiative to increase organic cotton production globally.
Last fall, Ford Motor Co. revealed it was a financial contributor to ALEC. Following backlash, this week it became the latest company to cut ties with the lobbying group.
Brazil is facing an epidemic of the birth defect microcephaly. The government says it’s due to the Zika virus. So does the World Health Organization. But physicians in Brazil and Argentina are insisting that the answer is in the water — and due to Brazil’s controversial use of larvicide.
We might have heard a lot about the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals since their launch late last year. But Marianne Hughes and GivingForce still find themselves discussing how to best apply them to business. Could the answer be through your people?
Whether it’s a local community, an online community or even a trade-specific community, maintaining a presence outside the typical market space can provide your business with long-reaching benefits.