The growing complaints about racial discrimination on Airbnb’s platform bring to mind a new territory the company has yet to explore – corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Category: New Economics
This category is about the relation between business economies and sustainability and CSR. Company economies have great impact on how much effort they put into their CSR strategy and incorporating green strategies can have an effect on company growth. Topics include: Conscious Capitalism, Social Enterprise, B-Corps, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy
The popular Blue Bottle Coffee company is upping the ante with a high-end cup of joe sourced from Yemen that would make some of the most expensive cafes in Dubai or New York City blush.
“People are starting to realize that serious journalism in big cities could actually go away,” says Terry Egger, publisher and CEO of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “We need to find new ways to deliver news.”
An appeals court ruled last week that strippers are considered employees, rather than independent contractors. And many of the findings can be applied to Uber drivers’ fight for employment.
In times of turmoil, the danger lies not in the turmoil but in facing it with yesterday’s logic, argues business and biomimicry expert Giles Hutchins.
The America Forward Coalition, a nonpartisan group of more than 70 impact-oriented organizations, offers the next president five solutions to our nation’s most pressing social problems.
Small-scale innovations in the sustainable economy abound. But how can we achieve changes in the global economy at scale? Perhaps these examples can inspire us to pursue an economy worthy of our affection.
SPECIAL SERIES: MGM Defining Thought Leadership
Las Vegas is known more for its entertainment, gaming industry and debauchery than mundane activities like environmental conservation and clean technology. But thought leadership on sustainability is thriving in the city — and it may become a laboratory for urban development.
Last week at its annual shareholder’s meeting, Walmart announced plans to explore a partnership with Uber and Lyft as it seeks to expand its grocery home delivery service.
As Switzerland prepares to vote on the adoption of a guaranteed universal basic income, startup accelerator Y Combinator will run a basic-income experiment with families from Oakland, California.
Newsweek ranked Coca-Cola as the ninth greenest company in the world, based on practices like pioneering bioplastic bottles. But one has to wonder how Newsweek’s recognition reconciles with the company’s signature soda being “…considered a major contributor to health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.”
You know your local farmers market means fresh, organic produce. But have you ever thought about what it means to the evolving economy? As a do-it-yourself model, a place where sustainable ways and new technology converge, the farmers market represents a commerce revolution.