Amidst all the talk about the trillions of dollars in wealth transfer and flood of stats coming out about millennials, I thought I’d spend some time talking about what I see millennial investors doing as it relates to investing. I do so from my role at Calvert Foundation, working with investors, their financial advisors, their brokerage firms, and the entrepreneurs and organizations creating local solutions in their communities.
Category: Corporate Responsibility
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.
The Global Reporting Initiative reports that over the past 12 years it has witnessed “a tremendous and rapid uptake of sustainability reporting, and an increasingly growing trend towards external assurance by organizations worldwide.”
SPECIAL SERIES: Setting The Standard
“Energy Star,” “all-natural,” “biodegradable” and, of course, “organic” – these are just a few of the environmental claims and labels that consumers navigate as they do their everyday shopping. TriplePundit has been delving into the issue of environmental labels – and if there is evidence backing up their assertions – in our “Setting the Standards” series. But we thought we’d back up and take a fresh look at the basics of green labels: What kinds of labels are currently in the marketplace, and how can consumers be sure their information is true?
Looking at three successful cases, this article by Don Shaffer of RSF Social Finance discusses fixing the food system from the base of the supply chain.
GDP doesn’t actually tell us much about the value of natural capital, like clean air or healthy forests. Such natural goods and services, despite their great economic contributions, are largely viewed as free. We need a better metric that accounts for not only monetized economic wealth but, more importantly, includes vital environmental and social factors.
Recycling old materials is built into Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, and is part of the company’s history. Bacardi founder, Don Facundo Bacardi Masso, opened his first distillery in 1862, and repurposing old whiskey barrels was part of his original plan.
Rolling out recycling bins at convenience stores and gas stations, PepsiCo and TNC aim to boost the U.S. plastic beverage container recycling rate over 50 percent through their five-year “Recycle for Nature” program.
GreenMoney’s new issue has an impressive set of five articles that all come from millennial voices and deal with their approaches to investing and business.
Join TriplePundit and Aman Singh for a Twitter chat with Kimberly-Clark and Greenpeace about their working relationship and sustainability success stories. The chat will take place on August 5 at 1 p.m. EDT at #ForestSolutions.
From mushrooms and potatoes to the quest for a recyclable toothpaste tube, this week we’re tipping our hats to seven companies that are leading the charge in sustainable packaging design.
It looks like the World Bank is succumbing to budgetary pressures and choosing to neglect its human rights responsibilities as the world’s largest and most influential development bank.
Earlier this year, Vodafone published one of the most fascinating reports I have read in a long while about the effects of mobile technology on women’s empowerment and improvement in quality of life.
Mars, Inc. has big sustainability goals. Its 2040 target is to eliminate all fossil fuel energy use and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from its direct operations. One way it is working towards the goal is by investing in renewable energy.