A bevy of lawsuits are already underway over Volkswagen’s admission that the company installed software that allowed 500,000 of its diesel-powered automobiles skirt U.S. federal emissions rules.
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.
Talk doesn’t help someone out of poverty; that takes doing. And Manoj Bhargava, billionaire CEO of 5-Hour Energy drinks, is committed to doing just that.
Countless agricultural commodities form the building blocks of thousands of products that are manufactured and traded globally by corporations. Over the past decades, the demand for agricultural produce for feed, fuel and food purposes has been a key driver of degradation and deforestation and responsible for over 50 percent of it.
The B Corp movement focuses on embedding a social purpose within a company’s DNA. As this movement gathers momentum, it highlights the need for an open debate on the purpose of the corporation. What does it mean to be a responsible corporation? What is special about B Corps?
SPECIAL SERIES: In Our Sights: a Signed Climate Commitment in Paris
In advance of COP21, countries have come forward with voluntary targets, known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions. But by and large, those targets have not been sufficiently aggressive to achieve the overall levels of reduction needed. We might need the strong hand of mandates.
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clamps down on “clean diesel” claims, new tests reveal problems ahead for diesel cars in the European Union.
What exactly is the Volkswagen emissions scandal, and why is it such a big deal? Spend a few minutes consulting our cheat-sheet, and you’ll have all the information you need to keep up with those conversations at the water cooler.
The seat continues to get hotter for VW’s top brass. Congressional meetings, investigations and a raid of the automaker’s headquarters in Germany have sent shares plummeting — again.
A viral social media campaign, #ClimateChangeIsReal, launched on Earth Day this year and discussed at a SXSW Eco workshop this week, taps into people’s fascination with celebrity culture and memes to raise awareness about climate change and make climate action mainstream.
An Urban Outfitters email asking for “volunteers” that went out to employees at the firm’s corporate headquarters in Philadelphia is causing a ruckus on the internet.
With many companies dedicated to building solutions for everyday problems, others are increasingly focusing on tackling major societal issues. With proper investment strategies, such as impact investing, companies and tech startups in particular can be catalysts for solving some of the most pressing global social issues.