Unilever, as part of its Sustainable Living Plan, has ramped up its Lifebuoy brand’s handwashing campaign in the fight against early childhood mortality.
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.
A new generation of smart HVAC and climate control systems hold out the promise of reducing energy expenses, energy consumption and carbon emissions, but the road ahead is a rocky one. HVAC and climate control system providers would like to view the U.S. energy efficiency drive as an opportunity to spur innovation, enhance competitiveness, and develop new, sustainable markets.
A small Guatemalan renewable energy company wants to change the way solar is sold to low-income rural families, saying that the popular and historically efficient microloan system is too slow in some areas of Central America. To show how committed it is to this idea, the company has created a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo that is gaining steam.
Crowdfunding is redefining what it means to be an investor and disrupting the delicate balance between investor protections and investor freedoms.
Our environmental, social and economic futures depend on the education, support and development of tomorrow’s Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs.
Microsoft’s global sustainability director, TJ DiCaprio, talked about how awards, reporting and transparency help her do her job by holding the company’s feet to the sustainability fire and justifying environmental programs.
The Detroit Public Schools Go Green program began in November, but participation has been enthusiastic and widespread. Midyear awards recognized schools that went beyond energy reduction and initiated their own bonus green projects.
Couchsurfing is a free service that connects a global community of more than 5.5 million members in 97,000 cities across the world. The community is made up of people who are eager to share their homes and their lives to promote tolerance, create new experiences and simply have fun together.
A panel of experts disagreed about exactly how materiality should be used in sustainability reporting. One camp felt that sustainability reporting should be centered around a legal/regulatory view of materiality. The other group felt that sustainability reporting should focus on what matters to a company’s stakeholder groups.
When Jeff Rice, Senior Director of Sustainability at Walmart, confesses that consumer response to their progressive environmental strategy is virtually non-existent, the reality becomes clear that, more than 10 years into the modern sustainability movement, we are pedaling uphill, against the wind.